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Now That Kroger Bought Harris Teeter, Is Your Store Next?

Now That Kroger Bought Harris Teeter, Is Your Store Next?

So far this year, at least nine grocery chains have come under new ownership. Could your store be the tenth? Kroger’s announcement last week that it’s buying Harris Teeter represents the biggest, and latest, deal in the grocery merger and acquisition game (read: “Sold! Kroger Buys Harris Teeter”). About six weeks earlier, Bi-Lo scooped up Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s (read:[Read More…]

July 18, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Shaw’s and Acme Ditch Loyalty Programs, Digital Coupons

Shaw’s and Acme Ditch Loyalty Programs, Digital Coupons

The other shoe has dropped, for the rest of the grocery chains recently acquired by the parent company of Albertsons. As their corporate cousins embrace “card free savings” and phase out digital coupons, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market are following suit. Acme has ditched its SuperCard loyalty program, and Shaw’s and Star Market are expected to eliminate their Rewards Card[Read More…]

June 23, 2013 Coupons In The News
For Sale: Your Supermarket? Cerberus Eyes New Acquisitions

For Sale: Your Supermarket? Cerberus Eyes New Acquisitions

Mention the name “Cerberus”, and some supermarket shoppers shudder. The private equity firm saddened thousands of shoppers and employees when it shut down or sold two-thirds of the roughly 600 Albertsons locations it acquired in 2006. And customers of several chains acquired by Cerberus earlier this year are wondering whether their stores will suffer the same fate. But could we[Read More…]

May 23, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Changes Coming to Albertsons, Acme, Jewel, Shaw’s and Star Market

Changes Coming to Albertsons, Acme, Jewel, Shaw’s and Star Market

You may not have noticed that there were big changes overnight at the Albertsons, Acme, Jewel, Shaw’s and Star Market grocery chains. But you’ll notice the bigger changes that are still to come. Changes like new coupon policies and a potential phasing out of store loyalty programs – if your store even survives that long. New owners officially took over[Read More…]

March 22, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Bigger, Better, or Goners? What’s in Store For Your Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market

Bigger, Better, or Goners? What’s in Store For Your Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market

First, there was relief – several troubled supermarket chains would get deep-pocketed new owners. Then came uncertainty – who are these new owners, and what do they really want with these stores? Then came the realization – they’ve likely rescued the stores from an owner that was running them into the ground, just for the value of the ground they’re[Read More…]

January 11, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Supervalu Sells Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market: So What Does it Mean For You?

Supervalu Sells Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market: So What Does it Mean For You?

(1/11 update – read: “Bigger, Better, or Goners? What’s in Store For Your Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market”) The troubled supermarket operator Supervalu has now confirmed what’s long been rumored – it’s selling off several of its chains. Chicago-based Jewel-Osco, Philadelphia-based Acme, Boston-based Shaw’s and Star Market, and Albertsons stores in California, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington[Read More…]

January 10, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Talking Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Tidbits

Talking Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Tidbits

On this day before Thanksgiving, we offer you what you usually don’t get until the day after Thanksgiving: leftovers! Here are some Thanksgiving tidbits to enjoy before the big day: Target’s Turkey is Tops “We aren’t in the business of high-low pricing or gimmicks,” a Walmart executive sniffed, in reaction to competitors’ deals on Thanksgiving staples. Too bad, because Target[Read More…]

November 21, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Store Closings Bring Sadness – and Shrugs

Store Closings Bring Sadness – and Shrugs

There’s a range of reaction to the news this week that Supervalu is closing dozens of Albertsons, Save-a-Lot, ACME and Jewel-Osco supermarkets (read: “Supervalu Sheds More Stores”). “I’m really upset about it,” said one customer of a soon-to-be-shuttered store. “Just a sign of the times,” sighed another. Only four ACME stores are on the list. But news of the impending[Read More…]

September 7, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Supervalu Sheds More Stores

Supervalu Sheds More Stores

The good news from troubled grocery chain Supervalu is that the company isn’t going under, at least not imminently. The bad news is that your local store might be. Supervalu announced today that it will close about 60 “underperforming or non-strategic stores” over the next few months. Southern California will be hardest hit, with 19 area Albertsons locations on the[Read More…]

September 5, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Stuff Could Be Cheaper at Supervalu-Owned Stores – If You Can Find One

Stuff Could Be Cheaper at Supervalu-Owned Stores – If You Can Find One

You may or may not follow business news, and the name Supervalu may or may not mean much to you, but a change in the company’s executive office could affect anyone who shops at a Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Shoppers, Farm Fresh, Shop ‘n Save, Hornbacher’s, Lucky, Cub Foods, Shaw’s, ACME, Save a Lot, Great Valu Markets, County Market, Festival Foods or[Read More…]

July 30, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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