Jon Springer

Jon
Springer
Retail/Whole Health Editor
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Scenes from the Market Basket rally 5
A crowd estimated at more than 2,000 gathered at Demoulas Super Markets' Tewksbury, Mass., headquarters Friday to call for a return of Arthur T. Demoulas, who was fired by the company's board of directors late last month.
Market Basket CEOs: Board to hear worker complaints 3
The co-CEOs of Demoulas Super Markets on Thursday said they were arranging meetings between at least two associates and the company’s board of directors to discuss worker demands for the board to reinstate deposed president Arthur T. Demoulas.
Weston named president as Trius departs in Loblaw shakeup
Loblaw said Thursday that Galen G. Weston, the company’s executive chairman, has also been named president, replacing Vicente Trius, who resigned.
Mrs. Green's to reinstate fired workers
Mrs. Green’s said Wednesday that the company would reinstate eight workers who were let go in the aftermath of a controversial union vote at its Mt. Kisco, N.Y., store.
Market Basket workers set deadline on CEO demand 9
Market Basket workers who demanded the reinstatement of fired president Arthur T. Demoulas have set a Thursday deadline for a response from the company’s new co-CEOs, according to a memo SN obtained from Facebook.
Walmart expanding Care Clinics to S.C.
Wal-Mart Stores said it's expanding its Walmart Care Clinic walk-in medical clinic to two Supercenters in South Carolina.
Waldbaums drops loyalty card 8
A&P’s Waldbaums division has dropped its loyalty card as part of a new pricing strategy that it said includes lower everyday retail prices on frequently purchased items and on private label brands.
Analyst: Neighborhood Markets losing share in some markets

Although Wal-Mart Stores has picked up the pace of its Neighborhood Market openings, the chain is losing aggregate share in roughly one-third of its markets in which it operates those stores, according to an analysis by BMO Capital.

Market Basket employee group declares 'independence' 7

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.
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