April 02, 2015
In the eight months since becoming president and chief executive officer of Walmart’s U.S. business, Greg Foran has made 116 unannounced visits to Walmart stores for a firsthand look at the retailer’s "core operations."
"I see lots of opportunities to get the basics better," Foran said on Wednesday. Walmart can do better at keeping merchandise in stock, he said, as well as guaranteeing that produce is fresh, helping customers navigate store aisles and training employees.
Dollar General this week introduced a digital coupon program offering customers weekly specials and dozens of discounts on Easter merchandise, as well as buy-one-get-one deals on apparel and accessories.
Former Walgreen Co. executive Bryan Pugh has been named chief merchandising and marketing officer at Fred's Inc.
Dollarama Inc., Canada’s largest operator of dollar stores, said on Wednesday that profits rose 21% to $100 million in the fourth quarter as same-store sales jumped 8.5%, up from the 1.1% increase a year earlier.
H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. said on Wednesday that they are merging to create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage supplier, with annual revenue of $28 billion.
Walmart on Wednesday began featuring products from women-owned businesses with a logo on in-store packaging and on the company’s website.
CVS Health has made a series of promotions, led by the appointment of Josh Flum as executive vice president of pharmacy services.
Rite Aid Corp., in another sign of its financial turnaround, has opened its first newly built store since 2010.
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The Emerson Group has announced a series of executive appointments, including the hiring of a chief operating officer and an expanded role for president Rick Wellinger.
American Greetings Corp. has introduced ThankList, a campaign to get people to express gratitude to the people who have made a difference in their lives — and in the process become more civil and "help make the world a more thoughtful and caring place."
E.&J. Gallo Winery, the nation’s largest wine producer, says it has purchased J Vineyards & Winery, a supplier of premium sparkling wines headquartered in Healdsburg, in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley.
Mederma has launched a new advertising campaign that focuses on the experiences of real users of the scar care brand’s products.
Sunstar Americas Inc. has added three new lines of children’s toothbrushes featuring characters from Saban’s Power Rangers, Lalaloopsy and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Zarbee’s Naturals has introduced a range of baby vitamins and supplements for infants and toddlers.
Sun & Skin Care Research LLC (SSCR), maker of the NO-AD Sun Care line, is expanding into the skin care category with a collection of antiaging body moisturizing lotions.
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