Hass Insights: Retail Data and Research Newsletter - December 2014

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How Does Your Market Compare?
Category units grew +2% YTD for the third quarter of 2014, a -14 point decrease from +16% in 2013.

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Category dollars grew +13% YTD for the second quarter of 2014, down -1 point from +14% in 2013.

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Delhaize to Sell Bottom Dollar to Aldi - Delhaize Group announced in Brussels that it has signed an agreement to sell Bottom Dollar Food's 66 store locations in the greater Philadelphia and greater Pittsburgh markets to Aldi for approximately $15 million. All stores are anticipated to remain open as Bottom Dollar Food stores until year-end. Supermarket News November 5, 2014
Associated Wholesale Grocers to Buy Dahl's - Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) has offered to purchase 10 Dahl's Foods stores for $4.8 million following the Iowa-based grocer's $41 million Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Nov. 9. The bankruptcy filing allows the stores to remain open and operational during the transition. Progressive Grocer November 11, 2014
Schnucks Makes CEO, President Transition Official - Schnuck Markets officially has a new CEO and a new president. Todd R. Schnuck advanced to the CEO and chairman position at the St. Louis-based company, replacing his brother Scott Schnuck. In addition, Schnuck Markets named Anthony T. Hucker to the position of president and COO. The company said this is the first time that a person outside the family has held this position. Supermarket News November 13, 2014  
Price Chopper Says It Will Modernize Stores Under New Market 32 Banner - Price Chopper said it is unveiling a new banner for its stores-Market 32-and promised the new brand would change food shopping for the grocer's customers by modernizing its stores and offering new services and products. Market 32 stores will begin rolling out across the New York-based chain's six-state footprint this spring. The Shelby Report November 12, 2014
Meijer's Arrival in Wisconsin Promises to Shake up Region's Retail Market - Meijer plans to open its first Wisconsin stores in Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, Grafton and Kenosha in 2015. Those stores will be followed with locations in Waukesha, Greenfield and Sussex in 2016. The company is also considering a store in Janesville. Wisconsin will be the sixth state in which the company operates. Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel November 8, 2014
Dillons to Exit Springfield, Mo., by 2015 - Dillons Stores, the Hutchinson, Kan.-based division of the Kroger Co., will exit the Springfield, Mo., market by January 2015. The move will affect approximately 400 stores' associates. Springfield-based Price Cutter Supermarkets (RPCS Inc.) agreed to buy the real estate and equipment for the four stores after January 2015, terms of which were not revealed. Progressive Grocer November 5, 2014
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