Mi Pueblo Food Centers, San Jose, Calif., said Wednesday it has named a new president and CEO as it emerges from a Chapter 11 reorganization with a new financial structure and its 21 Northern California stores intact.
Fairway Market’s new store in Lake Grove, N.Y., will debut a new store layout designed to improve labor productivity along with new signage to help introduce the urban specialty store to what would be its most suburban audience.
The pending merger of Albertsons and Safeway prompted Southern California employers and union members to opt for a two-year labor contract that will expire in March 2016, by which time the two sides expect the merger dust to settle.
IDDBA 2014: Many Millennials leave primary channel to shop dairy, deli, bakery
Many Millennial shoppers look for items in dairy, deli and bakery outside of their primary store, The Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt said in an IDDBA session titled “Key Shifts in Food Culture: How Consumer Preferences and Behaviors are Evolving and How to Respond.”
IDDBA 2014: Kids' favorites are all grown up on the show floor
Consumers' desire for more convenience when it comes to food was a theme of the morning education sessions, and several booths on the show floor demonstrated ways to do that at retail through creative packaging.