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FMI Connect – The Global Food Retail Experience

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FMI Connect 2014 is the new, annual FMI Show, where the entire food retail industry comes together—15,000 retailers, wholesalers and suppliers from every channel of the food retail business. It’s where retailers of all kinds will find answers to current business challenges and inspiration for the future of food retail. How can you grow sales? […]



Rank Company Headquarters 2012 USA Retail Sales ($000) Sales Growth (’12 v ’11) Worldwide Retail Sales ($000) USA % of Worldwide Sales 2012 Stores Stores Growth (’12 v ’11) 1 Wal-Mart Bentonville, Ark. $328,704,000 4.0% $467,896,000 70.3% 4,570 3.3% 2 Kroger Cincinnati $92,165,000 6.6% $92,165,000 100.0% 3,538 -1.0% 3 Target Minneapolis $71,960,000 5.1% $71,960,000 100.0% […]

The 10 fastest-rising food prices at the grocery

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s increase. These marked the largest monthly gains in food prices since September 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Food prices […]

Merger Still Expected to Close in Fourth Quarter;

Merger Still Expected to Close in Fourth Quarter; Shareholders to Receive Estimated $40 per Share From Merger and Blackhawk Distribution PLEASANTON, CA — (Marketwired) — 04/23/14 — Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) Merger Agreement and Expected Distribution of PDC and Casa Ley On March 6, 2014, Safeway and Albertsons announced a definitive merger agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Safeway. Under […]

F&F announces new franchise stores in the USA


F&F has announced its first franchise stores in the USA as it continues with its ambitious plans to become a leading global brand for affordable fashion. F&F, which launched in the UK and Ireland in 2001, will be opening seven stores on the east coast of America this year in partnership with its US franchise […]

Avenue 32 opens its luxury community to mobile and tablet shoppers on the move

Avenue 32 opens its luxury community to mobile and tablet shoppers on the move Online fashion retailer increases designer engagement with personalised online experience London, UK, 28th January 2014 – Avenue 32, a luxury online shopping destination, launches its multichannel strategy to support its commitment to young fashion designers and fashion savvy customers. Both the […]

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