Store Brands

NOV 2016

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7 4 Store Brands / November 2016 / www.storebrands.info Store Brands' Extra: Year in Review of improvements, including a stronger focus on fair and direct trade, a deeper commitment to the environment and a better taste. The retailer also said it was changing the design of its coffee bags and boxes to feature more than 50 unique pieces of art that represent the region where the coffee was grown or the type of coffee in the package. August 2016 In August, SpartanNash announced that its board of directors appointed Dave Staples president of the company. Staples, who was also to continue in his role as chief operating officer, would continue to report directly to Dennis Eidson, chairman and CEO, the company said. Fred's also had top-level personnel news. The retailer said its CEO, Jerry Shore, would retire from the company in February 2017. The board of directors named Michael Bloom CEO. Bloom, who joined Fred's as president and chief operating officer in January 2015, had worked closely with Shore on building a strong management team to ensure a smooth and effective transition. On the acquisition front, Alimentation Couche- Tard Inc., Laval, Québec, said it would acquire San Antonio-based CST Brands Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal. The price tag equals $48.53 per share in cash. Supervalu and The Fresh Market, meanwhile, said they reached a long-term supply agreement whereby Supervalu would serve as a grocery wholesaler and distributor to The Fresh Market. In its role as grocery wholesaler, Supervalu will supply The Fresh Market with traditional and signature grocery products across a range of categories, including meat, deli, bakery, grocery, frozen foods and dairy. Supervalu also reaffirmed in August that it is preparing for a separation of its Save-A-Lot business. The company said it is prepared, however, to consider alternatives other than a spinoff to improve stockholder value, including a possible sale of Save-A-Lot. And in honor of the August debut of its Little Journey line of baby products, ALDI said it pledged more than $350,000 in the form of funds and baby changing essentials to the March of Dimes' "Give them tomorrow" campaign and Feeding America. "With the introduction of Little Journey, we're thrilled to now provide parents with an easier, more 3460 John F. Donnelly Dr. • Holland, Michigan 49424 • 616.786.0900 • requestfoods.com Request Foods is your copacking partner. With 600,000 sq. ft. of cooking, blending, freezing and packing capacity, we are your one-stop resource for R&D and processing. Our team of top culinary chefs creates custom entrées, side dishes, heat 'n' serve portions, and a whole lot more - every meal in every size. Give your retail, club store or national brand the consistent quality of Request Foods. We Make Your Brand ... Better.

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