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SUPERVALU, AWG pick up new business in Central Grocers bankruptcy

May 23, 2017

SUPERVALU will now supply Sunset Foods, Potash Bros., Shop & Save Markets, Garden Fresh and Cermak Fresh Markets after Central Grocers’ recent bankruptcy filing, sources said. Associated Wholesale Grocers has also added to its roster following the bankruptcy, with new customers including Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Market, Treasure Island Foods, Fairplay Foods and Pete’s Fresh Market…. Read more »

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Deflation Dings Ahold Delhaize’s Q1 U.S. Sales

May 23, 2017

Ahold Delhaize has posted what it called “resilient” first-quarter fiscal 2017 results with an increase in margins for the group, despite what CEO Dick Boer admitted was an “ongoing deflationary environment in the United States.” Full story

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ShopRite launches wellness program to cut through nutritional white noise

May 23, 2017

Wellness is everywhere. And sometimes, that’s precisely the problem.  In an effort to combat that, ShopRite launched the Well Everyday program in April, an “in-store messaging program that is aimed at highlighting better food choices and designed to help customers take small steps towards better nutrition,” according to a company release. Full story

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Driving Sales of Summer Produce

May 23, 2017

Powerful promotions and creatively executed displays drive sales of summer produce at grocery chains like Rouses Supermarkets. The grocery chain, which has more than 40 stores in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, runs regular display contests, particularly when there’s a change in seasons. Summer means stone fruit and grilling promotions. Full story

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Lidl: First U.S. stores opening June 15

May 23, 2017

Pledging to “rethink grocery” behind a combination of quality, convenience and value, Lidl US revealed that its first U.S. stores would open June 15. Lidl, a division of German retailer Schwarz Group with U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Va., also provided locations of the 20 stores it said it would open this summer but did not… Read more »

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Supermarkets Promise to Chop if You’ll Shop

May 3, 2017

Hy-Vee Inc., a chain of 244 Midwestern supermarkets, has begun a meal-preparation program that runs similarly to a book club. A group of five to 12 customers schedule a time to gather in a separate room in the store that may have large working tables, a stove and a dishwasher. Each group member selects one… Read more »

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Weis to invest $90M in stores, supply chain, IT

May 3, 2017

Weis Markets will open new stores, remodel existing ones and improve its supply chain and information technology tools as part of a $90 million investment, Chairman and CEO Jonathan Weis said. The plans include 14 store remodels, two fuel centers, a new store in Brunswick, Md., and an expanded distribution facility in Milton, Pa. Full… Read more »

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Food Lion To Remodel 71 Stores In Greater Richmond Market This Year

May 3, 2017

Food Lion will spend $110 million to remodel 71 stores in the greater Richmond, Virginia, market in 2017. The remodels are part of the grocer’s “Easy, Fresh and Affordable… You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!” strategy and includes remodeling the stores, additional price investments throughout the year and investments in associates and the community through… Read more »

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Big Y Revamps 5 Stores

May 3, 2017

Big Y Foods Inc. has completed renovations costing more than $13 million at three of its locations in Massachusetts’ Hampshire County. The stores, located in Amherst, Northampton and Hadley, all underwent extensive renovations and will celebrate their grand reopenings on May 3. The Springfield, Mass.-based grocer has additionally remodeled two Connecticut stores. Full story

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Weis Kicks Off Annual Paws For Pets Program

April 27, 2017

Weis Markets has rolled out its ninth annual Paws For Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects money, pet food and supplies throughout May, also known as National Pet Month. Paws for Pets directly benefits local animal shelters and rescue organizations in the communities where the Sunbury, Pa.-based grocer operates. Full story

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