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Issue 02-15-2016

Supers enter new era

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — If the activity at last month’s FMI Midwinter Executive Conference is a true indication, the nation’s supermarket retailers, a group that has traditionally adhered to a conservative business model, are gearing up to reshape the way they meet the needs of consumers. “We’re seeing unprecedented levels of change in our industry

Kroger unveils Main & Vine

SEATTLE — “Where fresh food comes first and flavor brings people together” — that’s how Kroger Co. is billing its latest concept store, which opened earlier this month in the Seattle area in the remodeled Quality Food Center in Gig Harbor. Main & Vine — the new store that now occupies the remodeled former location

CVS helps Target customers stay healthy

WESLEY CHAPEL, N.C. — The first six CVS pharmacies located inside Target Corp. stores celebrated a grand opening earlier this month in North Carolina. CVS intends to convert all 1,672 Target pharmacies in 47 states to CVS/pharmacy locations over the next six to eight months and rebrand the 79 Target clinic locations as MinuteClinic, CVS

Albertsons’ Panzer takes on bigger role

Albertsons’ Panzer takes on bigger role

BOISE, Idaho — Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos., has assumed additional responsibility for general merchandise and health and beauty aids. “Mark’s impact on our operation in 2015 was immediate. He brought a wealth of industry experience with him when he joined our team that makes him a

Ahold, Delhaize set to take vote

BRUSSELS — Delhaize Group and Koninklijke Ahold N.V. announced earlier this month that they have respectively called Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs), to be held on March 14, at which their respective shareholders will consider and vote on proposals to approve the intended merger between Delhaize and Ahold. Delhaize’s EGM will be held in Brussels and

Peapod by Giant gives shoppers new option

LANDOVER, Md. — Making lives easier for Washington, D.C.-area residents, Peapod by Giant recently announced a first-of-its-kind offering that will allow shoppers to place their orders online and pick them up at one of three Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stations: Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna. The new Metro Peapod service began February 1, 2016.

Bristol Farms’ Davis is elected FMI chairman

Bristol Farms’ Davis is elected FMI chairman

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI’s) board of directors voted to approve its 2016-2018 incoming officers during the Midwinter Executive Conference annual business meeting that was held here last month. Kevin Davis, chairman and chief executive officer of Bristol Farms Inc., has assumed the role of FMI’s chairman of the board. The