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MMR tabs Levine, Bloom Retailers of Year

Mike Bloom recalls that when he first met Family Dollar chairman and chief executive officer Howard Levine, he was impressed by the man but knew little about his company.

First MMR Retail Partnership Award goes to Walmart

One of the biggest stories in retailing for the past year has been the resurgence of Walmart’s flagship U.S. division.

Health/Wellness execs at Samís Club honored

Competition within the membership warehouse club channel is intense, and the club format is not one that necessarily makes differentiation easy.

Stater Bros. CEO lauded for career

When Jack Brown joined Stater Bros. Markets in 1981, the chain had 79 supermarkets, 3,300 employees and about $475 million in annual sales.

Burd, Safeway chairman and CEO, plans to retire

Safeway Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Steve Burd says he will retire later this year.

Holiday selling season fizzles

Viewed from any angle, the holiday selling season that ended two weeks ago was at best a disappointment, more realistically a disaster, for America’s mass retailing community.

Supervalu said to be close to asset sale

Supervalu Inc. is reportedly close to reaching a deal with Cerberus Capital Management LP under which the private equity firm would acquire some parts of the retailer as well as a stake in the rest.

A new era in marketing dawns at Target

Target, the retailer that perfected both the art and the science of retail branding, is bringing it to a new level of creativity and excellence.

Rite Aid turns a profit for first time since '07

This month Rite Aid Corp. is celebrating its 50th anniversary with special promotions, but the celebration was given additional meaning last month as the company reported its first quarterly profit in more than five years.

Smith revamps Delhaize America exec team

Just six weeks after succeeding the retiring Ron Hodge as chief executive officer of Delhaize America, Roland Smith has shaken up the executive ranks of the supermarket operator.

Search is on for CEO at Big Lots

With the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigating his sale of $10 million worth of the company’s stock, Big Lots Inc. chairman and chief executive Steven Fishman has said he will retire.