Jon Springer

Jon
Springer
Retail/Whole Health Editor
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Market Basket employee group declares 'independence' 1

A gathering of Market Basket employees loyal to Arthur T. Demoulas on Wednesday “declared independence” from the retailer’s new co-CEOs and demanded that the board of directors reinstate the ousted president.

Sobeys to sell Safeway dairy assets
Sobeys on Wednesday said it had reached an agreement with Agropur Cooperative by which Agropur will acquire Sobeys’ dairy manufacturing facilities in Western Canada and supply milk, yogurt, and ice cream to Sobeys, Safeway and IGA stores in the West under long-term supply arrangements.
Kellogg’s rep pleads guilty to defrauding Supervalu
A former Kellogg’s sales manager has pled guilty to a scheme by which he defrauded his employer and supplier Supervalu by filing phony deal sheets on behalf of a conspiring grocery retailer.
Gallery: 'Next generation’ of Alfalfa’s
Alfalfa’s last week opened what officials called a “next generation” store in Louisville, Colo., reflecting the brand’s design and its high product standards.
BREAKING: Kroger to acquire online retailer Vitacost 1

Kroger Co. on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire Vitacost.com, a leading Internet retailer of vitamins, supplements and healthy living products, in a deal the company said would accelerate its nascent e-commerce strategy.

Roche Bros. begins work on Boston flagship
Roche Bros. has begun construction of a new store to be located at the iconic Millennium Tower/Burnham Building in Boston’s Downtown Crossing.
Canada Supreme Court rules against Walmart 1
Canada’s Supreme Court has upheld an arbitrator’s ruling determining that Wal-Mart Stores violated provincial labor laws when it closed a store in Jonquierre, Quebec, shortly after workers at that store gained union representation.
Sobeys to close 50 stores; Safeway addition boosts Q4 sales
Sobeys said Thursday that a store network review in the wake of its Canada Safeway acquisition led to a decision to close 50 underperforming stores.
Price Chopper lays off 80 at HQ 2
Price Chopper Supermarkets on Wednesday eliminated 80 positions in the company, citing a need to improve efficiency amid rising expenses.
Revolution at Market Basket 3

A tumultuous week in a tumultuous year for Demoulas Market Basket took another unexpected turn when the chain — so idiosyncratic it resisted having its own web page — finally established a company-run virtual presence.

Gallery: Walmart by the Numbers 1
The world’s largest retailer has the numbers to prove it.
Stop & Shop to close warerooms as new Peapod facility opens
Stop & Shop has told state authorities in New York that 239 employees would be affected by the closing of a warehouse in Mount Vernon.
Industry vets Thornton, Gooch to succeed Demoulas 9
The board of directors of Demoulas Super Markets on Monday appointed Felicia Thornton and James “Jim” Gooch, as Market Basket’s chief operating officer and chief administrative officer, respectively. They will serve as co-CEOs, and succeed longtime president Arthur T. Demoulas, who was not re-elected to his role and will not retain any management responsibilities for the family-run company.
Breaking: Demoulas president ousted by board 1
Arthur T. Demoulas, the popular president of Demoulas Super Markets, was fired Monday by the company's board of directors, along with two senior executives, sources told SN.
Gallery: Inside the newest ‘Small-Mart’
Wal-Mart’s newest store concept—a 5,000-square-foot convenience store named Walmart to Go—opened in March near the company’s Bentonville, Ark. headquarters.
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