August 20, 2014

Food and drug retailers may need to modify their approaches to get the most from their general merchandise outside of the big fourth-quarter holidays, according to a new whitepaper from the Global Marketing Development Center. The report is the second part of GMDC’s “Seasonal Best Practices for the New World of Shopping” series.

July 17, 2014

The Board of Directors of Loblaw Cos. announced that Galen Weston, executive chairman, also has been appointed as president, effective immediately. 

 

July 9, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday published its eighth annual sustainability report, setting its first-ever water conservation goal and providing a progress update on moving retail locations toward "zero waste" and sourcing 100% certified sustainable palm oil. 

July 2, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Wednesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million.

June 20, 2014

Health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is offering the EatRight Rewards program to its employees and members. EatRight Rewards provides financial rewards to employees who buy healthy foods at the grocery store.

June 18, 2014

The drug channel could be losing its edge in seasonal sales. GMDC’s recently released “Seasonal Best Practices” report revealed that, according to Nielsen data for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 26, 2013, while drug store seasonal merchandise dollar sales are slightly ahead of supermarkets, the channel’s sales have slipped 16%.

June 13, 2014

According to a consumer survey from eDigitalResearch released Friday, online grocery shoppers tend to buy fewer impulse purchases online than in store, resulting in smaller basket sizes.

June 11, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday released its annual analysis of U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends, presented by FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin at FMI Connect, which reveals dramatic changes in the consumer universe that have impacted the way food retailers do business.

June 1, 2014

The drug channel could be losing its edge in seasonal sales. GMDC’s recently released “Seasonal Best Practices” report revealed that, according to Nielsen data for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 26, 2013, while drug store seasonal merchandise dollar sales are slightly ahead of supermarkets, the channel’s sales have slipped 16%.

April 4, 2014

Food Marketing Institute and Matrix Group, a digital agency specializing in e-marketing, announced the release of a new animated video as part of the trade association’s "Supermarket Facts Video Series."

March 11, 2014

Hannaford Supermarkets is promoting its Healthy Saver Plus Program — which provides patients with cost savings on prescriptions, diabetic supplies and more — by offering $10 off on produce for new members.

February 19, 2014

A recent poll of U.S. millennial, gen X and Baby Boomer consumers found that traditional retail categories are increasingly blurring, and more and more shoppers are turning to drug stores to buy groceries.

February 14, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute and Matrix Group, a digital agency specializing in web design, development and e-marketing in the Washington D.C., area, on Friday announced the release of a new animated video as part of the trade association’s “Supermarket Fact Video Series.”

January 30, 2014

An exclusive study of more than 2,200 moms who primarily buy food for their family at supermarkets reveals that an overwhelming majority (89%) are regularly influenced by coupons to try new food and drink products.

January 21, 2014

Digital coupon use is at an all-time high with more than 2 million Meijer shoppers now subscribed to the free mPerks program, and Meijer has made significant investments to make digital savings easier for its customers, the supermarket retailer announced Tuesday.

January 20, 2014

According to published reports, Brookshire Brothers on Friday entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of David's Supermarkets, a 25-store chain located in North Central Texas.

January 7, 2014

At least two retailers in areas affected by record-low temperatures that have put much of the country under a deep freeze have seen a big spike in sales as consumers stock up on supplies, according to published reports.

January 3, 2014

Due to the holiday rush and related closings, Chain Store Age has extended the deadline for its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition until Wednesday, Jan. 8.

December 18, 2013

Kroger announced the promotion of Mark Tuffin to SVP retail divisions. He succeeds Michael Ellis, who will become Kroger's president and chief operating officer on Jan. 1.

December 5, 2013

Kroger on Thursday reported that same-store supermarket sales growth, without fuel, was 3.5% in the third quarter, marking the 40th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth.

November 22, 2013

Schnuck Markets is offering to store perishable foods for people who have lost power due to the large storm outbreak that hit the Midwest over the weekend, the supermarket chain said in announcements on its Facebook page.

October 24, 2013

Safeway could fetch an asking price of more than $45 per share, estimated Credit Suisse in a research note issued Thursday.

October 9, 2013

Giant Food Stores has opened its first small pharmacy in a Valley Forge, Pa., retirement community, the supermarket chain said.

October 2, 2013

Supermarket chain Raley's is partnering with a web portal that offers discounts to members of the chain's loyalty card program.