SATIS_1170x120_1-25-21

Issue 07-22-2013

A compelling deal

CINCINNATI — In a move that will expand its presence in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Kroger Co. will acquire Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion. In a move that will expand its presence in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Kroger Co. will acquire Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. in

Kroger names division heads

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has named new division presidents in connection with its creation of Nashville and Louisville, Ky., divisions. Kroger Co. has named new division presidents in connection with its creation of Nashville and Louisville, Ky., divisions. Rick Going was named president of the Nashville division, while Calvin Kaufman was appointed president of the

Martindale moves up at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has promoted senior executive vice president and chief operating officer Ken Martindale to president and extended its wellness+ loyalty program. Rite Aid Corp. has promoted senior executive vice president and chief operating officer Ken Martindale to president and extended its wellness+ loyalty program. Executives say the 53-year-old Martindale,

Key provision delayed in health care reform

WASHINGTON — In a move that won quick approval from employer groups, the Obama administration has postponed the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) mandate that larger employers provide health coverage for workers or pay penalties. In a move that won quick approval from employer groups, the Obama administration has postponed the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) mandate

Aldi takes aim at California

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Aldi is planning a combined warehouse and office here as part of an entry into Southern California. Aldi is planning a combined warehouse and office here as part of an entry into Southern California. In contrast to competitors, the discount supermarketer is bypassing Los Angeles and targeting San Bernardino and Riverside

Reiser joins Family Dollar as senior VP

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Former Walmart and Sam’s Club executive Jason Reiser has joined Family Dollar Stores Inc. as senior vice president of merchandising for hard lines. Former Walmart and Sam’s Club executive Jason Reiser has joined Family Dollar Stores Inc. as senior vice president of merchandising for hard lines. In his new post Reiser will

Tops revamps 12 supermarkets

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Tops Friendly Markets took the wraps off a dozen rebranded stores in northern New York earlier this month. Tops Friendly Markets took the wraps off a dozen rebranded stores in northern New York earlier this month. Many of the stores, part of the 21 former Grand Union stores that Tops acquired last

New book demeans Sam Walton

George Packer is a highly regarded political writer. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker magazine. He has written several books, most notably Assassins’ Gate, recognized as one of the 10 best books of 2005 by The New York Times. George Packer is a highly regarded political writer. His work appears regularly in The

Leahy’s legacy at Tesco thrust into the spotlight

Tesco’s well-publicized struggles have ignited an internecine feud over the recent history, current difficulties and future direction of the world’s third-largest retailer. Tesco’s well-publicized struggles have ignited an internecine feud over the recent history, current difficulties and future direction of the world’s third-largest retailer. Speaking at the company’s annual meeting in London last month, Ian