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Talking shop: Delhaize better positioned in US

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize is to sell its Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid's chains in the US to Winn-Dixie owner Bi-Lo. The move could reduc...

2012 - Savvy shoppers, online key areas of focus

In part two of our management briefing, Sam Webb talks to experts about the possible changes to the landscape of the food retail sector in 2...


2012 - Savvy shoppers, online key areas of focus

Sam Webb | 3 Feb 2012

In part two of our management briefing, Sam Webb talks to experts about the possible changes to the landscape of the food retail sector in 2012, amid power shifts, market volatility, evolving shopping trends and changing consumer habits.


Focus: A&P's future is uncertain after bankruptcy

Dean Best | 14 Dec 2010

A&P's descent into Chapter 11 protection has taken few in the US retail sector by surprise but what does the future hold for the historic grocer? And which competitors could benefit?


Talking shop: The future for Winn-Dixie

Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 2010

Shares in Winn-Dixie suffered yesterday (28 July) after the US retailer announced plans to close 30 "under-performing" stores in a bid to lower the company’s cost structure, improve efficiency, and "build the right foundation" for the business in the future.

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Southeastern Grocers sees YTD gains

Katy Askew | 3 Dec 2013

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of US chains Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie, registered an increase in sales and earnings during the first nine months of the year.


Bi-Lo to keep Harveys chain; can Sweetbay, Reid's

Dean Best | 9 Oct 2013

US retailer Bi-Lo is to hold on to the Harvey's banner but discard Sweetbay and Reid's once it closes its deal to buy the chains from Delhaize Group.


Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie to list as Southeastern Grocers

Dean Best | 27 Sep 2013

The owner of US retail chains Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie plans to list the business as Southeastern Grocers.


Bi-Lo tight-lipped over "IPO plans"

Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 2013

US regional supermarket operator Bi-Lo has remained silent over reports it is planning an initial public offering later this year.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food

Katy Askew | 3 Jun 2013

This week saw the high levels of M&A activity we have seen throughout May continue, with the shock announcement that the board of US pork group Smithfield has given its unanimous backing to a takeover bid from Chinese pork group Shuanghui International.


Bi-Lo to cut 130 jobs in South Carolina

Michelle Russell | 28 Mar 2013

US regional supermarket operator Bi-Lo has confirmed plans to cut its workforce by around 130 as part of its reorganisation plan after its acquisition of fellow retailer Winn-Dixie in 2011.


Josefowicz named as director of retailer Roundy's

Katy Askew | 3 Apr 2012

Roundy's, a regional grocery chain in the US, has appointed Gregory Josefowicz to its board of directors.


Kroger names Brown president of Delta division

Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 2012

US retail giant Kroger has promoted its vice president of operations, Tim Brown, to the role of president of its Delta division.


Winn-Dixie losses narrow ahead of Bi-Lo takeover

Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 2012

US retailer Winn-Dixie Stores has posted lower half-year losses in what could be its last financial report before its sale to local peer Bi-Lo.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week

Dean Best | 13 Jan 2012

The performance of the UK food retail sector over Christmas came under scrutiny this week and there were some clear winners and losers. Elsewhere, the M&A rumour mill continued to turn, with German yoghurt giant Müller in talks to buy UK milk supplier Robert Wiseman Dairies. In the US, baker Hostess Brands applied for Chapter 11 protection for a second time, Cargill reported its worst quarter in a decade and Archer Daniels Midland announced a swathe of job cuts. On just-food's insight pages, we looked at Bi-Lo's plan to buy fellow UK retailer Winn-Dixie and at the importance of price optimisation.


US regional retailer Bi-Lo to buy Winn-Dixie

Dean Best | 19 Dec 2011

US regional retailer Bi-Lo is to acquire local peer Winn-Dixie Stores, in a deal that will create a company operating 690 stores across eight states.


Winn-Dixie Q1 shows recovery

Sam Webb | 1 Nov 2011

US retailer Winn-Dixie Stores appears on the road to recovery after it lessened losses in its first quarter.


Winn-Dixie CEO Lynch upbeat despite FY profit fall

Michelle Russell | 30 Aug 2011

US grocer Winn-Dixie Stores has said it enters fiscal 2012 as "a stronger company", despite booking a drop in full-year profits.


Winn-Dixie to discontinue SaveRite banner

Petah Marian | 19 Aug 2011

US supermarket operator Winn-Dixie has announced plans to discontinue the SaveRite banner and convert all stores to conventional Winn-Dixie format stores.


Winn-Dixie reports drop in FY profits

Michelle Russell | 2 Aug 2011

US grocer Winn-Dixie Stores has said that it managed to strengthen its results "significantly" during the second half of the year despite recording annual losses of US$70m.


Winn-Dixie posts Q3 net income growth

Petah Marian | 17 May 2011

US grocer Winn-Dixie Stores has posted an increase in net income during its third quarter, reporting an improvement in gross margins.


Ebro plans gluten-free push in US

Katy Askew | 11 Mar 2011

Spanish food group Ebro Foods is planning to expand its appeal in the gluten-free market, with the launch of a range of products in the US over the next two months.


A&P names six merchandising, marketing execs

just-food.com | 16 Feb 2011

A&P has appointed six executives to its merchandising and marketing team to help the US retailer enhance value for customers, while reducing structural and operating costs.


Winn-Dixie posts Q2 loss

just-food.com | 15 Feb 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores recorded a loss in its second quarter, hit by increased competition and the shift from branded to generic pharmaceutical products.


Winn-Dixie appoints operations SVP

just-food.com | 5 Jan 2011

The senior vice president of human resources for US grocery retailer Winn-Dixie Stores has been promoted to SVP of retail operations.


Winn-Dixie Q1 losses widen

just-food.com | 2 Nov 2010

US grocery operator Winn-Dixie saw its net loss during its first quarter as charges from the company's move to close 30 stores hit the bottom line.


Winn-Dixie sees FY profits slide

just-food.com | 31 Aug 2010

US supermarket group Winn-Dixie has booked a drop in full-year profits as a result of the “difficult” economic and competitive environment.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

just-food.com | 30 Jul 2010

First-half and quarterly results continued to filter out this week, with CEOs and CFOs attempting to mitigate some less than impressive expected results by looking to "long-term strategies." Here's the pick of what was said:


Winn-Dixie to close 30 stores

just-food.com | 28 Jul 2010

US supermarket group Winn-Dixie is to close 30 "under-performing" stores with the loss of over 120 jobs.


Pilgrim's launches local Florida chicken

just-food.com | 11 Jun 2010

US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride has launched chicken under the "Fresh from Florida" label to tap into local shoppers who prefer locally-grown products.

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Hershey tries its hand at visual merchandising

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Nov 2014

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups maker, Hershey, has taken the reins at the Winn Dixie store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ensuring candy gets the attention it deserves - right at the front of the store.

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