WSL Future of Health Event

Issue 01-16-2023

Meijer pioneers the use of all-electric semitrucks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer, a retailer that operates one of the largest fleets in Michigan with 250 semitrucks and the first in North America to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 near-zero emissions standards in 2009, is once again leading the retail industry by deploying two of the first all-electric semitrucks outside of California.

Holland & Barrett names Gourlay to lead board

NUNEATON, England — Holland & Barrett International Ltd. this month appointed former Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay as its new executive chairman. Gourlay replaces Michael Casey, who will remain as a non-executive member of the board at one of Europe’s largest health and wellness retailers. Founded more than 150 years ago, Holland

It’s not a new year, it’s a new era

Mass retailing has embarked on an extended season of unprecedented change, which will inevitably reorder the segment’s long-settled order of things. Where or when this season will end is anyone’s guess. How the ending will impact the community is far from certain. This much, however, is certain: What’s past is prologue — and the future

Good news for retailers in crime fight

Good news for retailers in crime fight

Shrink is a problem that’s as old as retailing, and it’s actually a number of separate issues — theft by customers (shoplifting), theft by employees, vendor fraud, operational errors and things like damage, waste and spoilage. But, as has been noted previously on this page, the shoplifting problem has increased dramatically in recent years, driven

Uncovering growth opportunities across categories and channels

In today’s volatile market, it’s become increasingly important to understand how shoppers’ buying patterns are changing over time. Market shocks like COVID-19, supply chain issues and inflation have spurred trends influencing sale growth trajectories across categories and channels — with many here to stay. These trends have set the foundation for how shopper behaviors are