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Ahold Delhaize to cut Peapod’s Midwest Business

Ahold Delhaize to cut Peapod’s Midwest Business

QUINCY, Mass. – Ahold Delhaize USA plans to discontinue its Peapod online grocery business in the Midwest, eliminating the delivery service in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. The retailer, which acquired Peapod in 2000, will focus instead on expanding its omnichannel capabilities in the East Coast markets it also serves with brick-and-mortar stores. “This was a

Hy-Vee promotes Marshall, Baty to new roles

Hy-Vee promotes Marshall, Baty to new roles

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has promoted Jay Marshall to the new role of vice chairman, and Darren Baty to the key post of executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. The promotions are among a series of executive moves at the grocery chain, which operates more than 265 retail stores across eight Midwestern

Wakefern wins accolade as Regional Grocer of the Year

Wakefern wins accolade as Regional Grocer of the Year

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. had its start in 1946, during a challenging time for independent food retailers. The problem back then was that independent operators were seeing their loyal customers lured away by the big self-service supermarkets of the day, which could offer lower prices. To compete, eight grocers in the Newark, N.J.,

MMR names Dollar General Retailer of Year

MMR names Dollar General Retailer of Year

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. seems to defy the kind of gravity that is keeping much of the retail industry earthbound. At a time when some retailers are scaling back their brick-and-mortar expansion plans and may see their profits constrained by the need to invest in their omnichannel offerings, Dollar General has been growing

Dollar General promotes two executives

Dollar General promotes two executives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. on Thursday reported solid Q2 fiscal results and announced management moves that it says will strengthen the company and support continued growth. Jeffery Owen, 49, has been named chief operating officer with responsibility for store operations, merchandising and supply chain. Owen, a Dollar General veteran with more than 25

Retailers need to retool in-store product mix

Retailers need to retool in-store product mix

As online shopping becomes more frictionless and ubiquitous, retailers with brick-and-mortar outlets need to pay more attention to the kinds of products they put in them. What do people still want to buy in a store these days? Two recent studies suggest some answers. One of these is the latest Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail

Retailers always have to get it right today

Retailers always have to get it right today

A customer who has a positive shopping experience with a retailer will come back for more, a new study suggests, which seems obvious enough. But the research, conducted for the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), found that a single in-store purchase translates into additional spending via the retailer’s online platform, and vice versa. The

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