On the dark and rainy morning of October 27, shoppers still lined up to experience the first Wegmans in New York City and discovered a food retail experience quite different from others found in the Big Apple.
Kroger’s chief housewares merchant, Greg Parsons, told attendees of the IHA Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) that housewares plays an important role in the company’s “Restock Kroger” strategic transformation initiative.
Among retailers selling food, according to data analytics and promotions firm Inmar, non-traditional operators are making steady inroads versus traditional operators, including supermarkets, boosting market share to 40% from 39% in 2012 and 34% in 2006.
Walmart is introducing a Capital One Walmart Rewards Credit Card program, which launches with two new cards and makes tapping the retailer’s online operations, including grocery pickup and delivery, more attractive.
Albertsons has promoted Own Brands president Geoff White to evp/chief merchandising officer.
Ahold Delhaize said that Jeff Carr, chief financial officer since 2011, has informed the company that he will not stand for another term as member of the management board after his current term expires per the annual general meeting of shareholders in April 2020.
To advance a pilot program launched in October of last year, Kroger and Walgreens have launched Walgreens own-brand health and beauty products in 17 Kroger stores across Knoxville, TN, as well as the expansion of Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup at Walgreens stores.
Albertsons recently named Gineal Davidson president of the company’s Portland division, which operates over 140 stores in Oregon and Washington.
Giant Food Stores is developing a new, two-level urban flagship store in downtown Philadelphia, furthering the company’s investments and commitment to the market.
Albertsons has named Mike Theilmann evp/chief human resources officer, effective August 19.
Kroger has appointed Sonya Hostetler president of its Nashville division, effective August 1. She succeeds Zane Day, who previously announced his plans to retire from the company after nearly 45 years of service.