August 9, 2013

Amazon's grocery service might be making its way to New York next year, according to published reports.

August 8, 2013

Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe, Giant Eagle opened its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio — a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination — on Thursday in the Solon Village Shopping Center that the company will staff with a licensed skin care professional and dietitian who will conduct health-and-wellness activities in the store.

August 7, 2013

Grocery chain Stop & Shop has announced plans to close its six Stop & Shop stores and three gas stations in New Hampshire on or before Sept. 21.

August 1, 2013

Ahold USA has appointed Nick Bertram as its SVP store strategy and execution, the supermarket operator said.

August 1, 2013

Available now nationally at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, Farm Rich announced three new snacks to the company's portfolio.

July 30, 2013

A newly remodeled Giant Food Stores location includes an expanded selection of gluten-free items and digital kiosks for finding savings and placing orders.

July 22, 2013

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Co. on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine in an all-stock merger valued at approximately $1.3 billion, including existing net debt at each company.

July 18, 2013

A Maryland Martin's Food Markets store has hired a professional nutritionist to assist customers with questions on healthy eating, provide consultations and teach classes.

July 16, 2013

Coming home after a long vacation is often described as coming "back to the grind" or "back to reality." For people who might have thrown away perishable foods before leaving, that reality often includes an empty refrigerator at inconvenient hours or in the throes of jet lag.

July 11, 2013

Mass merchandise chain Meijer is set to open its first store in the city of Detroit later this month, according to published reports.

July 9, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Harris Teeter for $49.38 per share in cash as part of a deal valued upward of $2.5 billion.

July 8, 2013

Royal Ahold's U.S. division has appointed a new executive to head the division's brand management and private label development, the company said.

June 27, 2013

Ahold repurchased 3.3 million shares as part of a share-buyback program announced earlier this year, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

June 27, 2013

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported that Cerberus Capital Management has made a bid for Harris Teeter Supermarkets.

June 11, 2013

Amazon is giving a free trial of its fresh-food delivery service to premium customers in the Los Angeles area, according to published reports.

June 10, 2013

Amazon is looking to expand its grocery-delivery and locker businesses, according to published reports.

May 28, 2013

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.

May 21, 2013

Empowered Products Inc. announced Kroger has placed its first batch of orders for Empowered Products' Pink line of personal lubricants for five of Kroger's distribution centers across the United States.

May 16, 2013

On May 1, Brookshire's Grocery held a grand opening ceremony for a new Super 1 Foods located at 9 Fair Ave. in Winnsboro, Texas, with a ribbon-cutting event. The company converted the store, which it purchased last year, from the Kaye's Fod Market format.

May 14, 2013

Bi-Lo Holding, parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, on Tuesday announced a long-term agreement under which Keene, N.H.-based C&S Wholesale Grocers will provide warehouse, transportation and most procurement services for all 480 Winn-Dixie stores and continue providing services to all 206 Bi-Lo stores.

May 14, 2013

Royal Ahold has appointed Ben Wishart as group chief information officer, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

May 13, 2013

Nearly all of Royal Ahold's Albert Heijn stores in the Netherlands will have pick-up points for the company's Bol.com online grocery service by this summer, the company said.

May 3, 2013

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

May 2, 2013

Harris Teeter on Wednesday announced its opening of a new store in Charlotte, N.C., with a grand opening celebration to be held May 29.