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


Natural Grocers accelerates 2023 store growth despite 2 store closings next month

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.


Hannaford set to open Blue Hill, Maine, store

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Newly created role entails oversight of all project activity across divisions, including all retail banners.

Family-owned grocer says the new store is slated to open next year in Clifton.

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