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September 17, 2014

TOP STORY

Shopko tweaks its discount store format

Shopko is set to unveil the results of a partial store remodeling project on Thursday. 

The remodel of all of the company's 133 Shopko stores involves improving customer access to jewelry and expanding its active apparel offerings.

"We are confident our customers are going to love this change to our stores," said Shopko president and chief merchandising officer Jill Soltau.

 

RETAIL NEWS BREAKS

Dollar General initiates hostile bid for Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. has taken its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. directly to shareholders, in the hopes that the prospect of a bigger payday will turn them against Family Dollar’s decision to accept a lower bid from Dollar Tree Inc.

Walmart small formats to be Neighborhood Markets

Walmart has decided that its accelerated small-format expansion will occur under the Neighborhood Market banner.

Whole Foods steps up grocery delivery via Instacart

Whole Foods Market Inc. and Instacart LLC are expanding their partnership to provide delivery of online or mobile grocery orders in as little as an hour, as well as an in-store pickup option, for shoppers in 15 cities.

Kroger looking to fill 20,000 jobs

Kroger Co. announced on Friday a hiring push to fill 20,000 permanent jobs across its operations in 34 states.

Family Dollar rejects Dollar Generalís new offer

Family Dollar Stores Inc.’s board on Friday again spurned a buyout offer from Dollar General Corp. due to antitrust issues.

CVS Caremark changes corporate name

CVS Caremark Corp. has changed its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader health care commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health.

Dollar General ups its bid for Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. sweetened its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. on Tuesday and offered to divest up to 1,500 stores to satisfy antitrust regulators.

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SUPPLIER NEWS BREAKS

Crest offers new product for sensitive teeth

Crest has launched Crest Sensi-Stop Strips, a new solution for tooth sensitivity that the oral care brand called "one of its most breakthrough product launches in a decade."

Kellogg makes Kashi stand-alone business

David Denholm has returned to Kellogg Co. as chief executive officer of its Kashi Co. natural foods business.

Pharmavite appoints marketing, operations execs

Pharmavite LLC has named Etienne Patout as chief marketing officer and Brett Buatti as vice president of operations.

Pharmavite promotes Toll to CEO

Timothy Toll has been appointed chief executive officer at Pharmavite LLC.

Crossmark facility links Walmart and suppliers

More than 150 Walmart officials mingled with representatives from key suppliers at the July 10 grand opening of a state-of-the-art facility hailed as "a place where Walmart and suppliers can plan the future."

Unilever to sell Slim-Fast brand

Unilever is selling its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital LLC, a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and managing food and consumer brands.

Coty announces new organizational structure

Coty Inc. has revamped its organization to create a more integrated, consumer-focused business model.

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