September 30, 2014

GelStat on Monday announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Next Distributors, which serves more than 30,000 independent convenience stores throughout the United States.

September 5, 2014

California could become the first state to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 21, 2014

Food Lion has unveiled a new shopping experience for customers in 31 stores in the greater Wilmington, N.C., market.

August 20, 2014

Food and drug retailers may need to modify their approaches to get the most from their general merchandise outside of the big fourth-quarter holidays, according to a new whitepaper from the Global Marketing Development Center. The report is the second part of GMDC’s “Seasonal Best Practices for the New World of Shopping” series.

March 21, 2014

Good things happen in small boxes. That's what Walmart is counting on with the introduction of its latest store concept — Walmart To Go. First the supercenter, then Neighborhood Market, then WalmartExpress and now Walmart to Go. The boxes just keep getting smaller.

But what if Walmart is on to something? What if tomorrow's definition of convenience is ubiquity? Then it makes a lot of sense to start filling in the gaps between the supercenters with smaller formats.

March 7, 2014

Good2grow, a line of healthy children's beverages, announced its nationwide debut at major grocery and convenience stores. Its foray into the healthy children's beverage category is significant, the company said.

January 20, 2014

According to published reports, Brookshire Brothers on Friday entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of David's Supermarkets, a 25-store chain located in North Central Texas.

January 3, 2014

Due to the holiday rush and related closings, Chain Store Age has extended the deadline for its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition until Wednesday, Jan. 8.

September 5, 2013

Are drug stores becoming the new convenience stores? A new survey by The Hartman Group indicates that for many shoppers, the drug store is a destination for convenient purchases.

August 26, 2013

Peapod is opening nine new pickup locations at Stop & Shop stores around Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of an expansion push in New England, bringing its total number of sites in those states and Connecticut to 27.

The way Americans shop for groceries is undergoing a rapid and dramatic change. Supermarkets will likely continue to exist for a long time, but a growing amount of shopping for food is happening online.

August 14, 2013

99 Cents Only stores announced on Monday Stéphane Gonthier as the company's new president and CEO. Gonthier is leaving Dollarama, where he was COO since September 2007.

August 8, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo brings together vendors and retailers across the entire store — pharmacy, OTC, beauty, consumables and general merchandise — and the supply chain executives who get the goods to market. As the industry converges on Las Vegas for this game-changing show, DSN talks to four leading futurists about what the drug store of tomorrow will look like.

May 3, 2013

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.

February 6, 2013

Wine and liquor next year may be available for sale in retail outlets, including pharmacy, across Pennsylvania.

January 31, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced the retirement of Central Division president Bob Moeder.

January 23, 2013

Hy-Vee has started building a new store in Iowa, the supermarket chain said.

December 19, 2012

Revamping the center store could present an opportunity worth more than $440 billion for supermarkets, according to a new study by SymphonyIRI.

October 26, 2012

A supermarket chain and a convenience store chain in the Midwest have launched a program that they said would allow customers to save on gasoline at all their stores.

October 19, 2012

Supermarkets are facing increased competition from dollar stores, according to a new survey from Perception Research Services International.

October 8, 2012

Are macro category pressures across tobacco and gas driving convenience stores toward healthier food options? That's a question raised by a recently published white paper from Nielsen.

July 25, 2012

Lil' Drug Store Products on Wednesday announced that it has renewed its supply relationship with Circle K, which has more than 3,300 convenience store locations across 42 states.

July 13, 2012

It seems that traditional grocery stores and established food brands may lose their position in the market due to a confluence of changing demographics, economic factors and customer preferences, according to new research from global investment bank Jefferies and global business advisory firm AlixPartners.

May 22, 2012

FITT Highway Products on Tuesday announced the initial launch of its F.I.T.T. Energy products — three 2-oz. energy shots — through convenience stores in California and Nevada.

March 8, 2012

Morrisons, the large U.K.-based supermarket chain, wanted to get closer to its customers. The result was M Local, its new 3,000-sq.-ft., freestanding, convenience food format.