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October 01, 2014

TOP STORY

Family Dollar promises to match competitors' prices

Family Dollar Stores Inc. is launching an "Ad Match Promise" program on Tuesday, vowing to match a local competitor’s price when presented with a printed advertisement.

"In today’s uncertain economic climate, many of our customers are struggling to make ends meet," said chief merchandising officer Jason Reiser. "We designed our new 'Ad Match Promise' program with them in mind." 

 

RETAIL NEWS BREAKS

Publix tops pharmacy rankings

Customer satisfaction at pharmacies is up from a year ago, and for the second straight year Good Neighbor Pharmacy rated highest among chain drug stores, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Pharmacy Study.

Campbell exiting Sears Canada

Sears Canada said on Thursday that president and chief executive officer Douglas Campbell will step down to tend to family issues in the United States.

Albertsons and Safeway name leadership team

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. have named the leadership team that will head the combined company when its planned merger is completed.

Rite Aid's 2nd qtr. earnings exceed expectations

Rite Aid Corp. surpassed Wall Street's earnings forecast for its fiscal 2015 second quarter but lowered its profit outlook for the full year, citing slimmer margins from generic drugs.

Dollar Generalís bid for Family Dollar remains firm

Dollar General Corp. reiterated on Thursday its commitment to acquire Family Dollar Stores Inc., thereby reminding Family Dollar’s shareholders that there’s a richer offer on the table than the one favored by Family Dollar’s board of directors.

Family Dollar resists Dollar Generalís bid

Family Dollar Stores Inc.’s board is unanimously urging the company’s shareholders to ignore the hostile takeover attempt by Dollar General Corp.

Shopko tweaks its discount store format

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

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SUPPLIER NEWS BREAKS

Coty CEO Michele Scannavini resigns

Michele Scannavini has stepped down from his post as chief executive officer of Coty Inc. for personal reasons, the company announced Monday. He has also resigned from Coty's board.

Profoot launches marketing campaign

Profoot Inc. has kicked off what the company calls its largest integrated marketing campaign.

N.Y.C. New York Color signs Demi Lovato as ambassador

Singer and actress Demi Lovato has signed on with N.Y.C. New York Color as its first global brand ambassador.

Zim's introduces vapor rub

Zim's has expanded its product roster with the introduction of Zim's Advanced Vapor Rub.

Soft drink makers promise calorie cuts

The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group have made a commitment to reduce the amount of calories that Americans consume from their beverages.

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.

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