Food Trade News

New A&P CEO Moving Quickly With Store Sales, Closures

With its third CEO in place in less than a year, A&P is making moves designed to strengthen the company for the long term.

Six Inductees To Enter Maryland Food Industry Hall Of Fame

Six notables from the industry will make up the eighth class to be inducted into the Maryland Food Industry Hall of Fame.

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.