June 6, 2013

Costco's reported May sales of $8.13 billion, a 7% increase over May 2012, the club retailer said.

June 6, 2013

With former chief A.G. Lafley back at Procter & Gamble as president and CEO, the company is grouping its Global Business Units into four industry-based sectors to support its current growth strategies of strengthening developed market businesses, maintaining developing market momentum, building a strong innovation pipeline and driving productivity improvements.

June 5, 2013

Target Corp. will go local at its stores in Quebec, the mass merchandise retailer said.

June 5, 2013

Stephen LaFrance, 71, former owner of USA Drug, passed away Wednesday morning, DSN has learned.

June 4, 2013

Beauty brand Vbeaute has announced its expansion into a handful of Duane Reade and Walgreens Look Boutiques this summer.

June 4, 2013

Dollar General increased net sales by 8.5% to $4.2 billion for its first quarter ended May 3, the dollar operator reported Tuesday.

June 4, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Always feminine care brand has announced the launch of its “Give a Girl a Break” initiative that aims to turn filmmaking passions into careers for a group of aspiring young women.

June 4, 2013

Johnson & Johnson division McNeil Consumer Healthcare has launched a new marketing campaign around the allergy medication Zyrtec, according to published reports.

June 3, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has announced the launch of its annual in-store Advancing Medical Research fundraising campaign to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

June 3, 2013

In June, Dollar General will be partnering with Procter & Gamble to celebrate soldiers making a difference in their communities after returning from service as part of its Every Day Heroes program, the dollar channel operator announced.

June 3, 2013

Target has announced that it is expanding its Beauty Concierge program with approximately 200 stores implementing the program during 2013.

This is important as it reflects a larger trend that is taking place within mass-market beauty — retailers are becoming increasingly aggressive in elevating the beauty shopping experience at mass. With a melding of upscale décor, higher-end beauty brands, in-store services and innovative technology, they are working to become a beauty destination for savvy shoppers.

May 31, 2013

Sam's Club will host free health screenings for men's health next month, the club retailer said.

May 31, 2013

Target will introduce its Beauty Concierge program in more than two dozen stores around the nation's capital at the end of next month.

May 30, 2013

Costco Wholesale had sales of $23.55 billion in third-quarter 2013, an 8% increase over last year's $21.85 billion, as well as a 6% increase in same-store sales, the club retailer said.

May 30, 2013

Denver-based organic soda company Oogave has begun distribution of its new all-natural diet soda line, Loca, through Fresh Market stores and Whole Foods Northern California. The company also continues to expand the distribution of its original Oogave soda line through Super Target stores nationwide.

May 30, 2013

A former employee of health insurer Aetna has been hired to direct business strategies for a maker of health kiosks.

May 30, 2013

Mass market retailers increasingly are elevating their health and beauty departments to help shoppers look good and feel good — initiatives that are playing out in various forms at retail. To share with readers some of the most innovative efforts currently underway at mass, Drug Store News took a closer look at what's trending now in beauty.

May 30, 2013

The beat goes on for Walgreens' store development activities, as the chain last month hosted grand opening events in Boston and San Francisco — about one week apart.

May 29, 2013

The parent company of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie supermarket chains will buy three chains from Belgium-based Delhaize Group.

May 28, 2013

Procter & Gamble has brought back former chief A.G. Lafley to serve as president and CEO, effective immediately. He has also been elected to the board and will serve as its chairman.

May 28, 2013

Harris Teeter store manager Bruce Woodle on Friday presented $3,000 to local schools to support their commitment to educational programs.

May 28, 2013

Turkey Hill Dairy president Quintin Frey retired Tuesday, according to Kroger.

May 28, 2013

Several months after acquiring Supervalu, Cerberus Capital Management is reportedly interested in about a half-dozen grocery chains for potential bids, including Harris Teeter, according to a Wall Street Journal article.

May 28, 2013

Black turned to red for Kmart parent company Sears Holdings as the company reported losses of $279 million for first-quarter 2013, compared with a $189 million profit in first-quarter 2012.