News http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/6689/more en Whole Foods' Buechel joins executive team http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/whole-foods-buechel-joins-executive-team <div class="node-body article-body">Whole Foods Market has promoted Jason Buechel from global VP and CIO to EVP and CIO, and made him a member of the executive team, the retailer announced. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/whole-foods-buechel-joins-executive-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/whole-foods-buechel-joins-executive-team#comments Latest News Executive Changes Whole Foods Market Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:04:00 +0000 524271 at http://supermarketnews.com Chicago aldermen looking to stop stores from getting around plastic bag ban http://supermarketnews.com/chicago-aldermen-looking-stop-stores-getting-around-plastic-bag-ban <div class="node-body link-body">Chicago Tribune — Chicago's ban on plastic bags starts to take effect at many big stores Saturday, but an alderman who helped craft the law already is talking about changing it to thwart a few large retail chains that he says are trying to skirt the new rules.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/chicago-aldermen-looking-stop-stores-getting-around-plastic-bag-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Sustainability Recommended Reading Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:16:00 +0000 524261 at http://supermarketnews.com Generation Yum: Why Millennials are the most food-obsessed generation in history http://supermarketnews.com/generation-yum-why-millennials-are-most-food-obsessed-generation-history <div class="node-body link-body">CivilEats.com — Q&A with author Eve Turow on Millennials, Instagram, and how to engage the younger generation.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/generation-yum-why-millennials-are-most-food-obsessed-generation-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer Trends Recommended Reading Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:13:00 +0000 524251 at http://supermarketnews.com Haggen cuts worker hours in Seattle area http://supermarketnews.com/haggen-cuts-worker-hours-seattle-area <div class="node-body link-body">Seattle Times — Haggen is making major cuts to worker hours at several Seattle-area stores it took over from Albertsons and Safeway earlier this year, a fresh sign of the Bellingham-based grocer’s challenges as it grows into its new, larger footprint. </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/haggen-cuts-worker-hours-seattle-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recommended Reading Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:11:00 +0000 524241 at http://supermarketnews.com Fresh & Easy closing 14 stores http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/fresh-easy-closing-14-stores <div class="node-body article-body">Fresh & Easy is closing 14 underperforming stores, a spokesman told SN Friday. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/fresh-easy-closing-14-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/fresh-easy-closing-14-stores#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Fresh & Easy Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:15:00 +0000 524231 at http://supermarketnews.com Hannaford small box opening set http://supermarketnews.com/ahold-delhaize-merger/hannaford-small-box-opening-set <div class="node-body article-body">Hannaford’s new small store concept is scheduled to open next week in North Berwick, Maine, the company said. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/ahold-delhaize-merger/hannaford-small-box-opening-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/ahold-delhaize-merger/hannaford-small-box-opening-set#comments Store Design & Construction Delhaize America Small Format Supermarket Ahold-Delhaize Merger Delhaize America Hannaford Bros. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:51:00 +0000 524221 at http://supermarketnews.com Weis posts Q2 sales, profit gains http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/weis-posts-q2-sales-profit-gains <div class="node-body article-body">Weis Markets reported a 28.4% increase in net income during the fiscal second quarter on the strength of improved sales volume. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/weis-posts-q2-sales-profit-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/weis-posts-q2-sales-profit-gains#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Weis Markets Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:56:00 +0000 524191 at http://supermarketnews.com Whole Foods Brewing Co. to distribute first draft beer http://supermarketnews.com/beverage/whole-foods-brewing-co-distribute-first-draft-beer <div class="node-body article-body">Whole Foods Market Brewing Co., a craft brewery located within Whole Foods’ Post Oak store in Houston, will mark the distribution of its first draft beer with tapping events at 10 Houston-area Whole Foods locations, which will simultaneously tap kegs on Aug. 8 at noon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/beverage/whole-foods-brewing-co-distribute-first-draft-beer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/beverage/whole-foods-brewing-co-distribute-first-draft-beer#comments Latest News Beverage Center Store Whole Foods Market Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:55:00 +0000 524201 at http://supermarketnews.com <p>Whole Foods will distribute Post Oak Pale Ale to its Texas stores in September.</p> Natural Grocers sets loyalty program rollout http://supermarketnews.com/marketing/natural-grocers-sets-loyalty-program-rollout <div class="node-body article-body">Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage said Thursday it plans to begin rolling out its loyalty program companywide on August 7. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/marketing/natural-grocers-sets-loyalty-program-rollout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/marketing/natural-grocers-sets-loyalty-program-rollout#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Marketing Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Quarterly Results Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:52:00 +0000 524181 at http://supermarketnews.com Analysts concerned about Whole Foods' future http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/analysts-concerned-about-whole-foods-future <div class="node-body article-body">Wall Street analysts are expressing concerns over the near-term future of Whole Foods Market, forecasting the possibility of negative comparable-store sales growth and questioning the company’s decision to open smaller-format stores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/analysts-concerned-about-whole-foods-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/analysts-concerned-about-whole-foods-future#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Natural Food Stores Small Format Supermarket Whole Foods Market Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:50:00 +0000 524171 at http://supermarketnews.com