July 19, 2018

Chef’d shuts shop

Setting off alarm bells in the already-troubled industry, meal kit maker Chef’d announced late on the night of July 16 it was suspending all operations and shutting down. The meal […]

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July 19, 2018

Publix names new Human Resource and Public Affairs executives

On July 19 Publix CEO and President Todd Jones announced Marcy Benton, 49, as the new VP of Human Resources and John Provenzano, 44, as VP of Public Affairs. Benton, […]

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July 18, 2018

Kroger’s Bruce Lucia to retire, new leaders in Atlanta and Cincinnati/Dayton Divisions

On July 17, Kroger announced the retirement of Atlanta Division President Bruce Lucia and promoted Tim Brown, their current Cincinnati/Dayton division president, to succeed him, effective Aug. 1. Michigan division […]

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July 17, 2018

Wakefern hires Erik Keptner as Senior Vice President of Marketing

Supermarket industry veteran Erik Keptner was named Senior Vice President of Marketing for Wakefern Food Corp., that has member companies under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer and […]

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July 17, 2018

Supervalu issues stakeholder presentation ahead of August shareholder meet

On July 17, Supervalu released an investor presentation ahead of its annual shareholder meeting to be held on Aug. 16. In the presentation, the company outlined the business decisions and […]

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July 11, 2018

Kroger invests $17M in Northern Kentucky Distribution Center

On July 11, Kroger announced a $17 million investment in its distribution center on Mt. Zion Road in Florence, Kentucky anticipated to ramp up production and create 250 new jobs. […]

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July 11, 2018

The Fresh Market to close 15 stores

On July 10, North Carolina-based specialty grocery chain The Fresh Market, announced it will be closing 15 of its stores nationwide over the next two to four weeks. In a […]

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June 28, 2018

Albertsons sells Safeway stores to Publix, exits Florida

On June 28, Publix announced it had entered into an agreement with Albertsons to purchase three Safeway stores in Florida. The stores located in Altamonte Springs, Largo and Oakland Park […]

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June 28, 2018

Amazon acquired PillPack

After entering the grocery space, Amazon is setting its sights on the pharmacy sector. On June 28, the company announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire PillPack. PillPack […]

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June 14, 2018

Supervalu to restructure organization

On June 12, Supervalu announced that it proposed to reorganize the company’s corporate structure by converting it to a holding company to facilitate its strategic transformation, among other benefits to […]

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