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Grocery, Supermarket and Retail Food Industry News

Wholesalers & Distributors

David Sisk Named President of SpartanNash MDV Military Division

He replaces Kathleen Mahoney, who will continue in her roles as EVP and chief legal officer.

Retailers

H-E-B’s Boyan, Bristol Farms’ Davis, Festival Foods' Skogen Among 6 Feted by FMI

The trio of retail execs were among six leaders honored at the trade association’s 2020 Midwinter Executive Conference in Phoenix.

Six product suppliers were named to the board, along with a new chairman, Randy Edeker of Hy-Vee.

The Midwestern chain, which debuted its Dollar Fresh format in 2018, purchased six former Shopko locations for the new stores.

One of the five retailers selected will be named USA International Retailer of the Year in March.

The retailer said the 38-year company veteran will assist CEO Randy Edeker in negotiating industry challenges. Darren Baty will succeed Brett Bremser as chief merchant.

The successful pilot with Flashfood, an app that allows customers to buy food nearing its sell-by date at a discount, will expand to all of the retailer's locations.

Weeks after Kroger pulled its financial support, reports indicate nearly all of the Lucky's stores built under its watch will get the ax.

The initiative combines the food and agriculture sectors to address how to feed people in the future that is beneficial to people, animals and the planet.

The regional retailer has opened its 19 statewide stores for residents to sign the Utah 2019 Tax Referendum, which opposes a looming 177% grocery sales tax increase.

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