Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Target could seek Canada exit: analyst
Target’s struggle to establish itself in Canada could lead to a decision to sell the business soon, according to a new report from CIBC Capital Markets.
U.S. Labor Secretary salutes Market Basket

This summer’s employee revolt at Demoulas Super Markets was lauded this week by U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who said “we need more companies like Market Basket.”

New charges delay union vote at Mrs. Green's
A planned union vote at Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets has been canceled at the request of the union so that federal authorities can investigate new allegations that the retailer violated worker rights to organize in the weeks leading up to the vote.
Hannaford continuing 'To Go' rollout
Hannaford Bros. is continuing to expand its Hannaford to Go Internet shopping offering, with plans to add at least two new store pick-up locations to the eight stores that already offer the service.
Another investor prods Family Dollar on merger
Family Dollar Stores on Monday acknowledged receipt of a letter from minority investor Elliott Advisors critical of the company’s backing of a merger agreement with Dollar Tree — and the rejection of a competing offer from Dollar General.
Whole Foods launches national ad campaign
Calling itself “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” Whole Foods Market on Monday launched its first-ever national advertising campaign.
New Walmart U.S. CEO Foran putting focus on fresh  1
In his first public remarks since taking charge of Wal-Mart Stores’ U.S. business, Greg Foran said the retailer could turn around flat sales in part by “becoming really good shopkeepers.”
Mars Chocolate North America/Wrigley: 2014 Supplier Leadership Award winner for POS Merchandising 
When researchers studied the buying habits of shoppers at the front end of grocery stores, they confirmed some obvious findings — while revealing some challenges that weren’t so apparent.
General Mills: 2014 Supplier Leadership Award winner for Category Management 
When retailers are asked to name the stars of category management, General Mills is often among the first companies named.
Quality and convenience right mix for Fruit Center 
The compact specialty store may be the new hot format for some retailers but around the South Shore of Massachusetts, its nothing particularly novel.
Strikes in Belgium shut down Delhaize stores: Reports
More than 100 stores owned by Delhaize in Belgium were unable to open Friday after employees at the company called a wildcat strike to protest the retailer’s proposed restructuring, reports said.
AmazonFresh makes Brooklyn debut
AmazonFresh said Friday that it was making its services available to parts of Brooklyn, the Internet giant’s first grocery offering in New York.
Gallery: Walmart on stage
Wal-Mart Stores this week welcomed dozens of financial analysts and hundreds of investors to its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters to present the company’s financial picture and growth strategy.
Walmart's Foran pledges attention to detail 1
In his first public remarks since taking charge of Wal-Mart Stores’ U.S. business, Greg Foran said Wednesday, the retailer could turn around flat sales at U.S. stores in part by better execution of basics like store conditions and customer service.
Rouses, AG-Baton Rouge dispute goes to trial

A judge in Thibodaux, La., is set to hear a case Monday between Rouses Enterprises and a former wholesaler, Associated Grocers of Baton Rouge.

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