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ShopRite opens new Long Island store

ShopRite opens new Long Island store

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — ShopRite recently a new supermarket in this Long Island community. The 45,000-square-foot store is in a building that formerly housed a Waldbaum’s supermarket, but that has been completely renovated to reflect ShopRite’s take on a convenient grocery format with a focus on fresh food. The store was outfitted with the latest

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2018. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of operations at Walgreens Lauren Brindley, group vice president and GMM of beauty and

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Walgreens is launching a pilot program here that incorporates new approaches to pricing, promotions, product assortment and service offerings to create a new customer experience. The program, which has been implemented in 17 stores in the Gainesville area, will be monitored over the next 12 to 18 months to gauge customer reaction

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon honored

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon honored

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Since Doug McMillon took over as president and chief executive officer of Walmart, the pace of change within the world’s largest retailer has accelerated dramatically. And the pace of transformation is not quick enough for the CEO, who began his career at Walmart as an hourly associate in a distribution center. “It’s

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers presented its 2017 Retailer of the Year awards last week in New York City. The event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels. Honored as MMR Merchant of the Year was Albertsons Cos. executive vice president and chief marketing and merchanding officer Shane

MMR honors ‘Six Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘Six Who Made a Difference’

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Six Who Made a Difference in 2017. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Paul Desiderioscioli, Vice President of Merchandising, Mass and Private Label, at Ulta Beauty. Rona Fourte, Director of Supplier Diversity at

MMR honors ‘Most Influential Women’

MMR honors ‘Most Influential Women’

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers recently honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2017. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Maly Bernstein, divisional merchandise manager for beauty care at CVS Pharmacy Lauren Brindley, group vice president of beauty and personal care

MMR honors Seven Who Made a Difference

MMR honors Seven Who Made a Difference

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Seven Who Made a Difference in 2016. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: John Butcher, Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Beauty and DermStore, Target. Jeremy Gosch, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Chief Merchandising

GSK Consumer Health showcases new Innovation Labs

GSK Consumer Health showcases new Innovation Labs

WARREN, N.J. — GSK Consumer Healthcare has unveiled state-of-the-art Innovation Labs designed to help the company better meet consumer needs. The facilities, at the company’s new U.S. headquarters in Warren, N.J., cover a product’s life cycle, spanning research, development, testing, in-store placement and e-commerce. The labs interact to foster collaboration among scientists and the sales