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If you do your grocery shopping in the South, chances are good that at least one of your neighborhood stores is getting a new look and a new name. The latest to undergo a change will be Sweetbay in Florida, and Reid’s in South Carolina. Nearly a year after the troubled Sweetbay began shuttering many of its stores in a[Read More…]
As expected, three Southern supermarket chains will soon have new owners. But now the question is, what are the new owners of Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s going to do with them? They don’t have many answers yet – but it’s precisely what they’re not saying, that could provide the biggest clues about the three chains’ fate. Florida-based Bi-Lo, which also[Read More…]
(Be sure to read this update: “Sold! What Will Become of Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s?”). Heads up, southeastern supermarket shoppers: the Belgian-based owners of Food Lion, Hannaford and Bottom Dollar Food are apparently looking to cut their losses with two smaller grocery chains. Delhaize has reportedly hired an investment bank to help unload the Sweetbay supermarket chain – and they’ll[Read More…]
(Be sure to read this update: “Sold! What Will Become of Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s?”). If you’re a fan of the Sweetbay supermarket chain in Florida – what’s left of it, that is – better do your shopping there while you still can. Its owners are offering a less-than-rosy outlook for the troubled grocery chain. Sweetbay’s Belgian owners, Delhaize, shut[Read More…]
In her famously cheerful book “On Death and Dying,” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross identified five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. One troubled grocery chain on the West Coast appears to be entering stage one, while another troubled grocery chain on the Gulf Coast has made it all the way to stage five. Nearly two months after its[Read More…]
If you’re going shopping this weekend, and paying with a credit card – watch out. Beginning Sunday, stores can charge you extra for it. Under the terms of a settlement reached last year, stores will have the option of adding a surcharge for credit card payments – passing the cost that they already pay to the credit card companies, on[Read More…]
Coupons for products are nice, but coupons off your total order can be great. Though you might want to ask the stores that offer them, how well those coupons are working out for them. If they haven’t gone of business yet, that is. Take the examples of two troubled grocery chains. With great fanfare, California-based Fresh & Easy has announced[Read More…]
Many products in your local grocery store are about to turn pink – and that could produce some green, to help fight breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many manufacturers produce special pink packaging this time of year, to signify that they’re donating money to the cause. And coupon companies and grocery stores are getting into[Read More…]