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Gina Acosta

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November 2018

Walmart is narrowing the online price gap with Amazon and is beating Amazon on prices for baby products, according to a new study.

One of the fastest growing subscription boxes, ButcherBox, is running a promotion that should scare every food retailer.

Consumers plan to spend an average of $554.90 this holiday season, with $207.30 dedicated to gifts, according to a new survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Walmart is planning to build what it is calling an Intelligent Retail Lab inside one of its stores in Levittown, New York.

In addition to being named a top workplace for women and millennials, Publix Super Markets has been named as one of the Top-Rated Workplaces for Veterans.

Walgreens plans to hire at least 5,000 U.S.

Kroger is hosting another Natural Foods Innovation Summit, but this time it's being keynoted by the leader of fast-growing meat substitute brand Beyond Meat. 

The footprint of Casey's General Stores in Wisconsin just grew by seven.

PepsiCo has earned the top position among suppliers in Kantar’s 2018 US PoweRanking report for the third consecutive year. PepsiCo solidified its position as a best-in-class partner, topping the competition in all nine metrics measured by th

Costco is continuing to leverage its physical and digital momentum into sustained sales growth.

Giant Food has rolled out a new campaign highlighting the retailer's new strategies when it comes to assortment and store experience. The regional grocery chain unveiled a new marketing campaign with a new tagline, "The Little

Ahold Delhaize has named a new president to accelerate growth at Peapod.

Amazon has crafted a deal with Hallmark to sell live Christmas trees -- shipped free-- beginning Nov. 21.

Despite a booming U.S. economy, more than half of U.S. consumers are choosing store brands in an effort to save money.

About half of online shoppers plan to purchase grocery items more often in the coming year, according to a new survey.

Giant Food Stores has entered into an agreement with Supervalu Inc., a newly acquired subsidiary of United Natural Foods, to purchase five corporately owned Shop ‘n Save locations.

Amazon is picking up where Toys R Us left off with its first-ever printed holiday shopping catalog.

Ahold Delhaize says it delivered strong sales and earnings growth due to a roaring U.S. economy.

George S. Barrett, former chairman and chief executive officer of Cardinal Health, Inc., has joined the Target board as a new director.

The Vitamin Shoppe's transformation strategy netted higher sales and profit in the third quarter.

Dollar Shave Club is launching men's fragrances and looking at testing vending machines in major urban areas.

CVS has revealed plans to pilot stores that prioritize treatment for five chronic conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, asthma and behavioral health.

Weis Markets attributed its strong third quarter to improved fresh sales stemming from remodeled produce departments.

ShopRite is ramping up its wellness focus by hosting free diabetes-themed classes, food demonstrations and store tours led by its team of over 100 in-store dietitians.

Steve Farley has been named president of Hallmark's retail business and will be responsible for leading its network of nearly 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores as well as its ornament and gift businesses. "I'm excited about Steve and the important

Pier 1 Imports has created a new position in its C-suite that will oversee merchandising, stores, marketing and e-commerce. The retailer named Donna Noce Colaco to serve as its first Chief Customer Officer, effective Dec. 3, 2018.

Walmart is joining Albertsons and other food retailers on an effort to merge e-commerce orders and recipes.

A majority of shoppers say they would spend more this holiday season if they had a wider variety of payment options.

7-Eleven Inc. is piloting mobile self-checkout at 14 convenience stores in the Dallas area.

Amazon will split its second headquarters between two cities, with each housing 25,000 workers, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Macy's is hoping that personalization, pop-up shops and technology will help it attract more holiday shoppers this year.

C-store chain QuickChek has signed a deal to transfer its prescription records to CVS Pharmacy.

CEO Marvin Ellison was brought in earlier this year to transform the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer, and that's exactly what he's doing.

Lowe's has hired the architect of Target's digital transformation to advance the home improvement retailer technology efforts. Lowe's announced that Seemantini Godbole has been hired as its chief information officer, effective Nov. 12.

Weis Markets is showing other retailers how to leverage wellness trends by hosting free, diabetes-focused events throughout November. To help customers impacted by diabetes and to raise awareness for the largely preventable disease, Weis Die

Online holiday sales will hit $124.1 billion during the 2018 holiday season, a new record and a 14.8% increase over the 2017 totals, according to Adobe.

A new report from Etsy shows that consumer gifting behavior is shifting along with their shopping preferences.

Kroger is partnering with Geoffrey's Toy Box to bring toy shops to nearly 600 Kroger stores across the country.

Fast and free shipping is the No. 1 preference of holiday shoppers this year, according to Deloitte's 33rd annual survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.

A global consumer marketing and branding veteran is bringing her expertise to the Honest Company board.

Sprouts Farmers Market is generating double-digit revenue growth but its same store sales are decelerating. 

Earnings growth keeps accelerating at Publix, although the company did blame a dip in same store sales on Hurricane Irma.

Red-hot discounter Old Time Pottery is upping the ante on holiday toy assortments.

One of CPG's most widely known veterans has been recognized for her career-long commitment to women's leadership and gender equality.

Target has decided to get ahead of holiday ad leaks and roll out its Black Friday strategy three weeks early.

Kohl's is looking to attract more holiday shoppers this year by ramping up its loyalty program. 

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