January 16, 2015

Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit against four former Gillette employees who have been hired or retained by ShaveLogic, a Dallas-based company in the wet shaving field, for allegedly disclosing trade secrets.

January 15, 2015

Dollar General is still fighting to acquire Family Dollar, the retailer stated on Thursday, noting that it is in ongoing discussions with the Federal Trade Commission.

 

January 15, 2015

Mediterra is now on store shelves at more than 365 U.S.-based Target stores, the company announced.

January 14, 2015

Rite Aid on Tuesday announced the completion of an amendment and extension of its existing senior secured credit facility, including an increased borrowing capacity of up to $3 billion.

January 13, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar  announced that it has named Michael Bloom as the company's president and COO, effective Jan. 12.

 

January 12, 2015

Dollar Tree believes it will need to divest fewer than 300 locations in its pursuit of Family Dollar, the dollar store operator announced.

January 9, 2015

The Big Bang Theory may have been the big winner at last week’s People’s Choice Awards, but Walgreens and Procter & Gamble got a pretty big bang of their own from the event, when the two companies leveraged the broad appeal of the highly popular televised event and the power of social media to drive the business and engage customers.

 

January 8, 2015

Costco posted net sales of $12.12 billion for the month of December, an increase of 5% from $11.53 billion in the year-ago period.

January 8, 2015

Consumers were offered more than $496 billion dollars in consumer incentives through Free Standing Inserts in 2014, an increase of 6.4% compared to last year, according to a Kantar Media report released Thursday.

January 8, 2015

Target’s digital efforts appear to be resonating with shoppers as the company’s holiday digital offerings — from free shipping on Target.com to store pickup to Cartwheel deals — helped the retailer rack up a record-breaking holiday season.

January 8, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday will ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots.

January 7, 2015

Bartell Drugs announced that former REI executive Brian Unmacht has been named president.

January 7, 2015

Frank Scorpiniti has taken the helm at Earth Fare, a natural and organic grocery chain based in Asheville, N.C.

January 7, 2015

New packaging formats, consumer interest in therapeutic body care and a long, cold 2013-2014 winter in much of the United States helped fuel sales in the body-, hand- and foot-care category — a category that, according to research firm Mintel, experienced virtually no sales growth between 2009 and 2011.

January 7, 2015

Amazon and Procter & Gamble are taking multi-tasking to a whole new level by placing ads that have barcodes you can scan using the Amazon app in public bathroom stalls , according to a report by CNN Money.

January 6, 2015

Leonard Lieberman, former chairman and CEO of Supermarkets General, which owns Pathmark, died at his home in Hoboken, N.J., on Jan. 2, according to an obituary on NJ.com. He was 85.

January 6, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that December sales increased 10.2% to $7.9 billion.

 

January 5, 2015

The NRF Foundation announced the individuals who have been named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future.

 

January 5, 2015

Qualcomm on Monday announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life is collaborating with Walgreens to power device connectivity with Walgreens mobile and web applications and its Balance Rewards for healthy choices program with medical device connectivity and care coordination capabilities.

December 30, 2014

Kroger is reportedly expanding the testing of an e-commerce service in Greater Cincinnati that is modeled after Harris Teeter’s “click and collect” program, according to a local report.

December 29, 2014

Amazon reported that its 20th holiday brought record growth for Amazon Prime and it saved customers more than $2 billion on free two-day shipping through Amazon Prime and other free shipping offers. In addition, 100 million more items shipped for free this holiday compared with last.

December 23, 2014

In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree.

December 23, 2014

Walgreens expects to close its merger with Alliance Boots by the end of the year, pending shareholder approval on Dec. 29, the retailer announced Tuesday. 

December 22, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway have entered into agreements to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers — Associated Food Stores, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Supervalu and Haggen.