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MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Six Who Made a Difference in 2019. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Brian Eason, Vice President of Consumer Health and Wellness, CVS Health. Lori Flees, Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness,

CVS says Aetna integration is on track

CVS says Aetna integration is on track

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday that it has successfully completed the first year of combined operations following the acquisition of Aetna in late 2018. The combined company has met or exceeded its first-year integration goals while introducing new, consumer-focused offerings as a result of its unmatched capabilities. CVS Health remains on track

Dollar General beats expectations in quarter

Dollar General beats expectations in quarter

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported a strong performance in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, as both earnings and sales exceeded Wall Street expectations. Net income for the quarter ended November 1 advanced 9.4% to $365.6 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, which beat the average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment

Kroger’s net income slips in Q3

Kroger’s net income slips in Q3

CINCINNATI — Both operating and net income tumbled by double digits during the third quarter at Kroger Co., while both sales and adjusted earnings fell short of analysts’ forecasts. As a result, the share price of the nation’s largest supermarket operator fell approximately 2% in early trading after results were announced. Reported net income for

Thanksgiving weekend spending rises 16%

Thanksgiving weekend spending rises 16%

WASHINGTON — Americans shopped in record numbers over this year’s Thankgiving holiday weekend, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday. A survey conducted for the NRF by Prosper Insights & Analytics found that a record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped in stores and online from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year. That’s up 14% over

PepsiCo to acquire BFY Brands

PepsiCo to acquire BFY Brands

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BFY Brands, the maker of PopCorners snacks, expanding its better-for-you portfolio and production capabilities. Upon closing, BFY Brands will report to PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division. “BFY Brands offers distinctive products that deliver the great taste and ingredients consumers are looking for,”

Sundial founder Dennis assumes new role

Sundial founder Dennis assumes new role

NEW YORK — Sundial Brands’ founder Richelieu Dennis said he is transitioning from his roles as chair and chief executive officer of the company to establish and lead Sundial’s new Social Mission Board, as well as focus on his new entrepreneurial ventures. Meanwhile, Cara Sabin has joined Sundial Brands as chief executive officer. In this

Dollar Tree reports net sales gain for Q3

Dollar Tree reports net sales gain for Q3

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree on Tuesday reported net sales rose 3.7% to $5.75 billion in the third quarter and comparable-store sales increased 2.5%. But the retailer said higher costs associated with the U.S.-China trade war will add $19 million in costs in the current quarter, when per-share earnings are projected to miss Wall Street

Thanksgiving a ‘wonderful time’ for retailers

Thanksgiving a ‘wonderful time’ for retailers

NEW YORK — Seventy-nine percent of consumers will shop for holiday gifts during the period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, according to Deloitte LLP, which has dubbed the upcoming weekend “the most wonderful time of the year” for retailers. Shoppers are expected to spend an average of $415 over Thanksgiving weekend, with 87% of those

Walgreens to open Medicare Service Centers

Walgreens to open Medicare Service Centers

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens will open 14 UnitedHealthcare Medicare services centers in stores in five metropolitan areas as part of a multiyear agreement. “We are expanding access to UnitedHealthcare Medicare resources to better serve our members, providing them with all the valuable benefits they have come to expect from their UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans plus

Kroger’s new look

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is emphasizing its grocery heritage and its food bona fides with a new logo and a marketing campaign built around the slogan Fresh for Everyone. Food is also a key strength Kroger focused on during its investor conference earlier this month, during which company executives argued that the Restock Kroger initiative

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