October 7, 2016

"This company, over time, is going to look like more of an ecommerce company," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart's annual investor day in Bentonville, Ark., according to a report in Business Insider. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart's annual investor day that stores will remain vital to Walmart's future, but the company will be cutting back on new store growth and will increase investments in ecommerce. (Business Insider)

October 7, 2016

Support from CVS Health is particularly important because Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the nation according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

October 7, 2016

It won't be simple for Sears or Kmart to shutdown, as the country's malls and strip centers littered with at least 2,500 empty storefronts, Crain's reports.

According to Crain's, it will take years to find buyers for all the real estate Sears owns and leases -- especially at a time when department stores and other retailers are looking to shrink their footprint, not grow it.

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October 7, 2016

Target has announced plans to test vertical farms within select U.S. stores, according to Business Insider.

October 7, 2016

Clinics will be opening at five Safeway stores in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Menlo Park and San Jose. 

October 7, 2016

ShopRite of West Chester and West Chester University of Pennsylvania are joining together on an innovative partnership to train the next generation of dietitians.

October 7, 2016

Walmart has gone into high gear in its fight to challenge Amazon.

October 7, 2016

This is Weis Markets’ second acquisition of a Nell’s location. Last year, the company purchased and converted a Nell’s Family Market in Hanover and reopened the store on Sept. 15, 2015.

October 6, 2016

The growing cold brew coffee category is getting a new entrant, and this one is certified USDA Organic.

October 6, 2016

CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens both offered advice to patients in the path of Hurricane Matthew, while grocer Publix is already mobilizing relief efforts to help residents in the aftermath of the category 4 storm.

October 6, 2016

Fred’s reported a 5.5% decrease in September sales — $199.9 million, compared to $211.4 million in the same period in 2015.

October 6, 2016

In the past year, McKesson's RxOwnership program has assisted 446 owners to start up a new pharmacy.

October 6, 2016

A majority of women say they get a boost of self-esteem from using beauty products, and sales of these products are projected to grow 3% a year through 2020, new research from Mintel shows.

October 6, 2016

Walmart is hosting 26 startups to present their ideas as part of the company's Technology Open Call, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported Thursday. The event is being held in conjunction with Friday's Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit and features companies like FreshSpire, a service that notifies participating consumers the availability of discounted produce that's about to expire. "We feel like the way that FreshSpire can really make the most impact is to partner with a global-scale store, and Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world," company co-founder Shraddha Rathod, told the Gazette. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

October 6, 2016

RetailNext issued a positive forecast for U.S. retail performance over the holiday period, predicting a 3.2% year-over-year lift in sales, driven in part by a 14.9% increase in YoY sales through digital channels.

October 6, 2016

Sam’s Club offered a similar screen for men back in June, as well as other free events during the year, as part of its comprehensive commitment to support health and wellness.

October 6, 2016

Costco’s same-store sales for September rose 1%, compared to a 2% increase in August.

October 6, 2016

Under new leadership, Theranos is working toward obtaining FDA clearances, building commercial partnerships and pursuing publications in scientific journals in pursuit of miniaturized, automated labs.

October 6, 2016

Walmart gave a lackluster profit outlook for next year, and said it will slow new store openings as it invests in remodels and digital initiatives.

October 6, 2016

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is trying to get away from those big glossy coupons that come every few months in the mail, and instead is focusing on a paid membership experiment, according to The Wall Street Journal.

October 5, 2016

Last year's health fair at Walmart was a tremendous success, with the company administering more than 300,000 health screenings and delivering more than 50,000 immunizations.

October 5, 2016

James McCann has been with Ahold since September 2011, retaining his leadership role at Ahold USA through the merger with Delhaize Group.

October 5, 2016

The Private Label Manufacturers Association will feature Fox News star Chris Wallace as its headliner during PLMA’s 2016 Private Label Trade Show in Chicago in November.

October 5, 2016

Beauty blog Bond En Avant spoke to beauty industry veteran Annie Jackson, formerly of Sephora and Estee Lauder and now head merchant at Credo Beauty, about how the retailer plans to change the way women shop and think about skin care and makeup.