NEW YORK - The news that Fleming Cos., Kmart's major food distributor, had decided on Monday to halt shipments after the retailer failed to pay its weekly bill was the final nail in the coffin for Kmart, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, according to a report published by Retail Merc
GUATEMALA, COSTA RICA, and ZAANDAM, The Netherlands - Paiz Ahold, the 50/50 joint venture of La Fragua and Ahold in Central America, and Costa Rican supermarket and hypermarket company CSU have announced the completion of their new regional joint venture.
QUINCY, Mass. - The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced that it has entered into a letter of intent with representatives of the creditors of Big V Supermarkets to purchase 27 of the stores and other assets of the company for $255 million.
TROY, Mich. - Kmart Corporation today announced that James B. Adamson has been elected non-executive chairman of the board of directors effective immediately, and will serve as the principal liaison between the board and the company's senior management.
WASHINGTON - Children still are choking to death from Asian-made jelly candies despite repeated recalls, a ban on imports and a move by major grocery chains to pull the dangerous sweets off the shelves, The Associated Press reports.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods Inc. announced on Tuesday that its international business has acquired privately-held biscuit producer Lanes Food Group, allowing Kraft to gain control of key Nabisco brands which had been licensed to Lanes in Australia since 1991.
LONDON - Safeway Plc, Britain's fourth-biggest food retailer, today posted Christmas sales that fell at the bottom of analysts' expectations, raising concerns it may be falling behind in the UK supermarket sector, Reuters reports.
WASHINGTON - When it comes to value, American consumers believe food offers the biggest bang for their buck, according to a new survey conducted by the polling company for the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA).
TORONTO, Ontario - Systech Retail Systems Inc., a provider of technology solutions for retail, announced that it has received orders from Food Lion, LLC, for over 4,000 RTI SK-7510 Programmable ScreenKey Systems for delivery in 2002.
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