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Progressive Grocer's Top 20 Stories of 2015 - #5-6

#5 - Walmart Realigns Grocery Leadership Team

EVP Jack Sinclair to retire on March 20

Published on March 16, 2015The executive changes under way at Walmart – which were relayed to the retailer's U.S.-based associates on March 13 and undersigned by Greg Foran, president/CEO, Walmart U.S.; Steve Bratspies, EVP, food, Walmart U.S.; and Michelle Gloeckler, EVP, consumables and health and wellness – are part of a larger strategy the company is pursuing to improve the quality, consistency and presentation of its fresh food categories, specifically produce, meat and refrigerated. Read More

#6 - Albertsons Cos. Files for IPO

Offering listed at $100M

Published July 8, 2015Albertsons said it plans to use the IPO monies to pay down debt and fund other corporate initiatives. It also has plans to open new stores and upgrade others, including related recent news that it will open eight new and replacement stores in 2015 and remodel a total of 115 existing stores across most of its operating divisions. Read More

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