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GMA CEO offers tasty vision for food group's future    

Things are about to get more interesting for the food industry with former casino association executive Geoff Freeman at the helm of Grocery Manufacturers Association.

Meijer finally opens a concept store that is set to serve as a prototype for future developments.

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

​​​​​​​Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just did something President Donald Trump may want to Tweet about.

Walmart paid $16 billion to acquire leadership position in India’s e-commerce market.

Walmart and Anthem announce new deal with interesting benefits for members.

Nordstrom has apparently figured out how to attract shoppers back to department stores, both to brick and mortar stores and online.

JCPenney's effort to reinvent itself as a beauty and apparel retailer is faltering, as the company reported flat sales and a drop in earnings for the second quarter.

Walmart's grocery business is helping the retailer achieve stunning sales and revenue growth despite myriad competitive and operational pressures.

Family owned and operated Blain's Farm & Fleet is making some aggressive store expansion moves in the Midwest.

Kroger and its new high-tech partner Nuro have selected Arizona for their first test market.

SpartanNash got a lift in the second quarter from its military and food distribution businesses, but its retail segment sales were down despite new fresh and private label programs.

Retailers looking for last-mile solutions should be paying attention to DoorDash, which raised $250 million in a new funding round.

Best Buy is seeking to connect with older consumers by spending $800 million to acquire a connected-health service provider.

Fast-growing C-store chain Ricker's is rolling out frictionless checkout technology to customers in 58 stores in Indiana.

Three very specific non-food categories are driving unexpected growth for physical retailers.

Fast-growing online retailer LuckyVitamin is leveraging consumer interest in health and wellness with an innovative event.

7-Eleven is taking its reduced emissions fuel program out of pilot phase and into an expansion phase as the C-store retailer looks to ramp up its sustainability commitments.  

Advantage solutions partners up with Simbe Robotics to invent technology that will enable supermarket retailers to more efficiently evaluate their shelves.

Investments in technology, stores and loyalty programs weren’t enough for Macy's to lift sales in the second quarter.

Outstanding execution produces expectation-topping results and a stunning U.S. same store sales increase at Home Depot.

One of the world’s largest online destinations for the home has come up with another innovative way to attract shoppers. Wayfair has launched a new platform called Design Services.

Raley’s is following in the footsteps of other pharmacies by offering consumers new digital convenience.

Unscrupulous sellers in Amazon marketplace are posing brand protection challenge.

Ingles Markets is showing that you don't have to be omnichannel to grow sales and earnings in the grocery sector.

American consumers were in a shopping mood in July amid a strong economy and tight labor market.

Former Ralph’s President now most powerful female executive in food retailing.

The collapse of their merger raises questions about Rite Aid's future as a standalone company and whether Albertsons can find the cash to revamp its business model. 

The company is continuing its 15-year tradition of going all out for back-to-school shoppers headed to college.

NRF has increased what was already an ambitious growth forecast for the back half of the year.

Sally Beauty plans to close as many as 100 stores and launch click and collect as part of its long-term transformation strategy. The beauty retailer made the announcement as part of its fiscal third quarter report, which was less than impressive.

Kroger's popular Simple Truth brand will be available on Alibaba's Tmall platform.

Advance Auto Parts' focus on strengthening its value proposition led to impressive sales and profit performance in the second quarter.

Tractor Supply Company is putting in place new executives to support its long-term growth strategy.

Jack Sinclair became CEO of 99 Cents Only in January and he’s intent on transforming perceptions of the company and accelerating growth with help from big brands and former executives from Walmart, Sam’s Club and Albertsons.

Rite Aid and Albertsons have set a new election deadline related to the companies' proposed merger.

The new CEO of Ahold Delhaize plans to reignite sales growth in the United States with a slew of digital initiatives.

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