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Ahold Delhaize USA opens fresh foods facility

Ahold Delhaize USA opens fresh foods facility

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Ahold Delhaize USA on Wednesday announced the opening of its fresh foods processing facility, which has begun preparing salads, sandwiches, wraps and other items for the deli and grab-and-go sections of its supermarkets. Production of cut fruits and vegetables is slated to begin next year. “We’re proud to officially open our doors

John Furner tapped to lead Walmart U.S.

John Furner tapped  to lead Walmart U.S.

BENTONVILLE — Walmart said Thursday that John Furner will become the president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., effective November 1. Furner, who currently serves as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, will succeed Greg Foran, who has led Walmart U.S. for five years. Foran is leaving Walmart to become CEO at Air New

Tritton exits, Fiddelke advances at Target

Tritton exits, Fiddelke advances at Target

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. chief merchant Mark Tritton is resigning to become CEO of Bed, Bath & Beyond. With his departure, Target has tapped Christina Hennington and Jill Sando, two executives with nearly 40 years of combined experience with the company, to head the retailer’s merchandising organization on an interim basis. They will report directly to Target

Selfcare Summit looks at future of retail

Selfcare Summit looks at future of retail

INDIANAPOLIS — This past weekend the Global Market Development Center | Retail Tomorrow (GMDC) held its inaugural Selfcare Summit 2019 conference, a three-day business development and educational event focused on the “consumerization” of health care and its impact on the future of retail here. The summit replaced GMDC’s annual Health Beauty Wellness (HBW) Conference to

Rite Aid names Jim Peters COO

Rite Aid names Jim Peters COO

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid announced on Thursday the appointment of Jim Peters as the company’s chief operating officer. Peters will lead all aspects of Rite Aid’s pharmacy and clinical strategy development and execution; health plan, health system and strategic corporate relationships; marketing and merchandising; corporate development, strategy and communications. Jim Peters “Jim is

Forecast: Holiday sales to increase by 4%

Forecast: Holiday sales to increase by 4%

NEW YORK — Retailers can expect a 4% year-on-year sales bump in the holiday months of November and December, according to a forecast from Coresight Research Inc. “A steady economic backdrop frames this year’s holiday shopping season. Higher wage growth and lower gas prices point to the potential for higher sales,” the research firm says

Rite Aid Q2 earnings beat projections

Rite Aid Q2 earnings beat projections

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid’s second quarter earnings beat analysts’ forecasts, but overall and same-store sales fell short of projections. Heyward Donigan Under new chief executive officer Heyward Donigan the chain reported adjusted earnings per share of 12 cents, well ahead of Wall Street’s expectation of 7 cents. But the retailer’s revenue of $5.37

Kroger opens two-level urban store

Kroger opens two-level urban store

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. opened a new, 52,000-square-foot urban format store in its hometown here on Wednesday. The store in downtown Cincinnati includes the retailer’s first-ever food hall, called On The Rhine Eatery. The food hall showcases the grocer’s own food restaurant concept, Kitchen 1883 Café and Bar, as well as the outposts of a

Walmart adds health care to Live Better U’s offerings

Walmart adds health care to Live Better U’s offerings

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Less than two weeks after providing a first glimpse into its pioneering “Walmart Health’ concept, the company has unveiled a plan to train associates for occupations in health care. Beginning September 24, Walmart’s 1.5 million associates in the United States can apply for one of seven bachelor’s degrees and two career diplomas

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

WASHINGTON – The Business Roundtable on Thursday tapped Walmart president and chief executive Doug McMillon to serve as its next chairman. He will serve a two-year term starting January 1. McMillon will succeed Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as chairman of the association of corporate chief executive officers, which aims to promote

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