August 11, 2017

While everyone is focusing on pure play online giant Amazon, what they are likely missing is how brick and mortar retailers are driving ecommerce sales growth, noted TABS Analytics last week in a blog. "The TABS Analytics 10th Vitamin and Minerals Study revealed that online sales by traditional brick and mortar retailers propelled the market to an all-time high, growing an estimated 6% in the last year to reach $13.5 billion in annual sales," the company reported. "Walmart.com, specifically, had a breakout year for VMS sales. ... Though second in eCommerce, Walmart.com doubled its online share of mentions, growing to 9.1% in 2017. (TABS Analytics)

August 11, 2017

If Walmart were to acquire Birchbox, it would be the chain's fifth e-commerce acquisition since last August. 

August 10, 2017

Among the company’s efforts around mature workers is its Talent Is Ageless initiative, which was created to recruit and retain employees aged 50 years and older by cultivating public and private partnerships

August 10, 2017

Pharmacists in all 235 Meijer stores will offer vaccinations and information about other avoidable conditions that commonly affect school children at on Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

August 9, 2017

Ahold USA reported a positive impact on the timing of Easter that was offset by Fourth of July holiday sales and last year's competitive closures in the New York market.

August 9, 2017

Shopping for groceries online has a long way to go before it catches on with the vast majority of U.S. consumers, according to new data from Gallup.

August 9, 2017

Two of the new clinics are in Brooklyn, two are in Manhattan and one is located in Queens. All are located inside of CVS Pharmacy locations.

August 9, 2017

By analyzing the robust information flowing throughout its operations, the discounter has gained a real-time view of workflow across its pharmacy, distribution centers, stores and e-commerce, according to a company blog post.

August 9, 2017

The company is expanding the deployment of its Scan & Go mobile app, which was being tested in approximately 12 stores across Northwest Arkansas, Florida, Texas and Georgia.

August 8, 2017

The online giant has filed a patent application for “ground-based mobile maintenance facilities for unmanned aerial vehicles,” which would be dedicated to accommodating, loading, launching, receiving and maintaining the delivery drones.

August 8, 2017

The online giant's school supplies sales have grown by 35% year-over-year in the first two weeks of the back-to-school shopping season, according to One Click Retail. 

August 8, 2017

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo said, “while we are pleased to report results consistent with our expectations, we won’t be satisfied until the total enterprise returns to healthy levels of earnings growth.”

August 8, 2017

Profits from the sale of the products will be split between Meijer and Spectrum Health, with Spectrum Health’s portion of the proceeds benefitting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

August 7, 2017

Kevin Turner brings decades of retail and technology experience to his new role with Albertsons, including roles at Walmart and Microsoft.

August 7, 2017

Hy-Vee plans to eliminate more than 200 artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals in 1,000 Hy-Vee label products by July 2018.

August 4, 2017

The new president of Rexall Drugstore brings to the company nearly three decades of experience with Delhaize America and her more recent experience as president of Sobeys’ Atlantic/Ontario business unit. 

August 4, 2017

In a new report, Kibo assessed the personalization and omnichannel sophistication across 30 popular and growing retailers’ desktop, mobile and in-store buying touchpoints. 

August 4, 2017

The bars are available in four varieties and were developed specifically for shoppers who follow a low-FODMAP diet and live with GI discomfort. 

August 3, 2017

The arrival of German discount grocer Lidl and Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods Markets have ratcheted up the already intense grocery wars and put new pressure on existing players, including Walmart.

August 3, 2017

Total company same-store sales rose 6.2%, with a 6.0% increase in the United States.

August 3, 2017

The limited-edition collection features work from four artists paired with four new fragrances inspired by their work 

August 3, 2017

Target is pledging to ensure that its own-brand products are free of artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners and colors, as well as artificial trans fats and high fructose corn syrup, by the end of 2018. 

 
August 3, 2017

The company’s Q2 sales decreased 4.2% to $507.4 million, while comparable-store sales decreased 0.3%, compared with a 2% decrease in Q2 2016.

August 2, 2017
The co-founder and chairman of Costco Wholesale Club, Jeff Brotman, 74, died Tuesday morning. He died in his sleep at his home and the cause of his death wasn’t immediately known.