The latest news and analysis of U.S. grocerymass, drug, discount and club retailers, including financial, executive leadership and mergers and acquisitions


Grocery openings pick up in November

Winsight Grocery Business tallied 33 new stores during the month, led by fast-growing Aldi.


Stater Bros. to open new store in Ontario, California

The new store, located at 930 N. Haven Ave., will feature full-service meat, seafood, service deli and bakery departments and will offer fresh sushi prepared by trained sushi chefs.

The warehouse club is bringing its value-is-king model to Lewis Center, Ohio, with the opening slated for Dec. 15.

The discount grocer's openings included new locations in the Midwest, East Coast and the South.

Food and beverage purchases, in addition to discretionary shopping, declined during the discounter’s third quarter.

Customer base demographics show strong a consumer profile in attractive markets for grocery, foodservice and health care-related businesses.

Convenience stores were part of Love's Travel Stops’ acquistion of Carey Johnson Oil Co.

The new 40,000-square-foot Fairfax Market will be located at 2190 E. 105th Street and is slated to open Jan. 16.

Holt succeeds Jan Ernst de Groot, Ahold Delhaize’s chief legal officer and chief sustainability officer, who is slated to retire in May.

WGB talked with Andy Harig, vice president of tax, trade, sustainability and policy development at FMI – The Food Industry Association, about how food retailers can develop responsible sourcing practices—before it’s too late.

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