June 15, 2017

Total sales, excluding fuel, increased 2.9% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year.  The recent merger with ModernHEALTH contributed to sales growth, Kroger noted.

June 14, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the weight management, sports nutrition and vitamin market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

 

June 12, 2017

Protein bars have been flying off the shelves in mass outlets lately. One reason for the increase is the multitude of consumer segments now shopping the category.

June 12, 2017

Americans want to be healthier, and they want healthier-for-you products in the self-care aisles to get them there.

June 6, 2017

Though the company swung to a roughly $36.5 million net loss, as its transformation continues, it’s seeing tangible results, particularly in pharmacy and front-end sales in renovated stores. 

June 1, 2017

Comparable store sales for May included a negative 1% impact as a result of the sale of low productive discontinued inventory versus May of last year.

May 26, 2017
While online sales are growing at a fast pace, the beauty products and services retailer isn't slowing down its store growth. It said it will open 100 new stores in its current fiscal year.
May 25, 2017

According to the retailer, the outstanding balance was owed by Dollar Express, which acquired stores that the FTC required the company to divest. 

May 25, 2017

Grocery and household, apparel and home categories were also cited as the primary reasons why Kmart’s comparable-store sales decreased 11.2% during 2017 Q1, stated parent company Sears Holdings.

May 24, 2017

“We want to be more impactful to the people we serve and continue to build up our portfolio of products,” Larry Merlo said during the UBS Healthcare Conference in New York City.

May 23, 2017

Walgreens is focusing more on health, wellness and beauty and it attempts to draw pharmacy customers to the front end.

May 23, 2017

Russian pharmacy retailer expects online sales to account for 10% of total revenue by mid-2018 from just 1% now, its corporate finance director told Reuters.

May 23, 2017

Appearance of company’s co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance will help honor Red Nose Day on May 25.

May 22, 2017

All three earned a perfect score on the ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies, measured by reported in sales in the latest fiscal year and whose primary stock is listed in the United States or Canada.

May 17, 2017

Sales of artificial eyelashes packaged with adhesives rose 31% to $157 million, according to IRI data for multi-outlet retailers for the 52-week period ended March 19. Eyelash adhesives kicked in another $30 million and showed growth of 24%.

May 17, 2017

The companies will merge core capabilities to deliver “best-in-class” clinical expertise, advanced analytics, and customized client experiences to serve workers' compensation clients and injured patients.

May 17, 2017

Drug and discount stores have managed to lure customers away from specialty and department stores to their doors for color cosmetics, where brows and lashes are leading the charge to attract shoppers, skin care and bubble bath products.

May 17, 2017

Colgate-Palmolive CEO Ian Cook would be open to a $100-per-share selling price for the company, according to a New York Post source. Cook reportedly floated the price at a recent investors meeting, which took place as such companies as Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Warren Buffett’s 3G Capital and Procter & Gamble are floated as potential suitors for an acquisition. (New York Post)

 

May 17, 2017

“We are in the early stage of a multi-year effort to position Target for profitable, consistent long-term growth,” said Target CEO Brian Cornell.

May 15, 2017

DDM signed a 15-year lease to occupy about 30,000 sq.-ft. of space at The Shoppes of Oakwood Square.

May 12, 2017

During the 13-week period ended April 1, Weis Markets' net income declined 41.2% to $11.8 million while earnings per share totaled $0.44 compared to $0.75 in 2016.

May 11, 2017

Under the terms of the collaboration agreement, Sangamo will receive a $70 million upfront payment from Pfizer.

May 10, 2017

In its Ahold USA division, the company achieved net sales of €5.96 billion ($6.48 billion) compared to €5.837 billion ($6.34 billion) in the year-ago period.

May 9, 2017

The two companies have certified substantial compliance with the Federal Trade Commission — a move that will leave the chains free to merge if the FTC hasn’t issued a decision before July 7.