Portage Lakes IGA in Green, Ohio, is expected to be purchased by Buehler's Fresh Foods by the end of July. The 25,000-square-foot store, with 45 employees, fits a plan by Buehler's to open smaller-format locations.
Raley's has joined MyWebGrocer's online advertising network. Raley's has been working on Web initiatives with MyWebGrocer since 2003, when the vendor launched the company's online grocery-shopping venture.
In a study called "Key Determinants for New Product Success," almost 700 consumers evaluated products from companies including Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup, Smucker, Dannon and Hershey. Swiffer, Listerine PocketPaks and Red Bull were successful innovations at the time they launched and developed platforms to expand.
Houchens Industries said that it has completed is acquisition of regional grocery chain Buehler Foods. Buehler's Buy-Low stores will continue to operate under the same name and all 22 Buehler's stores will stay open, according to a company spokesman.