Food Trade News

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.

Poor Economy, Deflation Play Havoc With Sales; Giant/Landover, Food Lion Maintain...

Simply stated, the 12 month period from April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010 was the most challenging for food and drug retailers in the 32 years we’ve been covering the industry in the Mid-Atlantic.