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Ingles Markets posts sales, earnings gains in Q4

Ingles Markets posts sales, earnings gains in Q4

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Ingles Markets Inc. on Wednesday reported increased sales and net income for the three- and 12-month periods ended September 25. Net sales totaled $1.34 billion for the quarter, an increase of 11.6% compared with the $1.2 billion recorded in the prior-year period.

Hy-Vee adopts ‘seafood supplier code of conduct’

Hy-Vee adopts ‘seafood supplier code of conduct’

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has adopted a new Seafood Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) that reinforces its commitment to environmentally and socially responsible seafood, the company said Wednesday. “Hy-Vee is committed to advancing social responsibility in our seafood supply chains, and this

Dollar Tree rolling out $1.25 price point in all stores

Dollar Tree rolling out $1.25 price point in all stores

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter results that were in line with Wall Street’s expectations, and announced that it would be rolling out a higher price point in all stores. Dollar Tree’s consolidated net sales for the quarter increased 3.9% to

Deloitte forecasts strong Black Friday sales

Deloitte forecasts strong Black Friday sales

NEW YORK — Black Friday will be back this year, according to Deloitte’s “2021 Pre-Thanksgiving Pulse Survey,” released on Monday. The survey found that 56% of consumers are planning to shop in-store on Black Friday, up from 41% last year. The share of online sales

Giant Food launches Giving Tuesday campaign

Giant Food launches Giving Tuesday campaign

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food announced on Monday its 2021 #GivingTuesday campaign inviting customers at all 164 Giant stores to round up at checkout to the nearest dollar amount to benefit youth-focused organizations in their local communities. Staring Nov. 26 and culminating on Dec. 2, all funds

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RETAIL NEWS

CVS supports affordable housing in Tampa

WOONSOCKET, R.I — CVS Health announced on Monday that it will invest $7.7 million with Raymond James Tax Credits Funds to build a 61-unit multifamily apartment home development called Uptown Sky for families in Tampa, Fla. This investment is part of the company’s commitment to address racial inequity and

New report says retail theft tops $68 billion

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Buy Safe America Coalition released a new report examining the rise in organized criminal activity targeting local retailers, quantifying the economic impact these crimes are having on local retailers and communities. Beyond the startling economic

GIANT to add three Philly-area stores in December

CARLISLE, Pa. — GIANT Co. continues its expansion within greater Philadelphia, with three more store openings set for December. The chain, a unit of Ahold Delhaize USA, is set to open a supermarket at 1403 South Christopher Columbus Blvd., at the corner of Reed Street,

CVS Health reviewing its retail strategy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday several moves to support its strategy of making health care more affordable, accessible and convenient for consumers. Prem Shah has been named to the newly created role of chief pharmacy officer and will oversee the omnichannel pharmacy strategy, effective

NRF foresees busy Thanksgiving weekend for retailers

WASHINGTON – Nearly 2 million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “We’re expecting another record-breaking holiday season this

SUPPLIER NEWS

ChildLife Essentials launches ChildLife Sleep Essential

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — ChildLife Essentials is launching ChildLife Sleep Essential,  an all-natural sleep support supplement free of melatonin. ChildLife Sleep Essential’s  formula combines a blend of herbal extracts with suntheanine and ETAS to encourage healthy quality sleep for kids. Most sleep supplements on the

Natural Grocers partners with RangeMe

SAN FRANCISCO — Natural Grocers is teaming with RangeMe to streamline the search for innovative products that meet their high-quality standards for customers. “Our new partnership with RangeMe will help immensely in streamlining Natural Grocers’ vendor submission program,” explained Laura Perkins, Natural Grocers vice president of

Nature’s Truth expands gummy collection

RONKONKOMA, N.Y — Nature’s Truth has expanded its gummy vitamin line to include Iron Gummies and Cranberry Gummies. Nature’s Truth Iron Gummies are formulated for those with iron deficiencies and contain essential B vitamins and zinc. Iron continues to be a front runner in category

Johnson & Johnson to spin off consumer health unit

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson plans to split into two companies, separating its consumer health division  from its pharmaceuticals and medical devices business, the company said on Friday. It has been the case in the health care arena where the  business of selling consumer

CeraVe celebrates National Healthy Skin Month

NEW YORK — November is National Healthy Skin Month and to mark it, CeraVe, the dermatologist-developed skin care brand, is launching its new “Think Ceramides!” digital campaign. The brand’s latest omnichannel initiative focuses on the importance and benefits of the its  ceramides ingredient, which are