JoelWarady

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New transit-oriented development with 241 units breaks ground in Evanston

The nine-story apartment building at 811 Emerson is officially underway<p>Evanston, Chicago’s lakefront neighbor to the north, recently broke ground on a new apartment development located steps from Northwestern University and Clark Street Beach.<p>Known by its address of 811 Emerson, the nine-story …

Architecture

Lucky's Market plans to nearly double its store count

The natural and organic retailer will add 20 new stores to its current count of 28, with new locations coming to Montana, Florida, Colorado and Ohio.

Farmers Market

Instacart is now a $4.4 billion company

Instacart has added more money to a previous round of venture financing from February, bringing the total to $350 million. <br>The company has closed its …

North America

Kroger expands Kitchen 1883 concept with a second restaurant in Anderson Township

CINCINNATI -- Five months after launching its first restaurant concept in Union, Kentucky, the Kroger Co. is expanding Kitchen 1883 with a second …

Standalone

Sprouts Unveils 13 New Store Locations for Q3

Sprouts Farmers Market has shared its plans to open 13 new stores in the third quarter of 2018, which include its entry into Pennsylvania and …

El Paso

Walgreens on pace to shutter 600 US stores

Front-end sales continue to fall as pharmacy carries the chain to a 12% uptick in the fourth quarter.

Rite Aid

Walmart Stays the Course

On the heels of disappointing fourth quarter e-commerce sales, Walmart has revealed several updates related to the business.<p>In terms of fulfillment …

Enterprise Tech

Amazon Has Considered Buying Some Toys ‘R’ Us Stores

Amazon.com Inc. has looked at the possibility of expanding its retail footprint by acquiring some locations from bankrupt Toys “R” Us Inc., according …

eCommerce

Walmart looks to FedEx for last mile mastery

Walmart is looking to ease some of its last mile challenges by opening FedEx shops for printing, packing and shipping inside 500 of its U.S. …

Hitting refresh: Grocers update their store brands to stay top-of-mind with shoppers

As competition grows, retailers are looking at the ingredients found in many of their private label products while moving into new categories within …

Thought Leadership

Whole Foods schedules meeting with disgruntled suppliers

Dive Brief:<p>Whole Foods has called a meeting with its top vendors to address concerns over the company’s new merchandising fees and centralized buying …

National brands may lose out as private label products grow

Dive Brief:<p>As European discount stores continue to take hold in the United States and the Amazon-Whole Foods merger moves forward, private label …

Not just knock-offs, but 'knockouts': Inside Kroger's private label push

As store brands become a battleground for retailers, the grocer is leaning on its scale and advanced data science to develop products its customers …

Kroger

Costco's Squeeze on Suppliers Signifies Pain for P&G, Nestle

Costco Wholesale Corp. will push suppliers to lower prices on everything from steaks to televisions, aiming to keep customers away from rivals like …

eCommerce

Publix to Get Greenwise in Lakeland

PCC to Open Flagship Store in Downtown Seattle

Kroger CEO Talks ClickList Success, But Is It Enough?

Whole Foods Leads UNFI Q2 Sales Surge

Boxed Rejects Kroger's $400 Million Purchase Offer

Boxed Wholesale, which sells snacks, paper towels and other household products in bulk, rejected a $400 million acquisition offer from Kroger Co. and …

New Jersey

If Kroger Had A Hammer: 7 Ways An Ace Deal Would Change The Form Of Grocery

Ace Hardware may enable Kroger to do what no amount of milk and coupons could: Build a mall inside the supermarket.<p>Recent reports that Kroger Co. is in talks with Ace to add store-within-store hardware concepts at select Kroger locations hint at more than mere grocery diversification. It appears to …

Kroger

Sprouts posts strong comps again as new stores excel

The natural and organic chain, which plans to open 30 new stores this year, saw same-store sales rise 4.6% while net sales grew to $1.1 billion.

Home Delivery

Grocery chain Albertsons to acquire Rite Aid

Grocery chain Albertsons announced plans Tuesday to acquire Rite Aid in a cash and stock deal, as the traditional grocery industry continues to look …

Rite Aid

Brewery and restaurant planned for Ashland

A team that runs restaurants in Chicago and Wilmette plans to open a brewery, taproom and event space in a property on Ashland Avenue in Evanston's …

Middle School

Your tab for Crown could reach $3,655

Updated cost estimates for the proposed new Robert Crown Community Center suggest the average Evanston homeowner could end up paying as much as …

Police: 2 charged with murder in Evanston shooting

Two people have been charged with murder in the slaying of a Chicago man in Evanston this month after a drug deal gone wrong, officials said.<p>Julius Francellno and Malik Caswell, both 18, were being held Sunday in fatal shooting of Yakez Semark, 20, who was hit in the chest Feb. 8, according to a …

How Protein Conquered America

<b>My bodega is only a little bigger than my studio apartment</b>, and sells no fewer than 10 kinds of Muscle Milk. In the drink cases, crowded with bottled water, Snapple, and Arizona iced tea, Muscle Milk occupies prime, eye-level real estate, protein counts splashed across the front of the bottles in …

Winn-Dixie and Tops Owners Could Prepare for Bankruptcy

Two U.S. supermarket chains are readying bankruptcy filings, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a sign of the mounting pressures in …

Private Equity

Meet the new Sam's Club

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

With stores going dark, Whole Foods looks to fill retail's gaps

A new grocery store is coming to town, and the timing of it couldn't be better for real estate owners.<p>While other supermarket chains shutter stores, …

Real Estate

Kroger takes speedy 'Scan, Bag, Go' tech nationwide

The technology allows customers to shop using a handheld scanner that logs their items as they walk through the aisles for a quicker checkout.

Kroger