Jon Springer

Northeast/Whole Health Editor
Articles by Jon Springer
‘Only Organic’ launches video campaign 1
A trade group of organic food manufacturers has launched a new advertising campaign aimed at helping consumers understand the difference between foods with "organic" and “natural” labels.
Bi-Lo divests 12 stores in Sweetbay deal
Bi-Lo Holdings has agreed to sell 12 supermarkets in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to settle Federal Trade Commission charges related to its acquisition of the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s chains from Delhaize America.
Gallery: King of Queens 
Bogopa Services Corp.’s newest Food Bazaar supermarket, which opened in December in the Long Island City section of Queens, reflects the tastes of its diverse borough.
SN Whole Health: Wellness checkup 
SN’s annual Whole Health poll reveals ‘good for you’ is good for supermarkets but they still have work to do.
SN Whole Health: Nuts for almonds 
Retailers are going nuts for almonds these days, and why wouldn’t they? Their shoppers are too. And so are their shoppers’ doctors.
SN Whole Health: Non-GMOs by the bowlful? 
Advocates for eliminating genetically modified food ingredients in January took momentary cheer in General Mills’ decision to eliminate GMOs from Cheerios.
The new supernaturals 
As wellness goes mainstream, a new breed of retail banners is built to benefit.
Ethnic retailing: Food Bazaar caters to Queens’ diversity 
The newest Food Bazaar store, which opened in December at the site of a former Pathmark in Long Island City, Queens, is the largest of the international grocer’s 18 units and, officials say, its most fully realized.
Loblaw rolls out juice bars

Loblaw Cos. will add fresh juice bars to around 100 stores in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces this spring, saying the offering will provide higher margins and reduce shrink while supporting healthy customer lifestyles.

BREAKING: Safeway confirms sale talks 6
Safeway on Wednesday announced that it was in discussions concerning a possible transaction involving the sale of the company.
Fresh Thyme sets opening schedule
Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets on Tuesday announced locations for its first 23 stores, the first of a planned 60 for the Phoenix-based start-up.
Ethnic retailing: Targeted formats expand amid shifting tastes, demographics 
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.
NLRB reintroduces 'speedy election' proposals
The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday said it would seek to reintroduce procedures designed to streamline union certification processes.
Industry awaits A&P resolution  10
Sam Martin’s recent departure from A&P has ignited speculation that the retailer’s review of strategic alternatives is nearing some kind of conclusion.
Q1 profits, comps fall at Ingles
Ingles Markets on Monday said comparable-store sales decreased during the fiscal first quarter despite an increase in price investment that hurt profits.

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