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CANADA: Agropur in plants-and-supply deal with Sobeys

9 Jul 2014

Canadian dairy co-op Agropur has struck deals to buy four plants from - and supply a range of products to - Sobeys, one of the country's largest retailers.

US: Whole Foods buys Arizona, California stores from New Frontiers Natural Marketplace

2 Apr 2014

Whole Foods Market is to buy four stores from local US retailer New Frontiers Natural Marketplace.

Talking shop: Albertsons owner seeks strength in scale with Safeway buy

20 Mar 2014

Changing consumer behaviour is having a transformational impact on the US food and food retail sectors, as consumers alter where they shop and what they buy. The growing popularity of non-traditional channels has resulted in a jump in consolidation. Traditional supermarkets are seeking strength through scale, as evidenced by the deal that could see Albertsons owner Cerberus take control of Safeway. Dean Best reports.

US: Annie's eyes snacks expansion through factory deal

12 Nov 2013

US natural and organic food firm Annie's could look to boost its snacks production after buying a plant owned by retail giant Safeway Inc.

US: Frozen-food firm Bellisio to buy peer Overhill Farms

15 May 2013

US frozen-food Bellisio Foods has struck a deal to buy Overhill Farms to boost its stable of branded and own-label items.

US: Safeway ends FY with "pleasing" Q4

22 Feb 2013

US retailer Safeway Inc ended its financial year with an acceleration in underlying sales growth in the final quarter and earnings per share that beat analyst forecasts.

Comment: Organic growth priority for prudent Ahold

13 Feb 2013

Ahold's exit from its ICA retail venture in Scandinavia and the Baltics looks set to net the Dutch company a cool US$3.4bn - but do not expect the Albert Heijn and Giant Food owner to go on an acquisition spree.

US: Family Dollar names Safeway exec Wong marketing chief

16 Oct 2012

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has hired Jocelyn Wong, an executive from larger grocer Safeway Inc, as chief marketing officer.

On the money: Safeway "winning share" in tough environment

12 Oct 2012

US retailer Safeway has insisted that it is performing ahead of the market, despite posting a fall in third-quarter operating profit.

US: Ground beef recall extends to Safeway

26 Sep 2012

US retailer Safeway Inc has joined the recall of ground beef products supplied by XL Foods over fears that it could be contaminated with e-coli.

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

23 Jul 2012

While the row over UK farmgate milk prices rumbled on this week, elsewhere first-half results hit the just-food news desk. Safeway sounded an upbeat note on the performance of its loyalty programme and the group's dominance in retail personalisation for consumers. Elsewhere, just-food spoke with Mizkan EuroAmericas president Craig Smith who spoke about the firm's plansfor the business long-term.

US: Union agrees mediation talks with Save Mart

4 Jul 2012

US retailer Save Mart is to hold talks with union officials in a bid to resolve a dispute over cuts being made to staff salaries and health care.

US: Safeway CEO points to improving LFL sales

27 Apr 2012

US retailer Safeway Inc has said its underlying sales are improving after flat like-for-like sales weighed on profits in the in the first quarter of 2012.

US: Californian grocery workers plan protest

29 Mar 2012

Gocery and department store workers in northern California will join a rally in Pleasanton today (29 March) in protest against cuts being made to wages and health care.

US: Safeway workers protest "scab" hirings

21 Mar 2012

Safeway Inc workers in Washington DC have launched protests to highlight the US retailer's move to hire "replacement workers" to step in if industrial action is held.

US: Safeway joins USDA nutrition partnership

21 Mar 2012

US supermarket group Safeway Inc has formed a partnership with the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, which looks to provide dietary guidance for consumers.

US: Safeway appoints Baer Dominick's president

28 Feb 2012

US retailer Safeway Inc has appointed Brian Baer president of its Chicago-area Dominick's Finer Foods banner.

US: Lower sales hit Safeway FY profits

23 Feb 2012

US retailer Safeway Inc has booked a drop in full-year profits due to lower sales during 2011.

US: Strong Q4 boosts Weis Markets

13 Feb 2012

US regional retailer Weis Markets revealed today (13 February) that earnings and sales gains gathered pace in its fourth quarter, propelling an 11% increase in full-year income.

NETHERLANDS/US: Ahold buys Genuardi's outlets from Safeway

5 Jan 2012

Dutch retail giant Ahold has moved to expand its business in the US with a deal to buy 16 Genuardi's stores from Safeway Inc.

US: Safeway Q3 profits up as sales growth accelerates

13 Oct 2011

US retailer Safeway Inc today (13 October) reported a 6% increase in quarterly profits as its sales growth quickened.

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: 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.

Online food retail - managing cost is central to success

27 Jul 2011

This month's exclusive just-food management briefing looks at online food retail, a growing sector but one that operators have found a tough nut to crack. In part one, Glynn Davis argues that the cost of running an online service has stymied a number of ventures and will be a key factor in determining where the channel flourishes.

US: UNFI strikes Safeway distribution deal

25 Jul 2011

US natural and organic distributor United Natural Foods has secured a deal to supply Safeway Inc stores across the country.

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.

US: Lifeway upbeat on 2011 despite 2010 profit slide

1 Apr 2011

US dairy products maker Lifeway Foods was yesterday (31 January) upbeat about its prospects for 2011 despite booking falling profits for 2010 amid higher milk and advertising costs.

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

25 Feb 2011

Aside from the soundbites from the CAGNY investment conference in Florida this week, the last five days have been rounded out with results from Wal-Mart Stores, Kerry Group and Safeway Inc.

US: Safeway extends share repurchasing programme

8 Dec 2010

US grocery retailer Safeway Inc has increased its stock buy-back programme by US$1bn.

US: Barclays Capital downgrades Safeway, Kroger

3 Dec 2010

Barclays Capital have downgraded its ratings on the shares of US grocery retailers Safeway Inc and Kroger.

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