SN Top 10: Save A Lot, Walmart, Winn-Dixie top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Save A Lot selling 33 stores to an investor group led by ex-Fresh Thyme CEO ranked as our top story. In line with its shift to a wholesale business model, discount grocer Save A Lot has sold 33 stores in metropolitan Orlando to independent grocery startup Ascend Grocery LLC. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Sprouts goes cage-free or better with all eggs
  • Kroger’s Home Chef elevates Erik Jensen to CEO
  • Frank Curci to replace retiring Scott Grimmett as CEO of Northeast Grocery
  • Price Rite’s Jim Dorey to become Inserra Supermarkets president

In other news, Walmart has started the new year with some turnover at the top of its U.S. executive ranks, including its chief merchandising, customer and e-commerce officers. In a company memo on Thursday, Walmart U.S. President and CEO John Furner announced the upcoming retirement of Casey Carl, executive vice president and Walmart U.S. chief e-commerce officer, and promotion of Tom Ward, senior vice president of last-mile delivery, as Carl’s successor. Plans call for Ward to take the reins as U.S. e-commerce chief on Feb. 1 and Carl to depart at the end of February.

Other top stories: 

  • Raley’s promotes Jen Warner to president of namesake operating division
  • Winn-Dixie brings prices ‘Down Down’
  • King Soopers, UFCW Local 7 reach tentative strike settlement
  • BJ’s taps former Target exec Amanda Irish to lead private brands


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