Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Alfalfa's CEO out in management shakeup
Mark Retzloff, a natural foods veteran who twice co-founded Alfalfa’s Market, has stepped down as the company’s CEO and chairman, Alfalfa’s said Monday.
Whole Foods to offer delivery, pick-up with Instacart

Whole Foods Market and Instacart on Monday announced a partnership offering customers one-hour deliveries from Whole Foods Market as well as a forthcoming option to place orders through Instacart for pick-up in Whole Foods stores.

Market Basket suppliers: ‘It’s great to have them back’ 
Energized workers — and relieved suppliers — were busy getting Market Basket stores back to life following an agreement between the company’s warring family owners that ended an extraordinary wildcat strike that virtually shut down the chain for nearly six weeks.
Trader Joe’s readying Palm Beach invasion
It’s not quite a tidal wave but a series of small splashes for Trader Joe’s, which is hitting the Florida beaches.
Former A&P exec to serve 3 years for fraud scheme 1

John Moritz, the former A&P senior executive who pled guilty to charges of using company resources to fund a event ticket business run for his personal gain, was sentenced to 36 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.


Smart & Final, nearing IPO, reports Q2 sales up
Smart & Final said sales and profits improved during the fiscal second quarter, citing contributions from new stores and comparable-store sales driven by increases in store visits and basket size.
Dreiling 'confident' DG bid will prevail

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.

UFCW salutes worker win at Market Basket
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.
Back to work at Market Basket 6

Arthur T. Demoulas lauded employees of Market Basket for their dedication and resolve in bringing about events that helped return the ousted president to the company Thursday morning.

McCann: Workers driving change at Ahold 
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.
Artie T. reaches deal to buy Market Basket 6

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.

McCann on Ahold’s digital future, private label 
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.
Gallery: Ahold USA is Thunderstruck
Ahold’s Reshaping Retail strategy.
James McCann’s ambitious vision: Ahold USA goes from 'good' to 'great'  3
U.S. COO James McCann’s ambitious vision: Go from ‘good’ to ‘great.’
What's in a name? 100 years of Stop & Shop 
The company known today as Stop & Shop traces its origins to the Economy Grocery Store, opened by the Rabinovitz family in Somerville, Mass., 100 years ago this September.
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