Penn Traffic Converts Tops Market Store
Syracuse, N.Y., Penn Traffic said it purchased another Tops Market store and will convert the location to its new P&C Fresh Foods banner. A purchase price for the Norwich, N.Y., store was not announced. Penn Traffic also acquired a Tops store in Rome, N.Y., last month. Both stores are among the 51 Tops Markets locations that Ahold USA put up for sale last summer.
D&W to Switch Over to Spartan
Grand Rapids, Mich., Sixteen family-owned D&W Food Stores reportedly plan to switch over to corporate-owned Spartan Stores. Ten of those stores will reopen later this week, but four West Michigan D&W locations will permanently close. The move is part of a reorganization plan released in December by Spartan Stores when it announced it was buying D&W. The transfer of prescription drug records in the involved stores led to a controversy. Some D&W customers who are upset about the move believe they should have been notified and given the chance to transfer their records to a pharmacy of their choice.
Duckwall-ALCO Names New VP, COO
Abilene, Kan., Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. named Michael S. Marcus as VP and COO. Marcus, who joined the company in 2004 as a financial planning manager, has 17 years experience in the retail industry. He most recently served as VP and CFO for Weiner’s Stores, Inc. in Houston. Marcus will replace David W. Mills, who said he would be leaving the company to devote his time to his farming interests.