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FMI Bestows Top Leadership Awards on Randy Edeker, Tom Heinen

The late Greg Calhoun, IGA’s Mark Batenic and Coca-Cola Co.’s Muhtar Kent and Ern Sherman were also honored at the trade association’s Midwinter Confab.

Retailers

'The Rumors Are True': Lucky's Confirms 32 Closures

Despite its fans, the retailer's expansion was undone by competition for shoppers and investment capital, sources say.

New industry recognition platform will recognize the talented individuals who are making a mark on growing and expanding fresh categories as well as the next generation of leaders.

In partnership with UPMC, the retailer debuts "AnywhereCare" in three Pittsburgh stores while eyeing further expansion.

Well-timed with the all-important holiday season, the Kroger division opens two new stores amid an aggressive store expansion and renovation program, including its largest store to date last week in New Bern, N.C.

The retailer will convert two of the acquired stores by late January and will shutter the third location, which is near one of its existing units.

The initiative is rolling out to four stores with expansion plans for the near future.

The Albert Heijn executive's promotion to lead the global retailer’s transforming Chicago-based online grocery delivery brand comes at a pivotal time.

He was named president of PLMA in 1981, shortly after it was founded, and grew it to more than 4,000 companies worldwide.

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