Jon Springer

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Retailers

Lidl Cheers Recognition From New York Beer Competition

At a competition judged by trade buyers, Lidl's private-label session ale and international lager private brands earn Gold Medals; Perlenbacher label named German Brewer of the Year.

Specialty/Gourmet

Fresh Market Eyes Growth Again as Ted Frumkin Joins Exec Team

The former Sprouts, Walmart real estate executive, who has built more than 500 stores, will help the specialty grocer "innovate."

The former CEO led the Nash Finch merger, and returned as interim CEO in 2019.

George Lopez says his grandmother was not only the muse for his comedy, but the inspiration for a fast-casual restaurant that's now taking authentic marinated meats and craft beer to retail.

Can a grocery store change the world? The Giant Co.’s Nick Bertram says so.

Smaller facilities, including a newly-opened "mini-CFC," and Zoom will support a high-tech grocery e-commerce ecosystem en route to the U.S. with Kroger, Ocado officials said this week.

Officials said its standard stores will grow in square feet by more than 16% this year, accommodating the discounter's outsized growth plans.

The Seattle software company says grocers using its solution are seeing rising profits and reduced waste.

In an interview with WGB, Ahold Delhaize’s Mark Williamson discusses getting the right message in the right place, and its implications for supporting the overall business.

The store in New York's Capital Region will create more than 150 jobs and offer customers time-saving features, including a drive-thru pharmacy and Hannaford To Go online ordering.

A new software launching through the retailer's digital media arm delivers targeted digital ads based on scan and loyalty data to shoppers who might otherwise miss them, driving incremental trips, larger baskets and more effective weekly promos, the partners say.

After five years in private hands and with an operating turnaround bearing fruit, the specialty fresh merchant has begun to seek a return to a public listing.

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