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In the spotlight: Supervalu looks forward

Supervalu Inc, one of the largest grocers in the US, has had a troubled 12 months - some would argue two years - but the company's managemen...

On the money: Supervalu shifts price positioning

Supervalu Inc has suggested that it will focus on delivering a “fair everyday price” rather than relying on promotions to drive sales as pos...

Ben Cooper | 6 Feb 2009

Three top food analysts give just-food their predictions for the US food retail sector in 2009.

Retailers work hard to attract shoppers to their stores, but how well does marketing work once they are through the door? Tracking consumer behaviour inside supermarkets is vital if retailers and manufacturers are to exploit the full potential of their merchandising programmes. Katy Humphries & Catherine Sleep report on a new formula that gauges the effectiveness of in-store marketing.

David Robertson | 21 Jul 2006

North American food retailers are under pressure to cut costs and employees are taking the brunt of their efforts, but in Europe trade unions have, so far, prevented the same trend taking root. Dave Robertson investigates the controversy surrounding unions in the food retail sector.

Katy Askew | 2 Mar 2006

In announcing its move into the US, Tesco has set itself a daunting challenge, one that has defeated other European retailers. Katy Humphries looks at what makes Tesco’s move different and why analysts expect the company may have a decent chance of success.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 3 Nov 2011

Self-service checkouts have been a feature of food retail stores for a decade or more but their use remains a subject of debate. The UK is a market where the technology is well-established and now Waitrose has decided to use the tills across its estate. Dean Best talks to Ed Brindley, marketing director for Waitrose self-checkout supplier Wincor Nixdorf, about the deal, the technology and where self-service could be heading.

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Hannah Abdulla | 16 Jan 2014

Albertsons LLC has confirmed the closure of 26 under-performing stores across the US.

Michelle Russell | 30 Apr 2013

Supervalu Inc has suggested it is unfazed by competition from discounter Aldi in the US but will start growing its Save-a-Lot banner further in order to compete more effectively.

Katy Askew | 25 Feb 2013

US retailer Albertsons LLC has unveiled the leadership team that plans to take the helm, following completion of a deal to acquire a number of stores from Supervalu stores.

Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 2012

US retailer Albertsons LLC is reportedly pulling almost entirely out of Florida, putting around 1,100 jobs at risk.

Sam Webb | 20 Sep 2011

Retailers in southern California have avoided strike action at their stores after union officials and supermarket chiefs negotiated an agreement over contracts.

Dean Best | 19 Sep 2011

Former Wal-Mart Stores executive Trey Johnson has joined US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores in a senior grocery role.

Sam Webb | 16 Sep 2011

Workers at US retailers Kroger, Safeway Inc and Supervalu Inc could strike this weekend following a breakdown in talks over contracts. | 5 May 2011

A second tomato distributor has recalled grape tomatoes produced by Florida grower Six L's due to the risk of salmonella contamination. | 18 Feb 2011

US private-equity group Comvest has taken majority ownership of Washington-based grocery chain Haggen. | 19 Jan 2011

Privately-owned retailer Albertsons is to close seven stores in Texas, it confirmed today (19 January).

Dean Best | 10 Jan 2011

US retailer Supervalu Inc has confirmed that it has closed nine more stores as it continues to shutter under-performing outlets. | 2 Sep 2010

US supermarket operator The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company has appointed Tom O'Boyle to the new position of executive vice president. | 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. | 9 Apr 2010

US supermarket group Supervalu Inc has appointed former Cadbury executive Wayne Shurts to the post of chief information officer. | 15 Mar 2010

Reports surfaced on Friday afternoon (12 March) that US supermarket group Supervalu could be poised for a leveraged buyout. | 3 Mar 2010

Fresh Harvest Products has completed the acquisition of US natural and organic frozen food group LaRocco Pizza Co.

Katy Askew | 18 Dec 2009

In food retail, 2009 was the year of the value message. As ever in an increasingly competitive environment, there have been winners and losers. Here is just-food's take on the food retailers that have prospered over the past year and those who have become casualties of the adverse economic conditions. | 17 Aug 2009

Supervalu has recalled its frozen Culinary Circle Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. | 28 Jul 2009

Supervalu has remained silent on speculation that it could look to exit other markets in the US, after the supermarket operator announced its sale of 33 stores in Utah. | 28 Jul 2009

US retailer Supervalu has today (28 July) sold the majority of its Albertsons stores in Utah to Associated Food Stores in a bid to pay down some of its debt. | 21 May 2009

Supervalu banner Albertsons is to cut prices by up to 20% on thousands of products on sale in its stores in southern California. | 12 May 2009

US grocery retailer Supervalu has launched a brand of USDA Choice Angus beef as part of the company’s new beef programme. | 8 May 2009

China has once again been on the retail sector's lips this week.

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