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Publix announces executive promotions

Publix announces executive promotions

LAKELAND, Fla. —  Publix president and chief executive officer Todd Jones on Monday announced a number of executive promotions that will take effect on January 1. Kevin Murphy, senior vice president of retail operations, will be promoted to president. Murphy began his career in 1984 as a front service clerk in Margate, Florida. He worked

UNFI completes acquisition of Supervalu

UNFI completes acquisition of Supervalu

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — United Natural Foods Inc. announced today it has completed its $2.9 billion acquisition of Supervalu Inc. “Today is an important milestone for UNFI,” Steve Spinner, chairman and chief executive officer of UNFI, said in a statement. “We will take the best from both businesses to create North America’s premier food wholesaler with

Sam’s Club expands same-day delivery with Instacart

Sam’s Club expands same-day delivery with Instacart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — After initially joining forces in February, Sam’s Club and Instacart have announced the national expansion of their partnership to offer same-day delivery to more than half of all Sam’s Clubs across the nation by the end of October. Just in time for the holidays Sam’s Club customers can get gifting and small

Walmart commits to innovation, action

Walmart commits to innovation, action

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart’s deep and diverse leadership team is moving to transform the company into a swift-moving innovator with a unique collection of assets that place it in position to win in the future while also delivering good financial results in the short term, president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon told Wall Street

Hello Products expands with four toothpastes

Hello Products expands with four toothpastes

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Hello Products is introducing four toothpastes, some infused with farm-to-tube mint flavor — Antiplaque + Whitening Fluoride-Free, Naturally Whitening Fluoride, Activated Charcoal Epic Whitening Fluoride and a new Kids Natural Wild Strawberry Fluoride Toothpaste, which is being added to the children’s lineup. “We’re fired-up to deliver a whole range of naturally friendly

Rite Aid rolls out Medicare Advisor tool

Rite Aid rolls out Medicare Advisor tool

CAMP HILL, Pa. — As the annual Medicare Part D election period gets underway, from now through Dec. 7, 2018, Medicare-eligible customers can visit Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide to take advantage of free resources that help them select the right prescription drug plan (PDP) or update existing coverage for 2019. Patients and caregivers can use

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp., the corporate parent of two storied firms that once ranked as the nation’s two largest retailers, announced Monday morning that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The company’s reorganization plan calls for the closure of 142 additional Sears and Kmart stores, in addition to the previously announced

Walgreens posts double-digit earnings growth

Walgreens posts double-digit earnings growth

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance posted mixed fourth quarter results, as earnings beat expectations but sales fell short of projections. Adjusted net earnings for the quarter ended August 31 rose 4.5% to $1.4 billion, up 4.5% on a constant currency basis, from a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.48, up 13% on

Walmart U.S. makes leadership changes

Walmart U.S. makes leadership changes

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Inc. has shuffled some senior managers in its U.S. division, according to published reports. The moves will bring new leadership to the retailer’s food and e-commerce operations. Steve Breen will move from e-commerce to the stores team as senior vice president of central merchandising, the Arkansas news web site Talk Business

DOJ greenlights CVS-Aetna merger

DOJ greenlights CVS-Aetna merger

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice gave preliminary approval Wednesday for CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna Corp., which the two companies say will remake health care. The path to the $69 billion merger was cleared last month when Aetna agreed to sell its Medicare Part D drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans. Antitrust regulators

Food Lion debuts remodeled stores in Roanoke, Va.

Food Lion debuts remodeled stores in Roanoke, Va.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion has completed a $91.7 million investment in the Roanoke, Va., market on Wednesday. The infusion of capital included the remodeling of its 63 stores in the area, the hiring nearly 2,000 additional associates to better serve customers, and the donation of  two mobile food trucks to area food banks. “Roanoke

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