Wal-Mart Stores’ technology arm, @WalmartLabs, on Tuesday said it has acquired Silicon Valley software company PunchTab, with intentions of using the company’s technology to tailor offers to its Sam’s Club shoppers.
In a speech provoking an emotional response from Natural Products Expo East attendees, Joel Salatin called for an end to a prevailing “conquistador mentality” to farming and food systems in the U.S. in favor of “nurturing approach” he argued is superior and more sustainable.
As part of SN’s acknowledgement of its 20th annual Financial Analysts Roundtable, we asked guests at this year’s event to reflect upon what they saw as the most significant events in supermarket retail dating to 2006.
A&P has asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to reject union contracts and implement what it called its final labor proposal, saying the provisions of existing collective bargaining agreements “unreasonably impair” its ability to sell its stores and go out of business.
Integration issues as Sobeys took ordering and inventory control of its acquired Safeway stores in Western Canada triggered a decline in margins and profits in a "challenging" first quarter, parent company Empire Cos. said Thursday.