Food Trade News

Ahold USA Changes: Kelley Named S&S New England President, McGowan To...

Ahold USA earlier this month announced two changes to its executive leadership. Mark McGowan has been named EVP-Supply Chain for Ahold USA and Joe Kelley will become president of Stop & Shop New England.

Wal-Mart's Ambitious Washington, DC Growth Plan Facing Construction Delays

Wal-Mart’s ambitious project of building six new stores in the District of Columbia over the next three years will not happen as planned.

Trade Loses Two Industry Vets As James S. Herr, Lee Javitch...

Industry veterans James S. Herr of Herr Foods and Lee Javitch of Giant/Carlisle both passed away this month.

Wawa CEO Howard Stoeckel To Retire At The End Of 2012

Long-time Wawa CEO Howard Stoeckel will retire at the end of the year. Chris Gheysens, 15-year company vet, will take the post in January.

Wyche Named Acme Markets President; Parent Supervalu Annual Loss At $1.04B

Keith Wyche has been named Supervalu president as Dan Sanders moves to SVU's SoCal Albertsons division.

Delhaize America's Sluggish Sales Threaten Rebound Effort

As Delhaize tries to revamp many part of its organization, it continues to struggle with its bottom line and comp store sales performance.

UFCW Locals 400, 27 Ink New 18-Month Labor Agreements With Giant,...

There is labor peace in the Baltimore-Washington market for the region's two largest chains - Giant/Landover and Safeway.

Delhaize America Plans More Bottom Dollar Growth In NJ

Bottom Dollar Food (BDF), a unit of Delhaize America, announced late last month that it will add eight additional stores in Southern and Central New Jersey over the next few months.

Burkle Era Begins As A&P Exits Chapter 11; Martin Remains CEO...

On March 13, 15 months after it filed for Chapter 11 protection, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company has emerged from bankruptcy as a privately held firm.

Ahold Posts 75.3 Percent Earnings Increase In 4th Quarter

On March 1, Ahold announced that its net income rose 75.3 percent to 270 million euro ($360 million) in its fourth quarter ended December 31. Quarterly sales increased 4.5 percent to 7.29 billion euro ($9.71 billion) for the Amsterdam based retailer.