Incoming president and CEO Robert Edwards had a busy first-quarter at Safeway — the company last month agreed to sell its Canadian operations to Sobeys and Safeway initiated an IPO for its Blackhawk prepaid card business.
HBA Global, a product development event for the beauty and personal care industry, has announced the winners of several industry awards for innovations in package design, emerging brands and suppliers' new products.
Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.
Starbucks Corp.'s Seattle's Best Coffee and food manufacturer Inventure Foods on Wednesday announced new Seattle's Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends, available in grocery, club and mass merchandise stores nationwide.
Safeway announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Canadian operations through a sale of the net assets of Canada Safeway Limited to Sobeys, a Canadian food retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, for $5.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities.
A group of 16 food and beverage suppliers, including PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and General Mills, has exceeded its goal of reducing trillions of calories from foods in the marketplace ahead of schedule, the group announced this week.
Several months after acquiring Supervalu, Cerberus Capital Management is reportedly interested in about a half-dozen grocery chains for potential bids, including Harris Teeter, according to a Wall Street Journal article.
Unilever, through Advantage Sales and Marketing, a consumer packaged goods sales and marketing agency, has announced that it will invest $70 million incrementally over the next three years to expand its retail coverage, with a significant portion of the incremental investment going toward training military veterans employed by ASM to provide services for the Unilever network.