November 14, 2011

Going fresh has emerged as one of the biggest trends in the retail pharmacy business, but due to various limitations — including smaller store size and disproportionate space devoted to such traditional categories as over-the-counter medicines and beauty — fresh food generally has meant such items as salads and fresh fruit.

November 9, 2011

The Washington state government's cap on quaffable spirits popped open Wednesday as voters there passed a ballot initiative to allow private retailers to sell liquor, according to published reports.

November 1, 2011

Supermarket chain Brookshire Bros. gave its Private Label Vendor of the Year Award to the Chain Drug Marketing Association, CDMA said Tuesday.

October 31, 2011

Texas-based supermarket operator United Supermarkets has teamed up with FlavoRx to roll out the Fillmaster Plus dispensing technology at all of the chain's pharmacies.

October 18, 2011

Shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud, organized retail crime and administrative errors cost the retail industry $41.7 billion in the United States in 2011, representing 1.6% in sales, according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer released Tuesday by Checkpoint Systems.

October 12, 2011

FoodLink, an online network for fresh food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, on Tuesday announced its status as a certified partner to Giant Eagle.

September 21, 2011

Looking to further tap into the men’s grooming market, Procter & Gamble has announced the creation of a prototype “Guy Aisle” in a CVS/pharmacy in Charlotte, N.C.

September 15, 2011

Safeway and Wegmans ranked highest across all customer service elements, according to a survey by Empathica.

September 12, 2011

A Midwest supermarket retailer will spend $60 million to build up to 10 stores and remodel or rebuild several more over the next three years, according to published reports.

September 9, 2011

Trips are up, but baskets are down, Kroger reported Friday morning, along with positive second-quarter results. Gas sales also are up with the decline in fuel prices, which is an item Kroger continues to use as a stickiness factor with its loyalty card program.

September 6, 2011

Safeway on Tuesday announced its offering of flu shots in its grocery stores — positioning its flu season inoculation as more convenient to drug stores.

August 30, 2011

Kroger on Tuesday reported the company will coordinate a moment of silence across all 2,449 stores in its network on Sept. 11 to remember the victims and honor the heroes of the 9/11 tragedy.

August 29, 2011

Economic troubles and an interest in saving money are just two of the growing number of reasons why it behooves nontraditional retailers to start thinking about offering fresh food in their stores, especially pharmacy retailers.

August 24, 2011

The Frosty Paws freezer unit pictured here is located inline with pet care in this Giant supermarket located in central Pennsylvania.

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 25, 2011

A food distributor has penned a three-year agreement with a supermarket chain to provide customers with nonproprietary natural, organic and specialty products.

July 20, 2011

Food Lion unveiled on Wednesday six new stores in the Greenville, S.C., area market.

July 19, 2011

Rising food prices and shrinking package sizes are a top concern for consumers, according to Deloitte's "2011 Consumer Food and Product Insight Survey."

July 13, 2011

Hy-Vee is the latest supermarket chain to bring a trained chef into the store to encourage customers to cook healthy food at home, according to published reports.

July 11, 2011

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

July 5, 2011

Delivering fresh food to underserved communities doesn’t necessarily mean giving up shelf space.


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

Marsh Supermarkets has created a new executive position that will focus on merchandising support, including pricing, space management, corporate brands and business intelligence.

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.