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Sofi Tucker Foundation supports Sierra Leone relief efforts

Sofi Tucker Foundation supports Sierra Leone relief efforts

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial Brands has announced that the Sofi Tucker Foundation, named in honor of Sundial founder and chief executive officer Richelieu Dennis’ grandmother, is making an unrestricted cash donation of $50,000 to its humanitarian relief partner Direct Relief, which is currently providing emergency relief efforts on the ground in Sierra Leone following mudslides

Nubian Heritage asks to ‘venture out’ into natural deodorant

Nubian Heritage asks to ‘venture out’ into natural deodorant

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial Brands Inc.’s Nubian Heritage skin care label is launching a national campaign to encourage people to switch from a synthetic to a natural deodorant. Dubbed “Venture Out,” the awareness and educational series spotlights Nubian Heritage 24-Hour Deodorants. The initiative leads off with a hero video that draws the parallel between the

Target adds two food and beverage VPs

Target adds two food and beverage VPs

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. said on Monday it was hiring two senior executives to advance the retailer’s food and beverage strategy. Mark Kenny, currently at Walmart, will join Target as vice president divisional, meat and fresh prepared food, with oversight for the meat, seafood, deli, bakery and prepared food categories. Liz Nordlie, now at General

Publix names VP of omnichannel, application development

Publix names VP of omnichannel, application development

LAKELAND, Fla.— Publix Super Markets Inc. has named Erik Katenkamp vice president of omnichannel and application development. According to the company, Katenkamp has been instrumental in launching the Publix Delivery online shopping solution, including formalizing Publix’s collaboration with Instacart. In this role, he will focus on the continued development and execution of the company’s omnichannel

Costco taps Hamilton James as new chairman

Costco taps Hamilton James as new chairman

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. on Friday announced that Hamilton (Tony) James has been elected company chairman. He replaces Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman, who died earlier this month. James is president and chief operating officer of the Blackstone Group L.P., and a member of the board of directors of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management

Target to acquire Grand Junction

Target to acquire Grand Junction

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has acquired a transportation technology company to enhance its delivery capabilities. The company — San Francisco-based Grand Junction — is already working with Target on a delivery pilot at its store in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood. Grand Junction uses its software and data to connect retailers with local delivery services to

Walmart tightens ship

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart has shuffled its merchandising management ranks while eliminating some positions in its merchandising and replenishment divisions. At the same time, the retailer has unveiled new proposals to promote manufacturing in the United States. The management changes are taking place in food, general merchandise and merchandising operations, and they were revealed in

GOP drops border tax proposal

WASHINGTON — Retailers celebrated congressional Republicans’ recent move to give up their pursuit of the border adjustment tax (BAT). Prior to GOP leaders’ announcement of the decision on July 27, retailers that receive many of the goods they sell from overseas had expressed concerns about the BAT, claiming that it would pass hefty costs on

Food Lion’s Greensboro makeover

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion celebrated the remodeling of 93 stores in the Greensboro, N.C., market on August 2 with ribbon-cutting ceremonies and gift card giveaways. Officials at the Ahold Delhaize banner said the remodels are part of a $178 million investment in the Greensboro market that includes lower prices and the hiring of hundreds

Amazon sets the pace for growth in retail

WASHINGTON — Whether they sell through brick-and-mortar stores, online or both, companies that provide unique offerings and experiences for consumers dominate the Hot 100 Retailers released by the National Retail Federation. The list of fastest-growing retailers, compiled by research firm Kantar Retail, is based on sales growth in 2016 and ranks both public and privately

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