Remke Bigg's, with stores in Ohio and northern Kentucky, plans to rebrand as Remke Markets. Remke kept the Bigg's name for its good reputation after acquiring the brand and seven stores from SUPERVALU in 2010. However, the company has decided to simplify its message, says Pat Iasillo, director of customer-relationship marketing.
Supermarket chains that can't afford to compete on price could see success by responding to regional tastes, according to Darrell Rigby, head of Bain & Co.'s global retail practice. Rigby cites Texas-based H.E. Butt Grocery Co. as being particularly in touch with its customer base.
On March 2, the Federal Reserve will begin filling orders for the new $10 bill, which will be colored in red, orange and yellow, as well as traditional green. The $100 bill is expected to be redesigned in 2007.