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Loblaw’s new lineup

Galen Weston, scion of the Weston family that controls Loblaw Cos., Canada’s biggest supermarket chain, has assumed another management position at the retailer.

CVS Caremark inks deal to buy Navarro

CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to buy Hispanic-owned Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

Clarke on way out at Tesco

Tesco PLC is replacing Philip Clarke following another profit warning at the U.K.’s largest supermarket chain.

June brings an uptick in retail sales

Retail sales advanced at a healthy rate in June, helped by a stronger employment picture that has boosted consumer confidence.

Poll ranks brand equity of grocers by region

Wegmans Food Markets Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc., Hy-Vee Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. were the top-ranked grocery store brands regionally in a Harris consumer poll measuring brand equity.

Wholesaling is focus for Supervalu

Supervalu Inc.’s involvement in the purchase of 18 Rainbow food stores from Roundy’s Inc. was done "strictly as a wholesale play," chief executive officer Sam Duncan said at the company’s annual meeting.

New arrivals bolster tech team at Target

Target Corp. has added three new external senior-level hires who will have responsibility for leading teams across information technology, e-commerce and digital ­products.

Club stores attract the wealthy

The very rich may be different from the rest of us, as F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, but that does not necessarily apply to their shopping habits.