Shoppers have high expectations that retailers save them time and money. The result of this dual expectation is a new competitive dynamic where success is based on the “ease of experience” a retailer provides.
When Kroger acquired the Hiller's chain of supermarkets in suburban Detroit in 2015, it converted them to Kroger stores. But when Kroger bought Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. in 2014, it kept that venerable banner alive. Why change one banner
The struggling economy might be slowing some retailers' plans for geographic expansion, but it hasn't quashed their efforts to keep up with the Joneses.
If anything, store remodels are more popular than ever as retailers strive to get the most bang for their capital improvement buck and outsh
New hikes in health care insurance premiums are putting the squeeze on grocery retailers and food manufacturers, forcing many to ask employees to take more responsibility for their health as management looks for ways to cut expenses.
With arguments over key aspects of the Patient Protection and
If differentiation is the secret sauce for successful retailers and brands, company culture is the behind-the-scenes bread and butter.
It's also a factor in the long-term success of privately held companies, experts suggest.
Rallying troops to keep up the fight against an onslaught of new com
By Ed Avis
When a Shaw’s supermarket in New Hampshire recently needed a facelift, the management decided that renovating the store was a better idea than relocating.
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