News Ahold Delhaize On August 16, Ahold Delhaize opened new Food Lion stores in Ashland, VA and Washington, NC. In addition to the new pharmacy, the Ashland store offers various prepared food offerings. The Washington store features a walk-in garden cooler in the store&rs ... Read more
robbie Ahold Delhaize In Ahold Delhaize’s second quarter earnings release, management noted that inflation returned in the second quarter (up 0.8%) after a deflationary environment that persisted for more than a year. Ahold Delhaize President and CEO Dick Boer noted that the Co ... Read more
robbie   365 by Whole Foods Whole Foods Market will open a 365 store in Santa Monica, CA tomorrow. The 30,000 square-foot store will be the Company’s fifth 365 store. The others are located in Los Angeles, CA; Lake Oswego, OR; Cedar Park, TX; and Bellevue, WA. An Akr ... Read more
robbie Whole Foods Whole Foods’ second quarter sales rose 0.6% to $3.73 billion, and comps fell 1.9%, a less severe decline than projected. Net income was down 11.7% to $106.0 million. Co-founder and CEO John Mackey commented, “For the quarter, we delivered record sales a ... Read more
robbie Amazon/Whole Foods According to published reports, Amazon will re-file documents this week seeking government approval for its $13.70 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods. The move will allow antitrust officials to prolong their review of the deal first proposed ... Read more
robbie Albertsons Published reports claim that almost two years after Albertsons postponed its IPO, management and the Company’s private-equity backers, Cerberus Capital Management, have put renewed plans for a listing on hold again. According to people familiar with the matt ... Read more
robbie Sears  On July 7 Sears Holdings announced another 43 store closings (eight Sears and 35 Kmarts), bringing the total closings to approximately 320 during the year-to-date period. The Company also indicated it would be opening additional small-format stores. Com ... Read more
robbie Aldi Published reports citing company sources indicate that Aldi North (includes stores in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Poland, Spain, Denmark and Portugal, and Trader Joe’s in the U.S.) is planning to spend more than €5.00 billion (US$5.71 bil ... Read more
robbie Walgreens Abandons Rite Aid Bid; Will Instead Buy Nearly Half Of Stores On June 29, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Rite Aid have canceled their merger agreement, originally announced in October 2015, under which WBA would have acquired all outstanding shares of Rite Aid. T ... Read more
GREAT NECK, NY - JUNE 23, 2017 In response to the shockwaves from Amazon’s $13.70 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods, F&D Reports/Creditntell, along with leading locational data provider AggData, released an analysis of the Amazon / Whole Foods transaction, including pro-forma operating...Read more