July 20, 2012

A&P is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Live Better Baby Club, which offers members discounts on baby products and other resources for parents.

July 20, 2012

Albertsons Market is implementing the Recall InfoLink product recall management platform into its pharmacy operation to help it streamline the process of managing recalls, the grocer confirmed on Friday.

July 20, 2012

A recent survey of more than 6,500 U.S. consumers found that Americans consult their social media applications before, during and after retail store visits.

July 20, 2012

The first of Target's smaller-format CityTarget urban stores are slated to open on July 25 in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.

July 20, 2012

Mobile shopping rose in the second quarter while social media sales fell, providing an indication of where U.S. retailers may invest in order to capture the attention and loyalty of the digital consumer, according to a new report from IBM.

July 20, 2012

Prescription drug abuse and diversion merit a coordinated response across federal agencies, and pending legislation can advance this unified approach, stated National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson in a letter to senators.

July 19, 2012

Royal Ahold's American division has split its EVP marketing and merchandising position in two, the company said.

July 19, 2012

In light of Thursday’s news that Walgreens will re-enter Express Scripts' broadest network on Sept. 15, CVS Caremark stated that it now is better able to clarify what it believes will be the overall estimate of the impact from the impasse for the remainder of 2012.

July 19, 2012

Foursquare, the mobile application that helps users and their friends "make the most of where [they] are," has expanded to offer updates from the businesses where users are loyal customers.

July 19, 2012

The Jean Coutu Group has added a new member to its board of directors.

July 19, 2012

A survey released by the National Retail Federation and conducted by BIGInsight found that the average parent will spend $688.62 on back-to-school items this year, compared with $603.63 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $30.3 billion.

July 19, 2012

Prepared foods and ready-to-eat foods are seeing major gains at retail, especially at supermarkets, according to a new Packaged Facts report.

July 19, 2012

Safeway is looking to its recently launched Just for U loyalty program, which this month became available across all U.S. divisions, to help drive a positive sales story through the rest of the fiscal year.

July 19, 2012

Canadian pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart posted a rise in second-quarter sales, thanks to modest sales growth in pharmacy and strong results at the front end, where the company experienced sales gains in all regions of the country.

July 19, 2012

Supermarket chain Stop & Shop encouraged healthy lifestyles among children with an interactive event in Boston Tuesday.

July 19, 2012

Tops Friendly Markets has entered an agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers affiliate GU Markets to acquire 21 supermarkets located in upstate New York and Vermont.

July 19, 2012

Walgreens and Express Scripts on Thursday ended their nearly year-long dispute with a multiyear pharmacy network agreement.

July 18, 2012

Food Lion has implemented its new brand strategy in the retailer's North Carolina and South Carolina stores.

July 18, 2012

For nearly 30 years, Kmart has been helping to improve the health of babies in partnership with the March of Dimes and, in 2012, the retailer raised $8 million to benefit the organization, bringing Kmart’s total contribution throughout the partnership to $106 million.

July 18, 2012

British celebrity hair stylist Lee Stafford, who brought his line of products to the United States in May, is introducing two additions to the 19-product list at Ulta Beauty.

July 18, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that it has submitted a statement to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, detailing chain pharmacy’s engagement in the prevention of prescription drug abuse, and its commitment to maintaining patients’ ready access to medications vital for pain management and for treatment regimens.

July 18, 2012

Stater Bros. has promoted one of its executives to a new role.

July 18, 2012

Classrooms by Walmart is the name of a new social media initiative the retailer launched Tuesday to simplify back-to-school shopping for millions of moms who view the season as an opportunity for a fresh start.

July 18, 2012

Winn-Dixie on Wednesday launched a prescription-savings card that offers deep discounts on more than 400 generic medications and varied discounts on name-brand and other generic medications, the grocer announced.