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ShopRite dominates click-and-collect comparison with A&P Commented on: 3 days ago (November 19, 2014)

At a recent event at St. Joseph's University, Academy of Food Marketing in Philadelphia, I spoke with several buyers of Wakefern/ShopRite corporate, who told me they are very strongly involved in...

Bottom Dollar openings set as chain focuses on profit Commented on: 24 weeks ago (June 5, 2014)

Today, June 5, there were almost 300 shoppers in line at 8AM, when 9th & Girard officially opened in North Philadelphia, with the first 250 receiving gift cards, all worth $5, while one very...

Walmart takes 'Savings Catcher' nationwide Commented on: 24 weeks ago (June 4, 2014)

On Tuesday, I attended a New Jersey Food Council meeting in Atlantic City, where the Walmart and many other new technologies were the prime topic of discussion for hours! Who would have thought,...

Living right: Wakefern wins SN Enterprise Award Commented on: 26 weeks ago (May 19, 2014)

On Saturday afternoon, I met with Wakefern's special events coordinator, Dianne McCurdy, at the Phiilies/ShopRite Can Can drive, and can now understand the overwhelming commitment it has to the...

Muller outlines new priorities at Delhaize Commented on: 36 weeks ago (March 13, 2014)

Delhaize is planning grand openings of Bottom Dollar units in Chester, Pennsylvania next month, and another at 9th & Girard in Philadelphia in June; but have halted construction of all...

Industry awaits A&P resolution Commented on: 41 weeks ago (February 5, 2014)

As of this week, A&P stores are still receiving their full orders from C&S, and vendors are negotiating deal merchandise for future advertising circulars, including Passover and Easter...

Food Lion revamp wins over a longtime supporter Commented on: 42 weeks ago (January 30, 2014)

Just attended G O of brand new Grays Ferry Philadelphia Bottom Dollar this morning at 8:AM, which was crowded with many happy neighborhood residents, who, until several years ago were very...

Signature sandwiches Commented on: 42 weeks ago (January 28, 2014)

One of the main reasons Wakefern made a deal to acquire the rights to "The Fresh Grocer" banner, is the wonderful huge sandwich creations its footprints create daily for its valued base of...

Martin Out as A&P CEO Commented on: 45 weeks ago (January 10, 2014)

Too Little Too Late, UNLESS...A recent piece in SN has Rick Cohen stepping aside from many of his executive duties at C&S Wholesale, A&P's major supplier, to concentrate on "special...

PriceRite Readies Virginia Debut Commented on: 49 weeks ago (December 13, 2013)

The largest Philadelphia area Wakefern member, Jeffrey Brown, will reopen the defunct Pathmark on Mt. Ephraim Avenue in South Camden soon as a locally-owned, fully unionized PriceRite.

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