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Issue 07-17-2017

Dollar Gen. strengthens exec team

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has tapped Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. The retailer also named Carman Wenkoff executive vice president and chief information officer. Reiser, who had been serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Vitamin Shoppe, was slated to join Dollar General on

Target test takes aim at Amazon

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is testing a household essentials delivery service that is said to have cheaper shipping and shorter delivery times than those available to Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Pantry customers. The service, called Target Restock, launched late last month as a pilot in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for the retailer’s RedCard holders. Target said

Kroger will expand PL portfolio

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is expanding its Our Brands lines to offer more value, variety and quality. The new products will supplement the company’s more than 30,000 Our Brands items, including food, beauty, personal care, pet and household essentials, many of which are made at one of Kroger’s 38 U.S. production plants. “Our Brands sold

Shrinkage rates keep increasing

WASHINGTON — U.S. retailers collectively sustained a $48.9 billion hit from theft and other inventory shrinkage in 2016, according to the annual National Retail Security Survey. That’s an 8% increase from a year earlier and came as budget constraints prompted some retailers to cut spending on security, according to the survey, released last month by

Lidl set to open more U.S. units

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lidl announced plans for a second round of U.S. store openings, with grand-opening ceremonies on July 13 at two stores in North Carolina and two in Virginia. The company also announced plans for its fourth distribution center and regional headquarters, in Cartersville, Ga., about 40 miles northwest of Atlanta. Previous centers were

NACDS takes message to lawmakers

WASHINGTON — National Association of Chain Drug Stores board members met with House and Senate leaders last month to highlight pharmacy’s role in affordable, accessible and quality health care for all Americans. Board members flew to Washington to discuss with lawmakers pharmacy priorities, including provider status legislation, health care reform, transparency in Medicare Part D,

The retailization of health care

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — “Retail is becoming a key driver for health care solutions, and Walmart continues to build on our commitment to make health care and healthier food choices more affordable and accessible for our customers,” said Alex Hurd, senior director of health and wellness transformation at Walmart, during a joint presentation titled “The Role