Entries by Elisabeth


We’ve represented TOP #CPG Brands in #Texas #Supermarkets for over 25 years and have been doing business with #HEB just as long. As the retail industry changes by minute, it’s important we also evolve our service model with those changes. As part of our growth strategy, we’ve decided to go BOLD with our new digs […]

Hispanics are expected to increase their retail spending

Hispanic growth in income and population across all ages will drive increases in consumer spending that will exceed the shopping totals of the millennial demographic by 2020, Morgan Stanley analysts said Monday. Hispanics should grow their “share of consumer wallet,” otherwise known as retail spending, by 1.6 percentage points by 2020 outpacing millennial growth of […]


Information you will need regarding the upcoming 2016 AWG Fort Worth Summer Sales held at the ARLINGTON CONVENTION CENTER,1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.Event Theme: •    Vendor setup is Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 am.•    The Sales Event is scheduled Wednesday, April 27th from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.•    Excellence in […]

The Houston Market – 2016 Grocery Retailer News

       According the latest Census report, the Houston population is the fastest growing city in the country with the promise of affordable housing and an opportunity for families of all nationalities, especially Hispanics to live  the “American Dream”. These new families settle in newly developed suburban neighborhoods throughout Houston, and then they go grocery shopping!    With that, […]

Albertson’s/Safeway Texas Market News Update

                        In 2014 Albertsons offered $7.6 billion for Safeway’s 1,300 supermarkets, including 106 in Texas with Safeway sales plans  in place thru May 2015. The Albertson’s and Safeway merger will create the second-largest U.S. traditional supermarket chain behind Kroger after the merger is finalized next […]

Minyard Fresh Market – 12 New Stores Bought From Albertson’s and Tom Thumb

  Albertsons, owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital, bought Safeway, Tom Thumb’s parent company, in March 2014.The merger reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission required Albertson’s to sell twelve Texas stores to Minyard Food Stores under antitrust regulation.     Minyard Food Stores is headquartered in Carrollton, TX and under the supervision of Minyard […]

Seasonings Greetings from STAR Brokerage

We always look forward to celebrating the annual Christmas party with the STAR Brokerage team. It’s a time for reflection, team recognition, and group discussion regarding the future, especially with the ever-evolving grocery environment we operate in today.   This year the party took place at the local institution Artista, a well-known downtown restaurant inside the Hobby Center. Our people mingled while […]