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It's full speed ahead for Walmart

Despite hitting a snag in the fourth quarter, Walmart's plan to transform itself into an omnichannel powerhouse has great momentum heading into the rest of 2018.

A.C. Moore crafts a perfect partnership

Arts and crafts chain A.C. Moore has joined forces with the Create and Craft TV network on an omnichannel effort.

The Home Depot is leveraging a booming housing market and a stronger economy into impressive sales growth.

Amazon will now give Prime members a 5% discount when they shop at Whole Foods Market stores using their Amazon Rewards Visa Cards. 

H-E-B is testing out a new app that lets shoppers use their smartphones to scan and pay for their groceries at two of its San Antonio stores.

Albertsons is positioning itself to become a one-stop shop for consumers' health and wellness needs through a deal to buy Rite Aid.

Nestlé is promoting its chief financial officer to CEO.

Advance Auto Parts is gaining sales growth momentum as it enters the second year of its transformation plan. 

Tops Friendly Markets is seeking court protection from creditors as the retailer battles an increasingly competitive grocery industry.

Walmart's focus on innovation and technology is taking the company to Austin, where the retailer is opening a new technology hub.

Target is making a move to distance its Shipt division from certain retailers. 

A new article in the journal Science claims that consumer packaged goods such as shampoo, paint, household cleaners and even perfume are an increasingly dominant source of air pollution.

Ahold Delhaize is building up its online grocery capacity as demand for the service grows.

H-E-B is making shopping even easier for consumers by acquiring Texas-based delivery startup Favor.

The cost of shipping is going up on a range of materials retailers and brands rely on to protect their e-commerce shipments.

As e-commerce continues to grab share, the cost of returns is getting worse for retailers.

It’s official: Wegmans Food Markets is one of very best places to work.

Kroger is accelerating innovation by opening a new test kitchen and training facility in downtown Cincinnati.

Sam's Club CEO John Furner is implementing the next phase of a strategic shift for the company with some major e-commerce moves.

The latest quarterly results from Blue Apron highlight weakness in its meal kit model.

California shoppers in a hurry for a Costco hot dog or churro are in luck.

Walmart is strengthening its commitment to veterans’ career opportunities by launching a new event for veteran-owned businesses.

Sally Beauty is aggressively implementing new e-commerce and loyalty initiatives to generate traffic and sales. 

The Trump administration is proposing to replace nearly half of poor Americans' monthly cash benefits with a box of food. 

Investors are betting another $200 million that Instacart can withstand the threat of competing grocery delivery services.

The Home Depot and Lowe's are leveraging technology as the retailers look to hire more than 100,000 employees for the spring home improvement season. 

Ace Hardware's already successful business model is getting a lift from a key e-commerce acquisition.

Retailers looking to pioneer mobile-first technologies that integrate with beauty shoppers' evolving shopping preferences have a new resource.

Sears is looking to draw in more shoppers by going the way of Amazon and launching live streaming video services.

The integration of Amazon and Whole Foods Market has taken a major step forward with huge implications for food retailers.

Walmart is eliminating two department manager positions in some of its 4,700 U.S. stores, including managers who oversee cellphone departments and online-grocery pickup areas.

Amazon is cutting hundreds of jobs at its Seattle headquarters and elsewhere, mostly employees in its consumer-retail division.

Procter & Gamble has added another natural and innovative brand to its portfolio.

Amazon’s TV ad during the Super Bowl has people wondering if the company dropped a big hint about which city it will pick for its second headquarters.

CPG firms looking to cater to coupon-clipping consumers need to strike the right balance of print and digital media.

Walgreens’ potential deal for AmerisourceBergen will help the drug chain better compete with CVS and pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co.

Target is shutting down an e-commerce fulfillment center that opened in mid-2015.

PetSmart is launching a comprehensive action plan to allay consumers' fears over the treatment of pets at its grooming salons.

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