November 24, 2014

More consumers are planning to shop on Black Friday than Thanksgiving, however when compared to last year, shopping intent has slightly decreased, according to a recently released survey from CivicScience.

November 20, 2014

Eighty-one percent of respondents plan to spend more or the same amount on the holidays compared with a month or two ago.


November 13, 2014

According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.

October 30, 2014

In a sale order hearing on Wednesday, the bankruptcy court approved C&S Wholesale Grocer’s bid to purchase Associated Wholesalers and its subsidiaries.

October 29, 2014

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations. 

October 23, 2014

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are partnering to provide the nation’s schools of pharmacy a supply chain educational tool surrounding the distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals. 

October 15, 2014

"We no longer ship hummingbird feeders to Florida.”

That’s one example of how Dollar General has smartened up its store replenishment and supply-chain processes in recent years, said John Flanigan, EVP global supply chain.

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.


October 2, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, two brothers, Thomas and Andrew Parkinson, developed a new way to shop for groceries.

September 26, 2014

C&S Wholesale Grocers has appointed Christopher Brown as SVP, independent sales, effective Sept. 29, underscoring its commitment to independent customers and reflecting its plans to continue to grow the independent business.

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.

August 18, 2014

About 36% of shoppers don’t plan to do back-to-school shopping this year, up from 31% in 2013 and 28% in 2012, according to a new study by the Integer Group and M/A/R/C research.

July 29, 2014

Boston Retail Partners, a retail management consulting firm, released findings from a survey, which offer insights into what retailers are doing to transform their supply chain.

June 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Retail Advisory Board and global strategy firm the Partnering Group have released a report to help retailers and suppliers establish joint business plans to align and optimize shared business goals.

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.

May 27, 2014

The online shipping war among retailers continues to heat up as Target plans to launch a same-day delivery pilot in June in select markets.

April 25, 2014

McKesson Specialty Health has announced the integration of its distribution services with General Medical Services’ Physician Office Drug Inventory System, an alliance that creates the first end-to-end integrated inventory and order-to-reimbursement verification solution designed specifically for ophthalmologists.

April 22, 2014

On the heels of published reports that beauty e-commerce company Birchbox has secured $60 million in funding, OHL, a provider of global supply chain management solutions, has announced that it has begun fulfillment operations and small parcel management for the beauty company.

April 16, 2014

In celebration of its 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location, which opened last week, the grocer launched a new payment option.

March 21, 2014

Rx Response earlier this week established a new membership structure that will enable individual companies in the bio-pharmaceutical supply chain to become direct members.

February 18, 2014

McKesson and Rite Aid on Tuesday announced the signing of an expanded distribution agreement to include both brand and generic pharmaceuticals.

January 23, 2014

CCA Industries, whose portfolio of health and beauty products includes Plus+White toothpastes and teeth whiteners, Bikini Zone medicated topical and shave gels, Nutra Nail nail care treatments and Gel Perfect UV-free gel color, is restructuring its operations and entering a partnership with sales and marketing company the Emerson Group

January 14, 2014

eBay Enterprise on Monday announced the availability of a Ship-from-Store solution — what the company is calling a game-changing initiative that retailers can deploy within 99 days to effectively leverage their physical store inventories while gaining advantages in margin and shipping cost.