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BI-LO will go public

The parent company of the BI-LO and Winn-Dixie supermarket chains has filed for a $500 million initial public offering (IPO). Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank Securities are the lead underwriters on the ­offering.

Succession plan is set at Kroger

Next year a new chief executive officer will be taking the helm at the nation’s biggest supermarket retailer.

Hepfinger, Weis CEO, steps down

David Hepfinger has resigned as president and chief executive officer of Weis Markets Inc. He has left the company to pursue other interests.

Modest forecast for holiday sales

Retailers shouldn’t have high hopes for holiday sales growth, which likely will be slim to moderate, according to two retail sales forecasts.

Target services fire back at online competition

Two new offerings from Target Corp. address areas where many consumers are apt to go online: baby products and digital video.

Survey finds Publix is tops in Rx satisfaction

Publix Supermarket Inc.’s pharmacy operation is North America’s favorite, based on customer satisfaction according to a study of 3,600 consumers conducted by Market Force Information, a provider of customer intelligence solutions.

Exec VP, supply chain named at Family Dollar

Family Dollar Stores Inc. has named Jeffrey Macak executive vice president, supply chain. He reports to Mike Bloom, president and chief operating officer.

Employers alter health coverage

Walgreen Co. is one of the latest additions on an expanding list of large employers that are attempting to control costs by having employees shop for health care coverage in a private marketplace.

NRF asks court to fix credit card fee deal

The National Retail Association (NRA) has asked a federal judge to "right or reject" a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit over credit card swipe fees.