Wholesalers & Distributors

SpartanNash taps Giant Eagle’s Brandon Pasch to oversee center store merchandising

Retail veteran brings key leadership to merchandising transformation under company’s strategic growth plan.


Kroger expands partnership with Cooler Screens to 500 stores

The deal follows a three-year pilot aimed at “improving in-store consumer experiences with dynamic, interactive media and digital merchandising,” the tech company said.

Upgraded loyalty plan to bring more personalization, more ways to earn and redeem points on food and pharmacy purchases, and a co-branded RBC credit card.

Tom Lofland promoted to take over from Perkins as Mid-Atlantic division president.

Partnership with retailer Canadian Appliance Source brings new offering to grocery chain’s one-stop shopping concept.

Fewer price hikes are planned as vendors refocus on countering upsurge in grocery retailers’ private-label activity, Advantage Solutions reports.

The partnership will create “seamless, engaging and tailored online shopping experiences for their customers and improve the overall performance of their loyalty programs,” the company said.

Watkins replaces Charles Redfield, who stepped down after 32 years at the retail giant earlier this month.

The supermarket giant cited the ongoing shift from print to digital in consumer media habits.

Uber Eats said the new ad capability will solidify the company as an e-commerce leader in the grocery and convenience retail sector.

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