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.

December 22, 2014

Maesa — which designs, develops and manufactures private label and exclusive brands for retailers, as well as packaging and turnkey products for beauty brands — has appointed industry vet Shawn Haynes to the newly created position of SVP of sales, mass and drugstore retailers.

December 19, 2014

Dollar General on Friday stated that it remains actively engaged in discussions with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the extent of potential divestitures that would be required in connection with an acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

December 19, 2014

Walgreens on Friday announced that it intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “WBA” following the closing of the previously announced reorganization of Walgreens into a holding company structure.

December 18, 2014

Manhattan residents have the opportunity to receive Amazon deliveries faster than even before.

December 18, 2014

The CVS Health Research Institute released a first look at the comparative utilization of two new hepatitis C treatments in the weeks following their respective launches.

December 18, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter revenues of $6.7 billion, an increase of 5.3%, driven primarily by same-store sales, the drug store retailer said.

December 18, 2014

Supervalu announced Wednesday that it has launched SVInsights, a data exchange portal to enhance the working relationships between Supervalu and the manufacturer and broker community.

December 18, 2014

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, who took the helm earlier this year, is making a string of executive changes to help fuel the retailer's digital transformation and enhance the guest experience.

December 16, 2014

Declaring that it is positioned for today and preparing for tomorrow, CVS Health outlined the steps the company is taking to continue to meet the changing needs of payors, providers and customers at its annual Analyst Day in New York City on Tuesday.

December 15, 2014

Google is reportedly studying the effect color has on consumer purchase decisions, among other issues

December 15, 2014

The Rancho Mirage Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacy is sporting a new look, and store associates rolled out the red carpet during the Dec. 3 ribbon cutting ceremony, the company announced.