Mark Hamstra

Mark
Hamstra
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A&P RETHINKS FARMER JACK SALE 
MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here indicated that it could retain the Farmer Jack chain now that the potential buyer has withdrawn its interest.In a conference
COOPERATIVE GROCERY WHOLESALERS SHOW REVENUE GROWTH 
WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest grocery cooperatives grew their businesses an average of about 12% in 2004, according to a report issued this month
FARMER JACK ASIDE, ACQUISITIONS STILL A POSSIBILITY FOR SPARTAN 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Market conditions are ripe for acquisitions -- but the one Spartan Stores here was contemplating was simply too risky, the company's
Hannaford Bros. Embraces Change 
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — If the future of Hannaford Bros. is uncertain, it is only because it is a company that thrives on its flexibility and on continuous improvement.
TENT STORES KEEP BROOKSHIRE BROS. IN BUSINESS 
LUFKIN, Texas -- Apparently it takes more than a hurricane to shut down the Brookshire Bros. supermarket chain.With seven of its stores damaged by Hurricane
Passion for People 
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Hannaford Bros. track record as a developer of executive talent, and the influence that has had on the entire Delhaize organization, combined with its success in positioning itself in the market, have led SN to recognize Hannaford with SN’s 2005 Retail Excellence Award.
COSTCO RAMPS UP STORE EXPANSION 
ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Wholesale Corp. here said last week it planned to ramp up expansion in 2006 with a target of up to 30 new warehouse clubs.After
NEW UNION GROUP EYES LOCAL POLITICAL ISSUES 
WASHINGTON -- The United Food and Commercial Workers Union will devote more resources toward political activity at the local level now that it is part
CLOUDY FUTURE PUTTING ALBERTSONS EXECUTIVES ON MARKET 
BOISE, Idaho -- The potential sale of Albertsons here is already having an impact on the industry -- in the form of a surge in the number of the company's
SOUTHERN FAMILY BRINGS BACK 'THE PIG' 
MACON, Ga. -- Southern Family Markets is converting about 12 Foodmax stores in this market back to the Piggly Wiggly banner after purchasing them from
GIANT-CARLISLE PLANS 'TEST LAB' STORE 
CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Giant Food of Carlisle, Pa., is planning to debut a new prototype store here on Oct. 12 that it is calling a "test lab" featuring a
NEW BANKRUPTCY RULES COULD INCREASE BORROWING COSTS 
NEW YORK -- Some retailers could see the price of borrowing rise in the coming months as new bankruptcy rules take effect, analysts said.The Bankruptcy
HENNING'S PROVIDES SOLUTIONS FOR EVERYONE 
HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. -- Carey Henning has a food store for every occasion.Whether it's a quick, fill-in trip in the middle of the week, a full grocery shop
MARSHALL TO RESIGN FROM NASH FINCH 
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here last week said Ron Marshall, chief executive officer, would resign effective March 2, 2006."I've always believed that
FOOD LION EXPANDS, UPGRADES BLOOM PRODUCT OFFERINGS 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bloom is moving even further from its Food Lion roots by expanding its upscale offerings and adding more prepared foods.The experimental
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