June 12, 2015

Walmart continues its building boom in Northwest Arkansas, opening a Neighborhood Market store just a few miles from the chain’s headquarters in Bentonville. 

April 21, 2015

A majority of consumers are spending savings from lower fuel prices to buy groceries. According to the new “Why? Behind the Buy” report from Acosta Sales & Marketing, 72% of shoppers ages 18 to 34 years will spend fuel savings on groceries.

 

March 24, 2015

Fresh & Easy plans to close 55 stores, which would leave the chain with about 110 locations, the Orange Country Register reported.

March 2, 2015

Meijer sells five gas stations and convenience stores for an undisclosed amount.

January 28, 2015

More than two years after Meijer first publicly confirmed that it was considering opening stores in the state of Wisconsin, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is in the home stretch of construction of its four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area.

January 23, 2015

Bi-Lo Holdings announced that Ian McLeod has been appointed president and CEO.

 

November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism.

 

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.