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USA: Grocers avert Northern California strike

21 Dec 2004

US grocery retailers Albertsons, Kroger’s Ralphs and Safeway have reached a tentative agreement with a grocery workers union in Northern California.

USA: Grocery union sets negotiations deadline in Northern California

15 Dec 2004

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union in Northern California has said it has terminated a contract extension with US grocery retailers Albertsons, Kroger’s Ralphs and Safeway and set a negotiations deadline for midnight on 19 December.

USA: Winn-Dixie appoints new president and CEO

10 Dec 2004

US grocery retailer Winn-Dixie Stores has announced that it has appointed Peter Lynch as president and chief executive officer, replacing Frank Lazaran.

USA: Albertsons reports higher Q3 earnings despite tough conditions

2 Dec 2004

US supermarket group Albertsons has reported higher Q3 net earnings as its sales in Southern California finally returned to pre-strike levels.

USA: Union says grocers' health care proposal unacceptable

24 Nov 2004

The United Food and Commercial Workers union has deemed unacceptable the latest health care proposals for San Francisco area grocery workers made by supermarket chains including Safeway.

USA: Albertsons names new head of Jewel-Osco

3 Nov 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has announced that it has appointed Larry Wahlstrom as president of its Jewel-Osco division.

USA: Albertsons names head of new California food division

26 Oct 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has announced that Pete Van Helden has been named president and CEO of the company's newly formed California food division.

USA: Albertsons acquires gourmet food retailer Bristol Farms

22 Sep 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has announced that it has acquired Southern California-based fresh, gourmet and specialty food retailer, Bristol Farms.

USA: Albertsons names president of Shaw's division

21 Sep 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has named Nicola DiFelice as president of its Shaw's division, which is headquartered in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

USA: Albertsons names new chief marketing officer

13 Sep 2004

US supermarket chain Albertsons has announced today that Paul Gannon has been named chief marketing officer effective immediately.

USA: Grocers attempt to avoid further strikes in California

10 Sep 2004

Several US grocery retailers including Safeway are in talks with unions in North California in a bid to reach new contract agreements and avoid potentially damaging strikes.

USA: Albertsons: feeling the pinch (COMMENT)

3 Sep 2004

Competition from premium grocers and discount outlets, rising costs of commodities and a crippling strike have created mounting pressure for the Albertsons supermarket chain. The sharp decrease in profits for the second quarter of its fiscal year has now raised serious doubts about its future.

USA: Labour dispute impacts Albertsons' results

31 Aug 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has reported a fall in second-quarter earnings, as its results continue to be impacted by the labour dispute in Southern California.

USA: Albertsons expands Internet grocery shopping

23 Aug 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has announced the expansion of its online grocery service, Albertsons.com, to people living in the Salt Lake City area.

USA: Shaw’s employees ratify union contracts

9 Aug 2004

Employees at a Shaw's Supermarket distribution centre in Maine ratified a new contract over the weekend, following the example set by staff at other stores in Massachusetts and in Rhode Island and thus avoiding a strike.

USA: Albertsons to open discount stores in September

6 Aug 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has said it plans to begin opening new discount stores in September.

USA: Albertsons completes rollout of dollar zone concept

12 Jul 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has announced that it has completed the rollout of a new dollar zone concept in all 2,500 stores across the US.

Surviving in the age of the discount retailer

30 Jun 2004

The massive growth in the discount retail sector poses a problem for many retailers – how to compete in the so-called “age of the discounter”. Driven by weak consumer spending power, the expansion of German discounters Aldi and Lidl seems unstoppable. But is this phenomenon limited to Europe? And is it set to continue? Kate Barker finds out.

USA: Kroger faces investigation over claims of illegal hiring

21 Jun 2004

US grocery retailer Kroger has revealed that federal prosecutors are investigating whether it hired locked-out employees during a strike at its Ralphs grocery chain in Southern California.

USA: Albertsons names new head of merchandising

21 Jun 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has announced that it has named Duncan Mac Naughton senior vice president of merchandising.

USA: Albertsons to sell 21 stores as it exits Omaha market

17 Jun 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons is to exit the Omaha and Grand Island markets, leading to the disposition of 21 stores.

USA: Labour dispute hits Albertsons' Q1 earnings

2 Jun 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has reported a sharp drop in quarterly earnings, hit by costs related to the labour dispute in Southern California.

UK: J Sainsbury reports lower full-year profits

19 May 2004

UK supermarket group J Sainsbury has reported a near 3% fall in full-year profit and announced changes to its management structure.

UK/USA: Sainsbury's completes sale of Shaw's to Albertsons

30 Apr 2004

UK supermarket group J Sainsbury has announced that it has completed the sale of its US business, Shaw’s Supermarkets, to US grocer Albertsons.

USA: Albertsons raises 2004 guidance, sees Shaw’s completion in Q2

23 Apr 2004

US grocery retailer Albertson's has raised its earnings guidance for 2004 after receiving US antitrust clearance for its acquisition of Shaw’s from UK retail group J Sainsbury.

USA: Albertsons to exit New Orleans market

19 Apr 2004

US grocery retailer Albertsons has announced that it will exit the New Orleans marketplace and plans to sell or close all its stores there.

UK: New Sainsbury's boss plans management changes - report

29 Mar 2004

The new chief executive of UK supermarket group J Sainsbury is reportedly planning a management shake-up as he tries to get the struggling company back on track.

UK/USA: Sainsbury’s sells Shaw’s to Albertson’s for US$2.5bn

26 Mar 2004

UK supermarket operator is to sell its US arm Shaw’s to US retailer Albertsons for US$2.5bn.

Not just a phase: Food manufacturers race to tap the low-carb market

10 Mar 2004

The remarkable popularity of the Atkins Diet has had an unprecedented effect on the US food industry. Dismissed by some as a passing phase, low-carb diets are now followed by around 15% of the US population, and many food manufacturers have seized the opportunity to capitalise on this potentially lucrative market, as Philip Fine reports.

USA: Labour dispute hits Albertsons' Q4 earnings

9 Mar 2004

US supermarket operator Albertsons has reported lower quarterly net earnings, hit by a massive labour dispute in Southern California.

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