The 2017 capital budget includes 14 remodels, a new unit in Brunswick, Md., two fuel centers and the continued expansion of the Weis Markets distribution center in Milton, Pa.
Ride On For Red Nose Day Road Ride participants will pedal 400 miles along each route to help children in need.
Cygan was most recently Jewel-Osco’s VP marketing and merchandising. He joined the company in April 1980 as a part-time clerk, staying with the chain as he completed his education at Western Michigan University and moving into roles of increasing responsibility.
Private equity firm Sycamore Partners II currently owns the Dollar Express stores, which it bought in 2015 when Dollar Tree was forced to sell stores in 35 states as a condition of its acquisition of Family Dollar.
Hy-Vee is looking to unveil a new small-format store — tentatively called Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh — aimed at shoppers picking up groceries or making quick trips, according to a report in the Des Moines Register. The report notes that the store would be between 12,000 and 16,000 sq. ft. — smaller than the typical 90,000-sq.ft. store — and include fuel pumps and groceries, though much is still being worked out. (Des Moines Register)
Holding company Ecoark on Thursday announced the addition of two members to its board of directors.
For the quarter, Jean Coutu same-store sales were up 4%, with a 3.7% increase in pharmacy sales and a 4.4% lift in front-end sales.
Walgreens, as part of the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, raised more than $20 million in the U.S. in 2016.
Momentum for associates to have mobile devices is so strong that within three years, 89% of retailers will give their associates access to mobile solutions, according to “The Mobile World of Retail,” a report from Boston Retail Partners.
With the launch, all companies can test-drive the product registry and retailers can begin to use it to evaluate products on their shelves.