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Supers make it new

While big-box mass merchants are experimenting with smaller formats, a number of supermarket chains are achieving success with enhancements to their standard f­ormats.

Troubles mount at Sears as sales fall, loss grows

Higher markdowns and pricing pressures on appliances squeezed margins at Sears Holdings Corp. during its third quarter.

Target hones Canadian plans

As the cost of reopening the Zellers stores it acquired last year in Canada continues to mount, Target Corp. is reported to be looking to sell Zellers’ pharmacy files and start fresh with new ­pharmacies.

Uwins exits from Fresh & Easy post

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets chief marketing officer Simon Uwins has left the chain.

A&P takes steps to leave Chap. 11

A&P has received a $490 million commitment from investors that will enable the beleaguered grocer to emerge from bankruptcy as a private company early next year.

Next generation to take helm at Giant Eagle

The top leadership post at Giant Eagle Inc. is staying in the family.

Amazon bests discounters on pricing

Despite enhanced shopping experiences and attractive deals online, Walmart and Target Corp. trailed e-tailer Amazon on pricing in the early stage of the holiday season, a recent analysis found.

Lessons learned

The economy’s current instability makes it difficult to make any definitive projections from the back-to-school season onto the holidays.