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December 2019

Dec
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Albertsons is living in historic times The prospect of a ten-fold improvement in the productivity of online order fulfillment is being put to the test by Albertsons at two of its Safeway stores in San Francisco and San Jose.
Dec
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With its best customer traffic and same store sales growth in nearly five years, Dollar General’s third quarter results revealed the strength of the American economy and the health of consumers.
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Key executive change for the week ended April 2

March 2020

COVID-19 got H-E-B's attention in January

Liquidity preservation is key for non-essential retailers

Industry veteran had huge impact on IGA

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How one of America's hottest beverage brands shifted gears to help a Dallas hospital

Key exec moves for week ended March 26

Need for supplier collaboration heightened amid chaos

New research shows shoppers still "shopping"

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Wakefern and Albertson make exec changes

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Increased pay and bonuses have become common

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Deal improves home delivery of big ticket items

More key execuitve changes for week ending March 19

The retail industry remains focused on the immediate effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, and deservedly so. Efforts to contain COVID-19 trump everything at this point. Many retailers have either closed stores or temporarily reduced hours.

Succeeds 46 year veteran David Abney

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Key executives in the news the week ending March 14

Three facilities have increase global production.

Reunites with other Albertsons colleague

Trade execs decry hoarding behavior

The INFORM Act is supported by major retailers

It’s all about athletes at Dick’s Sporting Goods where the company’s increased focus on sport and fitness shoppers will see it almost completely exit the hunting business. While many retailers found the combination of a shortened holiday season a

End of a long era for venerable chain

Nine month CEO search ends with appointment of retail veteran

Key exec moves and actions

30 year run of same store sales growth shows no sign of slowing

Other operators may find Schnucks deal appealing

Omnichannel also emphasis for 2020

Activist investors want to replace entire board.

7-Eleven's new concept features a Mexican restaurant.

Physical stores represent biggest growth opportunity.

Business fundamentals are improving.

February see double digit comp increase.

Nestlé division now ships to 60 countries.

Cashierless technology can be installed in weeks.

But percentage growth can be misleading.

Comps advance 4% with no e-com benefit.

New investment elevates Costco Rx offering.

Sales continue to sizzle in highly promoted category.

Strategic initiatives yielding results.

Magazine identifies hot new concepts.

An $84 bllion category show favorable trends

With an ever larger volume of online orders fulfilled by its retail stores, Target’s choice of a former automotive industry executive to a key logistics role is a curious one. The retailer named Heath Holtz senior vice president of fiel

A restructuring program to rebuild the foundation of Bed Bath & Beyond’s business and create a sustainable, durable business model has resulted in the elimination of 500 positions. The restructuring program includes a reorganization and simpl

Playing larger role in regulatory efforts.

The Latino Food Industry Association (LFIA) named Lupillo Ramirez, Sr. to the role of president of the three year old organization.

Planned DC in North Carolina bolsters growth.

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