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June 21, 2012

“This tomato sucks.”
 A blunt assessment, for sure, but it was the honest opinion delivered at a recent TED talk by Paul Lightfoot, the CEO of BrightFarms, as he plopped an organic tomato into his mouth.


“This tomato sucks.”


A blunt assessment, for sure, but it was the honest opinion delivered at a recent TED talk by Paul Lightfoot, the CEO of BrightFarms, as he plopped an organic tomato into his mouth.


June 20, 2012

Frequenting certain retail stores may affect customers' waistlines, according to a new study.

NEW YORK — Frequenting certain retail stores may affect customers' waistlines, according to a new study.

June 6, 2012

Save Mart Supermarkets announced the hiring of Brett Wing as VP of FoodMaxx operations.

 MODESTO, Calif. — Save Mart Supermarkets announced the hiring of Brett Wing as VP of FoodMaxx operations. Wing comes from Cub Foods/Supervalu in Hudson, Wis., and brings 35 years of grocery store and senior management experience, the grocer stated.

June 4, 2012

Two North Carolina-based grocery stores have announced a purchase and sale agreement.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two North Carolina-based grocery stores have announced a purchase and sale agreement.

Harris Teeter will acquire 10 of the Lowes Foods' store locations in the central Carolinas region, while Lowes Foods will acquire six Harris Teeter store locations in western North Carolina. In addition to six of its stores being acquired by Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter said it also will pay the latter $26.5 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the company's third quarter of fiscal 2012, which ends July 1.

May 22, 2012

Giant-Landover and ShopRite are shoppers' two favorite supermarkets, according to results of a survey released Tuesday.

BOULDER, Colo. — Giant-Landover and ShopRite are shoppers' two favorite supermarkets, according to results of a survey released Tuesday.

May 17, 2012

Supervalu is bringing its Save-A-Lot banner to Atlantic City, N.J.

ST. LOUIS — Supervalu is bringing its Save-A-Lot banner to Atlantic City, N.J.

The store, which opened Thursday, will become the first full-service grocery store within a 21-mile radius of the city, the company said. The Atlantic City location is the 11th Save-A-Lot store in New Jersey.

May 7, 2012

Online grocer Peapod is bringing its scan-and-buy grocery ordering system to the Chicago El.

CHICAGO — Online grocer Peapod is bringing its scan-and-buy grocery ordering system to the Chicago El.

The online retailer, owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold, announced Monday that it had placed its virtual store posters along the walls of a tunnel at the heavily trafficked State and Lake station of Chicago's rapid transit system.

April 16, 2012

Supervalu on Monday announced three new executive appointments following the departure of Sue Klug, president of its Albertsons Southern California division.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Monday announced three new executive appointments following the departure of Sue Klug, president of its Albertsons Southern California division.

Dan Sanders has been tapped to head Albertsons Southern California, Keith Wyche will lead Acme and Brian Audette has been named president at Cub Foods.

March 13, 2012

A Northeastern supermarket chain has made a business magazine's list of the top 10 most innovative companies in the food industry.

QUINCY, Mass. — A Northeastern supermarket chain has made a business magazine's list of the top 10 most innovative companies in the food industry.

March 8, 2012

Target is set to complete remodels for more than 100 general merchandise stores later this month, the retailer said. The remodeled Target stores will dedicate approximately 10,000 sq. ft. to a vast array of fresh food choices, including a curated assortment of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods, in addition to dry and frozen offerings.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is set to complete remodels for more than 100 general merchandise stores later this month, the retailer said. The remodeled Target stores will dedicate approximately 10,000 sq. ft. to a vast array of fresh food choices, including a curated assortment of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods, in addition to dry and frozen offerings.

March 8, 2012

Morrisons, the large U.K.-based supermarket chain, wanted to get closer to its customers. The result was M Local, its new 3,000-sq.-ft., freestanding, convenience food format.

ILKLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE, U.K. — Morrisons, the large U.K.-based supermarket chain, wanted to get closer to its customers. The result was M Local, its new 3,000-sq.-ft., freestanding, convenience food format. In developing the new store, Morrisons identified four key issues U.K. customers have with convenience stores: lack of fresh food options; poor overall quality and value; difficult to shop; and poorly stocked.

February 22, 2012

Supervalu subsidiary Save-A-Lot is expanding its presence in Pennsylvania.

ST. LOUIS — Supervalu subsidiary Save-A-Lot is expanding its presence in Pennsylvania.

The company is slated to open four new stores in Pennsylvania in February and March, bringing the total number of Save-A-Lot stores in the state to 76, the company said.

February 17, 2012

Six percent more men are doing the primary grocery shopping for their families versus five years ago, according to results of a new survey by Schnucks.

ST. LOUIS — Six percent more men are doing the primary grocery shopping for their families versus five years ago, according to results of a new survey by Schnucks.

February 2, 2012

Safeway and Kraft Foods on Thursday announced that their Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts) food drive yielded nearly 362,000 bags of groceries for food banks and other hunger-relief centers throughout the United States.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway and Kraft Foods on Thursday announced that their Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts) food drive yielded nearly 362,000 bags of groceries for food banks and other hunger-relief centers throughout the United States.

