Albertsons Co. has added two executives with major corporation experience to its digital management team.
Supervalu and Unified Grocers said that the United States Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, with respect to their merger.
Lidl is ready to take on the retail market in the U.S. The supermarket operator, which earlier in the year announced it would open 20 stores in the U.S. this summer, has set a grand opening date of June 15.
In the fourth quarter, following its plans to acquire Unified Grocers, Supervalu gained momentum in its wholesale business while its retail division slipped.
For the first quarter, Publix’s sales were $8.69 billion, a 0.4% decrease from last year’s period as the Easter holiday timing affected results, the company stated.
Albertsons Companies has appointed Mike Withers, currently president of the Jewel-Osco division, evp/retail operations for the company.
Save-A-Lot has appointed Kenneth McGrath as chief executive officer, effective April 21.
Supervalu and Unified Grocers have entered into a definitive merger agreement that calls for Supervalu to acquire Unified Grocers in a transaction valued at approximately $375 million.
Kroger Co. has appointed Joe Grieshaber president of Fred Meyer Stores. Grieshaber had been serving as president of Kroger’s Columbus division.