Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Amazon leads SN's inaugural Digital Top 10 
SN’s inaugural Digital Top 10 may be a running shot at a moving target — but as the industry already knows, online sales are worth taking aim at.
SN Digital Top 10 list of online grocery sales leaders 
SN's Digital Top 10 list of online grocery sales leaders.
Instacart: ‘Trojan Horse’ or ‘retailer’s best friend’? 
Instacart's head of business development and strategy, Nilam Garenthiran, says retailers can outsource their e-commerce without compromising their brand or the relationship with their shoppers.
Instacart launches in Miami, reveals Whole Foods sales 1
Grocery delivery company Instacart on Tuesday launched in Miami, the company said. Shoppers in the area can order from Whole Foods Market, Costco, Winn-Dixie, BJ's Wholesale Club and Petco stores and have everything delivered by Instacart in as little as one hour.
U.S. comps inch up for Walmart in Q1
U.S. sales were up modestly in the first quarter at Wal-Mart Stores, but investments in labor kept earnings on the lower end of expectations.
Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo parent takes new corporate name 2
Bi-Lo Holdings, parent of the Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo and Harveys chains, has renamed itself Southeastern Grocers, effective Monday.
Lidl swaps out U.S. leaders: Report
The executives leading Lidl’s expansion to the U.S. have reportedly replaced its top two leaders with colleagues from the German discounter’s division in Ireland.
C&S to close White Rose facilities 7
C&S Wholesale Grocers will close three New Jersey food distribution centers it acquired in the 2014 bankruptcy of Associated Wholesalers Inc., SN has learned.
Gallery: Stop & Shop Island Life
Ahold USA’s Stop & Shop-New England division opened a replacement store on Massachusetts’ Nantucket Island.
Wegmans to build Brooklyn site 3
Wegmans has been selected as an anchor tenant for a $140 million development at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a move that will bring the Rochester, N.Y.-based fresh supermarket chain to New York City for the first time, officials said Wednesday.
Ahold USA names 3 new SVPs
Ahold USA on Wednesday said it had made several new executive appointments — including new SVPs responsible for merchandising, healthy living and communications — as part of its previously announced plan to restructure its central support organization.
Loblaw posts sales, earnings increase in Q1
The addition of acquired Shoppers Drug Mart stores helped Loblaw record higher sales and profits in the fiscal first quarter, officials said Wednesday.
Walmart names new division leaders in operations restructuring
Wal-Mart Stores has named new EVPs for its Neighborhood Market and Supercenter divisions as part of a flurry of new leadership appointments and a new operations structure under U.S. COO Judith McKenna.
Winn-Dixie launches new mobile app 1
Winn-Dixie has launched a new smartphone app and allowing customers to download digital coupons based on their shopping habits.
Delhaize grows sales in Q1 as inflation slows 3
Delhaize Group on Wednesday said U.S. sales continued to improve despite a “meaningful” dip in inflation during the fiscal first quarter.
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