Ahold Delhaize is Consolidating Stop & Shop and bfresh

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Ahold Delhaize is Consolidating Stop & Shop and bfresh

Post by Knight » February 7th, 2017, 9:30 am

Ahold Delhaize has announced plans to consolidate the Stop & Shop New England and Stop & Shop New York Metro divisions and specialty gourmet grocery concept bfresh into a single division, Stop & Shop, based in Quincy, Massachusetts.

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Re: Ahold Delhaize is Consolidating Stop & Shop and bfresh

Post by pseudo3d » February 8th, 2017, 2:31 pm

If I'm not mistaken, that's a 400+ store division! :o

I can't imagine that would operate all that well with that many stores. I know that Kroger Southwest was pretty large (I thought it had 300 stores at its peak?) and I know that the Southwest division and SoCal division of Albertsons are pretty large, but 400+ stores? That's huge! Nobody has (or had) divisions that big.

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Re: Ahold Delhaize is Consolidating Stop & Shop and bfresh

Post by Knight » February 11th, 2017, 3:16 pm

I wonder if Stop & Shop will use a division > region > district > store approach. If you operate a division with over 400 stores, you should have several regions for better span of control.

Many Kroger divisions use the division > district > store approach. Some divisions, including Harris Teeter, and other supermarkets, including Publix, use the division > region > district > store approach.

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