Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Big Y Foods makes leadership changes, including new CEO

Donald D’Amour, CEO of Big Y Foods since 1980 and chairman since 1997, has stepped down from those roles and is now chairman emeritus and an advisor to the board of directors.

Packer Insight — FreshStart 2019 and Whole Foods 365

Back from Palm Springs, editor-in-chief Tom Karst recaps FreshStart 2019, while retail editor Ashley Nickle discusses Whole Foods news.

Avocados From Mexico kicks off Super Bowl promotions

Shoppable recipes, digital rebates and in-store point-of-sale materials are among the elements of the Avocados From Mexico campaign leading up to the Super Bowl.

Analysis of Whole Foods decision to cancel 365 expansion

Eighteen months after Amazon acquired Whole Foods, the path forward for the company is becoming clearer.

Coupon for SnapDragon apples available via Ibotta

Shoppers can access a $1 discount on a 2-pound bag of SnapDragon apples by using the Ibotta app.

Oppy launches Divemex pepper display contest

A new display contest for Divemex peppers is going on through the end of March, and the grand prize is $2,000.

Apio changes name to Curation Foods

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Landec Corp. has changed the name of subsidiary Apio — “celery” in Spanish — to Curation Foods.

Kroger to pilot ‘connected stores,’ sell technology solution

Kroger has joined forces with Microsoft to offer a retail technology product to the industry, and two Kroger stores are going to be piloting the system.

Stop & Shop to acquire 32 King Kullen stores

Stop & Shop, the parent company of which is Ahold Delhaize, has agreed to purchase King Kullen Grocery Co., which includes 32 King Kullen stores and five Wild by Nature stores.

Whole Foods launches online shopping tool for dietary restrictions

Consumers shopping online at Whole Foods Market can now sort products by dietary preferences including keto, paleo, vegan and more.