Jon Springer

Executive Editor

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Jon Springer

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Natural Grocers Sees Higher Rings in Q2

The retailer said a focus on core natural food shoppers drove higher sales in quarter, despite trips declining.


Leadership Strain at Sprouts Concerns Some Analysts

With a CEO search continuing and president out on temporary leave, Sprouts CFO Brad Lukow is taking on 3 roles.

The retailer said Q1 comps were slightly below plan as weather issues reduced produce availability. Plus, search for a new CEO continues.

The retailer said service initiatives and improved stock conditions helped sales but slow inflation prevented expense leverage.

As rivals combine to create a hybrid wholesaler, C&S must continue to innovate, Chief Commercial Officer Joe Cavaliere says in an exclusive WGB interview.

The hard discount retailer unveils the first round of new stores, including locations in Plainview, Babylon, Huntington and Center Moriches, which will open by early 2020. 

Schnuck Markets' director of bakery and deli, Chris Kline, is a certified Cicerone and enthusiastic supporter of the retailer's efforts to lead the craft beer category.

The Wegmans 2Go app, which adds delivery and pickup options for prepared foods, is coming to more than 40 stores this year after a successful pilot.

The online retailer said it would invest $800M in cutting delivery times by a day; Whole Foods sales up slightly in Q1, but online orders boost volume.

As Vivek Sankaran begins a new role as CEO of Albertsons, observers reflect on the challenges ahead.

The retailer said it would open 1 new store, remodel 14 units and add six new fuel centers.

The proposed combination of Asda and Sainsbury's would have freed up $4 billion for Walmart.