Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Winn-Dixie launches new mobile app 1
Winn-Dixie has launched a new smartphone app and allowing customers to download digital coupons based on their shopping habits.
Delhaize grows sales in Q1 as inflation slows 3
Delhaize Group on Wednesday said U.S. sales continued to improve despite a “meaningful” dip in inflation during the fiscal first quarter.
Private investor buys Fiesta; Byars named CEO
Houston-based Hispanic grocery chain Fiesta Mart has been acquired from its family owners by Acon Investments, officials said Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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Save-A-Lot paces Supervalu Q4 results
Continued sales momentum at its Save-A-Lot division helped Supervalu post fourth-quarter sales and earnings at the high end of analyst estimates, according to financial results released Tuesday.
Kroger, Dunnhumby restructure relationship
Kroger and Dunnhumby on Monday announced a new arrangement whereby Kroger would acquire certain assets of DunnhumbyUSA and come to a long-term service license to use its technologies under a new business to be known as 84.51°.
Lunds, Byerly's to unite banners 2
Lund Food Holdings, parent of the Lunds and Byerly's chains, said Monday that it would rebrand its stores under a single banner: Lunds & Byerlys.
Co-op Atlantic board recommends sale to Sobeys

Co-op Atlantic will sell its retail, gas and wholesaling assets to Sobeys under a proposed deal supported by the cooperative’s board of directors.

Marsh exec: Apple Watch will aid ‘contextual’ shopper marketing

Friday's release of the Apple Watch could represent the first step into a new era of wearable technology enhancing the retail shopping experience, Amit Bhardwaj, senior director of loyalty for Marsh Supermarkets, told SN in an interview Friday.

Ahold to open fresh format in Boston 1
Ahold USA, which quietly opened an urban fresh format recently in Philadelphia, is evidently doing the same in Boston.
Aldi invades Richmond 1
​Aldi opened its first two stores in the Richmond, Va., market on Thursday, the company said.
'Pure food' trend a boon to supermarkets, analyst says

The so-called mainstreaming; of the health and wellness trend is increasingly tarnishing iconic food suppliers while helping supermarket retailers in particular gain a greater control of food industry profits, an analyst said Wednesday.

Albertsons to close original Florida location 2
Albertsons told state authorities that it would close its store in Clearwater, Fla., next month.
Supervalu, Albertsons reach TSA wind-down agreement 5
Supervalu has come to agreement with New Albertsons Inc. and Albertsons LLC to wind down the transition services it has been providing to the companies.
Inserra sets opening in Wallington 1
Inserra Supermarkets said Monday that its newest store would open next month in Wallington, N.J.
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