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Convenience continues to fuel expansion

​​​​​​​The dollar and convenience store channels expanded in 2017 while the drug and supermarket channels contracted slightly.

Dollar General reveals 2,000 store plan

Dollar General’s 4.3% third quarter same store sales increase handily exceeded analysts’ estimates and the company disclosed a massive, even by Dollar General standards, 2018 real estate plan involving new and remodeled stores.

The nation’s leading retail and consumer goods trade organizations quickly praised passage of tax reform legislation Wednesday afternoon as a holiday gift for retailers and Americans.

​​​​​​​During a year in which the retail industry saw record store closings, value retailer Five Below bucked the trend with more than 100 store openings with even more on tap for next year.

Investor affinity for grocery-anchored shopping centers has endured through market cycles and the continually evolving landscape of retail, itself.

Everything that could go right did go right for Dollar Tree in the third quarter leading President and CEO Gary Philbin to increase the company’s full year outlook.

Alibaba recorded an eye-popping $25.3 billion in sales during its one day 11.11 Global Shopping Festival and brands such as Mondelez, Mattel, Gap, Gerber and L’Oreal were part of the action. The massive sales figure during the 24-hour November 11 period was a 39% increase from the prior yea

Living the jerky lifestyle is now a lot easier in Minnesota where leading meat snack supplier Jack Link’s has opened its first Wild Side store, an exercise in brand building that doubles as a product testing lab. Inspired by the brand’s Wild Side ad campaign featuring the mythical creature Sasqu

New Wegmans in N.C. approved

Dollar General made a second key hire as the operator of 14,000 stores shows it is taking digital a lot more seriously.

Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit with more than 100 billion consumed annually, but there is so much more to the story of this fresh department commodity. Bananas are found in all types of retailers and more than 1,000 varieties are grown in 150 countries. However, most U.S.

PetSmart continues rapid store expansion amid major digital investments.

Fresh Market's private equity owners recruit former Winn-Dixie ops exec as CEO.

As with much of retail, the private brand industry has undergone a dramatic transformation during the past decade. The recession that began in 2007 spurred demand for store brands, and thanks to satisfaction with product quality demand remained intact as economic conditions improved.

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