Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Dreiling 'confident' DG bid will prevail

Dollar General doesn’t intend to take “no” for an answer.

Officials of the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discounter say they remain convinced they have a superior offer to acquire Family Dollar than does Dollar Tree, despite seeing their initial offer rejected.

UFCW salutes worker win at Market Basket
The United Food and Commercial Workers union on Thursday saluted Market Basket workers for their collective action leading to the return of ousted company president Arthur T. Demoulas and an end to 35 days of worker walkoffs.
Back to work at Market Basket 6

Arthur T. Demoulas lauded employees of Market Basket for their dedication and resolve in bringing about events that helped return the ousted president to the company Thursday morning.

McCann: Workers driving change at Ahold 
In the third and final installment of SN’s exclusive interview with James McCann, the Ahold USA COO discusses how the chain is bringing its “better every day” brand promise to life through a new coaching framework encouraging “bottom-up” improvements.
Artie T. reaches deal to buy Market Basket 6

Arthur T. Demoulas -- and hundreds of Market Basket workers -- said they would return to work Thursday following the announcement that Demoulas had reached a binding agreement to buy the shares in Demoulas Super Markets owned by a rival family faction.

McCann on Ahold’s digital future, private label 
In Part 2 of SN’s exclusive interview with Ahold chief operating officer James McCann, he discusses his views on the competitive landscape, its appetite for growth, and Ahold USA’s Internet and private label strategies.
Gallery: Ahold USA is Thunderstruck
Ahold’s Reshaping Retail strategy.
James McCann’s ambitious vision: Ahold USA goes from 'good' to 'great'  2
U.S. COO James McCann’s ambitious vision: Go from ‘good’ to ‘great.’
What's in a name? 100 years of Stop & Shop 
The company known today as Stop & Shop traces its origins to the Economy Grocery Store, opened by the Rabinovitz family in Somerville, Mass., 100 years ago this September.
Look! No hands! — When devices go hand free 
James McCann looks at computing as a series of interface changes, leading directly to a revolution in grocery shopping.
McCann on ‘Reshaping Retail’ 
Following is Part 1 of a three-part transcript of the interview between SN retail editor Jon Springer and Ahold USA’s chief operating officer James McCann, who discusses the origins and progress of the Reshaping Retail strategy and how it is being deployed at stores and with associates.
Governors: Artie T., Market Basket nearing deal 2

The governors of New Hampshire and Massachusetts in a joint statement Friday evening said all parties in the Demoulas Super Markets dispute were close to a deal to sell the beleaguered Market Basket chain to ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas, and that Demoulas could return to operating authority on an interim basis within days.

AWI in talks to sell
Associated Wholesalers said Friday that it was evaluating offers to acquire the company and its White Rose subsidiary from unnamed potential buyers.
New stores pace Fresh Market Q2 results

The Fresh Market on Thursday said sales from new stores exceeded expectations and helped the specialty retailer post sales and earnings slightly ahead of analyst estimates during the fiscal second quarter.

U.S. sales, margins down for Ahold in Q2 4

Ahold on Thursday said it U.S. sales, operating income and margins decreased during the fiscal second quarter, reflecting a decision to absorb some of its commodity price increases while making price investments as part of its ongoing Reshaping Retail program.

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