Jon Springer

Northeast/Whole Health Editor
Articles by Jon Springer
Walmart issues Q4 profit warning on international expenses, soft U.S. sales
Walmart on Friday said that its fourth quarter profits would likely be lower than anticipated, citing store closures and tax contingencies in international markets, as well as slower than expected sales at U.S. stores.
‘Power greens’ top produce shopping lists at Meijer 1
The growing popularity of “power greens” and more adventurous consumer palates helped bagged baby kale mark a 200% sales increase at Meijer stores in 2013, the retailer said Monday.
2014 Outlook: CEOs plan innovations, efficiencies 
Retail CEOs interviewed by SN were mostly optimistic on their outlooks for 2014, buoyed by a focus on productivity improvements and new efforts around differentiation.
Giant Eagle confirms Indianapolis plans 1
Giant Eagle officials have confirmed plans to enter the Indianapolis market in 2015 with a Market District store and a GetGo convenience and gas store to be located at the The Bridges development in Carmel, Ind.
Delhaize drives Q4 sales gains
Delhaize Group said Thursday that sales volumes at U.S. banners Food Lion and Hannaford increased during the fourth quarter, despite a deflationary environment.
Ahold U.S. sales, share down in Q4
Ahold said food price disinflation and the effects of lapping a sales boost related to Hurricane Sandy led to a 2.1% decline in U.S. sales and in non-fuel identical-store sales for the fiscal fourth quarter.
Lucky’s opens Missouri outpost
Lucky’s Market on Wednesday officially opens its new store in Columbia, Mo.
Acme closing 2 locations 1
Acme Markets confirmed plans to close stores in West Chester, Pa., and in Exton, Pa., next month, saying it decided against renewing leases at both sites.
Mars to outsource distribution to Bozzuto’s 2
Baltimore-area supermarket chain Mars Supermarkets is closing its distribution center and outsourcing distribution to Bozzuto’s Inc., citing competitive pressures.
Demoulas unveils 4% yearlong discount
Demoulas Market Basket in sales circulars beginning this week said that it would discount almost all purchases by 4% through Dec. 27.
Martin Out as A&P CEO 21
Sam Martin, the president and CEO of A&P, has left the company, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday.
Marsh to Close 8 Stores, Rebrand Others
Marsh Supermarkets on Thursday said it would close eight stores by the end of this month, citing lower customer counts and in some cases, expiring store leases.
After Closures, Signs of Life at Star Market 
Star Market has skated into high-profile new development at the site of the former Boston Garden arena.
Indianapolis: Due for a shake-up?  2
An improving local economy and Giant Eagle’s appetite for growth could focus industry attention — and a subsequent shake-up — in Indianapolis, sources say.
Family Dollar President Out as Forecast Dims
Family Dollar on Thursday said that it had dismissed its president and chief operating officer, Michael Bloom, amid disappointing financial results.

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