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March 2018

After imposing restrictions on the sale of firearms, ammunition and assault rifle-themed publications, Kroger has decided to stop selling guns altogether. The nation's biggest supermarket chain says it will phase out all sales

CVS Health has named a new leader for its pharmacy benefit management business.

Allrecipes is partnering with eMeals to sell curated meal plans to Allrecipes, Better Homes & Gardens and EatingWell readers.

The red-hot shoppable recipe space is getting another big partnership.

Grubhub just made a big move to become the dominant meal provider for Americans.

A new survey reveals that U.S. consumers are dissatisfied with delivery experiences and have low trust in crowdsourced, peer-to-peer delivery of e-commerce purchases.

L'Oreal has acquired augmented reality firm ModiFace as it looks to roll out more digital services.

Amazon has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from Toys “R” Us.

Fast-growing global meal kit provider HelloFresh is buying competitor Green Chef as it looks to win a larger share of consumers in the U.S.

On the heels of announcing bankruptcy plans, Southeastern Grocers is expanding its Latino-focused banner to new markets.

Walmart is looking to ease its last mile challenges by opening FedEx shops for printing, packing and shipping inside 500 of its U.S. stores.

Albertsons is launching an innovative marketplace for vendors who wish to grow their business by direct-shipping to Albertsons customers.   

Men are not embracing online shopping as much as women and are more likely to shop in-store at full price retailers, according to a new report.

FedEx has launched a new service aimed at facilitating the returns process for retailers who sell online.

Office Depot has hired a retail veteran to be its new Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

Most shoppers prefer to use in-store technology for customer service over personalized attention from store employees, according to a new study.

Target will launch a new loyalty program next month dubbed Target Red to win shoppers who don't want to sign up for the retailer's branded credit or debit cards.

A veteran of Wakefern Food Corp.

Macy's is rolling out mobile checkout to all of its stores by the end of 2018, CEO Jeff Gennette said.

Walmart, Target, Macy’s and several other retailers are urging President Trump not to impose massive tariffs on goods imported from China.

Citi Trends Inc. has named a new CEO on the same day the company reported impressive same store sales growth.

Ulta Beauty says allegations that the chain resells used makeup have not negatively impacted the brand, even as the company reported decelerating same store sales growth and lowered its guidance.

DHL is looking to seize share in the growing U.S. e-commerce delivery market by launching a new service in eight U.S.

Socially conscious online-only retailer Thrive Market is investing millions of dollars in exemplifying what it means to be an ethical enterprise.

Blue Apron is planning to launch its meal kits in retail stores, according to CEO Brad Dickerson.

Southeastern Grocer is restructuring to save $500 million, but will be forced to file bankruptcy and close 94 stores.

A former Walmart executive has sued the company alleging that the retailer engaged in unlawful conduct with respect to its e-commerce business in order to keep up with Amazon.

The former CFO of TJX Companies has joined Dollar Tree as a member of the board. 

Happy Returns, whose plan to streamline the return process just got a big boost.

The growth of online grocery could add millions of square feet of new cold-storage space to warehouses and distribution centers within the next seven years, according to a new report from CBRE.

Investments in an improved store experience propelled Weis Markets' sales in the fourth quarter to a new record.

Following a record fourth quarter, Dollar General in 2018 will rely on a familiar formula of new stores and increased same store sales to drive growth while new digital initiatives could provide a bonus.

7-Eleven is diversifying its assortment of packaged bakery items with a new private label range aimed at Hispanic consumers.

Smart & Final Stores leveraged the rising popularity of private label products into impressive growth in the fourth quarter.

Toys"R"Us planning to close or sell all of its more than 800 stores across the U.S.

As more consumers demand greater levels of social responsibility from retailers, Giant Food is stepping up with a big donation to local charities.

Sears Holdings reported its first quarterly profit in three years on the same day that it also announced millions of dollars in new loan agreements. Some of the financing, which totals $540 million, is from entities contr

Retailers looking to expedite and enhance their click and collect model have a new solution to consider. Bell and Howell has launched a new click-and-collect system designed specifically for big box stores, warehouse clubs and other cat

The CEO of Macy's says offering shoppers a way to avoid waiting in line at checkout is the company's No. 1 priority.

Airport retailer Hudson Group is teaming up with FAO Schwarz to open toy and candy shops in airports across the U.S.

Kohl's is making a big investment toward providing shoppers with a best-in-class omnichannel customer experience.

