Some of the fastest-growing food-retailing chains in the country are those targeting ethnic groups such as Hispanics and Asians, as illustrated by the numbers in SN’s 2014 lists of the Top 75 Retailers and Wholesalers in North America and the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will soon be making “a pretty major change” in its standards for products in certain categories, co-president Kemper Isely told analysts in an earnings conference call on Thursday.
Walmart on Friday said that its fourth quarter profits would likely be lower than anticipated, citing store closures and tax contingencies in international markets, as well as slower than expected sales at U.S. stores.
Giant Eagle officials have confirmed plans to enter the Indianapolis market in 2015 with a Market District store and a GetGo convenience and gas store to be located at the The Bridges development in Carmel, Ind.
Ahold said food price disinflation and the effects of lapping a sales boost related to Hurricane Sandy led to a 2.1% decline in U.S. sales and in non-fuel identical-store sales for the fiscal fourth quarter.