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US: Albertsons confirms closure of 26 stores

16 Jan 2014

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

Barclays 2013 conference: Supervalu unfazed by discount competition

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.

US: Albertsons outlines leadership plans

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.

US: Albertsons to shutter bulk of Florida stores

13 Apr 2012

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

Talking tech: Self-service checkouts and beyond

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.

US: California chains avoid strike with pay deal

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.

US: Former Wal-Mart exec Johnson takes Family Dollar food role

19 Sep 2011

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

US: Strikes loom for Kroger, Safeway and Supervalu

16 Sep 2011

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

Retail and self service - the evolving market trends

14 Sep 2011

In part two of this month's just-food management briefing, Glynn Davis looks at the success - or otherwise - that retailers have had with self-service technology and considers where the sector could go next.

US: Tomato recall extended

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.

In the spotlight: Supervalu looks to move on after challenging year

15 Apr 2011

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 management is looking to the new financial year with optimism. Dean Best reports.

The just-food management briefing - the globalisation of food retail - China, India and the US

21 Mar 2011

In part two of just-food's management briefing on the globalisation of food retail, Glynn Davis looks at three markets where the trend, in different ways, has taken hold - China, India and the US.

US: Comvest takes majority ownership of Haggen

18 Feb 2011

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

US: Albertsons announces store closures

19 Jan 2011

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

US: Supervalu closes Albertsons, Acme's stores

10 Jan 2011

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

US: A&P appoints new EVP

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.

US: Pilgrim's launches local Florida chicken

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.

On the money: Supervalu shifts price positioning

21 Apr 2010

Supervalu Inc has suggested that it will focus on delivering a “fair everyday price” rather than relying on promotions to drive sales as positive consumer sentiment returns to the US.

US: Supervalu poaches former Cadbury exec

9 Apr 2010

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

US: Supervalu “facing leveraged buyout”

15 Mar 2010

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

US: Fresh Harvest acquires LaRocco Pizza Co.

3 Mar 2010

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

2009's highs and lows - the retailers

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.

US: Supervalu recalls ready meal

17 Aug 2009

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

UPDATE: US: Supervalu silent on further market exits

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.

US: Supervalu disposes of Albertsons stores

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.

US: Albertsons slashes prices in California

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.

US: Supervalu expands beef offering

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.

Top stories on just-food this week

8 May 2009

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

US: Safeway strikes Albertsons, Price Chopper deals

7 May 2009

Safeway has struck agreements with Albertsons and Price Chopper that will see the retailers sell selected own-label lines for the US grocery giant.

US: Supervalu hires Wal-Mart exec as CEO

7 May 2009

US supermarket group Supervalu has appointed Wal-Mart CEO of Americas Craig Herkert to the position of CEO.

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