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Spartan Wins Chief Supply Deal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores here on Tuesday said it has entered a distribution agreement with Chief Super Market, a 12-store independent based in Defiance, Ohio. Chief operates 12 stores under the Chief Supermarkets and Rays banners in Northwest and West Central Ohio. Spartan said it will assume distribution to all of Chief’s banners for grocery, […]

Midwest retailer Meijer names new president

WALKER, MI — J.K. Symancyk will take over the role of president of Meijer Inc. from Mark Murray next month, the Midwest retailer said Tuesday, Jan. 15 as the announcement was made to more than 60,000 Meijer employees across five states. Murray, 58, will remain with the company as co-chief executive officer, a position he’ll […]

State of the Specialty Food Industry

Did you know… 66% of US consumers purchase specialty food, up from 59% in 2011 ** Specialty foods represent 13.7% of all food sales at retail * Chocolate remains the most purchased specialty food category. Cheese and yogurt/kefir recorded strong increases in the percentage of consumers purchasing. * State of the Specialty Food Industry 2012 […]

SUPERVALU announces definitive agreement for sale of five retail grocery banners

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – January 10, 2013 — SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) announced today a definitive agreement under which it will sell its Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market stores and related Osco and Sav- on in-store pharmacies (collectively, the “Banners”) to AB Acquisition LLC (“AB Acquisition”), an affiliate of a Cerberus Capital Management L.P. […]

A Michigan City Bets on Food for Its Growth

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The idea of building a year-round public market to tie the city’s skilled chefs to the region’s big complement of young farmers had already attained an air of inevitability by the time this Midwestern city held its first Restaurant Week three summers ago. Next year, just in time for the fourth […]

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