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Kohl's bucks department store doldrums

The company finds strength in its business strategies after reporting a positive second quarter.

Best practices for boosting sales in key categories

A new study may give food retailers the insight they need to reverse sales declines in some categories.

The company hires a new executive as it attempts to turn around its public image.

The company revamps elements of a previously announced plan to improve service offering.

PepsiCo paid a premium to acquire in-home beverage maker SodaStream, turning source of pain into source of gain.

Blue Apron adds popular health food to its meal kit options.

Massive Gulf Coast facility reduces supply chain disruptions.

The company hopes to expand its business model by announcing the launch of its new platform.

Dollar General is paying tribute to its military customers.

Publix is moving to combat some of the negative publicity it has received lately by making a big donation toward hunger relief.

Earnings growth keeps accelerating at Publix, although the company did blame a dip in company sales on a calendar shift.

Kroger might be entering the one state Publix managed to take over.

How Raley’s unconventional approach and extreme measures allowed it to leapfrog natural and organic competitors.

An experiential retail concept from one of America’s biggest beauty brands is set to make a splash this fall in New York.

The German grocer’s onward march continues and with few visible weaknesses, competitors should be concerned.

Costco and Sam’s Club will need to up their game to keep pace with the latest tire promotion from rival BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Target hit the trifecta in the fourth quarter with increased customer traffic, e-commerce fueled same store sales growth and better than expected profits.

Walmart and social food network Tasty just launched a licensed cookware line that marks a new development in a strategic partnership begun last year.

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

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

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