Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Haggen buy could trigger West Coast rollup
Haggen’s surprise acquisition of 146 spun-off Albertsons and Safeway stores will propel the small regional brand into five states — and position it as a potential acquirer of additional West Coast chains also seeking greater scale, sources told SN.
Year in Review: Wellness, digital mark 2014 grocery 
It was a year when organics went mainstream, Market Basket went viral, Whole Foods went bargain, and more attention went toward Internet grocery shopping since Webvan’s IPO.
Walmart execs pay price for execution woes: Analysts 
Rapid churn at the top executive ranks at Wal-Mart Stores continued as a new chief operating officer and a shaken-up merchandising team take on new roles, and analysts explain why.
SN Whole Health: Brown is the new Green 
Natural Markets Food Group CEO Pat Brown has a new vision for natural retailer Mrs. Green’s.
Demoulas completes Market Basket deal
Arthur T. Demoulas on Friday completed the purchase of the Market Basket chain.
Retailers decry 'devastating' NLRB ruling 2
Retailers on Friday decried the National Labor Relations Board decision to proceed with new laws to expedite the union election process.
ShopRite wins grant for worker training

ShopRite was awarded a $100,000 job-training grant from the state of New York, state officials said Thursday.

Walmart names McKenna U.S. COO

Wal-Mart Stores on Wednesday said that Judith McKenna has been promoted to COO of Walmart U.S., succeeding Gisel Ruiz, who has been appointed EVP of Walmart International.

Market Basket workers receive bonuses 4

Workers who went to bat for ousted Demoulas Super Markets president Arthur T. Demoulas were rewarded for their efforts this week.

Food retailers spreading holiday cheer
Tis the season to be jolly -- and if you're a clever supermarket operator, to deck your halls with creative promotions.
Fairway's Glickberg to retire
Howard Glickberg, the longtime CEO of Fairway Market whose grandfather founded the business, is retiring from owner Fairway Group Holdings effective immediately, the company said Monday.
Rebounding consumer boosts Ingles Q4

Ingles Markets on Monday said sales, comps and margins all increased during the fiscal fourth quarter, citing favorable mix changes, inflation and improved consumer sentiment accompanying lower gasoline prices.

Strong sales boost UNFI in Q1

United Natural Foods on Thursday said sales improved by 24.4% in the fiscal first quarter, helped along by the acquisition of Tony’s Fine Foods and a continuing health and wellness trend that’s getting more of the distributor’s items into more stores.

Fresh Market makes Dallas debut
The Fresh Market on Wednesday opened its first store in Dallas, a 24,000-square-foot unit in the Arboretum Village shopping center.
Zell confirms bid for Albertsons spinoffs
Noted private equity investor Sam Zell has confirmed his interest in acquiring stores to be spun off in the Albertsons-Safeway deal.
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