Real Estate

Wholesalers & Distributors

SpartanNash Leases Massive Md. Food Warehouse, Sparking More Amazon Speculation

The same week SpartanNash announced a 7-year distribution agreement with Amazon, an affiliate of the wholesaler inked a 7-year lease at a former US Foods facility near Washington, but has not disclosed specific plans for it.

Retailers

Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division Relocating From Roanoke to Richmond

The move, effective early next year, follows store and population growth in Virginia's capital city.

A Boston investment firm recently purchased a property leased to a Whole Foods Market in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood for nearly $71 million, making it one of the most expensive single-tenant grocery transactions on record.

Alfalfa's Local Market and Whole Foods Market have each taken over a former Lucky's Market location to expand their reach in Colorado.

The author expounds on what he believes are the key culprits dogging compact format grocery stores. Spoiler alert: Site selection is in the crosshairs.

While Raley's is set to close two of its value-driven Food Source stores in the first quarter, the grocer is looking ahead to three store openings in early 2020.

The retailer, which has struggled to succeed with the small-format concept, has shuttered another "pantry" location in favor of a newly opened 90,000-square-foot store.

Lidl, Compare Foods and McKay’s are identified as the buyers as the distributor's lengthy wind down of the Shoppers chain continues.

The retailer rolls out a multimillion-dollar growth plan for south Austin—a market it already dominates.

A facilities redesign reportedly puts warehouse—and stores—“several years out,” but local sources still expect the fast-growing discounter to arrive in the state.

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