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Kroger at home with innovation

Kroger at home with innovation

Chris Baldwin kicked off the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City earlier this month by assuring attendees at the event’s first Main Stage presentation that rumors of the industry’s “demise were greatly exaggerated.” The chairman, president and chief executive officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club and current NRF chairman then elaborated on his

Miller recognized for life’s work

Miller recognized for life’s work

BOISE, Idaho — Bob Miller brought another chapter in his storied retailing career to a close last September when he stepped down as chief executive officer of Albertsons Cos. Asked how closely Jim Donald, his successor at the food, health and wellness retail store operator, would follow his example, Miller said, “He’s got to have

Turbulent times for retailers

Turbulent times for retailers

The just concluded holiday selling season was a good one for most retailers. Ample anecdotal evidence of strong consumer demand was confirmed shortly after Christmas in a report issued by Mastercard. Based on tracking of retail activity within the credit card company’s network, supplemented with survey-based projections for such forms of payment as cash and

NACDS’ advocacy moves needle

NACDS’ advocacy moves needle

Amid all the turmoil in retailing, health care and government, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores continues to distinguish itself through steadfast advocacy of community pharmacy. By exercising patience and persistence, while at the same time possessing the readiness to seize opportunities whenever and wherever they arise, NACDS delivers meaningful results for its member

The educational imperative

Retailers’ thoughts are more closely attuned to the needs of students in late summer than at any other time during the year. Back-to-school season represents one of biggest selling opportunities on the industry calendar, as young people prepare for a new school year during which they will need to be equipped with everything from notebooks,

Job done, Boer steps down

Seven years ago, as the newly appointed chief executive officer of Royal Ahold, Dick Boer was focused on implementation of Reshaping Retail, a strategy designed to enable the company to better meet consumers’ changing needs with supermarkets and small-format and specialty stores, as well as an emerging array of omnichannel capabilities. Reshaping Retail proved an

Mission accomplished, Boer steps down

Mission accomplished, Boer steps down

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Seven years ago, as the newly appointed chief executive officer of Royal Ahold, Dick Boer was focused on implementation of Reshaping Retail, a strategy designed to enable the company to better meet consumers’ changing needs with supermarkets and small-format and specialty stores, as well as an emerging array of omnichannel capabilities. Reshaping

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