February 4, 2013

Supervalu on Monday named Sam Duncan president and CEO.

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 24, 2013

Pampers, part of Procter & Gamble, is expanding its line of Swaddlers diapers, the company announced this week.

January 21, 2013

Zipnosis, which provides patient access to mainstream medicine via online diagnosis and the treatment of common health needs, has announced that its services are now available in 11 states across the country.

January 16, 2013

General Mills has introduced a new protein bar that it said was designed to satisfy cravings while being healthy.

January 16, 2013

Yoplait is marketing Greek yogurt to a younger audience with a new product line, the company said.

January 10, 2013

The sale of 877 stores to Cerberus Capital Management will help Supervalu re-energize its remaining three businesses, current Supervalu president and CEO Wayne Sales told analysts Thursday morning.

January 10, 2013

In a move that will reunite all Albertsons stores under one operator, Supervalu on Thursday morning announced a definitive agreement under which it will sell 877 stores across the Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market banners and related Osco and Sav-on in-store pharmacies to AB Acquisition, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, in a transaction valued at $3.3 billion.

January 9, 2013

More than 274 billion Free Standing Insert coupons were distributed in 2012, marking a 0.8% increase in activity versus 2011, as retailer promotion pages also rose by 5.2% during the year with Walmart snagging the top spot followed by Walgreens, according to Kantar Media.

January 8, 2013

Target Corp. has launched a campaign to price match online retailers, the mass-merchandise retailer said.

December 27, 2012

Supervalu last week settled its suit enforcing a non-compete clause against former president Leon Bergmann, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported last week.

December 13, 2012

Target announced plans to open a new store in Baltimore by October 2013. The retail giant has said approximately 200 new team members will be hired for the new location, part of the Canton Crossing Shopping Center on Boston Street.

December 10, 2012

Caribou Coffee, originally founded by Kim and John Puckett, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Dec. 14.

December 3, 2012

Supervalu on Friday confirmed that a previously announced review of strategic alternatives is proceeding, sparking a slight run on the company's stock.

November 30, 2012

Former Unilever Group executive has been appointed EVP and CFO of Regis, a provider of beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education.

November 30, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch, a Minneapolis-based food distributor, has announced that Kevin Elliott has been appointed EVP, president and COO of Nash Finch Wholesale/Retail.

Elliott previously served as SVP of merchandising, logistics and marketing at 7-Eleven. Elliott worked at 7-Eleven from 2001 to 2010, where he was responsible for overseeing the corporate store and franchise operations as well as 7-Eleven’s national distribution network comprised of 26 distribution centers.

November 30, 2012

Supervalu confirmed on Thursday that the previously announced review of strategic alternatives is proceeding, and it continues to be in active discussion with several parties.

November 29, 2012

Novelty gift company 30 Watt introduced its latest prank gift for the outlet-challenged. Billed as a “solution” for hard-to-reach electrical devices, Connect-A-Cord is actually 50 1-ft. sections of extension cord.


November 26, 2012

Target will unveil an exclusive collection of shoes made by Sam and Libby starting in May 2013, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

November 15, 2012

A 2.9% third-quarter same-store sales increase and the sale of its credit card business pushed Target’s third-quarter profit up 17.6% to 96 cents a share.

October 18, 2012

While Supervalu has completed its overhaul of its value proposition across its Jewel-Osco banner, the grocer will be analyzing the impact before replicating the price repositioning across its entire chain.

October 18, 2012

Supervalu on Thursday morning announced it has named Janel Haugarth to lead its independent business organization, replacing Leon Bergmann, who has decided to leave the company.

October 18, 2012

Target is enticing shoppers this holiday season with new initiatives, including price match, exclusive gift offerings and shoppable advertisements.

October 4, 2012

Target will roll out QR codes in stores in time for the holiday shopping season.