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​​​​​​​It’s been more than three years since Dollar Tree acquired Family Dollar and although the company maintains there has been significant progress on integration, there is also more to be done.

PetSmart continues rapid store expansion amid major digital investments.

A conflict has existed for too long between CPGs and retailers over huge, yet notoriously low performing, trade funds (also called vendor funds.) Without a significant change, these trapped resources may delay sorely needed new programs at retail. 

Aligning organization with strategy is a major challenge, according to a poll of CEOs by Strategy&.

Industry analysts are predicting PepsiCo will increase marketing and advertising support for its beverage brands to $1.7 billion this year, up 50 percent from the prior year, Bloomberg reported.

In an exclusive interview with a co-founder of, one of the fastest-growing Internet startups from the dot-com boom that later fizzled, Retail Leader explores the opportunities and challenges grocery retailers face in e-commerce today.

Wegmans Food Markets plans to open its first North Carolina store, according to the Raleigh, N.C. News & Observer. 

Mother’s Market & Kitchen, a Southern California grocery chain with seven stores in Orange County, said it “selected and partnered” with investment firm Mill Road Capital. 

European hard discounter Lidl, which plans to have stores open in the U.S. no later than 2018, launched a website for suggestions on potential real estate sites, as well as vendor and employee applications. 

Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Mass.-headquartered manufacturer of premium soups, entrees, sauces and side dishes for retail and foodservice, said it purchased Food Source LP, a custom food manufacturer based in McKinney, Texas.

Club store chain operator Costco is “quietly removing” tobacco SKUs this year, having begun reducing the presence of cigarettes at some of its U.S. stores three or four years ago, according to business news website 

Cargill's $119.5 billion in annual revenue would have put it No. 18 on this year's Fortune 500, according to a profile on

The Fresh Market entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by investment firm Apollo Global Management for $1.36 billion. 

Grocery retailer and wholesaler Supervalu filed a statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to spin off its Save-A-Lot hard-discount grocery chain into a separate, publicly traded company.  

Grocery operator Kroger announced its plans to expand the presence of its Fry's Food Stores banner in Arizona with the addition of seven stores in 2016, costing $260 million.

Better-for-you food manufacturer Boulder Brands, acquired in January by Pinnacle Foods, could serve as a “springboard” for its new owner to acquire smaller natural and organic companies, according to The Denver Post, which quoted Pinnacle’s CEO, Bob Gamgort.

Packaged goods manufacturer Campbell Soup Co. is investing $125 million in its venture capital project to fund food startups at the front of food trends, reported the Wall Street Journal. 

About 70 A&P stores remain available for purchase with no takers in sight, according to

While an improving economy with strengthening consumer confidence would normally suggest growth for consumer packaged goods manufacturers (CPGs), this does not appear to be the case, according to marketing agency Acosta’s latest Hot Topic Report. 

After a two-decade partnership with gas station and convenience store chain Murphy USA, which operates most of the mass merchandiser's gas stations, Walmart plans to take over gas station operations, converting them to its namesake brand, according to USA Today. 

Technology company Inmar has acquired retail consultancy Willard Bishop, in a move that it says will provide manufacturers and retailers “cohesive and complete access” to consumer products data, analysis and insights. 

Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC) said its owner, Boston-based private equity firm J.W. Child Associates, agreed to sell SDBC to Brynwood Partners VII for an undisclosed amount, pending regulatory approval.  

Recently defunct supermarket company A&P will turn over nearly three dozen leases to the locations’ landlords, reported Long Island newspaper Newsday. 

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