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....More
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.
As the economy keeps improving, so are supermarket sales, according to industry executives around the U.S., who told SN summer sales have been increasing — and most said they expect more of the same through the fall....More
After introducing its first small footprint store at the University of Minneapolis this July, Target Corp. announced plans to open two Bay Area TargetExpress stores in San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif....More
Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday it has sent an enhanced acquisition proposal to the board of directors of Family Dollar Stores that would increase its all-cash offer to $80 per share, for a total offer of approximately $9.1 billion....More
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....More
A bill banning single-use carryout plastic bags statewide is headed to California Gov. Jerry Brown following Friday’s passage by the state Senate, a day after the state Assembly also voted in favor of it....More
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....More
SN's exclusive interview with Ahold's James McCann also struck a chord with e-newletter readers, as did news about Keurig's new pods, Kroger's cookie happy hours, and a new Coke product sold only at The Fresh Market.