August 5, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is gearing up for this year’s Pharmacy & Technology Conference in Boston in late August, an event that will bring together more than 130 retail companies representing more than 80,000 retail outlets.

July 27, 2011

Supervalu banner Shaw's has implemented the Nutrition iQ program in its stores.

July 26, 2011

Financial services firm Credit Suisse tabulated total basket increases of 2.7% year over year and 1% month over month for retail.

July 26, 2011

In an effort to increase the stickiness of Supervalu shoppers, Supervalu president and CEO Craig Herkert on Tuesday spoke of the company’s “hyper-local retailing” concept during a conference call with analysts.

July 26, 2011

Supervalu on Tuesday reported first-quarter fiscal 2012 net sales of $11.1 billion (down 3.7% versus last year) and net earnings of $74 million (up 10.4%), or 35 cents per diluted share. Posted net earnings beat the analyst consensus of 33 cents per diluted share.

July 25, 2011


The 19th century British writer William Hickson may have written, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again,” but he only had half the story. By all means, try again, but don’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results.


July 22, 2011

Supervalu's group VP independent sales, marketing and merchandising is stepping into a new role at the company.

July 21, 2011

Walgreens has signed on to convert or open at least 1,000 stores across the country using its food oasis concept over the next five years as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's and the Partnership for a Healthier America's recent announcement to bring healthy, affordable food to nearly 10 million people during that time period.

July 20, 2011

The Partnership for a Healthier America, together with First Lady Michelle Obama, on Wednesday afternoon hosted a press conference announcing that leading grocery retailers have committed to bring healthy, affordable food to nearly 10 million people over the next five years in the form of new and expanded stores in areas that desperately need them.

July 20, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday afternoon will be joined by corporate chiefs from Walmart, Walgreens and Supervalu, as well as smaller regional market chains, as she announces a new initiative to support the Let's Move! campaign, according to a Monday posting on the blog site Obama Foodorama.

July 13, 2011

The U.S. subsidiary of Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold has appointed Raymond McCall SVP pharmacy and health and beauty care, the company said Wednesday.

July 12, 2011

Supervalu on Monday issued a clarification that its Albertsons banners are not removing any self-checkout lanes from their stores.

July 12, 2011

The Network of Executive Women will induct the first group of honorees into the newly created CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame on Monday, Sept. 19, as part of the organization’s annual Leadership Summit.

July 11, 2011

Giant-Carlisle plans to open its first store in Philadelphia next week, the grocery chain said.

July 8, 2011

Albertsons is pulling the plug on its self-checkout units, which will be replaced by standard "H" lanes or express lanes, the grocer has confirmed.

July 8, 2011

Supervalu said that its banners are hosting an event at 11 locations nationwide on Saturday to celebrate the company's private-label Angus premium beef brand.

July 5, 2011

H. D. Smith, the fourth-largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, on Tuesday named Mark de Bruin to the post of corporate VP managed care.

July 5, 2011

Increasingly, chains that traditionally have not been major forces in food retailing are making bigger commitments than ever to fresh — including meat, produce and dairy — in an effort not only to help solve the nation’s growing health crisis and expand Americans’ access to nutritious food options, but also to create new reasons for customers to shop their stores.


June 30, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday announced that Matthew Rubel has unanimously been approved to continue as a member of the company’s board.

June 29, 2011

As part of its commitment to greener operations, Supervalu announced plans to transition 40 Albertsons banner stores to zero-waste operations before the end of the fiscal year on Feb. 29, 2012.

June 26, 2011

More and more success at retail is contingent upon delivering what the consumer wants, when she wants it, where she wants it and at the price she wants it.

June 21, 2011

Shoppers Food & Pharmacy on Tuesday announced that its bid to purchase a Superfresh store in Ellicott City, Md., was approved by the court handling the ongoing A&P bankruptcy proceedings.

June 21, 2011

Michael Kiss, a chef who works at Whole Foods’ store in Rockville, Md., is one of the natural food supermarket chain’s army of “cooking coaches,” who are on staff to talk to customers about what kinds of food are available at the store and how to pick out the right kinds of food — something that’s helpful in a store known for carrying a dizzying variety of exotic ingredients.

June 16, 2011

The Windy City’s problem with food deserts is getting attention from the city’s mayor and some of the country’s top retailers, according to published reports.