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A fresh future for retailers and consumers

There is a retail revolution taking place. As consumers' interest in developing fresh and healthy diets grows, their shopping carts mirror this shift, and retail needs to adjust to meet their needs. Fresh produce is the No.

AHOLD/DELHAIZE Exploit Complementarity

When Royal Ahold and Delhaize announced plans to mergein the early summer of 2015, it was the latest in a series of mergers and acquisitions that have changed the landscape of grocery retailing. The merger of Holland-based Ahold and Belgium-based Delhaize, which was still awaiting approval b

When analysts at BMO Capital Markets notedrecently that Costco might now be the biggest retailer of organic groceries in the U.S. by sales volume, it was an acknowledgement of a couple of realities. One was the explosive growth of club stores in general, and Costco in particular.

Stocking the store must automate, while customer outreach needs the personal touch—enhanced by data. Those were the takeaways from the two winning presentations out of the six heard at the Capstone conference of the Food Industry Management Program on April 6 at the University of Southern Cal

Aldi is looking to do in the U.S. what it has done in Great Britain for years:Squeeze midmarket grocers from the bottom. The German discount chain has ambitious plans to expand in the U.S.

Trade promotions are like families: You can't do without them, but sometimes you don't know what to do with them. Formulating and scheduling trade promotions for maximum impact is one of the toughest challenges in retailing.

Dollar General is about to lose its position at the top of the dollar-store world, thanks to an acquisition between its two biggest rivals.

The middle of the road is where you get run over–so the cliché goes. Well, Kroger has been roaring down the middle of the road for years, setting speed records and bowling over the competition.

Last year, CVS Health took a bold stand for its customers' health by banning tobacco sales. That's turning out to be healthy for the bottom line as well. In CVS's first full quarter after it stopped selling tobacco, net revenues increased 12.9 percent to a record $37.1 billion.

It's said that trying to be all things to all people is a losing strategy. But looking at H-E-B can leave you not so sure. The 373-store Texas-based supermarket chain combines a luxurious in-store experience with competitive prices.

In stores of the future, retailers will go above and beyond to personalize the experience for shoppers. But exactly what the personalization will look like will vary from store to store. Some retailers might carve more space for click-and-collect orders, while others might not offer click-and-colle

Grocery retailing has always been known for big deals,but in the last year or so, they've been positively seismic. Ahold and Delhaize are poised to merge and become the fourth-largest U.S grocer. Dollar Tree bought Family Dollar to form a new No.

Talk about a moving Target. It's Year Two of the Brian Cornell era, and the new CEO of the No. 2 U.S. retailer seems to have the company going in the right direction after a disastrous last few years.

In 1960, America was all about the traditional family who lived in the suburbs, watched "Father Knows Best" and faithfully shopped at National Supermarkets or A&P.

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