AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here said last week it intends to continue to invest in price to broaden its appeal to consumers — a strategy the company indicated is likely to result in lower earnings through the balance of the year.
LAS VEGAS — In an effort to boost sales and basket size in the center store, Wakefern Food Corp. is engaging in several pilot tests at members' ShopRite stores to reinvent its aisles category-by-category, Steve Henig, vice president, corporate merchandising and marketing, told a workshop session Monday at the 30th annual National Grocers Association Show here.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets here said it expects to see some earnings improvements later in its fiscal year as comparisons become easier, though it intends to maintain its low-margin strategy on pricing indefinitely.
LAS VEGAS — The National Grocers Association gave its prestigious Clarence G. Adamy Great American Award to Kevin Doris, chairman and chief executive officer of Gerland’s Corp., Houston, during the closing banquet last week at its 30th annual show here.
LAS VEGAS — Supermarkets may have to change with the times when it comes to extreme hair colors, body piercings and cell-phone usage among store-level employees, one speaker said Tuesday at a workshop here during the 30th annual National Grocers Association Show.
LAS VEGAS — Price was not one of consumers' top 10 concerns in a 2013 study of shopper trends released by the National Grocers Association, though that statistic could already be changing, Mark Batenic, president and chief operating officer of IGA, Chicago, said.
LAS VEGAS — Leveraging the most up-to-date technologies today will secure an independent’s customer base in the future, a technology executive told a general session Monday at the 30th annual National Grocers Association here.
LAS VEGAS — Offering products that are grown or made locally can help differentiate independents while stimulating the local economy, retailers told a workshop session during the 30th annual convention of the National Grocers Association here.
LAS VEGAS — The National Grocers Association believes it is on the verge of having hard evidence to back its long-held contention that the independent grocery channel is a vital and thriving part of the nation’s economy, Peter Larkin, president and chief executive officer, told SN on the eve of NGA’s 30th annual convention here.
LAS VEGAS — Although the rate of change for all businesses is speeding up, "the independent grocer is adaptable and resourceful, and we can do what we have to do quicker and better than the large chains," Joe Sheridan, president and chief operating officer of Wakefern Food Corp., Keasbey, N.J., and chairman of the National Grocers Association, told NGA at the opening session of its 30th annual convention.
LAS VEGAS — Independent grocers are among the most influential people in their communities and are therefore in a prime position to try to influence their customers and their congressional representatives to fix the nation's fiscal crisis, a pair of keynote speakers said Sunday evening at the opening session of the 30th annual convention of the National Grocers Association here.