July 21, 2017

The beauty retailer has opened a new concept, called Sephora Studio, on Newbury Street in Boston, designed to provide a very customized shopping experience, one that drives personal connections with customers.

July 21, 2017

In the latest installment of Supermarket Wellness Watch, Dave Orgel shares insights from a panel at the recent Fancy Food Show that included spakers from Jet/Walmart, Whole Foods and Peapod/Ahold. 

July 21, 2017
The retailing giant will expand its automated online order pickup kiosks to 80 more locations across the country over the next several months, according to Business Insider.
July 20, 2017

Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2015, the CDC reported earlier this week.

July 20, 2017

The new Talent Connect Center combines virtual technology with hands-on support throughout the human resources process — offerings resume assistance, simulated interviewing practice and a chance to speak with department leaders to learn about the company’s opportunities. 

July 20, 2017

With the expansion of availability into Michigan and South Carolina, Rite Aid now offers naloxone dispensing without a prescription in 25 states

July 20, 2017

SEG will use the IRI Liquid Data platform and its Unify visualization capabilities to integrate and report transaction, loyalty card, promotional and other data sources through a single platform across all of SEG’s retail formats.

July 19, 2017

Jason Jenne, who joined Fred’s as SVP finance in September 2016, is succeeding outgoing CFO Rick Hans, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. 

July 19, 2017

John Cernac, his wife Charlotte and son, John Jr. accepted IPC’s MVP Award at the IPC Annual Business Meeting July 14 during McKesson ideaShare 2017 in New Orleans.

July 19, 2017

Retail clinics have been successful in reducing emergency room visits for minor and preventable conditions, Becker's Hospital Review reported Monday, citing a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. According to the report, patients in New Jesrsey were 4.1% less likely to visit an emergency room for diabetes complications and 12.3% less likely to visit the ER for severe flu symptoms if they lived within two miles of an urgent care clinic. "If people across New Jersey lived within two miles of a retail clinic, it could generate more than $70 million in ER savings," Becker's reported. (Becker's Hospital Review)

 

July 19, 2017

At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference in Aspen, Colo., Target CEO Brian Cornell sat down to discuss the company’s strategy to reach its consumers and where it sees itself in the retail landscape. 

July 18, 2017

The Chinese e-commerce behemoth has opened three new membership supermarkets, under the Hema banner in Beijing and Shanghai that seamlessly blend offline features with physical retail. 

July 18, 2017

The Davenport, Fla., facility is the sixth addition to the next-generation fulfillment network that Walmart is building to support its e-commerce business. 

July 18, 2017

The findings are based on responses from a national sample of 614 parents with at least one teen age 13 to 17.

July 17, 2017

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo made the announcement alongside Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo at the 2017 National Governor’s Association Summer Meeting, where Merlo has been touting the company’s approach to providing accessible and effective care.

July 17, 2017

Jean Coutu founder Jean Coutu spoke out regarding negotiations with Quebec around dispensing fees, according to a report published last week by Canada's Bell Media. Jean Coutu earlier this year agreed to surrender $300 million in collected dispensing fees in return for smaller manufacturer rebates that cut into pharmacy operating margins. "It is an average of $100,000 for each of our locations," Coutu told shareholders BellMedia reported. "It was extremely difficult to digest." (Bell Media)

July 17, 2017

Sleek has a unique heritage that originated in London when a local beauty entrepreneur noted that women of color were underrepresented in the cosmetics market.

July 14, 2017

DSN contributing editor Ed Rowland takes a look at where OTC brand owners stand in the global market — from M&A to wholesalers pulling double duty globally as retailers and the potential impact of online companies. 

July 14, 2017

Walmart is making it easier for parents to stay on their game during this year's back-to-school shopping season.

July 14, 2017

Despite expecting a decline in second-quarter same-store sales, it instead reported a modest increase, resulting from improved traffic and sales trends. 

July 13, 2017

Deloitte’s 2017 back-to-school survey recommends that retailers make an effort to target the “undecided” back-to-school shopper — that is, shoppers who don’t know whether they will shop online or in-store.

July 13, 2017

In an effort to uncover new VR applications — and innovative ways to apply the technology to commerce — Walmart’s Store No. 8 is partnering with Thrive Global and Accenture to create a nationwide competition for developers. 

July 12, 2017

The new members — Kathy Gersch, Marck Schwartz and Kristi Marchbanks — have experience with online and brick-and-mortar retail, as well as work on other companies’ boards.

July 12, 2017

Kroger's Ruler division is headquartered in Seymour, Indiana, with 48 stores operating in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee.