Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Sobeys to close 50 stores; Safeway addition boosts Q4 sales
Sobeys said Thursday that a store network review in the wake of its Canada Safeway acquisition led to a decision to close 50 underperforming stores.
Price Chopper lays off 80 at HQ 2
Price Chopper Supermarkets on Wednesday eliminated 80 positions in the company, citing a need to improve efficiency amid rising expenses.
Revolution at Market Basket 5

A tumultuous week in a tumultuous year for Demoulas Market Basket took another unexpected turn when the chain — so idiosyncratic it resisted having its own web page — finally established a company-run virtual presence.

Gallery: Walmart by the Numbers 2
The world’s largest retailer has the numbers to prove it.
Stop & Shop to close warerooms as new Peapod facility opens
Stop & Shop has told state authorities in New York that 239 employees would be affected by the closing of a warehouse in Mount Vernon.
Industry vets Thornton, Gooch to succeed Demoulas 16
The board of directors of Demoulas Super Markets on Monday appointed Felicia Thornton and James “Jim” Gooch, as Market Basket’s chief operating officer and chief administrative officer, respectively. They will serve as co-CEOs, and succeed longtime president Arthur T. Demoulas, who was not re-elected to his role and will not retain any management responsibilities for the family-run company.
Breaking: Demoulas president ousted by board 1
Arthur T. Demoulas, the popular president of Demoulas Super Markets, was fired Monday by the company's board of directors, along with two senior executives, sources told SN.
Gallery: Inside the newest ‘Small-Mart’
Wal-Mart’s newest store concept—a 5,000-square-foot convenience store named Walmart to Go—opened in March near the company’s Bentonville, Ark. headquarters.
Smart & Final seeking IPO
Non-membership warehouse chain Smart & Final has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of stock.
Walmart's bold new blueprint  1
Relying on speed, connectivity and new formats, new CEO Doug McMillon pledges to reinvent Walmart.
Walmart names Van den Berghe Canada CEO
Dirk Van den Berghe, who left Delhaize Group’s executive offices earlier this month, has been appointed as the new CEO of Walmart Canada, the company said Friday.
Regional Report: ‘Emotional turnaround' at Acme  4
Ingenuity, pricing key to comeback for Philly icon, says Acme president Jim Perkins.
Sprouts blooming in Atlanta 2
“Healthy living for less” arrived for the first time in metro Atlanta this week as Sprouts Farmers Market opened at the Shoppes at Webb Gin in suburban Snellville, Ga.
Fresh & Easy launches new marketing campaign 3
Fresh & Easy on Thursday unveiled a new marketing campaign positioning the chain as “a new kind of market” built around convenient and affordable healthy food for modern consumers.
Walmart to build new e-commerce fulfillment center
Wal-Mart Stores said it would build a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Lainfield, Ind.


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