In addition to helping provide products for the food drive, Kraft Foods donated $420,000 to local food banks in Safeway's U.S. operating divisions.

January 30, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday honored three supermarket executives for their achievements in the industry during FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference in Orlando, Fla., the association announced.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Food Marketing Institute on Monday honored three supermarket executives for their achievements in the industry during FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference here, the association announced.

January 30, 2012

H. E. Butt Grocery has made a $100 million commitment to expand into the Austin market, according to an American-Statesman report published Saturday.

SAN ANTONIO — H. E. Butt Grocery has made a $100 million commitment to expand into the Austin market, according to an American-Statesman report published Saturday.

The capital expenditures will be used to remodel a number of stores throughout the market, as well as to build a new 75,000-sq.-ft. grocer in the area. The "Mi Tiendo" Latin format expansion, reported earlier this year by the American-Statesman, is a part of that push into the Austin market.

January 24, 2012

Meijer's stores in Michigan will "prominently" feature 49 products made in the state as part of a program to promote local businesses, the mass merchandise retailer said.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer's stores in Michigan will "prominently" feature 49 products made in the state as part of a program to promote local businesses, the mass merchandise retailer said.

The chain is partnering with the Michigan State University Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources to launch the "Made in Michigan" initiative, whereby 33 stores will feature 49 such grocery items as marinara sauce, blueberry butter, gluten-free baking mixes and gourmet seasonings in specially designated areas of the store starting on Sunday.

January 18, 2012

Harris Teeter has launched its Rx Punch Card promotion, which can help loyalty program customers save on groceries when they fill or transfer a prescription to one of the chain's pharmacy locations.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter has launched its Rx Punch Card promotion, which can help loyalty program customers save on groceries when they fill or transfer a prescription to one of the chain's pharmacy locations.

January 11, 2012

Supermarket operator Spartan Stores and gas station operator Speedway are expanding a fuel-discount program to all of Michigan, the companies said Wednesday.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supermarket operator Spartan Stores and gas station operator Speedway are expanding a fuel-discount program to all of Michigan, the companies said Wednesday.

January 5, 2012

Walmart featured this talking shelf touting the benefits of a quit-smoking program in the first week of 2012 in this new store just outside of York, Pa.

YOCUMTOWN, Pa. — Walmart featured this talking shelf touting the benefits of a quit-smoking program in the first week of 2012 in this new store just outside of York, Pa. The endcap, located in the pharmacy area, was facing the main aisle dividing the grocery sector from the rest of the store. Across the aisle, another shelf-cum-video featured the benefits of Quaker Oats for those resolving to eat better in 2012.

January 4, 2012

Grocery chain K-VA-T Food Stores has adopted Revionics' price-optimization systems, the 104-store chain said Wednesday.

ABINGDON, Va. — Grocery chain K-VA-T Food Stores has adopted Revionics' price-optimization systems, the 104-store chain said Wednesday.

The company will deploy Revionics' Price Optimization and Promotion Optimization, which includes category planning tools, weekly price maintenance capabilities and optimized prices.

January 3, 2012

H-E-B is bringing its "Mi Tiendo" Latin format to the Austin market, according to a report published last week by American-Statesman.

AUSTIN, Texas — H-E-B is bringing its "Mi Tiendo" Latin format to the Austin market, according to a report published last week by American-Statesman.

According to the report, H-E-B expanded one of its Austin locations by 6,000 sq. ft. of selling space to incorporate Latin-centric grocery fare, including a masa factory that grinds corn daily, a tortillas-producing machine and a butcher and deli featuring Latin cuisine.

The concept has been available in two locations in the Houston market, the report added.
 

December 19, 2011

Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie Stores on Monday announced that the companies will merge to create an organization of approximately 690 grocery stores and 63,000 employees in eight states throughout the southeastern United States.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie Stores on Monday announced that the companies will merge to create an organization of approximately 690 grocery stores and 63,000 employees in eight states throughout the southeastern United States.

Under the terms of the definitive agreement, BI-LO will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Winn-Dixie stock in the merger. Winn-Dixie shareholders will receive $9.50 in cash per share of Winn-Dixie common stock, representing a premium of approximately 75% over the closing price of Winn-Dixie common stock on Dec. 16.

December 5, 2011

Walmart’s first small-format Express stores have only been open about six months, but strong initial consumer acceptance, coupled with increasingly flexible real estate, points to the near certainty of an eventual rollout.


Walmart’s first small-format Express stores have only been open about six months, but strong initial consumer acceptance, coupled with increasingly flexible real estate, points to the near certainty of an eventual rollout.


The stores range between 10,000 and 15,000 sq. ft., offer about 13,000 products and were developed so Walmart could tap potential growth opportunities in rural and urban markets. Walmart expects to end its current fiscal year in late January 2012 with 11 Walmart Express stores following the opening of the first units in northwest Arkansas.


November 21, 2011

The Chain Drug Marketing Association once again will host its annual trade exposition, bringing together suppliers, regional drug chains, regional drug wholesalers, independent pharmacies, grocery stores and convenience stores.

NOVI, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association once again will host its annual trade exposition, bringing together suppliers, regional drug chains, regional drug wholesalers, independent pharmacies, grocery stores and convenience stores.