More retailers plan to open new physical locations this year as companies focus on using brick-and-mortar stores to expedite order fulfillment.

B&G Foods is enlarging its board in order to add some technology expertise.

Walmart is doubling down on grocery delivery by offering the service to 40% of U.S. households by the end of the year at a cheaper price than competitors.

Retail sales increased 0.3% in February, driven by a big surge on digital sales, the National Retail Federation said.

Fast-growing pet supplies manufacturer and retailer Petmate is expanding its portfolio of pet brands. 

In the annual poll that measures the reputations of various major companies, Amazon is still No. 1.

BJ's Wholesale Club is taking another step toward becoming a digital first retailer.

Clorox-owned Hidden Valley is testing an integrated marketing product that leads online grocery shoppers to Hidden Valley products on AmazonFresh.

In a special meeting Tuesday, CVS Health stockholders voted to approve the shares of company stock to be issued in the company's acquisition of Aetna Inc.

BJ's Wholesale Club is taking another step toward becoming a digital first retailer.

Dick's Sporting Goods expects the company's decision to pull assault rifles from stores will negatively impact sales in the first quarter.

Publix Super Markets Inc. is considering building a $400 million regional distribution center in North Carolina that could support the company's expansion northward.

Publix Super Markets has announced the next phase of its GreenWise Market expansion plan, and part of the strategy involves taking the name "Publix" off the sign.

Kroger is leveraging the opportunity in online grocery by expanding its partnership with Instacart.

U.S. shoppers say they prefer fuel savings over other loyalty currency, according to new data.

C-store chain 7-Eleven is making signing up for its rewards program irresistible to shoppers with a big giveaway.

The National Retail Federation has promoted NRF Foundation Executive Director Ellen Davis to president.

FedEx Corp. has added extensive technology expertise to its board of directors.

The next phase of Aldi's $5 billion plan to conquer food retail in the U.S. is taking shape in the Midwest.

It looks like furniture is turning out to be a winning focus for Big Lots, which reported a big boost in profits during the fourth quarter. 

The Salvation Army has opened the first store in its upcoming chain of grocery stores.

The retail industry added a better-than-expected 46,400 jobs in February, the National Retail Federation said.

Home Depot will invest $50 million over the next 10 years to train 20,000 students, veterans and others for construction careers.

The country’s fastest-growing company providing digital shoppable recipes, Myxx, has added 443 more Kroger-owned locations to its footprint.

The CEO of Party City his company is making strong progress on key strategic priorities, even as the retailer reported weaker fourth quarter sales results.

A "digital first” strategy and investments in technology are accelerating growth at Neiman Marcus, which reported increases in sales both online and in-store.

Aldi's $5 billion plan to conquer food retail in the U.S. was on display Thursday, as the retailer debuted a modern new store format in Tampa, Fla.

Nordstrom is acquiring two tech startups based in Seattle as the retailer looks to accelerate its digital credibility.

The latest contraction in the health care industry has serious implications for retailers.

The former senior vice president of General Electric Company is a new director of the Target board.

Dollar General has hired a veteran executive from Etsy to oversee investor relations. The company has named Jennifer Beugelmans as its new Vice President of Investor Relations and Public Relations.

In retail and CPG, AI and ML have permeated the entire business planning process.

In a sign of the changing landscape of the CPG world, Kraft Heinz is launching an incubator for smaller, disruptive brands in the food and beverage space.

CVS Health’s pending acquisition of Aetna is an example of the type of bold action and long-term thinking required to execute a business model transformation.

Walmart will open yet another office focused on tech innovation in Texas next month.

Retailers and brands who fly too close to the sun when it comes to marketing claims should pay attention to five key areas to avoid getting burned by federal and state regulators. 

Dollar Tree is proving once again that its brick and mortar value proposition is still attracting scores of shoppers.

​​​​​​​Retailers can improve customer service and grow sales by cutting jobs. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Prepare now to reap the benefits of a faster, more efficient future enabled by the blinding speed of the next generation wireless network.

Casey’s General Stores has added veteran retail expertise to its board and named a new chairman.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is quietly putting in place building blocks for lasting success while disruption swirls about the food retailing world.

Amazon is accelerating efforts to sign up more low-income shoppers by extending its Prime membership program to Medicaid recipients.

Want to get the CFO’s attention? Trying reducing energy consumption to save millions of dollars that drop straight to the bottom line. Want to really heighten interest?

