Among supermarket rankings, Wegmans was the only supermarket that improved its score between 2015 and 2016, with a gain of one point, while whole foods dropped 10 points, Albertsons dropped 9 points, and Hannaford and Trader Joe’s both dropped eight points.
Ahold Pharmacy & Business News
The Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting that the 19 Martin’s Food Markets stores in the area will be either sold or closed as the completion of parent company Ahold’s merger with Delhaize Group. The Richmond-area stores are just some of the 83 stores the combined companies are looking to unload across the eastern and northeastern U.S. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Ahold shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company`s proposal to merge with Delhaize Group.
Weis Markets also announced an Ahold USA vet has joined the team as director of category analysis, promotional income and retail strategies.
In the United States, Ahold grew sales excluding gas by 4.1%, adjusted for an additional week.
Southeastern Grocers on Tuesday welcomed grocery veteran Anthony Hucker to its ranks as COO, the Jacksonville Daily Record reported. "Hucker previously was president and COO of Schnucks, a Midwest food retailer," the paper reported. "He also served as president of Giant Food and was on the executive board of Ahold USA." (Jacksonville Daily Record)
"Royal" Ahold Delhaize will bring together a portfolio of more than 6,500 stores in the United States and Europe.
Ahold USA has leveraged RSi's data platform and collaboration tools to better align Ahold USA business goals and daily priorities with its vendor partners.
Partnering with Peapod, Giant is combining short-term delivery wait periods with the convenience of getting groceries on the way home from work
The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2016, following associate consultation procedures, shareholder approval and regulatory clearances.