There is little doubt Wegmans remains a unique entity in the supermarket business, owing in large part to its premise of being difficult to emulate and providing shoppers with experiences and choices they cannot get elsewhere.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie could see some new efficiencies in its distribution network after the chain said last week it would outsource its warehouse, transportation and procurement services to C&S Wholesale Grocers, observers told SN.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores said Thursday that smaller and slower-arriving tax returns and unseasonable weather contributed to sales that were below the retailer’s modest ambitions in the fiscal first quarter.
NEW YORK — Kroger’s chief financial officer on Tuesday defended the chain’s recent discontinuation of double coupons in several markets, saying the practice was “a very expensive reward proposition that a very small number of [our] customers actually engage in.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo Holding, parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, said Tuesday that it has reached a long-term agreement under which Keene, N.H.-based C&S Wholesale Grocers will provide warehouse, transportation and most procurement services for all 480 Winn-Dixie stores and continue providing services to all 206 Bi-Lo stores.
NEW YORK — Supervalu’s new CEO last week said he was “shocked” at the poor conditions of perishable departments among the retailer’s corporate stores and wholesale customers, and that improving them would be a cornerstone of his plan to reverse the company’s fortunes.
NEWARK, N.J. — A judge in a shareholder class-action suit against A&P this week dismissed claims against several defendants including the chain’s current owner, Yucaipa Cos., and Sam Martin, A&P’s current chief executive officer.
WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board has ordered a new election to be held for union representation among employees at a Target store in Valley Stream, N.Y. and further ordered Target to amend employee handbooks and rescind certain policies the board deemed to be in violation of federal labor law.
NEW YORK — In the year since announcing a surprise move to consolidate and take over management of four ailing pension funds, Kroger has seen the condition of those accounts improve slightly and heard from more unions interested in making a similar deal, Kroger’s chief financial officer said in an investment conference here Tuesday.