Food Trade News

Ahold USA, Supervalu Heading In Different Sales Directions

Two of the Northeast's largest food retailers - Ahold USA and Supervalu - continued to track on vastly different financial paths.

Delhaize America Shuts 126 Supermarkets; Bloom 'Retired,' Bottom Dollar To Expand

Delhaize America has closed 126 under-performing stores primarily affecting its Food Lion, Bottom Dollar Food and Bloom banners.

Supervalu Posts $750 Million Loss In Third Quarter

On January 11, Supervalu, Inc. posted a third quarter net loss of $750 million on total net sales of $8.3 billion and saw identical store sales plummeted to 2.9 percent

Lauer's Supermarkets Founder Ed Lauer Dies

Lauer's Supermarkets founder Ed Lauer passed away January 2 after a long battle against Parkinsons disease.

UFCW's McNutt: Unions Will Seek Wage Increases In Giant, Safeway Bargaining

UFCW Local 400 president Tom McNutt discusses the organization's upcoming negotiations with Giant and Safeway for new labor contracts.

Safeway Exiting Philly With Sales, Closings Of Genuardi's

In a long-expected announcement, Safeway Inc. said it intends to exit the Philadelphia market where it operates 27 Genuardi’s stores. The Giant/Carlisle division of Ahold USA has agreed to purchase 16 of those stores (all in Pennsylvania) for $106 million.

Wakefern, C&S, Supervalu, McLane, AWI Pace Mid-Atlantic Wholesalers

Food World's 2011 study of Mid-Atlantic wholesalers.

Delhaize Set To Add 450 New Stores; Retailer Seeks 5-7% Annual...

Delhaize announced plans for 450 new stores in the next five years, including hundreds of Bottom Dollar Food units in the U.S.

Sussman Named Stop & Shop NY President; Onorato New Ahold SVP

Ahold USA announced that Ron Onorato, formerly Stop & Shop NY president will move into a new role as SVP-operational initiatives for Ahold USA while Don Sussman will take over at Stop & Shop.

Wakefern Posts Record $12.8B Retail Sales, $9.5B Wholesale Volume; Janeway Officially...

Wakefern Food Corp. held its annual meeting late last month and it was clearly one of the most pivotal gatherings in the company’s 65 year history, with record retail and wholesale volumes and the offical retirement of president Dean Janeway.