Jon Springer

Jon
Springer
Retail/Whole Health Editor
Articles
New book recounts Market Basket saga 2
The extraordinary story of Market Basket’s summer of turmoil is now a book.
Aldi named SN's Retail Achievement Award winner 2
Aldi, the food retailer demonstrating new possibilities for the limited-assortment discount format, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Retail Achievement Award by SN.
New Dollar General prototype will emphasize fresh 1

Dollar General is at work on a new store prototype that will provide a faster checkout for shoppers and an increased fresh foods and health-and-beauty presence, CEO Todd Vasos said Wednesday.

SpartanNash retail sales slip, but distribution gains pace 2Q
Growth in distribution sales helped SpartanNash post higher than expected earnings during the fiscal second quarter, despite declining sales in its retail and military segments.
Ahold's new fresh format, bfresh, awaits unveiling 5
Ahold’s new new foodie-focused small store in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, going under the new banner, bfresh, is expected to open shortly, SN has learned.
Gallery: Roundy's Pick 'n Save is 'Wisconsin Proud'
Roundy’s Pick 'n Save banner is seeking a home-field advantage against competitive incursions.
Ahold: U.S. profits, share improve in 2Q
Ahold on Thursday reported flat U.S. second-quarter sales but an uptick in margins, profitability and market share as its ongoing cost reductions and investments in value take root.
Judge postpones hearing in A&P, union dispute 9
The judge in A&P’s bankruptcy case postponed a scheduled hearing Wednesday on proposed amendments to the retailer’s collective bargaining agreements with its union workers.
Wellness sales help Target beat Street in 2Q
While Target’s repositioning of its food assortments won’t be complete until next year, expect to see a heavy emphasis on wellness, natural and organic, company officials said Wednesday.
Gallery: Mrs. Green's prepares NYC debut
Mrs. Green’s Natural Market this week makes its long awaited arrival in New York City, bringing new supplier partners, a new logo and a stronger-than-ever emphasis on local products.
Walmart 2Q earnings dip, outlook trimmed
Higher expenses for investments in e-commerce and the workforce triggered a 15.1% decline in second quarter earnings for Wal-Mart Stores, the retailer said Tuesday.
UFCW rips A&P giveback request 9
A&P’s request to back out of commitments to workers so as to use the savings to provide equitable disbursements to lenders is “true only in the Alice-in-Wonderland world of corporate reorganization,” the United Food and Commercials Workers union said Friday.
A&P workers call for judge to reject contract modifications 2
Union workers at A&P have asked federal bankruptcy judge Robert B. Drain to reject the retailer’s motion to modify their collective bargaining agreements.
'Wisconsin Proud' initiative shows promise for Pick 'n Save 1
A comprehensive brand refresh underway at Pick 'n Save has increased traffic and improved comparable-store sales at Roundy’s Supermarkets largest banner, officials said.
A&P moves to strike CBA obligations 8

Citing a perilous financial condition and fruitless negotiations with labor unions, A&P has filed emergency motions under section 1113 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to unilaterally strike the “bumping” and severance obligations of its collective bargaining agreements with its workers.

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