August 1, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar last week announced an $8.5 billion merger that, when completed, will create the largest dollar store operator in the United States.

July 31, 2014

Hy-Vee has entered into a contract to build a Hy-Vee store in Oakdale, Minn., marking the second Twin Cities location to be announced since Hy-Vee declared earlier this year that it would enter the market.

July 31, 2014

Retail and consumer products veteran Brian Cornell was named chairman and CEO at Target to fill 2-of-the-3 roles previously held by the company’s former top executive, Gregg Steinhafel.

July 31, 2014

Rivals Target and Walmart are teaming up in September to co-host the Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit in Chicago.

July 30, 2014

Coca-Cola launched the new Tweet-a-Coke campaign Tuesday, which lets a user tweet their friends a $5 e-voucher that can be redeemed for a small fountain drink at a Regal Entertainment Group theater.

July 30, 2014

As expected, former Procter & Gamble head Robert McDonald has been confirmed to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary.

July 30, 2014

McKesson announced on Wednesday a three-year extension of its existing distribution agreement with CVS Caremark through June 2019.

July 30, 2014

Pfizer on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baxter International’s portfolio of marketed vaccines for $635 million.

July 30, 2014

WorkPlace Impact, a marketing company that targets consumers directly at work, announced results for first quarter 2014.

July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree on Monday morning acquired Family Dollar Stores in a cash and stock transaction worth about $8.5 billion. 

 

July 28, 2014

Safeway shareholders approved the proposed merger with Albertsons with 70% of the outstanding shares and 96% of the shares voting for the merger. 

 

July 25, 2014

Target Corp. has pulled back the curtain on its new small-format store, TargetExpress, in the “Dinkeytown” section of Minneapolis.

July 24, 2014

Walmart named Greg Foran president and CEO of its U.S. stores division to replace Bill Simon, who is leaving the company after an eight-year run.

July 24, 2014

Feed the Children and PepsiCo handed out 25-lb. boxes of food to 800 families at an event on Thursday.

July 24, 2014

Supervalu on Thursday reported first-quarter 2015 net sales of $5.23 billio, as well as net earnings of $48 million.

July 22, 2014

Office Depot on Monday announced that Mark Cosby has been named as the company's president, North America.

July 22, 2014

Walmart has introduced a 10% rebate program for teachers across the country, the retailer announced.

July 21, 2014

Target is teaming up with four YouTube stars and Veronica Valencia, founder of Design Hunter L.A., on a YouTube video series that combines reality television and design challenges.

July 18, 2014

Industry consolidation continues as CVS Caremark has entered an agreement to snap up regional player Navarro Discount Pharmacy — a move that makes sense for CVS Caremark on several fronts.

Not only does the acquisition strengthen CVS Caremark’s position in the Hispanic marketplace, the fastest growing demographic in the United States, but the deal also includes Navarro Health Services, a specialty pharmacy serving those with complex diseases.

July 18, 2014

Publix Super Markets and the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Thursday launched a new partnership to get free school supplies to teachers and students in need.

 

July 17, 2014

The National Retail Federation is supporting the Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act. The legislation was introduced by Senators Michael Enzi, Richard Durbin, Lamar Alexander, Heidi Heitkamp, Susan Collins and Mark Pryor.

July 16, 2014

Baylor Scott & White Health, a Dallas-based healthcare system, is reportedly looking to ink an affiliation with retail-based health clinics inside select Walgreens and Walmart locations, the Dallas Morning News has reported.

July 16, 2014

Walmart will open its first Care Clinics in South Carolina, according to a report published Wednesday in The State.

July 15, 2014

CVS Caremark announced a $1.5 million commitment to the "Technology Solutions for Smarter Health" grant program.