Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
New documentary honors Food Lion founder 2
A new documentary celebrating the business accomplishments of Food Lion co-founder Ralph Ketner is being released in time for Ketner’s 95th birthday this month.
WalmartLabs acquires shopper insight technology PunchTab
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.
Expo East: Salatin challenges food system 'orthodoxy'

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.

Acme, Stop & Shop adjust offers in A&P sale 7
The auction of A&P stores to “stalking horses” Acme and Stop & Shop are to go on as scheduled Monday, although with five fewer stores than initially anticipated.
Expo East show features hard-working foods

Foods with more flavors and more functionality were on display in Baltimore as the exhibit halls opened at the Natural Products Expo East Thursday.

Panel: Wellness trend presents new challenges for retail 1
While the health and wellness movement presents retailers with an opportunity to engage customers like never before, doing so effectively requires authenticity — and a delicate touch.
Analysts reflect on 20 years of supermarket retail 
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 judge OKs modified KERP; auction delayed 5
The judge in A&P’s bankruptcy case has approved the retailer’s request to set aside $3.9 million to pay retention bonuses to certain employees, but with a caveat...
Fairway stock tumbles on loan fears
An online news report detailing risks of a potential loan covenant violation appears to have triggered a sharp decline in the price of Fairway Group Holdings shares.
Kroger to introduce premium import brand 1
Kroger is introducing a new private brand of premium imported products — to be known as HemisFares­ — described by CEO Rodney McMullen as “a guided tour of the best tastes on Earth.”
The Great Recession: SN's Financial Analysts Roundtable, 2006-2010 
In part three of a four-part series, SN reflects on its annual Financial Analysts Roundtables taking place from 2006 to 2010.
A&P seeks court OK to reject union contracts 7

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.

Sobeys: Integration goofs trigger 'challenging' 1Q 2
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.
Gallery: Boston gets bfresh
The following gallery illustrates Bfresh, the newest concept from Ahold’s Fresh Formats team, which promises area shoppers “fresh foods, smart value and local convenience.”
Ahold's bfresh opens in Boston 1
As it opens the doors on its newest concept store, Ahold’s Fresh Formats team is keeping its distance from the company’s conventional supermarket banners.

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