Jenna Telesca

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Roundy’s Q4 exceeds expectations 1
Roundy’s had strong sales in the fourth quarter. Net sales were $1.08 billion for the fourth quarter ending January 3, 2015, an increase of 26.1% compared to the same time period last year.
SpartanNash expands loyalty, PL programs 1
SpartanNash is rolling out a new consumer relations platform to Michigan stores for its loyalty program.
Albertsons-Safeway: What's happening now? (audio slideshow) 1
SN’s Western Retail Editor Elliot Zwiebach reports on size of the newly combined Albertsons and Safeway and how the company is handling banner names and leadership in this audio slideshow.
Harmons, Sendik’s see lift from fresh-cut 1
Harmons and Sendik’s Food Market dedicate a lot of resources to their fresh-cut produce programs and continue to see sales results, the retailers said during an NGA Show panel.
Independents get creative with online, delivery services

Setting up online ordering and delivery operations can be difficult, but panelists at The NGA Show described alternate approaches for independent retailers to dip their toes in e-commerce waters.

NGA highlights core strengths of independents
At The NGA Show in Las Vegas, NGA officers outlined the ways independent retailers differentiate themselves.
Gallery: Mariano’s new South Chicago store
Mariano’s opened its new location in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
Festival Foods: Grows naturally 
Onalaska, Wis.-based Festival Foods has its eye on continued health and wellness growth.
2015 CEO Outlook: Not taking fuel boost for granted  1

While the decrease in gas prices should be a boon for consumers in 2015, supermarket CEOs for the most part aren’t taking any chances.

Gallery: Top wholesalers of 2015
SN compiles a list of the top wholesalers for 2015.
Gallery: 2015 top alternative formats 2
Which alternative formats bring in the most sales? This list of top performing alternative formats is part of SN's Top 75 list of U.S. and Canadian retailers with the most food sales.
Save-A-Lot tests culture-specific prototypes
Supervalu is trying out customized Save-A-Lot stores that cater to local customer demographics.
All Supervalu segments see sales growth 1
Supervalu brought in $4.2 billion in Q3 sales, a 4.8% increase from the same quarter last year. Net earnings were $79 million, and net earnings from continuing operations were $12 million.
Gallery: Store tour of an Oakland Safeway
This Safeway located in Oakland, Calif.'s Rockridge neighborhood emphasizes local products and store brands.
Gallery: Festival Foods' new Mount Pleasant store
Festival Foods opened a 71,000-square-foot store earlier this month in Mount Pleasant, Wis., in a space that had been formerly occupied by a Sentry.
Delhaize grows sales in Q1 as inflation slows
April 29, 2015

Thanks for your comments on this. The name of the private brand has been corrected in the story.

Global Format Innovation: What does the future look like?
September 26, 2014

I like the phrasing "experiental retailing." I think it's interesting how modern retailers are looking to old methods to give customers a better experience in the store such...

The power of 'Wow!'
September 10, 2014

Great point that grocers should put on their consumer hats to find that wow factor.

It also sounds like food retailers should ignore conventional wisdom about the...

How good is your produce — really?
August 24, 2014

Interesting point! I think this mindset could be applied to all the perimeter departments. Many retailers see the meat department or bakery department as standouts, but...

Merge right: 10 key markets
May 22, 2014

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