06/06/2013 - 12:35pm

Supermarket operator Ahold USA has completed rolling out prescription-savings cards at the chains it operates with the introduction of the cards in Giant Food Stores.

06/04/2013 - 9:04am

Royal Ahold is quadrupling the size of its share-buyback program amid strong first-quarter 2013 sales and the sale of its majority stake in a supermarket chain, the Netherlands-based supermarket operator said.

05/30/2013 - 9:21am

Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., and Dole Food Co. have donated two salad bars to elementary schools as part of a program to promote healthy eating among children.

05/30/2013 - 9:06am

Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

05/28/2013 - 1:10pm

Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said.

05/15/2013 - 1:41pm

A division of Ahold USA is donating millions of dollars to local schools.

05/14/2013 - 9:16am

Royal Ahold has appointed Ben Wishart as group chief information officer, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

05/13/2013 - 9:39am

Nearly all of Royal Ahold's Albert Heijn stores in the Netherlands will have pick-up points for the company's Bol.com online grocery service by this summer, the company said.

05/03/2013 - 1:12pm

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.