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February 5, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • SUPERVALU taps Duncan as president and CEO
    Sam Duncan has been named president and CEO of SUPERVALU, which is selling five banners. Duncan, 61, was chairman, CEO and president of OfficeMax from 2005 to 2011. He replaces Wayne Sales, SUPERVALU's president and CEO since July. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bocian will join Safeway as CFO and executive VP
    Peter Bocian, most recently executive vice president and head of corporate services and finance at JPMorgan Chase, is joining Safeway as executive vice president and chief financial officer. "His proven ability to effectively manage a broad cross-section of complex finance and administrative functions, as well as his extensive experience with retail-focused companies, will be of considerable added value to our business," Safeway President Robert Edwards said. Progressive Grocer (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Rebuilt ShopRite is ready to open after superstorm Sandy
    A ShopRite store will open Saturday in Hoboken, N.J., after being rebuilt because of superstorm Sandy, which devastated the region in October. The store, owned by Inserra Supermarkets, was constructed with energy-efficient features, including glass doors on dairy and freezer cases and LED lighting; a larger prepared-food department; and a coffee shop. Progressive Grocer (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Coconut palm sugar debuts under Suchero brand
    Organic coconut palm sugar, with a glycemic index of 35, has been introduced by American Key Food Products under the Suchero brand. "Because it's made from the sap of the coconut palm, it has an unusually high level of nutrients, which are retained through gentle, nonchemical processing," Chief Operating Officer Mel Festejo said. (free registration) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Independent Operator Spotlight 
  • Survey highlights shopper-satisfaction opportunities
    Shoppers polled by The Retail Feedback Group say they are most satisfied with center-store sections and least satisfied with prices of items not on sale and the condition of restrooms. Opportunities to improve customer satisfaction include making sure key items are in stock, keeping service high during busy afternoon and evening hours and turning secondary shoppers into primary ones. Progressive Grocer (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Eating schedule affects weight management, study finds
    Research in the International Journal of Obesity indicates that the timing of food intake makes a difference in weight regulation and might be beneficial in weight-loss planning. "Our results indicate that late eaters displayed a slower weight-loss rate and lost significantly less weight than early eaters, suggesting that the timing of large meals could be an important factor in a weight-loss program," lead author Frank Scheer said. FoodNavigator (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supplier News 
  • Unilever and Schick team up on Axe-branded razors
    Unilever and Schick are partnering to introduce Axe razors, taking on market leader Gillette with a variation of Schick's Hydro 3. Deutsche Bank analyst Bill Schmitz says the partnership could perform well in emerging markets by taking advantage of Unilever's distribution network. The launch will be managed by Energizer Holdings, Schick's parent company. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wonderful Pistachios gains AHA's Heart-Check mark
    The American Heart Association has given the Heart-Check mark to Paramount Farms International's no-salt and lightly salted Wonderful Pistachios. The products will display the seal, indicating the organization approves of them as heart healthy. Drug Store News (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Solutions 
  • Ahold's van Dam will lead U.S. supply chain and e-commerce
    Jan van Dam, who has been with Ahold for 17 years, most recently as president and CEO of Albert/Hypernova in Eastern Europe, has been promoted to executive vice president of supply chain and e-commerce at Ahold USA. "Jan will add valuable retail expertise to Ahold USA's leadership team," Chief Operating Officer James McCann said. The Shelby Report online (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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