Tony Schiano, CEO of Giant Food Stores since 1997, will retire in March. He will be succeeded by Carl Schlicker, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Carl Schlicker, a marketing executive, will assume the role of president & CEO at Tops Markets, succeeding the retiring Anthony Schiano, effective Feb. 1. Schlicker will be responsible for executing the sale of the 72 remaining Tops stores.
Schnuck Markets launched Full Circle, an organic and all-natural product line, to be sold exclusively in its stores. The line includes cereals, milk, pastas, peanut butter, soymilk, coffee and teas.
Japan's Kirin Brewery announced it would raise its target sales figures for beer sales in the country by 5.6% this year, as it pushes for a greater share of its home alcoholic-beverage market.
J & J Snack Foods, whose brands include Superpretzel soft pretzels and Luigi's Italian ices, acquired Hom/Ade Foods, a biscuit and dumpling maker, for an undisclosed price.