January 21, 2011

“The true ambassadors for the brand.” That’s how Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson now describes the company’s 244,000 employees.

January 21, 2011

The Little Clinic has promoted Chance Cole to VP business development and processes, handling business-to-business and overall business development, process improvement and nonclinical training activities.

January 17, 2011

Family Dollar Stores announced that it has named Paul White to the position of SVP apparel, home and seasonal. White will report to Dorlisa Flur, EVP and chief merchandising officer.

January 14, 2011

Walgreens has talked plenty about its Customer Centric Retailing initiative since the overhaul of its store merchandising and marketing strategy kicked off two years ago. But the rejuvenation of Walgreens’ sprawling, coast-to-coast store network is just the tip of the CCR iceberg, company leaders said.

January 7, 2011

Supervalu on Friday named Janel Haugarth, 55, EVP merchandising and logistics.

January 3, 2011

Mass merchandiser Shopko will open a new Shopko Hometown store in the city of Seymour, Wis., the chain said in December.

December 14, 2010

Former CVS/pharmacy executive Steve Ortleb has joined Market Performance Group, a consulting and sales management services company, as a director on the MPG sales and retail services team and a retail adviser for the MPG Strategy Consulting group.

December 7, 2010

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As Walmart’s U.S. stores division looks to execute a broad slate of initiatives in the coming year to recharge domestic growth, it does so under the leadership of a new chief executive and a restructured merchandising organization.


December 7, 2010

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart stores have regained a familiar feeling this holiday season, and if senior executives are right, the increased promotional intensity will halt six consecutive quarters of declining same-store sales and put the company on the right track for 2011.


December 7, 2010

BROOKLYN, Ohio — Getting the most from the card category depends not only on the right merchandise, but also on the right merchandising. Outposting and signage can have a big impact on the department.


November 22, 2010

Consumers shopping this Black Friday will spend in a “mindful manner,” according to a new...

November 22, 2010

Consumers shopping this Black Friday will spend in a “mindful manner" ...

November 21, 2010

Mobile shoppers will account for nearly one-third of the money spent this holiday season by...

November 4, 2010

It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less...

November 3, 2010

Trick-or-treaters had barely gotten their costumes off by the time Walgreens began rolling out its...

October 20, 2010

Retrieving lost digital photos just got easier with a new service offered by Walgreens....

October 19, 2010

Navarro Discount Pharmacies, which operates 28 stores in Miami, has announced the recipients of its...

October 10, 2010

The Walgreens hedgehog is officially retired. Its fate was sealed by a successful fourth quarter...

October 3, 2010

Shoppers are trimming their holiday-related purchases this season, according to new research by SymphonyIRI....

September 20, 2010

The Global Market Development Center last week awarded its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jerry...

September 15, 2010

An unannounced but significant realignment of top management at Walgreens will streamline the company’s decision-making...

September 6, 2010

A series of merchandising and marketing moves announced at Walmart created several new positions and...

September 1, 2010

Fred’s on Wednesday posted sales of $134.3 million, representing an increase of 5%, for the...

August 26, 2010

The restructuring of A&P's new management team under newly appointed president and CEO Sam Martin...