August 18, 2015

Almost as quickly as tiny northwest grocer Haggen became a regional player by acquiring 146 former Safeway and Albertsons stores the company is retrenching and has plans to close a large number of stores.

July 28, 2015

Supervalu Inc. is considering spinning off its highly successful Save-A-Lot discount grocery chain into a separate company.

June 23, 2015

Mid-America Real Estate Corp.’s Investment Sales team recently brokered the sale of Randhurst Village in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect.

May 19, 2015

Richard King, former president and COO of Albertsons Inc., has been elected to the Digimarc board of directors.

May 15, 2015

The parent company of Albertson's, New Albertson's and Safeway (collectively Albertsons), AB Acquisition LLC, has appointed industry veteran Mark Panzer as senior VP of pharmacy, health and wellness, overseeing the company's 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states across the country.

May 14, 2015

A sharp reduction in loss from continuing operations, primarily related to the sale of the Rainbow banner to Supervalu, helped Roundy’s Inc. cut net loss to $2.33 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, from $4.52 million the same quarter a year earlier.

April 28, 2015

Net earnings at Supervalu Inc. fell 14% to $36 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 from $42 million in the identical period a year earlier.

April 13, 2015

Target Corp. has named former Safeway and PetSmart executive Anne Dament to the role of senior VP, merchandising.

April 2, 2015

Cub Foods announced it is bringing customized shopping carts designed for older children and adults with disabilities to all 76 Cub stores in Minnesota, as well as one store in Freeport, Illinois. The carts, from Caroline’s Cart, are expected to be available at all Cub Foods locations by the end of April.

March 31, 2015

Supervalu Inc. has added Cummins Allison’s Money Machine 2 self-service coin counters across multiple store locations in Maryland, Missouri, Illinois and Virginia.

February 2, 2015

Target Corp. is opening 15 stores this year, with an emphasis on its smaller-sized TargetExpress format as it looks to further reach guests in urban centers.

January 27, 2015

Albertsons and Safeway announced on Tuesday that they have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the companies' proposed merger, which was announced on March 6, 2014.


January 7, 2015

Supervalu Inc.’s third-quarter profit more than doubled as the supermarket chain experienced sales growth in all three of its business segments. Its results beat analysts' expectations.

January 6, 2015

Revionics announced that Save Mart Supermarkets, which operates 221 stores under the banners of Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky and FoodMaxx, has entered into a multi-year agreement for Revionics’ SaaS-based price optimization solution and its advanced analytics services, including the key value item (KVI) analysis and store cluster analysis.

December 22, 2014

As part of divestures to receive FTC clearance of their proposed January 2015 merger, AB Acquisitions Inc. (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. will sell 146 stores to Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen. 

December 22, 2014

As part of divestures to receive FTC clearance of their proposed January 2015 merger, AB Acquisitions Inc. (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. will sell 146 stores to Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen. 

November 19, 2014

Apple is expanding its Apple Pay across hundreds of supermarkets.  

November 4, 2014

Modern retail is a global effort to provide consumers with the goods and services they need. Thanks to the charitable initiatives of RetailROI, that effort now includes such goods and services as clean water, schools and computers for children at risk around the world.

October 23, 2014

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s Investment Sales team recently brokered the sale of Fraser Shopping Center in Fraser, Mich.

September 30, 2014

Supervalu Inc., which reported an intrusion into the portion of its computer network that processes payment card transactions at some of its retail food stores on Aug. 14, is reporting the discovery of another breach.

September 19, 2014

Albertsons and Safeway Inc. announced the new senior leadership team and division leaders for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of their proposed merger.

September 16, 2014

Revionics announced that Niemann Foods, a chain of grocery, pet food, hardware, pharmacies and gas stations in the Midwest, has selected Revionics as its price optimization provider.

September 8, 2014

CVS Health has completed the purchase of Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the U.S.

September 3, 2014

My experience in cyber security tells me that the retail sector probably represents the most fertile ground for cyber criminals.