Retail executives are urging Congress to amend data breach notification legislation so that appropriate data security standards are set and no industries that handle sensitive data are exempt.

Consumer goods companies coping with shifting industry dynamics are on the hunt for emerging brands eager to scale.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway, requiring every organization to move with an acute sense of urgency to execute an innovation agenda.

One of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S. is accelerating its growth plans by launching a new e-commerce website.

Before Amazon founder Jeff Bezos awoke to the benefits of brick and mortar and bought whole foods, online retailer Indochino went the clicks-to-bricks route years earlier and is now opening stores at a record pace.

Undeterred by dynamic and unpredictable market conditions, Ross Stores sees a decade of expansion ahead for its brand of physical retail.

An image of babies scooting across the floor toward an unknown destination is the perfect metaphor for the state of the retail industry.

The rise of chatbots and conversational AI are ushering in a new era of digitally enabled commerce.

The merger of Amazon and Whole Foods Market is bringing more benefits to more Amazon Prime members.

Meijer customers across the Midwest are in for a faster and more rewarding checkout experience when the retailer rolls out Chase Pay to all stores later this year.

Publix Supermarkets plans to spend $1.5 billion in 2018 to remodel stores, build up its real estate portfolio and focus on technology.

Walmart is expanding its Mobile Express Scan & Go app to more stores this month.

BJ's Wholesale Club is fending off competition with innovations in technology and a dual focus on food and fashion, says CEO Christopher Baldwin.

The Albertsons Cos. has named the former CEO of Starbucks as president and COO of the newly merged Albertsons-Rite Aid.

A robotics company in California has created the world’s first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant.

Pitney Bowes has hired a USPS veteran to take accelerate e-commerce growth opportunities both domestically and internationally.

Paul Raines, the former CEO of GameStop who was also a longtime executive with Home Depot, has died at 53.

Walmart is completely changing up the meal kit space by offering more types of meal kits and more ways to buy them than any other retailer.

7-Eleven is looking to increase the number of its female franchisees by giving away a franchise to a woman for the second year in a row.

QVC and HSN parent company Liberty Interactive has renamed itself Qurate Retail Group and appointed a new CEO.

Leading arts and crafts retailer Michaels is teaming up with two popular HGTV stars on an effort to drive shopper traffic.

Sales of a limited edition shopping bag with a picture of singer Selena on it caused chaos at H-E-B stores across Texas on Friday, selling out within minutes and crashing the retailer's websites.

Executives with supply chain, marketing and CPG experience are new additions to the SpartanNash board of directors. Matthew Mannelly and Gregg Tanner have been appointed as new independent members to the SpartanNash board of directors, the food w

A new report shows that shoppers are buying more fresh meat than last year, with natural/organic meat outpacing conventional options.

JCPenney has named a new chief customer officer and reorganized its staff after announcing a 2.6% increase in same store sales for the holiday quarter.

Despite all of the gloomy headlines about the retail industry, it turns out that one of America's most successful retailers is also its favorite place to work.

Publix is raising wages for its hourly employees and some managers on the same week that the company received praise for its workplace culture and reported record earnings.

Shoppers who already find Amazon's 24/7 website addictive now have another reason to browse at all hours of the day. 

Kohl's is bringing discount grocer Aldi into as many as 10 stores later this year as the retailer looks to keeps its sales growth momentum going.

Starbucks leverages a homegrown social network to engage its global workforce of more than 300,000 employees in nearly 28,000 stores.

CVS is bolstering its effort to transform itself into an integrated pharmacy health care company with a big grant. The company's Health Foundation has extended its commitment to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

Best Buy is closing all 250 of its small-format mall stores even as the retailer reported a stunning jump in same store sales during the holiday quarter.

Following its successful collaboration with Victoria Beckham, Target is joining up with British brand Hunter to release a collection designed to appeal to outdoorsy millennials.

February 2018

Retailers of all types have reason to be optimistic about 2018 after Lowe’s reported surprisingly strong fourth quarter results and shared a favorable outlook.

Walgreens is leveraging the wave of social media-driven beauty influencers reshaping the estimated $62 billion U.S. beauty industry. 

Hertz is bolstering its retail leadership team with a 28-year veteran of Walmart.

Retailers will spend the next several months trying to disprove National Retail Federation research about how consumers plan to use tax refunds.

​​​​​​​Dick’s Chairman and CEO Ed Stack has suddenly become an outspoken proponent of gun control, but the action isn’t as courageous as it seems.

