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Sprouts Farmers Market hits reset button

​​​​​​​Sprouts Farmers Market stores are in for some merchandising, marketing and supply chain changes following the appointment of Jack Sinclair as CEO.

Walgreens store brand strategy revealed

Walgreens Group Vice President of Retail Brands Helena Minsk has high expectations for growth and quality.

Grocery Outlet received a warm reception on Wall Street last week when it went public at $22 a share. Part of the appeal is that the operator 316 stores with annual sales of $2.3 billion is a unique animal in food retail with a 15 year track record of same store sales growth.

The Davos of retail draws CEOs to Vancouver

Recession risks continue to be remote. That is despite the U.S. economy slowing from a nearly four percent rate of growth in the middle of 2018 back towards its long-term trend of two percent by the end of 2019. The U.S.

Loblaw's Galen Weston is leading a charge to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics.

Food retailers should quit obsessing over Amazon and Whole Foods and pay more attention to Dollar General.

The introduction of higher price points to Dollar Tree's assortment is underway.

Female CEOs and board members continue to rise, but at a glacial pace.

Elizabeth Warren recently called for the breakup of giant “tech companies” Amazon, Google and Facebook because they were, “too big.” I intentionally put the words tech companies in quotes, since last I checked the lion’s share of Amazon’s revenue comes from its various retail operations.

Landmark research looks at the execution gap between shoppers' expectations and retailer' capabilities.

AI leader and Revionics CEO Marc Hafner on what retailers need to know about transformative technologies and how to realize ROI.

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