PureMark Naturals line debuts

PureMark Naturals line debuts

TEMPE, Ariz. — 21st Century HealthCare Inc. has introduced PureMark Naturals, a vitamin and supplement line. According to the company, the line offers natural, vegetarian and vegan choices, in addition to non-GMO-, gluten-, wheat-, dairy-, soy- and preservative-free options. The line also includes a natural superfood and plant-based vegan protein enhanced with fruits and vegetables and

Walmart U.S. comp-store sales up 1.8%

Walmart U.S. comp-store sales up 1.8%

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s U.S. business accelerated in the fiscal fourth quarter, with domestic same-store sales posting their biggest increase since 2012. It was the 10th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth for Walmart, which also said global e-commerce sales surged during in the three months ended January 31. Walmart said it earned $3.76 billion,

Brand-centric focus

QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold Delhaize’s Ahold USA and Delhaize America divisions have announced a restructuring effort designed to strengthen their retail brands’ connection with their customers while also leveraging the combined company’s size and scale in such behind-the-scenes functions as financial and legal services, information technology, and not-for-resale procurement. As part of that move to

Dollar General unveils small-format concept

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has opened its first small-format DGX stores, premiering the concept in Nashville and Raleigh, N.C. “We are excited about our new smaller-store concept and the opportunity to serve busy city dwellers with everyday-low prices on the essentials they need in a convenient, easy-to-shop format,” said chief executive officer Todd

Aldi set to reinvigorate store base

BATAVIA, Ill. — With more people shopping its grocery stores than ever before, Aldi recently announced an aggressive $1.6 billion investment, with an extensive plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 U.S. stores by 2020. The new store look, according to Aldi, delivers on its customers’ desire for a modern and convenient shopping experience

Crenshaw, Colalillo are honored by FMI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has honored two supermarket veterans for their contributions to the industry. Ed Crenshaw, chairman and former chief executive officer at Publix Super Markets Inc., was named winner of the Sidney R. Rabb Award, FMI’s highest honor, for excellence in serving the consumer, the community and the industry. FMI

Albertsons hires Disney exec

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has appointed Narayan Iyengar as senior vice president of digital marketing and e-commerce. In this role, he will be responsible for leading all aspects of digital marketing, including loyalty programs, shopper marketing and the overall digital presence, as well as the e-commerce business, which includes home delivery. “As a company,

Kroger’s Fey succeeded by Clontz

CINCINNATI — Jerry Clontz, who recently served as senior vice president of operations for Harris Teeter LLC, has been named president of Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division. He succeeds Joe Fey, who retired earlier this month. “Jerry is a proven leader who is passionate about this business and the success of his associates,” said Sukanya Madlinger, Kroger’s

Coca-Cola debuts Sprite Cherry beverages

Coca-Cola debuts Sprite Cherry beverages

ATLANTA — The Coca-Cola Co. has added two new cherry-flavored products to its Sprite brand. Sprite Cherry and Sprite Cherry Zero combine the cool, crisp taste of the Sprite lemon-lime sparkling beverage with a splash of cherry flavor. Both products are clear, caffeine-free and made with 100% natural flavors. Coca-Cola noted that the new Sprite

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