Sun Basket has so much demand for its meal kits that the company has opened a new East Coast distribution center to accelerate growth.

Amazon has just made a deal that steps up its battle with Google to lead the connected home space.

TJX's treasure hunt assortment is resonating with shoppers looking for consumables and other items at a bargain.

Retailers looking to convert more shoppers on social media need to segment their audience by social network and generation.

Food retailers' efforts to win customer loyalty are paying off, and one retailer is doing an especially great job of making shoppers happy.

H-E-B has started selling meal kits designed to appeal to and feed only kids.

Global Market Development Center has promoted Mark Mechelse to vice president, insights and communications.

Sam's Club is upping its value proposition to shoppers by joining with Instacart to offer same-day delivery.

Macy's is making significant progress on operating initiatives to improve the customer experience, and a little beauty chain called Bluemercury is a big reason why.

... neither. A new study shows that Walmart online grocery prices are edging closer to Amazon, with only a slim gap separating the two retailers.

Supervalu is elevating a grocery veteran to a key C-suite role.

The Agriculture Department has begun talking with food retailers about their potential role in a proposal to replace some food-stamp allocations with prepackaged boxes of groceries.

Ulta Beauty is facing more allegations of reselling used makeup, and now a former store manager has made the claims on CBS.

Americans' growing appetite for health and wellness products is extending to their pets, says BarkBox CEO Matt Meeker. According to a new interview on CNBC, Meeker, whose company offers a subscription service for pet products, says

Shoppers debating whether to try grocery delivery may be swayed by a new promotion from Apple.

Consumer spending on remodeling and home improvements is expected to reach $324 billion in 2018.

Retail executives are optimistic about the future of the industry and they plan to invest in the checkout experience, according to a new survey.

Nilam Ganenthiran, Chief Business Officer at Instacart, and Chris Bryson, Founder and CEO of Unata, talk about the future of food retailing.

One of the fastest growing off-price retailers in the U.S. has added three new board members.

Lowe's is launching a new workforce development initiative to attract workers in a tightening job market.

While e-commerce sales are growing, stores will always play an important role in a retailer's overall strategy, Target CEO Brian Cornell told CNBC on Thursday.

Brookshire Grocery Co. will acquire eight Winn-Dixie store locations in south Louisiana from Southeastern Grocers, whose Bi-Lo subsidiary is reportedly considering bankruptcy.

General Mills is accelerating efforts to transform its portfolio by buying natural pet food company Blue Buffalo for about $8 billion.

Retailers that have both mobile sites and apps are seeing, on average, two-thirds of their online sales coming via app.

Fetch Rewards, an app that incentivizes grocery shoppers to shop by scanning every item in the store in return for savings and virtual cash back, is going national. 

99 Cents Only Stores has promoted its chief merchant to CEO on the same day it named a new COO and announced impressive fourth quarter sales.

U.S. consumers spend an average of $450 every month on impulse buys, and the majority of that happens at food retailers.

Regional drug chain Fruth Pharmacy has launched a unique promotion designed to appeal to families with small children.

Record fourth quarter results from Sprouts Farmers Market highlight the strength of the company's business model and why it plans to open 30 new stores in 2018 even as other grocers consolidate.

Walmart is redesigning its digital shopping experience to match how customers naturally shop for home products.

A Target store in San Francisco has such a hard time keeping tents from being stolen that it has started keeping them behind locked cases.

Amazon plans to open as many as six more cashier-less Amazon Go stores this year.

The CEO of SpartanNash says the company is making progress toward key strategic initiatives despite another decline in retail sales during its latest fiscal quarter.

Millennials are pet-obsessed, and retailers have an opportunity to leverage that love into big sales.

A red-hot premium tea brand has hired a veteran of the Coca-Cola Co. to take the company to the next level.

The success of Cost Plus World Market's treasure hunt business model is taking it to New Hampshire, where the retailer has opened its first store in the state.

Private label products are becoming more important to shoppers, with 53% saying they would pick a store for its own brands.

Despite Amazon's price cuts at Whole Foods Market, the CEO of a top food supplier says his company has seen sales "increase dramatically."

Advance Auto Parts is gaining sales growth momentum as it enters the second year of its transformation plan. 

EnsembleIQ has appointed David Shanker as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Campbell Soup Company is repositioning itself to drive long-term, sustainable sales and earnings growth.

