January 18, 2011

Walmart's philanthropic arm announced a $2 million donation to help food banks save money on energy bills.

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 17, 2011

Retail sales rose for a sixth consecutive month in December, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

January 17, 2011

Sears Holdings released its year-end outlook for the fiscal year 2010 ending Jan. 29.

January 17, 2011

Walgreens announced several executive appointments Monday, which included naming a former United Airlines executive to the post of chief customer experience officer.

January 14, 2011

Bankrupt grocer A&P narrowed its net loss during the third quarter and executives expressed optimism as it has access to a "significant amount of liquidity" and is forging ahead with its turnaround plan.

January 14, 2011

Former Ahold senior executive Albert Heijn, who helped lead the overhaul of the Dutch-based supermarket giant in the 1960s and 1970s, died peacefully Thursday at his home in the United Kingdom, the company announced. He was 83.

January 14, 2011

Specialty pharmacy and home infusion provider CarePoint Partners has acquired a Houston-based infusion company that it said would make it a leader in the Texas market.

January 14, 2011

Target announced that its chief marketing officer, Michael Francis, will serve as the executive committee sponsor of Target’s entrance into the Canadian market. In this role, Francis will oversee the extension of Target’s brand as part of the corporation’s first-ever expansion of its stores beyond the United States, the company reported.

January 14, 2011

A group representing the nation's food retailers and wholesalers announced the retirement of its VP state government relations.

January 14, 2011

Walmart is looking to target little beauty mavens in their tweens with the launch of a new beauty brand dubbed GeoGirl, according to published reports.

January 14, 2011

Convenience and cost savings offered by retail-based health clinics are attractive to urban patients. Given sufficient cost savings, those urban patients are likely to seek care at such facilities, causing possible further growth and employment opportunities for nurse practitioners in these clinics, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

January 14, 2011

Safeway announced that it has formed a fund to aid the victims of the recent shooting that occurred in one of its Tucson stores.

January 14, 2011

Walgreens' board of directors declared a 27.3% of its quarterly dividend for shareholders of record Feb. 18.

January 14, 2011

Walgreens has announced that it is offering free blood pressure testing through Jan. 16 at all Walgreens pharmacies and Take Care Clinics nationwide, as announced Thursday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

January 14, 2011

Wegmans on Thursday celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Wegmans Menu magazine, a free publication highlighting ideas for easy, healthy and affordable meals for the season. In those 10 years, the magazine has reached a circulation of nearly 1 million.

January 13, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider Axium Healthcare Pharmacy has launched an online portal to complement its services, the company said Wednesday.

January 13, 2011

Food Lion family of stores and Bottom Dollar Food donated a record 1.5 million lbs. of food to local food banks.

January 13, 2011

Fresh & Easy is slated to open new stores in Northern California in March.

January 13, 2011

Hy-Vee has opened its latest store, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the grocery and retail pharmacy chain said.

January 13, 2011

NCPA has created a new advisory board to help the organization’s push to expand long-term care pharmacy programming for its members.

January 13, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday announced the expansion of its exclusive in-store nutritional navigation program, "nutrition iQ," to include the fresh food departments and more robust nutrition information for the center store.

January 13, 2011

Just days after announcing 2011 U.S. expansion plans, Target announced an acquisition in Canada that will enable it to open between 100 and 150 stores during the next four years.

January 13, 2011

Start spreading the news: Walmart wants to be a part of it — New York, N.Y. Though the retailer's desire to enter the city is nothing new, its latest push shows that attitudes toward the retailer opening stores in New York City are changing — in Walmart's favor.