Food Trade News

A&P Closing 25 Stores

A&P announced it will close 25 stores.

Snyder's Of Hanover, Lance Set To Merge To Create $1 Billion...

Snyder's of Hanover and Lance, Inc., announced they have signed a definitive agreement to combine in a stock-for-stock merger.

A&P, Supervalu, Safeway Continue Sliding Net, ID Sales Trends

Three of the leading retailers in the Delaware Valley - A&P, Supervalu (Acme) and Safeway (Genuardi's) posted disappointing numbers in their most recent operating periods.

CEO Musical Chairs At A&P Continues As Ron Marshall Is Replaced...

A&P late last month abruptly replaced Ron Marshall as president and CEO with Sam Martin, who most recently was COO of OfficeMax.

Weis Continues Progress With 34.9% Net Gain In Quarter

Weis Markets on July 12 reported a 34.9 percent increase in its second quarter earnings.

Baltimore City Ratifies Two Cent Bottle Tax, Effective July 25

The Baltimore City Council last month passed a bottle tax that will ad two cents to some bottled beverages bought in the city.

Ahold USA Reorganization Plan On Track; 1,500 Updated At Hershey Meet

More than 1,500 vendors attended last month’s first ever Ahold USA Retail vendor meeting held at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.

Mayor Nutter's Philly Beverage Tax Dead Before Arrival

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s effort to impose a beverage tax on the citizens of the city has failed. It officially died (for this year, anyway) on May 20.
Market Study 2010

ShopRite Zooms Ahead; Giant/Carlisle, Weis, Wal-Mart, Wawa Grow In Rugged Landscape

The most rugged 12 months in recent grocery industry history was not only marked by high unemployment, significant deflation, cautious consumer spending and a continuation of fierce competitiveness and an overstored landscape, but the period from April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010 created a real separation of performance among the 65 retailers measured in Food Trade News’ annual market study.

Rick Anicetti Departs Delhaize; SVP Carol Herndon Given Expanded Duties

Delhaize Group, the Belgian international food retailer, which owns Food Lion, Hannaford, Bloom, Bottom Dollar and Sweetbay, late last month announced that Rick Anicetti, executive VP of Delhaize Group and CEO of Delhaize America Shared Services, has left the organization.