Kroger Buying Shaw's?

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Hannaford emp

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#719
Sep 11, 2012
 
Is hannaford up for sale
watson

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#720
Sep 11, 2012
 
where did that question come from? this post has been primarily about shaws and that pops up out of the blue ???

There is no real reason you can't ask that question: this is probably the most informed group about what is going on in the wonderful world of food on the internet..
Where did you hear that or is it just a question you thought up ?
Hannafords makes money by the truck load it seems like an odd question to ask in the midst of a bankrupt supermarket

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#721
Sep 13, 2012
 
Hannaford emp wrote:
Is hannaford up for sale
If the price is right anything is for sale but as of right now,no!
will

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Sep 15, 2012
 

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Delhaize just eased out CEO Ron Hodge, who started at Hannaford Bros. 33 years ago and engineered the sale to the Belgian Behemoth after their ill-fated expansion in the South made them vulnerable to a takeover. Formally, he was allowed to "retire," but reading between the lines it's pretty clear Brussels was unhappy with his recent performance. Consider the evidence: Food Lion exited Florida, Bloom was shuttered, Bottom Dollar is a money pit, and Hannaford, by far Delhaize's strongest banner, is taking it on the chin in Albany (ShopRite) and Manchester (Market Basket.) Brussels is installing a turnaround guy with some food service background (Wendy's/Arby's) but no grocery experience; we'll see how that goes. Nonetheless, I seriously doubt Delhaize is about to part with its prize asset.
watson

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#723
Sep 15, 2012
 
well stated ,Will !
will

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#724
Sep 16, 2012
 
Shaw's shoots itself in the foot again with another poorly-executed promotion. In theory, the Daily Deals promo encouraging shoppers to visit the store more often makes sense, but when you design it in such a way that hoarders quickly deplete store stock you stand to lose more shoppers than you gain.
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#725
Sep 16, 2012
 
My stores supply of brawny/northern lasted for my 9 hour shift on saturday. No extra sales gained just cherrypickers feasting on a marketing strategy that once again failed.Prices are not being lowered at all. Went down the salad dressing aisle and noticed that a bottle of 16oz Kens dressing is now $4.25!! Are you insane? When will the stupidity end?
Lisa

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will wrote:
Shaw's shoots itself in the foot again with another poorly-executed promotion. In theory, the Daily Deals promo encouraging shoppers to visit the store more often makes sense, but when you design it in such a way that hoarders quickly deplete store stock you stand to lose more shoppers than you gain.
My husband and I shopped at Shaws at about 11am yesterday and there were tons of Northern TP and Brawny. Once again the store was just about empty. I thought there wouldn't be any TP or PT left by the time we got to the store, but nope, plenty of stock on the shelves.

Sadly, no matter what Shaws does, no one seems interested in shopping there except for my husband and me. Every time Shaws has a big promotion I think that we need to get there early on Sat. to make sure we don't have to fight the crowds, but there never are any crowds at Shaws anymore. It's sad.
will

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#727
Sep 17, 2012
 
From anecdotal evidence here and on various message boards and Shaw's Facebook page the situation varied from store to store based on how busy the store was and what the store had on hand. Some offered substitutions while my local store had a piece of paper attached to the shelf apologizing for being sold out. Some stores never even got a shipment! You'd think there would have been better preparation and coordination between the stores and headquarters regarding this promotion. Hopefully by week two or three they'll get their act together.
will

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Well, there won't be any more weeks for Daily Deals - it's dead - or at least on hiatus. No Daily Deals for the week beginning 9/28, anyway. From my totally anecdotal observations, week two went much smoother, with no out-of-stocks at my local store.
Lisa

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will wrote:
Well, there won't be any more weeks for Daily Deals - it's dead - or at least on hiatus. No Daily Deals for the week beginning 9/28, anyway. From my totally anecdotal observations, week two went much smoother, with no out-of-stocks at my local store.
Have they discontinued the program? I thought it was a great program. Sat. I bought 2 boxes of cereal for .99 cents because it was part of the daily deal. And today I picked up 2 jars of Ragu.

