Industry Faces Tough Challenges Ahead

A recap of several key components of what the industry is dealing with and how the pandemic is affecting their-day-to-day approaches towards the important and changing issues that they are facing.

IGA Chairman Emeritus Dr. Tom Haggai Passes Away At 89

Dr. Tom Haggai, chairman emeritus of the Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) died March 27 of natural causes. Haggai became involved with IGA beginning in...

Onex Out As Save A Lot Recapitalizes Debt

The Toronto-based private equity firm that acquired the discount grocer from Supervalu in 2016 has apparently shed its investment in the St. Louis area retailer.

Lidl Opens Third U.S. Distribution Center In Maryland

The new regional depot will supply Lidl stores in five states - Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

COVID-19: Food Industry Takes Action

In this special update, takes a company-by-company look at how leading food and drug industry retailers and wholesalers are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Village, With 5 Stores And PDC, Emerges As Big Winner In Fairway Auction

The results of the auction were posted in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court document after 5:00 p.m. on March 25.

Special COVID-19 Food Industry Report

Barry Scher of the public policy firm Policy Solutions LLC highlights the latest information from the FDA on the coronavirus and the U.S. food supply.

Costco Completes Purchase of Third Party Logistics Company Innovel

Costco announced in a press release last week that it had completed the acquisition of Innovel Solutions, a leading third-party end-to-end logistics solutions company...

Wakefern Promotes Henig To CCO; Harris Joins As CMO

Most recently, Henig served as VP-digital commerce and analytics at Wakefern and Harris worked as executive VP-chief commercial officer for Save-A Lot.

Giant, Safeway, UFCW Agree To New Four-Year Contracts

In separate votes, the nearly 26,000 retail clerks and meatcutters employed at both companies overwhelmingly authorized new pacts that provide for hourly wage gains for all four years, increased minimum wage levels and a maintenance of current health and welfare benefits.