Apollo reacquires Smart & Final

- Retail
Smart & Final was previously owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo from 2007 to 2012 before its sale to Ares Management, L.P. in November 2012.

Stop & Shop workers walk off the job

- Retail
After the current contract expired in late February, and labor negotiations stalled without a resolution, more than 31,000 Stop & Shop employees walked off the job just after lunchtime on April 11.

Kroger makes leadership changes to support Restock Kroger

- Retail

PRESS RELEASE CINCINNATI, April 9, 2019 — The Kroger Co. today announced several executive promotions to …

OPS names panelists on Retailer Roundtable

- Retail

PRESS RELEASE Featuring candid commentary and thought-provoking discussion, the Retailer Roundtable at The Organic Produce Summit …

CPMA presents 2019 awards

- General News
Bernadette Hamel had an idea something was up when the Canadian Produce Marketing Association asked her to come to the convention this year.

Walgreens to boost its Kroger partnership

- Retail

Walgreens has seen its food trials with Kroger have some success, and it said it plans …

Aldi commits to plastic packaging reduction

- Retail

Batavia, IL-based Aldi has solidified its commitment to reduce plastic packaging in its stores. In an …

Loblaw makes strategic operation changes

- Produce Blueprints

Loblaw’s corporate mission statement is “Live Life Well,” and the grocer serves 17 million Canadians each …

Loblaw looks for an edge with technology

- Produce Blueprints

Despite the growth of ecommerce in Canada and strides made by the Big Three (Loblaw, Metro, …

An inside look at Loblaw

- Produce Blueprints

Ecommerce has revolutionized the art of buying and selling over the past two decades—and now it’s …