I liked the daily deals and what I liked even more were the limits. That way no one could clear the shelves and there was plenty for all shoppers, not just extreme shoppers.
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Lisa wrote:
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Have they discontinued the program? I thought it was a great program. Sat. I bought 2 boxes of cereal for .99 cents because it was part of the daily deal. And today I picked up 2 jars of Ragu.
I liked the daily deals and what I liked even more were the limits. That way no one could clear the shelves and there was plenty for all shoppers, not just extreme shoppers.
Program is not dead. It will be back with a few modifications. I think everyone will like the changes. Customers as well as associates.

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VERY strong rumors that Ahold has bought Shoppers Food(or wil).
Tim Do

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knowledge wrote:
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Program is not dead. It will be back with a few modifications. I think everyone will like the changes. Customers as well as associates.
as a customer. I hate the daily deals. Unless I had nothing better to do, I would not want to go into a grocery store every day just to get a good sale price. Once a week is all I am willing to go.
will

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#733
Sep 29, 2012
 
Thanks for filling us in, knowledge. Something didn't quite add up about killing the promo after only two weeks. Hopefully the lessons learned in week two will be incorporated into the next iteration of Daily Deals. I think Shaw's anticipates that not every shopper will go out of their way to shop their stores daily - increasing top of mind awareness and driving incremental store traffic throughout the week are realistic goals.
will

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#734
Oct 3, 2012
 
Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos.(current owner of what remains of A&P) and KKR (owner of Stop & Shop prior to Ahold) are said to be kicking the tires at Supervalu. As the analysts point out, it's way too soon to make predictions as to how this will play out due to pension liabilities and other factors.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-02/supe...

Just to show you how much the marketplace has shifted over time, here's a look back at where things stood at the time of Ahold's Stop & Shop takeover announcement. American Stores by this time had sold Star Market to Investcorp; the disastrous American Stores-Albertsons merger was still a couple of years away.

http://supermarketnews.com/archive/ahold-buy-...
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Very encouraged to hear that Shoppers may be lucky enough to get away from the most disorganized, destructive company in America today..(SUPERVALU)
Hello GIANT
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#737
Oct 13, 2012
 
Well over the last couple of weeks the store I'm in has been hiring new part timers. Most of the part timers in my store are working 30 hours or more, plus we did lose a lot who left for college.
Now last weekend comes and they fired all the new hires.
We were told that this comes down from corp. that we are in a hiring freeze and all stores that hired new people had to let them go. Any one else have this problem? Some stores I talked to did let some people go or hadn't hired anyone in awhile.
I've heard this might be because of the possible sale of Shaws to upcoming layoff showing lack of work.
Tim Do

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Oct 13, 2012
 
robert wrote:
Well over the last couple of weeks the store I'm in has been hiring new part timers. Most of the part timers in my store are working 30 hours or more, plus we did lose a lot who left for college.
Now last weekend comes and they fired all the new hires.
We were told that this comes down from corp. that we are in a hiring freeze and all stores that hired new people had to let them go. Any one else have this problem? Some stores I talked to did let some people go or hadn't hired anyone in awhile.
I've heard this might be because of the possible sale of Shaws to upcoming layoff showing lack of work.
We never had the chance to hire anyone. We haven't replaced anyone who left on their own or anyone who has even fired. I don't knw how much more we can all do. It's way beyond anything I ever though it could be. Customer service?, no one to serve customers....
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#739
Oct 13, 2012
 
Yeah, I agree there. This squeezing of the stone is unbeleivable. In our last contract every store was suppose to hire 5 ft employees for the evening shift as clerks to be able to do everything. The pters that were ft get the first shot. This was in July. It is October now and not 1 has been hired yet.

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