Progressive Grocer - August 2017 - 12

What's trending on progressivegrocer.com ...

As we had anticipated, the Whole Foods Market-Amazon.com deal took the first spot -
as well as No. 3 - for top headlines on progressivegrocer.com for the June 16-July 15
time period. Seattle-based Amazon announced its intent to purchase the Austin, Texasbased natural grocer for $13.7 billion on the first day of the cycle, prompting much
talk among industry experts - from doomsday speculation over jobs and competing
grocers to skepticism and doubt that the deal really is a game-changer. Additional
top stories were Kroger's expansion of its private label program, and CEO departures
at two Southeast-based retailers, The Fresh Market and Southeastern Grocers. Some
attributed the corporate shakeups to the U.S. arrival of German deep-discounter Lidl,
which opened its first stores in the region on June 15, heating up competition there.

Amazon, Whole Foods and the
'New World of Supermarketing'
http://bit.ly/2syldqH

"It has been a
difficult decision
to leave my role as
president and CEO
of Southeastern
Grocers, but ... the
new position will be a
positive opportunity
for me and in the
best interests of my
family."
-Ian McLeod, former
president and CEO,
Southeastern Grocers

Rick Anicetti Quits as
The Fresh Market CEO
http://bit.ly/2u13OqU

AmazonWhole Foods
Deal: Not a
Game-Changer
http://bit.ly/2u1sCNX

"Stop & Shop is
the same size as
Whole Foods. Would
the business world
be freaking out if
Amazon bought
Stop & Shop?
Exactly."
-Kurt Jetta, Ph.D.,
CEO and founder of
TABS Analytics

Ian McLeod
Leaving Exec Shakeups
Southeastern Roil 'Overstored'
Grocers Southeast
http://bit.ly/2u1c1vi

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"If the threat posed
by Amazon was
raising the blood
pressure of traditional
supermarket
operators, this move
should send them into
coronary arrest."
-Gary Hawkins, CEO,
Center for Advancing
Retail & Technology

"Through innovation,
we are committed
to introducing new
items monthly that
give our customers
a wide selection of
choices and price
points, and always
guaranteed quality."
-Gil Phipps, VP of
Our Brands, Kroger

Kroger Plans
PL Expansion
http://bit.ly/2tWJYu

Southeastern Grocers and The Fresh
Market "face unprecedented and
overwhelming competition, and
overall uncertainty ahead."
-Burt P. Flickinger, managing director,
Strategic Resource Group


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