Dialed Into Discounters

Contemplating the significance of our August cover story with an assist from IGA CEO John Ross.


1-on-1 With IGA CEO John Ross

In our August Endcap interview, IGA's leader talks about battling discounters and dollar stores, "infinitely smarter" consumers and the ongoing independent renaissance.

How a future-focused supermarket executive attracted Aldi to Iowa City and crafted “the first new merchandising idea since the supermarket was introduced.”

WGB's August cover story examines how consumers' flight to price has upended the retail landscape.

Following successful remodels in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, more stores will be revamped in those states as well as Massachusetts and New York.

Liz Ferneding, who oversaw a new look for Kroger's discount concept, joins Cincinnati headquarters in operations role.

The dollar store chain's food-focused urban convenience format continues its rollout.

Strong investor response results in a more lucrative IPO than expected; trading opens near $30 per share.

The partnership leverages the retailer's vast rural footprint for added customer convenience.

The fast-growing discounter said it intends to use proceeds to repay debts.

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