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US: Giant Eagle confirms Toledo exit, 179 jobs axed

25 March 2014

Giant Eagle has announced its exit from the Toledo market with the closure of two stores and accompanying gas stations in the area.

US: Meijer plans 10-12 store openings annually

13 March 2014

US retailer Meijer is planning to open ten to twelve stores annually in the "coming years".

SPAIN: Profits flat at own-label firm Grupo Siro

25 March 2013

Spanish own-label supplier Grupo Siro has reported flat annual profits despite an increase in turnover.

US: Meijer to invest $160m into stores, 1,500 new jobs

14 February 2013

US retailer Meijer is to invest US$160m in new and existing stores this year, creating 1,500 jobs.

US: Meijer promotes COO Symancyk to president

16 January 2013

US retailer Meijer has appointed J.K. Symancyk as president of the company, one year after he assumed the role of chief operating officer.

US: Supervalu to lay off 117 distribution workers

10 January 2013

US retailer Supervalu plans to lay off 117 workers at a Wesconsin distribution centre, the company confirmed yesterday (9 January).

UK: Morrisons appoints Ahold's Meijer as trading director

14 December 2012

UK retailer Morrisons has appointed Ahold executive Casper Meijer as its group trading director.

On the money: King upbeat as Sainsbury's misses City forecasts

13 June 2012

Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King today (13 June) stood by the UK retailer's recent performance after the company missed City forecasts on its first-quarter sales.

The verdict from the City: Sainsbury's trading update

13 June 2012

The UK's third-largest retailer said today (13 June) it was continuing to perform better than the rest of the market after another increase in underlying quarterly sales. However, shares in Sainsbury's fell after the company's sales missed City forecasts and there are some concerns increased competition from the likes of Tesco could erode the gains the retailer has made in recent months.

Focus: FDA restates intentions on nutritional food labelling

17 May 2012

The FDA's recently announced 2012-2016 strategic plan includes specific reference to both front-of-pack nutritional labelling and reform of the nutrition facts panel. Details of how the FDA plans to proceed remain sketchy, Ben Cooper writes, but the fact that these two items are firmly on the policy agenda ensures a lively debate will continue and possibly intensify during the coming few years.

US: Supervalu veteran Van Helden to leave retail giant

4 May 2012

Senior Supervalu Inc executive Pete Van Helden is to leave the US retailer after over 30 years with the business.

NETHERLANDS: Ahold revamps Albert Heijn management to drive growth

3 May 2012

Dutch retail giant Ahold has announced changes to the structure of its Albert Heijn executive team in a bid to speed up the expansion of the European chain.

US: Meijer expands into dairy production

29 March 2012

US retailer Meijer has moved into dairy production through the acquisition of family-owned Bareman's Dairy.

US: Wal-Mart logo to highlight healthier food

7 February 2012

Wal-Mart Stores plans to put a logo on some of its private-label foods that it claims will help US consumers identify healthier food.

US: Food makers should use one labelling system - study

25 October 2011

Food items on sale in the US should carry a uniform set of nutrition labels to enable consumers to buy healthier products, a study has argued.

US: Meijer to open smaller store format

27 July 2011

US regional retailer Meijer has opened a new store concept in Chicago called Meijer Marketplace.

US: Meijer launches online grocery offer

31 January 2011

US regional retailer Meijer has launched an online grocery service called

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