June 2, 2011

Food Lion's charitable arm once again has teamed up with the Western Union Foundation to support Feeding America.

June 2, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $143.5 million for the four weeks ended May 28, up 1%. Comparable-store sales for the month rose 0.2%, compared with an increase of 3.5% in the same period last year.

June 2, 2011

Same-store sales at Rite Aid increased by 1.3% in May, compared with the year-ago period, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

June 2, 2011

To celebrate Men's Health Month, Sam's Club is offering free men's health screening tests this weekend at select stores, which will be sponsored by Unilever brands, including Dove Men's deodorant and body wash.

June 2, 2011

Shaw’s Supermarkets announced that its Massachusetts stores have received supermarket recycling program certification from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

June 2, 2011

Target reported a 2.8% same-store sales increase for May, falling short of Wall Street's expectation for a 3.5% increase, as consumers remained cautious with their spending.

June 2, 2011

Costco Wholesale and BJ’s Wholesale reported strong sales growth and produced impressive comps even without the benefit of fuel sales.

June 2, 2011

Winn-Dixie on Wednesday evening announced its creation of a “hurricane preparedness kit” in advance of what is expected to be an extremely active year.

June 1, 2011

According to a AAA telephone survey released last week, more than half of those surveyed have adopted such relatively simple conservation changes as utilizing trip chaining, reducing shopping trips, dining out less and driving less because of higher gas prices.

June 1, 2011

Sales and profits continued to pile up at Dollar General during the first quarter as shoppers sought value at the retailer’s 9,500 stores.

June 1, 2011

Among the best kinds of gifts are those that don’t cost the gift giver too much and also help the gift recipient save money. Kerr Drug is stocking an item that does both.

June 1, 2011

As part of a series on prescription drugs in America, CNN’s “American Morning” program on Wednesday hosted Safeguard My Meds spokesman and National Community Pharmacists Association executive committee member Keith Hodges to discuss pharmacy robberies and prescription drug abuse in a segment called “Pharmacies as Targets.”

June 1, 2011

Midwestern retailer Roundy’s Supermarkets has partnered with Grandville Printing to digitally print weekly in-store shelf tags and price signs, Roundy’s said Wednesday.

June 1, 2011

Capital spending for the retail industry is expected to increase 16% in 2011 to $42.5 billion, with all subsegments projecting double-digit percentage increases — except for mass merchants, whose growth is projected to rise 9% — according to a survey by Equity Research.

May 31, 2011

Consumers will show their love for Dad this year by spending more on Father's Day gifts than in the prior year, according to the National Retail Federation.

May 31, 2011

Costco Wholesale EVP, CFO and director Richard Galanti told investors during the company’s third quarter 2011 earnings call last week that average prices in pharmacy probably would decline due to the introduction of generic versions of branded drugs.

May 31, 2011

The maker of Lily.B, a line of natural skin care products, has inked a partnership with Costco to carry its Lily.B multi-action rescue ultra eye cream at a special low price for a limited time at 20 pilot Costco locations in eight states.

May 31, 2011

In a major win for its pharmacy benefit management business, CVS Caremark will handle the $3 billion mail-order and specialty prescription drug benefit for the Federal Employee Program starting January 2012, which, for the last three years, had been handled by rival Medco Health Solutions.

May 31, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute announced that one of its former executives is rejoining the organization, while another will be retiring.

May 31, 2011

The House of Representatives last week passed the FY2012 Defense Authorization bill by a vote of 322 to 96. The bill includes a small increase in the Tricare Prime fee, the American Society of Military Comptrollers noted in a statement, but caps future increases at no more than the cost-of-living adjustment.

May 31, 2011

Kroger said that its family of stores is offering new ways for its customers to save on gas.

May 31, 2011

Meijer announced that its most recent food pantry donation program has exceeded $2 million in total food donations.

May 31, 2011

Target has unveiled the first wave of the Zellers sites it will be taking over in Canada, representing 105 locations in all 10 Canadian provinces.

May 31, 2011

Tesco said it is turning its attention to its U.S. supermarket chain, according to the company's annual report.