Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Giant-Landover launches new price program
Ahold's Giant-Landover chain on Friday launched a new chainwide value campaign including a new lower everyday prices on thousands of items and revamped Bonus Buy proigram calling out temporary price reductions.
Fairway names Murphy CEO
Fairway Group Holdings on Friday said it has appointed Jack Murphy as its new CEO, replacing Bill Sanford, who was serving as interim CEO at Fairway since February.
Expo panel: New products face daunting journey to supermarkets
While new products are the lifeblood of the natural products industry, their journey from inspiration to distribution can be a long and difficult one.
Gallery: ‘Future Foods’ on parade in Brooklyn
A collection of food entrepreneurs and nascent brands presented their takes on the future of food as part of the first annual Future Food Expo at the Taste Talks event Sept. 13 and 14 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
‘Pop-up’ grocery to focus on food in 2065
What will a grocery store look like in 50 years? A New York-based food design agency intends to find out, and sooner than you might expect.
Safeway Canada boosts Sobeys Q1 profits
The addition of Safeway Canada stores provided Sobeys with a 35.4% boost in sales and even higher gains in profitability during the fiscal first quarter, according to Sobeys parent company Empire Cos., which reported financial results Thursday.
Dollar General takes FDO offer directly to shareholders

With offers to buy Family Dollar twice rejected, Dollar General on Wednesday went directly to its rival's shareholders, commencing an $80 per share tender offer.

AWI: White Rose woes, increasing competition led to bankruptcy

An inability to realize synergies related to its 2006 acquisition of White Rose, along with “fierce” competition besetting its cooperative and voluntary wholesaling units, triggered significant financial challenges for Associated Wholesalers, the distributor said in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Tuesday.

Breaking: C&S bids to acquire AWI, White Rose in Chapter 11 8

Associated Wholesalers Inc. said Tuesday that it had entered into an agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers whereby C&S would be the "stalking horse" bidder in an auction of AWI and its subsidiaries in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

The offer is subject to potentially higher or better offers. AWI and its subsidiaries on Tuesday filed Chapter 11 petitions in Delaware, which the companies said would allow for an orderly sale. 

Serving you well: An SN Whole Health consumer survey 
Shoppers like supermarkets, and they like eating healthy, but the two don’t always connect, the survey finds.
Walmart to rebrand Express stores Neighborhood Market 1
Walmart said it would extend the Walmart Neighborhood Market name to its smaller-scale Walmart Express stores, saying the two concepts serve similar missions for their shoppers.
Alfalfa's CEO out in management shakeup
Mark Retzloff, a natural foods veteran who twice co-founded Alfalfa’s Market, has stepped down as the company’s CEO and chairman, Alfalfa’s said Monday.
Whole Foods to offer delivery, pick-up with Instacart

Whole Foods Market and Instacart on Monday announced a partnership offering customers one-hour deliveries from Whole Foods Market as well as a forthcoming option to place orders through Instacart for pick-up in Whole Foods stores.

Market Basket suppliers: ‘It’s great to have them back’ 
Energized workers — and relieved suppliers — were busy getting Market Basket stores back to life following an agreement between the company’s warring family owners that ended an extraordinary wildcat strike that virtually shut down the chain for nearly six weeks.
Trader Joe’s readying Palm Beach invasion
It’s not quite a tidal wave but a series of small splashes for Trader Joe’s, which is hitting the Florida beaches.
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