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Grocery Purchase Drivers Evolving Beyond Value, Price, Convenience

Grocery Purchase Drivers Evolving Beyond Value, Price, Convenience

Retailers must learn to stay relevant in a market where health and wellness, food safety, social impact, experience and transparency…

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Execution is Key to Effective Displays

Execution is Key to Effective Displays

 Webinar explains why retailers should collaborate with CPGs for in-store merchandising with maximum impact.…

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Fuel Rewards Resonate Strongly with Millennials

Fuel Rewards Resonate Strongly with Millennials

Millennials show a likelihood to ditch a favored retailer if they can get cash off fuel, says Brandon Logsdon of…

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Survey: Company Digital Strategy Still Short-Term

Survey: Company Digital Strategy Still Short-Term Businesses are increasing their expenditures on digital technology and operations, even though they still remain focused on the short term…
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Sears Holdings Accelerating Store Closures

Sears Holdings Accelerating Store Closures In an update on its fourth-quarter performance, Sears Holdings Corp. announced that it is accelerating the closing of unprofitable stores,…
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Industry News
Caputo & Sons Faces $3.6 Million Lawsuit Caputo & Sons Faces $3.6 Million Lawsuit

Joe Caputo & Sons, a Chicagoland chain of family-owned grocery stores that focuses on meat, produce and Italian specialty foods, is facing a $3.6 million lawsuit from Anothony Marano Co., a Chicago-based produce wholesaler, reported Crain’s Chicago Business.


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Private Equity Firm Buys Into Mother’s Market Private Equity Firm Buys Into Mother’s Market

Mother’s Market & Kitchen, a Southern California grocery chain with seven stores in Orange County, said it “selected and partnered” with investment firm Mill Road Capital. 


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Industry News
Allegiance Retail Services Buys Pathmark Allegiance Retail Services Buys Pathmark

Allegiance Retail Services LLC, a retailer-owned cooperative serving more than 80 locations in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, said it purchased the intellectual property of former A&P supermarket banner Pathmark, including the banner’s logo, trademarks, brand name, web domain and other associated properties. 


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Industry News
Report: Kroger is After Fresh Market Report: Kroger is After Fresh Market

Kroger is among the suitors in the second round of bidding to acquire The Fresh Market, according to Reuters.


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Industry News
2016 Retail Sales Growth To Be Slightly Up 2016 Retail Sales Growth To Be Slightly Up

Retail industry sales (excluding automotive, gas stations and restaurants) will grow 3.1 percent, higher than the 10-year average of 2.7 percent, according to the National Retail Federation’s newly released 2016 economic forecast. 


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Industry News
Haggen Delays Store Auction for Third Time Haggen Delays Store Auction for Third Time

The auction of 33 stores in Washington and Oregon owned by Pacific Northwest grocer Haggen has been delayed for a third time, according to The Associated Press. 


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Industry News
Remaining Xpect Discounts Stores To Shutter Remaining Xpect Discounts Stores To Shutter

Marc Glassman Inc., which owns discount grocery chains Marc’s in Ohio and Xpect Discounts in Connecticut, will close its remaining three Xpect Discounts stores by the beginning of April, thus exiting the Connecticut market, the Hartford Courant reported. 

 


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