PLMA October Leaderboard

Issue 01-16-2023

Kroger Health takes MMR’s top honor

Kroger Health takes MMR’s top honor

CINCINNATI — While Kroger Co. is best known as the nation’s grocer, the company is also a potent force in health care, with 2,255 pharmacies and 226 clinics across the U.S. The drive is under way to maximize synergies between the two sides of the business, positioning “food as medicine” as a means to keep

Top Merchant Award Goes to Charles Redfield

Top Merchant Award Goes to Charles Redfield

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As Wal­mart’s chief merchandising officer, Charles Redfield and his team are responsible for making sure the retailer’s customers, whether shopping online or in stores, can always find the items they want at the lowest possible prices. The high rate of inflation that has shocked consumers in the past year has made that

Vasos extolled for accomplishments

Vasos extolled for accomplishments

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Todd Vasos began an exciting new leadership chapter at Dollar General Corp. on November 1 as he transitioned from chief executive officer to senior advisor. The new role underscores the leadership, mentorship and perpetual evolution that has defined Vasos’ retail career for nearly four decades. MMR is proud to honor Vasos with

WBA’s first quarter earnings beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) posted first quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts’ forecasts. WBA reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.16, surpassing the expected $1.14. Revenue for the three-month period ended November 30 was $33.38 billion, ahead of the projected $32.84 billion. Walgreens’ front-end sales grew 0.8%, with same-store sales rising

Retail sales grew 7.6% during holiday season

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. retail sales (excluding automotive) increased 7.6% year over year this holiday season, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which defines the season as the period running from November 1 through December 24. Mastercard SpendingPulse measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment and is not adjusted for inflation. “This holiday

Amazon laying off more than 18,000

SEATTLE — Amazon is cutting more than 18,000 jobs, the company announced this month. The e-commerce behemoth said it had hired too many warehouse workers in response to shoppers’ growing preference for online ordering. The company had 1.54 million workers at the end of the third quarter, making it one of the country’s largest employers.

The goal is to help local communities through service

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has announced plans to open three new Winn-Dixie stores to support economic growth in its communities. The first Winn-Dixie store was opened shortly before Christmas in the rapidly growing Grand Cypress neighborhood in a

New roles for five executives recast Hy-Vee’s leadership

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. chief executive officer Jeremy Gosch was named vice chairman of Hy-Vee’s board of directors, in one of five leadership changes announced by Hy-Vee executive chairman of the board and executive director Randy Edeker at the company’s annual stockholder’s meeting. Other leadership changes announced at the meeting: Longtime Hy-Vee

FMI Foundation honors winners of Gold Plate Awards

ARLINGTON, Va. — The FMI Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2022 Gold Plate Awards. The winners were named last month during a livestreamed Gold Plate Awards Celebration, cohosted by FMI Foundation executive director David Fikes and FMI – The Food Industry Association president and chief executive officer Leslie Sarasin. The Gold Plate Awards

NRF backs act to fight retail crime

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation (NRF) has applauded the inclusion of the “Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces (INFORM) for Consumers Act” in year-end congressional omnibus legislation. “On behalf of the retail industry, we are extremely pleased negotiators included the INFORM Consumers Act in the omnibus package,” NRF senior vice president of