September 25, 2018

Spangler Candy acquires Necco

Spangler Candy recently revealed that it had acquired Sweethearts, Necco Wafers and Canada Mints from the New England Confectionery Co. for an undisclosed amount. Spangler Candy had made a bid […]

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September 25, 2018

Seasons Kosher Supermarkets files for Chapter 11

New York-based Seasons Kosher Supermarkets voluntarily filed a petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on Sept. 21, 2018. Media reports said the kosher grocery store has […]

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September 25, 2018

Empire Co. acquires Farm Boy for $800 million

Canadian food retailer Empire Co., which owns Sobey’s, announced on Monday it had reached an agreement with Berkshire Partners to acquire Farm Boy, an Ottawa-based fresh grocer specializing in locally-grown, […]

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September 19, 2018

Amazon plans to open up to 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021

In a report released on Sept. 19, Bloomberg reported that e-commerce giant Amazon has planned to open 3,000 cashierless AmazonGo stores during the next few years. The news sent Walmart […]

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September 18, 2018

Supervalu to sell 19 Shop ‘n Save stores to Schnucks

On Sept. 17, 2018 Supervalu announced it will convert 19 of its 36 Shop ‘n Save grocery store locations in the St. Louis, Mo. area to Schnuck Markets, including 16 […]

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September 18, 2018

Noel White is Tyson Foods’ new CEO after Tom Hayes steps down

On Sept. 17, 2018 Tyson Foods announced that its board of directors had appointed Noel White as the company’s president and CEO, and latest board member, effective Sept. 30. White, […]

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September 17, 2018

Amazon launches Amazon Storefronts

On Sept. 17, 2018 Amazon announced the launch of its new venture — Amazon Storefronts that features products from small- and medium-sized businesses. The Seattle-based company said in a statement […]

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September 17, 2018

Kroger to consolidate Mariano’s and Roundy’s

A recent report in the Chicago Tribune said that Kroger Co. will consolidate Roundy’s Wisconsin- and Chicago-based Mariano’s into a single Wisconsin-based division under the name of Roundy’s. The leadership […]

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September 13, 2018

Hershey’s acquires Pirate Brands for $420 million

On Sept. 12, 2018, The Hershey Company announced it will acquire B&G Foods Pirate Brands that include the Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings brands to bolster its better-for-you […]

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September 12, 2018

Jim Donald is Albertsons’ new President and CEO

On Sept. 12, 2018, Albertsons Companies announced that Jim Donald, the company’s current President and COO, has been appointed President and CEO of Albertsons Companies, effective immediately. Current Albertsons Chairman […]

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