June 23, 2014

Three-quarters of online shoppers have shopped online for groceries and 40% of these do so on a regular basis, but only one-third of grocery shoppers rate their experience as “easy.” And only one-in-five (19%) of those surveyed by EDigitalResearch are delighted with their online grocery experience.

June 23, 2014

Walmart Canada has appointed an executive from Delhaize Group, Dirk Van den Berghe, as president and CEO, effective Aug. 1.

June 13, 2014

According to a consumer survey from eDigitalResearch released Friday, online grocery shoppers tend to buy fewer impulse purchases online than in store, resulting in smaller basket sizes.

June 11, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday released its annual analysis of U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends, presented by FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin at FMI Connect, which reveals dramatic changes in the consumer universe that have impacted the way food retailers do business.

June 9, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of Bi-Lo, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, on June 7 began to rebrand three Winn-Dixie stores as Harveys stores in Albany, Ga.

May 28, 2014

Bi-Lo is shuttering six of its Reid’s grocery stores in South Carolina to rebrand them as as Bi-Lo stores, the Augusta Chronicle reported Monday.

May 27, 2014

Giant Eagle on Tuesday announced the opening of the company’s second Giant Eagle Express, a new 14,000 sq.-ft. neighborhood grocery store format.

May 8, 2014

Publix is testing a new smaller-box concept — a 20,000-sq.-ft. prototype that would better suit smaller communities — according to a report in the Orlando Business Journal published Wednesday.

May 7, 2014

Supervalu, the owner of Cub Foods, along with four Twin Cities-based independent grocery retailers, on Wednesday announced they had each entered into definitive agreements to acquire 18 Rainbow Foods grocery stores from Roundy’s for approximately $65 million plus inventory.

April 22, 2014

Drug Store News’ sister publication, Chain Store Age, celebrated in March the winners of its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition, which recognizes the best in retail and restaurant design from around the world, as well as achievements in sustainability and in-store digital innovation.

April 16, 2014

In celebration of its 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location, which opened last week, the grocer launched a new payment option.

April 16, 2014

Wakefern Food, a retailer-owned cooperative, is celebrating on Thursday the opening of its newest warehouse facility in Elizabeth, N.J., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

April 14, 2014

Jewel-Osco has announced that Scott Hays has been named VP operations for the Chicagoland grocery store.

April 10, 2014

The Wild Oats brand will begin appearing on Walmart shelves this month as the retailer plans to offer 100 low priced organic dry grocery items.

March 20, 2014

Supervalu on Thursday reorganized its operations in an effort to streamline the independent business organization.

March 19, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, on Wednesday announced that on March 29 it will begin to rebrand 17 Sweetbay stores throughout much of the Tampa-St. Pete, Largo and Bradenton areas.

March 3, 2014

Ahold USA on Monday announced that Tom Lenkevich will join the Giant/Martin's division as president, effective March 4, reporting to Bhavdeep Singh, EVP operations, Ahold USA.

February 28, 2014

Following speculation that Safeway may be considering "strategic alternatives," Safeway executives during their latest conference call confirmed just that — the supermarket retailer placed itself on the sales block. Before that conference call, analysts were already putting two and two together and coming up with two viable suitors for the Safeway footprint — private investment firm Cerberus, also known as New Albertsons, and supermarket giant Kroger, which has just closed on Harris Teeter for $2.5 billion.

Cerberus is said to be the lead bidder, but Kroger shouldn't be ruled out. But what would Cerberus or Kroger be getting if they purchased Safeway outright for almost $10 billion? In addition to 1,335 locations and a $2.7 billion book of prescription business, there would be some intangibles in the deal as well — namely Safeway's relatively advanced Just for U loyalty program and a yet-to-be launched health-and-wellness platform that's supposed to evolve Safeway over the next decade from being a food retailer into being a health solutions center.

February 24, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management is the lead bidder for Safeway, according to a Bloomberg report published Saturday that cited people with knowledge of the matter.

February 19, 2014

A recent poll of U.S. millennial, gen X and Baby Boomer consumers found that traditional retail categories are increasingly blurring, and more and more shoppers are turning to drug stores to buy groceries.

February 14, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute and Matrix Group, a digital agency specializing in web design, development and e-marketing in the Washington D.C., area, on Friday announced the release of a new animated video as part of the trade association’s “Supermarket Fact Video Series.”

February 12, 2014

Meijer is perhaps best known for the freshness it offers in the grocery aisles, but more and more Meijer customers will now look across the center aisle for bright colors, geometric patterns and advice thanks to a major initiative to upgrade its apparel offerings, the retailer announced Wednesday.

February 10, 2014

Supervalu on Monday announced it will host its first-ever national sales expo, Sales 4 All Seasons, this summer.

January 30, 2014

An exclusive study of more than 2,200 moms who primarily buy food for their family at supermarkets reveals that an overwhelming majority (89%) are regularly influenced by coupons to try new food and drink products.