Entries by Elisabeth

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 […]

H-E-B Awarded 2014 Southwest Retailer of the Year

      Announced this month, H-E-B Grocery Co. wins the 2014 Southwest Retailer of the Year awarded by the Shelby Report. On behalf of the STAR Brokerage Team along with a few of our H-E-B CPG clients: Langers Juice, American Beverage Corporation, Gulf Pacific Rice Co., Juanita’s Foods, Copper Moon Coffee, Godshalls, Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co., Quality Transparent Bag […]

Drive CPG Sales with Digital Marketing & Retailer Demos

   The food industry’s traditional marketing methods based on in-store ads and POS materials is slowly transitioning into a digital user omni-channel marketing approach, and we believe it’s  here to stay. Digital and social media platforms to launch a new product provide better real time marketing and shopper engagement on social media platform such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. […]

TRADE MEMO: Buyer, Alexander Cisneros Joins STAR Brokerage Inc.

  Alex Cisneros officially joins the leadership team at STAR Brokerage Sales & Marketing agency August 18, 2014. In his new role, Alex will be responsible for new client business development and will serve as senior business manager for a portfolio of strategic manufacturer/supplier accounts. With more than ten years’ experience in grocery category management, […]