Dollar General doesn’t intend to take “no” for an answer.
Officials of the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discounter say they remain convinced they have a superior offer to acquire Family Dollar than does Dollar Tree, despite seeing their initial offer rejected.
The United Food and Commercial Workers union on Thursday saluted Market Basket workers for their collective action leading to the return of ousted company president Arthur T. Demoulas and an end to 35 days of worker walkoffs.
In the third and final installment of SN’s exclusive interview with James McCann, the Ahold USA COO discusses how the chain is bringing its “better every day” brand promise to life through a new coaching framework encouraging “bottom-up” improvements.
Arthur T. Demoulas -- and hundreds of Market Basket workers -- said they would return to work Thursday following the announcement that Demoulas had reached a binding agreement to buy the shares in Demoulas Super Markets owned by a rival family faction.
In Part 2 of SN’s exclusive interview with Ahold chief operating officer James McCann, he discusses his views on the competitive landscape, its appetite for growth, and Ahold USA’s Internet and private label strategies.
Following is Part 1 of a three-part transcript of the interview between SN retail editor Jon Springer and Ahold USA’s chief operating officer James McCann, who discusses the origins and progress of the Reshaping Retail strategy and how it is being deployed at stores and with associates.
The governors of New Hampshire and Massachusetts in a joint statement Friday evening said all parties in the Demoulas Super Markets dispute were close to a deal to sell the beleaguered Market Basket chain to ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas, and that Demoulas could return to operating authority on an interim basis within days.
The Fresh Market on Thursday said sales from new stores exceeded expectations and helped the specialty retailer post sales and earnings slightly ahead of analyst estimates during the fiscal second quarter.
Ahold on Thursday said it U.S. sales, operating income and margins decreased during the fiscal second quarter, reflecting a decision to absorb some of its commodity price increases while making price investments as part of its ongoing Reshaping Retail program.