Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Fairway to emerge from Chapter 11 

Fairway Group Holdings said Wednesday it would emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection later this month following court approval of its plan of reorganization.

Gallery: 6 takeaways from Walmart's Shareholders week 
SN's Jon Springer shares these highlights — from a focus on food to the smiley face to e-commerce — gleaned from Walmart's recent annual shareholders meeting.
CFO, co-president resigns from Fairway 1
Edward Arditte, chief financial officer and co-president of Fairway Group Holdings, has resigned, the owner of New York’s Fairway Market chain said in a filing with U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Walmart to test delivery with Uber, Lyft
While Wal-Mart Stores is making heavy investments in developing internal capabilities for online grocery shopping, it's looking externally for help with the last mile.
Fresh start in Neighborhood Market revamp 
Wal-Mart Stores has debuted what officials called a "fresh and friendly" prototype for its Neighborhood Market concept.
Food in focus at Walmart's new culinary center 
Wal-Mart Stores is supporting a heightened focus on foods with the opening of a new Culinary & Innovation Center where new branded and private label products will be tested and developed.
Walmart highlights tech advances in distribution 
A drone with a mounted camera capable of processing 30 images per second took flight in a Wal-Mart Stores distribution center Thursday morning.
Casting larger shadows: 10 retail brands that will grow in 2016 
That conventional supermarkets aren’t exactly burning up the lines to their builders isn’t news, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of growth to be had.
Acme: Doubling down on turnaround bet 
Thanks in part to opportunistic acquisitions of liquidating A&P stores on top of a sales-focused turnaround at its core units, the Acme banner is flying higher than it has in years.
Kroger: Multi-front surge for greater share 
Kroger’s got any number of reasons to grow its store base this year.
Publix: Aggressive growth lit the fuse 
Publix Super Markets is using considerable resources and an evolving store concept to march north from established bases in Florida and Georgia — and in doing so setting the tone for a competitive battleground in the Southeast.
Walmart: Fewer new stores, more new stuff 
A light year on the new-store front for Wal-Mart Stores would qualify as a big one for nearly anyone else.
Whole Foods: All eyes on ‘365’ 
Few stories in food retail this year will be watched more closely than the fortunes of Whole Foods Market and its new 365 format.
Walmart to open 200 training academies 

Wal-Mart Stores kicked off its annual Shareholders Week events by highlighting training and development initiatives for workers, ranging from newly launched programs supporting GED and college credits to the planned rollout of 200 new Walmart Academy locations providing training for managers and supervisors, officials said.

Services set for Food Lion founder Ketner, 95 1
Services will be held June 5 in Salisbury, N.C. for Ralph Ketner, a co-founder of the company that became known as Food Lion and an industry pioneer whose stores introduced "everyday low pricing" in groceries.
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