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First look at Lidl’s private brands

In an event in New York Tuesday, Lidl revealed that its first U.S. stores would open June 15 – about four years since its executives arrived on the …

eCommerce

Albertsons Said to Weigh Merger With Organic Grocer Sprouts

Albertsons Cos., the grocery-chain operator backed by Cerberus Capital Management, has held preliminary talks to merge with Sprouts Farmers Market …

Sprouts Farmers Market: Albertsons Is Shopping Around For A Deal

<i>Source:</i> Google Images<p>Late Sunday night news came out regarding Albertsons reportedly considering a merger with Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM). …

Rise of Amazon leaves even more retailers in intensive care

A growing number of traditional American retailers are in intensive care -- and Amazon put many of them there.<p>The number of distressed U.S. retailers has tripled since the Great Recession and now stands at the highest level since the end of the downturn, according to a recent Moody's Investors …

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Heinz: Pass the Heinz

CEOs spill their sustainability secrets

<i>The following is an excerpt from "Global Sustainability: 21 Leading CEOs Show How to Do Well by Doing Good," authored by Mark Lefko and published by</i> …

Home Depot settles data breach suit with financial institutions

jejim/Shutterstock.com<p>The Home Depot Inc. has reached a $25 million settlement with financial institutions connection with its massive 2014 data …

Viewpoint: Top 5 grocery trends for 2017

Jeff Campbell<p>Facing changing consumer preferences, customers spending more dollars at supercenters and restaurants, and lower-price alternatives such …

Get set to see lower prices, remodeled stores and new private labels at Target

– As Target Corp. continues to reel from the shift to online shopping, executives at the Minneapolis-based retailer dramatically walked back their …

At Kroger, technology is changing the grocery shopping experience

<b>With the grocery business now stretching into cyberspace via websites and apps, Americans have never had so many choices in how, when and where to</b> …

Kroger

Earth Fare to grow non-GMO private label mix

Riced vegetables, apple juice in three distinct varietals and multigrain snack bars made with ancient grains are among the product innovations that …

Healthy Eating

Supply-chain changes drive results at Target, Whole Foods

At one of Target’s distribution centers in California, the workers don’t move around very much.<p><i>Marc Wulfraat</i><p>The company has deployed there a …

Costco To Raise Membership Fees After Fiscal Q2 Earnings, Sales Miss

X<p><b>Costco Wholesale</b> (COST) missed fiscal second-quarter earnings and sales forecasts and increased its annual membership fees, which are a major …

Kroger Expects Grocery Woes To Continue After Same-Store Sales Fall

Supermarket giant <b>Kroger</b> (KR) said Thursday that an ongoing slump in grocery prices was largely responsible for its surprise drop in same-store sales, …

Macy's profit falls nearly 13 percent as sales drop

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by lower sales, store closures and other costs.<p>The profit results beat Wall Street expectations, but Macy's …

Click for candy: How online retailers boost impulse buys

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket layouts are carefully calibrated to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and now food makers are trying to adapt their strategies as people do more of their shopping online.<p>Part of the worry for companies is that shoppers won't get to see their products as they would …

Target To Recast Stores As 'Hyper Local' Online Fulfillment Centers To Revive Ailing Business

Amazon’s symbolic shadow loomed large at Target’s investor meeting today in New York City.<p>Executives from the cheap-chic discounter outlined a plan to transform its struggling stores into local fulfillment centers to keep step with massive e-commerce growth.<p>With shopping increasingly moving online, …

Coca-Cola Wants to Use AI Bots to Create Its Ads

BARCELONA, SPAIN—Coca-Cola is one of the most beloved brands in the world and is known for creating some of the best work in the advertising …

An overwhelming number of retailers are losing money chasing Amazon

Brick-and-mortar retailers are becoming more competitive online by providing tighter delivery windows and offering the option to pick up digital …

Walmart Takes a Hatchet to Its Grocery Prices as It Declares War on Aldi and Kroger

<i>Editors' pick: Originally published Feb. 27.</i><p>For a lot of cash-strapped shoppers, prices at <b>Walmart</b> (WMT) can't be beat...except the retail giant …

Why Clorox Turned to Kickstarter to Help Fund Venture With Startup

Clorox Co. may not be the biggest packaged-goods player, but with $5.8 billion in annual sales, it could easily scrape up a five-figure cash …

Study: CPG Now Spends More on Digital Than Traditional Ads, but Shoppers Doubt They Work

Packaged-goods marketers now spend more on digital than all forms of traditional advertising combined, according to a new study by Cadent Consulting …

Walmart profits drop 18% in 4th quarter despite strong holiday sales

By Renae Merle<p>, Reporter<p>Walmart, the giant retailer, said Tuesday that it had attracted more customers during the crucial holiday shopping season but that its efforts had come at a cost.<p>Sales at U.S. stores open at least a year rose 1.8 percent during the fourth quarter, compared with a 1.3 percent …

Macy's

How Campbell's And Other CPG Brands Are Experimenting With Watson Ads

Last summer, Campbell Soup Company, Unilever, and GSK Consumer Healthcare respectively began their first foray into marketing that promises to …

Jet's Hipster Shoppers Get a Taste of Wal-Mart In-House Brands

The brand-conscious millennial shoppers who form the core of Jet.com’s customer base might find something unusual on the site this month: …

Supermarket deflation hits 14th straight month

The Consumer Price Index for food-at-home — a proxy for grocery-level inflation — declined 1.9% during the year ending January 2017, but after 13 …

A Fresh Look at Multicultural Consumers

With the rapid growth of multicultural households in America and their unparalleled influence on the marketplace, retailers must consider new …

Multiculturalism

L’Oréal looks to capitalise on ‘golden age of beauty’ with ecommerce push

L’Oréal says it wants to take a “pragmatic” approach to its online selling, as it looks to become “a leader in digital beauty” and have more …

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