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2 hrs ago | Daily Camera

In wake of CEO ouster, a turning point for Boulder-based Alfalfa's Market

Andrew Scott stocks sweet potatoes in the produce area on Tuesday at the Alfalfa's on Broadway and Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. A senior leadership upheaval last week at Alfalfa's Market - a two-store local grocer that is a reboot of the popular natural foods chain of the 1980s and '90s - resulted in the firing of three managers and the forced resignation of CEO and Chairman Mark Retzloff, an industry veteran who co-founded both iterations of Alfalfa's.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Retail, Wild Oats Markets, Louisville, CO

4 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Piggly Wiggly's retreat from the Charleston region hits one-year mark

This past Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co.' s announcement that it was selling most of its supermarkets in the Charleston area to larger rival grocers Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Harris Teeter, Summerville, SC

8 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Burbank man wins $250K from lottery

Christopher Bielecki bought a Black Diamond scratch ticket at Jewel-Osco, 21164 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, according to a statement from the Illinois Lottery.

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Related Topix: JewelOsco, Retail, Illinois

17 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Littleton Market Basket to open soon

Market Basket will open its new Littleton store, which has been under construction off Route 119, by the end of the year. "I am writing to provide with the assurance that we are, after some delay, proceeding rather quickly and have directed all available resources to open the new Market Supermarket in Littleton by the end of December 2014," Arthur T. Demoulas, CEO of Demoulas Super Markets Inc., wrote in his Sept.

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Related Topix: Littleton, MA, Demoulas Super Markets, Retail

19 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

New owners of Uncle Charley's eye expansion

On a typical production day, workers at the Uncle Charley's Sausage plant in Vandergrift make 17,000 pounds of plump, pink sausages in neat casings. But they pushed that to 25,000 pounds a day in the past few weeks to meet increased demand from Labor Day holiday picnics, on top of the brand's inclusion in the Giant Eagle weekly ad flier and in a Shop 'n Save two-day sale.

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Related Topix: Vandergrift, PA, Giant Eagle, Retail

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KLKN

Prominent businessman and community leader passes away

This morning, Nebraska lost a prominent businessman and community leader. Russ Raybould died this morning at the age of 92. The founder of B&R stores shaped the grocery industry here in Lincoln for the better part of five decades.

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Related Topix: Marketing

UPI

Organic food brand at Kroger's to hit $1B in sales

The organic food brand at Kroger grocery store - Simple Truth - is set to exceed $1 billion in annual sales, the chain says. The grocery chain expanded its organic and natural foods brand two years ago to more than 35,000 products and has seen steady growth ever since .

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Related Topix: Kroger, Retail

St. Petersburg Times

Sears looks outside the (smaller) box to bring in revenue

It sells grass-fed beef, organically grown produce and made-to-order paninis. Whole Foods Market opens Sept.

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Related Topix: Sears Holdings Corporation, Retail, Whole Foods Market, 38 Studios, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Pinellas County, FL

Seeking Alpha

Whole Foods - Could You Please Recommend Some Cheese For This Whine?

Despite the absolute reset in growth expectations, WFM still has strong relative growth to comps and thus warrants a premium. When I first started looking at Whole Foods Market , my first inclination was to say that it looks like a broken growth story and that there might be less troubled waters to fish.

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Related Topix: Retail, Whole Foods Market, 38 Studios

TheStreet.com

Safeway (SWY) Upgraded From Hold to Buy

This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures.

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Related Topix: Safeway, Retail, Financial Markets

Insider Monkey

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM): Freshly Discovered Family in Apple Inc. (AAPL) Ecosystem

We've digested a lot of information about Apple Inc. 's intentions and decisions. There have been many unexpected turns of events around the main course of action and there's still room for other surprises.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Retail, Whole Foods Market, PayPal, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Frost Bank to open in new phase of BLVD Place

Frost Bank will open its new Houston region headquarters next week at BLVD Place, a mixed-use development along Post Oak Boulevard near the Galleria. Frost's 57,712-square-foot space at 1700 Post Oak Blvd. will house a retail operation on the ground floor and corporate offices on three floors above it.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX, Retail, Whole Foods Market

Dallas Morning News

A fall harvest of new grocery stores: Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joe's and The Fresh Market

Cousins Bill Bradford and Susan Fagan attended the Whole Foods Market grand opening in Highland Village, Texas, Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Bradford said he was born on the property back when it was a peach orchard.

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Related Topix: Retail, Whole Foods Market, Spring, TX, Highland Village, TX, Texas

The Austin Chronicle

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Judy Willcott

When Judy Willcott took some homemade baguettes to a dinner party in 1980, she could not have foreseen that the edible gift would ultimately provide the city of Austin with one of its favorite bakeries. "I loved making bread; my mother-in-law was a bread baker and she taught me.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods, Austin, TX, Dining, Retail, Whole Foods Market, Cake, Dessert

AmericanBankingNews.com

Barclays Increases The Kroger Price Target to $50.00

Barclays' price objective indicates a potential downside of 4.16% from the company's current price. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock.

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Related Topix: Kroger, Retail, Ralphs Grocery

Newtownabbey Today

Asda to give unemployed young people a helping hand

Asda is to offer free skills training to help tackle youth unemployment in Ballyclare as part of an initiative by the food and grocery industry. Youngsters from the Ballyclare area are being invited to see how they can gain the skills they need to get back into work when they visit Asda on September 17, as part of a campaign to tackle youth unemployment.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Free Press

Whole Foods offers delivery, pick up groceries

Whole Foods Market announced Monday that they partnered with online grocery shopping company Instacart to provide customers with in-store pickup and one-hour home delivery services, for a delivery charge as low as $3.99. The service is currently being piloted in Austin, Texas and Boston locations, such as at the Whole Foods on Beacon Street near Boston University's South Campus.

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Related Topix: Retail, Whole Foods Market, 38 Studios, Boston, MA, Boston University

Star Tribune

Jerry's to close two Rainbow stores it recently bought

The new owner of two Rainbow Foods stores has decided to close them, four months after picking them up in a multi-company, 27-store deal that reshaped the Twin Cities grocery scene. Jerry's Enterprises Inc. notified workers and city officials that it will close the stores at 1660 Robert St. S. in West St. Paul and 2919 26th Av.

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Related Topix: Supervalu, Food, Retail

Austin Monthly

News to Know

It can be challenging to stay on top of all the important news stories that affect our city. This handy list should help you catch up quickly.

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Related Topix: Retail, Whole Foods Market

TheStreet.com

Kroger Becoming a Serious Challenger to Walmart

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Related Topix: Kroger, Retail, Mozilla, Kansas

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