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Grocery, Supermarket and Retail Food Industry News

Retailers

Can Sprouts Serve a Cup of 'Joe'?

New CEO Jack Sinclair's moves to reposition the chain show big early benefits—and an ambitious move toward Trader Joe's territory.

Wholesalers & Distributors

Q4 Results Signal 'Comprehensive' Turn for SpartanNash

Despite a difficult year, the wholesaler marked its 15th consecutive quarter of growth, and its interim CEO believes the momentum, including stronger retail sales, is here to stay.

Sales and profits in the fourth quarter exceeded company estimates.

The retailer said "promotions, reallocations or reductions" could come as part of an efficiency-led restructuring of in-store and management jobs.

The regional retailer’s forthcoming 45th store will focus on prepared meals and full-service fresh food departments.

The Kansas City area retailer has plans for at least two new stores and three remodels, doubling the prior two years' capital budget.

CEO Doug McMillon eyes "a whole other gear" to spark bigger, more profitable e-commerce baskets.

Dean Foods, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will now sell most of its assets.

The independent retailer believes a limited number of swipe transactions were affected after self-checkouts at four of its locations were compromised.

The program that offers savings on certain staples was previously only available to weekly customers.

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