Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Reasor's debuts new branding, logo 

Reasor’s this week introduced a new logo and company slogan built around the idea of gathering for meals with family to be known as “Bring your table to life.”

Save-A-Lot files for potential spin-off 3
Supervalu on Thursday informed shareholders and federal authorities of its intention to spin off its Save-A-Lot discount division to a publicly traded company.
Fresh Market names Kohn chief merchant 
The Fresh Market has appointed Pamela Kohn as EVP and chief merchandising officer, effective immediately.
SpartanNash to take over supply for Gordy's 
SpartanNash said Wednesday that it has signed a long-term contract to be the primary wholesaler to Gordy’s Market, the largest locally owned and operated grocer in Western Wisconsin.
Southeastern Grocers debuts 'Down Down' campaign 5
Southeastern Grocers on Wednesday said it had lowered everyday prices on more than 400 frequently purchased items as part of a new campaign it is calling "Down Down."
Natural Markets closes 2, prepares to open 2
Natural Markets Food Group, parent of the Mrs. Green's and Planet Organic chains, said new stores are set to open next week in Winnetka, Ill., and Edmonton, Alberta.
UNFI SVP Mcintyre resigns 
Don McIntyre, SVP of national supply chain and strategy for United Natural Foods, Inc. and the company’s former west region president, has announced plans to depart the distributor, the company said in a filing.
Former Winn-Dixie executive tackling opportunity in nut allergies 
Researchers don’t know for sure why incidence of food allergies are up in the United States — they only know for sure that they are.
A&P to reject 36 store leases 3
A&P has asked the court overseeing its bankruptcy case for permission to reject 52 real estate leases including 36 for closed grocery stores it has been unable to sell.
Kroger to unveil new fresh concept: 'Main & Vine' 
The QFC supermarket that closed earlier this year in Gig Harbor, Wash., will reopen early next year as a new concept featuring artisan foods and culinary specialties to be known as Main & Vine, SN has learned.
Walmart names Rogers new chief marketing officer 
Wal-Mart Stores has named Tony Rogers SVP and chief marketing officer of Walmart U.S., according to an internal memo obtained by SN Friday.
Kroger completes Roundy's share buy in merger 
Kroger said Friday that it has completed its tender offer of shares of Roundy’s Supermarkets, paving the way for completion of its $800 million takeover of the Milwaukee-based operator of the Pick ’n Save and Mariano’s Fresh Market chains.
Sobeys debuts c-store concept in Atlantic Canada 
Calling it “a fresh take on the traditional convenience offer,” Sobeys on Thursday unveiled Sobeys Express, a new convenience and fuel format in Atlantic Canada.
Gala Fresh joins Key Food with 5 new sites 
The first of at least five planned stores under the new Gala Fresh Farms banner opened this week in Baldwin, N.Y.
C&S acquiring produce distributor FreshKo 
C&S Wholesale Grocers said Wednesday that it has acquired FreshKO Produce Services, a Fresno, Calif.-based produce distributor.
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