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Target loyalty members eligible for holiday sweepstakes

Target loyalty members eligible for holiday sweepstakes

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. today announced a “one-of-a-kind shopping spree” for 500 enrollees in the Target Circle loyalty program, Each winner in the Target Circle Holiday Giveaway sweepstakes will receive $500 in credit that can be used at any Target store or at Winners

Walgreens launches Rx Savings Finder

Walgreens launches Rx Savings Finder

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens on Thursday launched its Rx Savings Finder, a simple-to-use digital tool designed to help customers save money on prescription medications. Rx Savings Finder finds free, third-party discount cards, providing patients with a quick and easy way to find lower prices on their

Rite Aid offering Flu Shot Fridays during holidays

Rite Aid offering Flu Shot Fridays during holidays

PHILADELPHIA — Arguing that this is the season to spread holiday cheer – and not the flu — Rite Aid said it will offer “Flu Shot Fridays” at select locations in the coming weeks, providing a convenient opportunity for families to walk in or schedule

FMI Foundation recognizes family meals programs

FMI Foundation recognizes family meals programs

ARLINGTON, VA – The FMI Foundation announced the 2023 Gold Plate Awards recipients Tuesday during a live-streamed ceremony, highlighting outstanding family meal programs implemented by the food industry and community organizations. Recipients include programs that embrace the nature of family meals from organizations like The Foundation for Fresh

NRF: Holiday season off to strong start

NRF: Holiday season off to strong start

WASHINGTON – More than 200 million consumers were in stores or shopping online between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation, which cited the record turnout in reiterating its forecast of spending growth in the range of 3% to 4% over



Kroger posts 3Q gains in profit and market share

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. today said third-quarter sales declined from a year earlier as cautious shoppers spent less. But its operating profit grew more than 8% as the retailer gained market share and posted an 11% increase in digital sales compared with a year

U.S. Black Friday retail sales up year-over-year

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. retail sales on Friday, November 24, were up +2.5% year-over-year, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. That figure, not adjusted for inflation, excludes automotive.  “Consumers are navigating the holiday season well

Consumers embrace Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals

NEW YORK — Deloitte has released its 2023 Black Friday Cyber Monday Survey today, which examines what retailers can expect from shoppers between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Overall, holiday spending during the Thanksgiving week is expected to reach new highs as consumers look to make the

Dollar General offers holiday deals, predicts top toys

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General continues to grow their selection of top national brand toys and this week is offering a three day ‘DG Deal Days’ event that includes more than 2,000 toys priced at buy one, get one 75% off, as well as another 2,000

Publix to change its top leadership

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix chief executive officer Todd Jones will become executive chairman, effective January 1, the company said. On that date Kevin Murphy will be promoted from president to CEO, and senior vice president John Goff will be promoted to president. Current chairman Ed


Circana debuts Complete Beauty

CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has launched Complete Beauty, a service that provides a holistic view of the U.S. beauty industry across the mass and prestige channels based on actual, retailer-reported sales data. “This is an exciting moment for Circana, and

PLMA reveals ‘Salute to Excellence’ winners

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Sweet potato pancake mix from Giant Eagle, cauliflower-crust pizza from Albertsons and potstickers from Amazon are among nearly 100 Salute to Excellence award winners for store brand innovation announced at PLMA’s 2023 Private Label Trade Show. Created in 1986, the annual awards recognize

ECRM celebrates its 30th anniversary with return to in-person sessions

SOLON, OHIO – As ECRM celebrates its 30th Anniversary next year, it will be returning to its roots hosting a full roster of in-person Sessions across categories within food and beverage, health and beauty care, general merchandise and pharmacy/medical markets. ECRM was founded in 1994

Catalina names Kevin Hunter president and CEO

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Kevin Hunter has been named president & CEO at data-driven, omni-channel media provider Catalina, effective immediately. Hunter will also serve on Catalina’s board of directors.   A six-year veteran of the company, Hunter had been serving in this role on an