Dollar Tree sees sales gain in first quarter

Dollar Tree sees sales gain in first quarter

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. continued to make progress in its first quarter ended April 29, reporting sales gains and more transactions in its stores. But earnings were hurt by increased shrink and a shift in consumer spending to less profitable merchandise. “Our initiatives

Walgreens announces Art Challenge winners

Walgreens announces Art Challenge winners

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has announced the winners and finalists for its 13th annual “Expressions by Walgreens” art challenge. The national contest provides monetary awards to winning high school student submissions from around the country. Eligible entries are judged in four categories including visual arts,

Grocery shoppers expand perception of value

Grocery shoppers expand perception of value

ARLINGTON, Va. — Grocery shoppers are considering a wider range of factors beyond just price when they evaluate whether the items they buy offer “good value,” according to a recent survey conducted by FMI – The Food Industry Association. The survey, part of FMI’s  U.S.

Publix named a ‘best employer for new graduates’

Publix named a ‘best employer for new graduates’

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix has been named to Forbes’ 2023 America’s Best Employers for New Grads list, ranking No. 13 out of 20 companies in the retail and wholesale industries category. “Publix is committed to creating a diverse workforce,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria

The Fresh Market opens 160th store

The Fresh Market opens 160th store

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Fresh Market Inc. has opened its 160th store. The new outlet is located in Carmel, Ind., and is its second store in the Indianapolis suburb and its fifth in the state of Indiana. The Fresh Market bills its stores as destinations



DG promotes Steve Deckard to new role

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has promoted company veteran Steve Deckard to the newly created role of executive vice president for growth and emerging markets, effective June 1. Deckard, who most recently served as senior vice president of emerging markets and led the company’s

Albertsons survey: Americans prioritizing wellness

BOISE, Idaho — Most consumers intend to improve some aspect of their physical health in 2023, according to a recent survey conducted by Albertsons Cos. But half say they are not sure that they’re making healthy choices while grocery shopping. The survey of 1,000 adults

Save Mart launches retail media network

MODESTO, Calif. – The Save Mart Companies (TSMC), a grocer operating about 200 stores under the Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx in California and Western Nevada, is set to enhance its digital footprint through the launch of its retail media network. This move comes as

NRF recognizes loss prevention professionals

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation on Tuesday announced the recipients of its 2023 NRF PROTECT Awards, which the trade group calls the highest loss prevention and asset protection recognitions in the retail industry. Six veteran loss prevention professionals will be honored on June 6

BJ’s posts record net income, adjusted EBITDA

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. today posted first-quarter earnings that the warehouse club operator said reflect strong traffic growth, market-share gains and an improved merchandise margin. “We reported a record first quarter in net income and adjusted EBITDA, demonstrating the power of


Sweets & Snacks Expo’s most innovative products

CHICAGO— The Sweets & Snacks Expo – kicking off this week in Chicago – has announced the winners of its annual Most Innovative New Product Awards. The awards recognize the year’s most innovative confectionery and snack products and honor the companies that make them. “Recognizing and

Circana launches Passport+

 CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, today announced the launch of Passport+, unleashing outsize growth for small to midsize CPG companies through comprehensive data, insight, and reporting solutions. In less than 24 hours, clients can easily and affordably access consumer and market data that

Jennifer Aniston’s hair care line hits shelves at Ulta

WESTON, Fla. — LolaVie, the popular plant-powered hair care brand founded by actress Jennifer Aniston, has announced a significant partnership with Ulta Beauty. This collaboration marks LolaVie’s first foray into brick-and-mortar stores. Customers can now find the complete range of LolaVie products at all 1,350+

Meijer seeks partners for own brand food line

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Meijer says it is seeking “unique, elevated food products” from food manufacturers across the globe to expand its exclusive Frederik’s by Meijer line of premium and innovative food products, which is sold in the retailer’s more than 260 supercenters and grocery stores

Uqora launches urinary tract health line at CVS

SAN DIEGO — Uqora has just launched its line urinary tract health products in over 4,700 CVS stores nationwide and online at The digitally-native brand, a Pharmavite company and a disruptor in the women’s health category, has garnered more than 25,000 5-star reviews since