A former HR analyst at the company details the three reasons why Wegmans is consistently rated as a top place to work.

Tops Friendly Markets is seeking court protection from creditors as the retailer battles an increasingly competitive grocery industry.

H-E-B is testing out a new app that lets shoppers use their smartphones to scan and pay for their groceries at two of its San Antonio stores.

Nestlé is promoting its chief financial officer to CEO.

Albertsons is positioning itself to become a one-stop shop for consumers' health and wellness needs through a deal to buy Rite Aid.

Amazon will now give Prime members a 5% discount when they shop at Whole Foods Market stores using their Amazon Rewards Visa Cards. 

The Home Depot is leveraging a booming housing market and a stronger economy into impressive sales growth.

Arts and crafts chain A.C. Moore has joined forces with the Create and Craft TV network on an omnichannel effort.

Despite hitting a snag in the fourth quarter, Walmart's plan to transform itself into an omnichannel powerhouse has great momentum heading into the rest of 2018.

As e-commerce continues to grab share, the cost of returns is getting worse for retailers.

Target is making a move to distance its Shipt division from certain retailers. 

Walmart is strengthening its commitment to veterans’ career opportunities by launching a new event for veteran-owned businesses.

A new article in the journal Science claims that consumer packaged goods such as shampoo, paint, household cleaners and even perfume are an increasingly dominant source of air pollution.

The cost of shipping is going up on a range of materials retailers and brands rely on to protect their e-commerce shipments.

Walmart's focus on innovation and technology is taking the company to Austin, where the retailer is opening a new technology hub.

It’s official: Wegmans Food Markets is one of very best places to work.

Dollar General has expanded its relationship with Nielsen to support the retailer's strategic initiatives and in-market activation.

Ahold Delhaize is building up its online grocery capacity as demand for the service grows.

Retailers looking to pioneer mobile-first technologies that integrate with beauty shoppers' evolving shopping preferences have a new resource.

Meijer is joining the growing number of food retailers offering meal kits, with four new recipes.

Kroger is accelerating innovation by opening a new test kitchen and training facility in downtown Cincinnati.

Mondelēz International has appointed a veteran of Kraft Foods, Mars and PepsiCo to its board.

H-E-B is making shopping even easier for consumers by acquiring Texas-based delivery startup Favor.

Sam's Club CEO John Furner is implementing the next phase of a strategic shift for the company with some major e-commerce moves.

PetSmart is launching a comprehensive action plan to allay consumers' fears over the treatment of pets at its grooming salons.

Deloitte is looking to further the progress of diversity in corporate America through a new partnership with the Network of Executive Women.

U.S. retail sales fell in January after one of the strongest holiday seasons in years, suggesting consumer spending is on a slower track for the first quarter.

Ace Hardware's already successful business model is getting a lift from a key e-commerce acquisition.

The Home Depot and Lowe's are leveraging technology as the retailers look to hire more than 100,000 employees for the spring home improvement season. 

The former CFO for HSN and Elizabeth Arden has been named to fill the same role at Edgewell Personal Care Co.

The latest quarterly results from Blue Apron highlight weakness in its meal kit model.

Walgreens’ potential deal for AmerisourceBergen will help the drug chain better compete with CVS and pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co.

Walmart is eliminating two department manager positions in some of its 4,700 U.S. stores, including managers who oversee cellphone departments and online-grocery pickup areas.

Dollar General has increased the size of its board to 10 members with two new appointments.

The Trump administration is proposing to replace nearly half of poor Americans' monthly cash benefits with a box of food. 

CPG firms looking to cater to coupon-clipping consumers need to strike the right balance of print and digital media.

California shoppers in a hurry for a Costco hot dog or churro are in luck.

A new company is launching an online-only, subscription-based razor line for women this spring.

Timothy Mantel has been tasked with driving sales and profitability as the new Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble.

Amazon is cutting hundreds of jobs at its Seattle headquarters and elsewhere, mostly employees in its consumer-retail division.

Walmart has hired the third-highest-ranking official at the Justice Department to oversee its governance capabilities.

Sears is looking to draw in more shoppers by going the way of Amazon and launching live streaming video services.

Sally Beauty is aggressively implementing new e-commerce and loyalty initiatives to generate traffic and sales. 

Investors are betting another $200 million that Instacart can withstand the threat of competing grocery delivery services.

Food Lion is recognizing one of its store managers for showing exceptional leadership.

