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Ahold Delhaize delivers solid Q1 results, driven by its strong U.S. banner performances

U.S. same-store sales (excluding gas) rose by 6.2%, while Food Lion reported its 42nd consecutive quarter of positive sales growth.


Grocery Outlet sales still sizzling as shoppers continue to seek value

The fast-growing West Coast discounter's same-store sales jumped 12.1% during the first quarter, driven by a 7.9% increase in transactions, prompting it to raise its financial guidance for the year.

The retailer will host a meet and greet on May 17 for its new store coming to Gunnison, Colorado, in September. Natural Grocers is set to close two “lower-performing” stores in the Dallas area June 27.

The hard discounter plans a 23,000-square-foot grocery store at 335 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

The ground-up build, which is about 50,000 square feet, is part of the Ahold Delhaize USA banner's strategic growth in the greater Philadelphia area.

Upgrades include new decor, more grab-and-go items, self-checkout lanes, energy-efficient overhead LED lighting and refrigerated cases with doors.

A bump in traffic drove a 2.7% increase in comparable-store sales for the natural-and-organic retailer, prompting the grocer to raise its guidance for the year.

The Scarborough, Maine-based grocer's grand opening comes on the heels of Hannaford’s acquisition of the store, which formerly operated as Tradewinds Marketplace.

The battle for market share heats up in the Midwestern state as Aldi plans for a new store in Suamico, Festival Foods readies to open in Chippewa Falls, and Hy-Vee opens in Janesville and Oregon.

The employee-owned retailer’s week also included a reporting of strong first quarter earnings.

Iowa grocer gets naming rights for sports complex, Marlyand-based organic market wants peace with the weeds.

Net sales in the quarter totaled $1.38 billion for the regional grocer, up 0.25% from the year-ago period.

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