February 11, 2013

Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold is selling its majority stake in a Scandinavian supermarket chain to an investors group, the company said Monday.

February 5, 2013

Ahold has appointed the former head of one of its European supermarket chains to an executive position in its U.S. division.

January 30, 2013

A hunger relief group serving Philadelphia and surrounding areas has hired a New York-based brand and retail design consultancy to design a prototype nonprofit grocery store to address food deserts.

January 29, 2013

Spartan Stores, a regional grocery distributor and retailer, has entered into a distribution agreement with Chief Super Market under which Spartan Stores will be its primary wholesale grocery supplier.

January 28, 2013

Target will dedicate about 10,000 sq. ft. at nine of its stores in the Detroit area to fresh groceries, the mass merchandise chain said Monday.

January 4, 2013

Weis Markets on Friday announced the launch of its 10th round of price freezes, effective in all 163 store locations.

December 19, 2012

Revamping the center store could present an opportunity worth more than $440 billion for supermarkets, according to a new study by SymphonyIRI.

December 14, 2012

Commuters in Philadelphia who have forgotten to go holiday shopping may want to head to their nearest bus stop.

December 11, 2012

Harris Teeter on Monday announced that more than $550,000 has been donated to local food banks out of the company’s Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign.

November 27, 2012

The majority of OTC purchases are made in chain drug, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September. No fewer than 47% of AccentHealth viewers make their purchases there, followed by mass outlets (33%) and grocery stores (12%). Less than 3% seek out OTC products in the dollar store, local drug store and club store, respectively. And only 1% make that OTC purchase online.

November 2, 2012

Multiformat food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle will be introducing its first discount format Good Cents Grocery + More to the Pittsburgh market Nov. 4.

November 2, 2012

Sears Holdings has announced that Ryan Vero will join the company as SVP and president of grocery, drug and pharmacy.

October 26, 2012

Target is getting aggressive in a lot of ways. Canada. Big holiday plans. And now a plan to take a greater share of the ethnic beauty business.

October 26, 2012

A supermarket chain and a convenience store chain in the Midwest have launched a program that they said would allow customers to save on gasoline at all their stores.

October 19, 2012

With shoppers looking for ways to buy things more conveniently, it's clear that the age of the multichannel consumer is well under way, and retailers would be wise to respond in kind. Many of them have already done so.

According to retail consulting firm Upstream Commerce, convenience ranks at the top of reasons why consumers shop online, and as recent news has shown, this is just as true for supermarkets as it is for anyone else.

October 19, 2012

Supermarkets are facing increased competition from dollar stores, according to a new survey from Perception Research Services International.

October 16, 2012

A recent study showed that supermarkets generate high satisfaction among their shoppers. Supermarkets scored an average of 4.47 on a five-point satisfaction scale (where five is the highest), according to the "2012 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study" conducted by the Retail Feedback Group.

October 11, 2012

Giant Eagle on Thursday announced it will help families better manage their grocery budgets by locking low prices through the holidays on hundreds of the items customers purchase most.

October 8, 2012

Are macro category pressures across tobacco and gas driving convenience stores toward healthier food options? That's a question raised by a recently published white paper from Nielsen.

October 8, 2012

Dollar General is the overall basket price leader, delivering a substantial savings to value shoppers, according to Kantar Retail's second annual opening price point survey.

October 1, 2012

An online grocery delivery service is launching "virtual grocery stores" at commuter rail stations across the country.

September 25, 2012

How do you transform a drug store into something else? Something new. Something no one has ever seen before. And what would it look like? 


September 19, 2012

Harris Teeter is currently renovating two locations into a new concept called 201central, which will carry an extensive variety of wine, beer, specialty foods and other general merchandise items.

September 14, 2012

KSS Retail, a Dunnhumby company, on Thursday announced that Bi-Lo, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has extended its business relationship with KSS Retail.