Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Target adds to curated wellness brand collection

Target Corp. on Friday announced it would nearly double the number of items in its handpicked “Made to Matter” collection of branded wellness products available exclusively at Target stores.

Analyst: Fewer, but deeper, promos for Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market in recent months has been promoting fewer products in weekly circulars, but offering deeper discounts on the items it advertises, according to an analyst study.

Walmart to bump worker pay; Q4 sales up  2
Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday announced details of a plan to overhaul its approach to hiring, training, scheduling and compensation.
Whole Foods postpones meeting as regulators prod 'proxy access' 3

Whole Foods Market has postponed its annual meeting scheduled for March 10, citing uncertainty over how shareholder board nominations would be treated by federal securities regulators.

Grocery Outlet dropping Amelia’s name

Amelia’s Grocery Outlet stores in Pennsylvania will be formally rebranded under its parent company’s Grocery Outlet banner next week, the chain said.

Hy-Vee to end triathlon support
Hy-Vee said it would discontinue its support of its namesake triathlon event, saying it would shift efforts behind a new event series promoting health and wellness in children.
Long Island shoppers celebrate coming of Stew's 3
News that Stew Leonard’s would finally open a store on Long Island was met with an enthusiastic response from shoppers and a sigh of relief from the company, as each had eyes on the other for more than a decade.
Supervalu relaunches Wild Harvest line
Supervalu said Tuesday it has launched a refresh of its Wild Harvest natural/organic private brand, including a new logo, slogan and a “free from” product label touting clearer ingredient statements.
Stew Leonard's to build Long Island store 1
Fresh grocer Stew Leonard’s on Tuesday announced plans to build a long-awaited store on Long Island.
Giant Eagle to assist tech company reorganize

A technology company owned in part by Giant Eagle has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection behind a reorganization plan backed by the retailer.

Cheaper gas sparks Q1 profit growth, higher rings for Ingles
Lower gas prices helped Ingles Markets achieve higher profits at the pump and left customers with more cash to buy groceries.
Asda vet Ibbotson appointed SVP for Walmart U.S. 1
Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mark Ibbotson to the role of SVP, innovations for Walmart U.S.
Roche Bros.: Survival through innovation 
Location is everything, but for Roche Bros.’ upcoming Downtown Crossing store, it’s everything and then some.
Fairway: Fresh food with attitude 
For Fairway Market, the challenge is turning productivity into profits before it’s too late.
Natural Grocers stock soars as sales beat Street

Stock in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage was soaring Friday afternoon following a post-market report Thursday detailing sales and earnings in excess of Wall Street expectations.

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