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News of Supervalu Lawsuit Tops SN Content

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Top viewed content on SupermarketNews.com for the week of
Dec. 10

A new controversy involving Supervalu garnered the most page views last week. SN readers were also interested in Tesco's potential sale of Fresh & Easy. The second and third most viewed stories — a blog post and a news story — provided context into Tesco's decision to conduct a strategic review of Fresh & Easy "with all options under consideration" and how it got to this point. An article looking into Ahold's steps toward market leadership and a gallery tour of Haggen: Northwest Fresh complete SN's list of top five most viewed content for the week.

1. Supervalu Sues Unified Over Hire: Report
MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu here is suing to prevent the former president of its independent wholesale business from working for Los Angeles-based Unified Grocers, according to a local report.

2. How Fresh & Easy Went Off Track in Slow Motion
Tesco’s decision this month to explore alternatives for troubled Fresh & Easy was the culmination of a remarkably long decline for a venture that, a few may recall, once frightened U.S. retailers.

3. Tesco Looks for U.S. Exit
CHESHUNT, England — Tesco here is apparently ready to pull the plug on Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market.

4. Ahold Reacts, Adjusts to an Evolving Competitive Climate
PHILADELPHIA — Ahold, which invited financial analysts here in part to show off a city it won through strategic acquisitions of struggling competitors, is “poised to react” if and when more such assets become available.
5. A Tour of Haggen’s ‘Northwest Fresh’ Format [Gallery]
Beginning a year ago, Haggen Inc., a 29-store food retailer serving parts of Washington and Oregon, began converting its Top Food & Drug warehouse-style locations and its conventional Haggen Food & Pharmacy supermarkets to a new format and brand — Haggen: Northwest Fresh.

 

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