QuickChek has named a food retail industry veteran to fill a new foodservice role.  

Most consumers prefer testing beauty products digitally rather than in-store, according to a new survey.

Ingles Markets' plan to expand its store base is on track after an impressive first quarter of sales growth. The company reported higher sales and net income for the three months ended Dec.

Whole Foods Market may be broadening its appeal to price-conscious shoppers with free grocery delivery and cheaper 365 stores, but the retailer isn't leaving behind its core high-end customer.

Retailers can expect U.S. consumers to spend a record amount of cash on their loves ones this Valentine’s Day.

Costco continues to exhibit the underlying strength of its business model with a new same store sales report. 

CVS increased its earnings and profit during a fourth quarter buoyed by a $1.5 billion tax cut and an upcoming merger with Aetna.

The integration of Amazon and Whole Foods Market has taken a major step forward with huge implications for food retailers.

Tyson Foods has invested in a startup that offers a meal kit subscription service using its own proprietary cooker.

Kroger is doubling down on clean eating trends by hosting a second natural foods innovation summit in less than six months.

Tax cuts, lower unemployment and growing wages will propel an increase in retail sales in 2018.

BJ's Wholesale Club is making a major move into becoming a digital first retailer.

Walgreens has changed its restroom policy after an incident in Los Angeles in which a woman was denied access to the ladies room.

Shoppers Drug Mart has created a new format that puts health and wellness at the forefront of the store experience.

Kitchen 1883, the Kroger Co.’s first stand-alone restaurant concept, is so popular with shoppers that one-hour wait times are not uncommon.

Procter & Gamble has added another natural and innovative brand to its portfolio.

Target is shutting down an e-commerce fulfillment center that opened in mid-2015.

Big Lots has added a new executive with extensive e-commerce and tech innovation experience to bolster is digital strategy.

Conagra is making another move toward overhauling its portfolio of brands to become more relevant to today’s consumers.

Publix is changing its employee prescription plan to cover a drug that helps prevent HIV infections after public outcry on social media.

A meat industry leader is joining the roster of suppliers that are launching direct-to-consumer programs.

Williams-Sonoma has hired an innovator with experience at Macy's and Walmart to help accelerate customer satisfaction initiatives.

​​​​​​​Changes to Weis Markets’ Preferred Shopper program have the retailer giving up margin on key items in hopes of enhancing loyalty with key shopper segments.

Snapchat has begun selling merchandise in a new digital store in the app.

Walmart is taking a big step toward changing the way consumers shop.

Faced with competition from Amazon and other online retailers such as Wayfair, At Home continues its rapid expansion.

The Consumer Specialty Products Association has a new name that spotlights the trade group's work on behalf of CPG manufacturers and distributors.

Kroger has found a buyer for its convenience store operations as the company narrows its focus to revitalizing its grocery business via its Restock Kroger plan.

A former top female executive at CVS is taking on the challenge of a lifetime in a new role as CEO of HBC.

Amazon’s TV ad during the Super Bowl has people wondering if the company dropped a big hint about which city it will pick for its second headquarters.

Peapod is partnering with three new brands in an effort to appeal to more meal kit lovers.

Target CEO Brian Cornell says shopping his stores is going to get even easier in 2018.

After a December in which more than 20,000 jobs were cut, retailers have started hiring again.

Food Lion is launching a new rewards program designed to keep grocery-store-hopping shoppers more loyal to the brand.

Starbucks is looking to drive sales traffic by allowing customers to earn rewards on non-Starbucks purchases.

The Department of Justice has asked CVS and Aetna to provide more information in connection with their proposed $69 billion merger.

One of Boxed's highest level executives is leaving the company after less than a year.

Fred's Pharmacy has added more financial, transactional and business development experience to its C-suite.

Kroger says it is bringing checkout-free shopping to 30 Ralphs stores in Southern California in March.

Roughly 100 new stores and significant digital enhancements are planned for Tractor Supply in 2018 after the rural lifestyle retailer produced a strong fourth quarter performance.

The C-store veteran will lead the operator of nearly 350 convenience stores in the Southeast.

Marketing and operational initiatives are helping Natural Grocers build on the momentum of its aggressive store expansion in 2017. 

Lowe's is following Home Depot in giving thousands of its hourly employees a one-time bonus of up to $1,000.

The first coalition rewards program created in the U.S. has lost one of its main retail partners.

Bartell Drugs is making another change to its C-suite in less than a month.

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