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NRF: Mother’s Day sales to set record

NRF: Mother’s Day sales to set record

  WASHINGTON – Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to the annual survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation. A total 84% of U.S. adults are expected to celebrate their mothers and other women in their lives. “Mother’s Day spending has

NRF: March retail sales gain a good sign

NRF: March retail sales gain a good sign

WASHINGTON — Retail sales in March were up 1% seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation, which said today that the numbers represent good news about the strength of the economy. “March’s numbers are very encouraging and set the stage for improved expectations for the economy in

Kroger launches autonomous delivery in Houston

Kroger launches autonomous delivery in Houston

HOUSTON — Kroger Co. on Wednesday began offering grocery delivery service with autonomous vehicles in Houston. The service, offered in partnership with Nuro, is being offered from the retailer’s South Post Oak store, and will be available from its Buffalo Speedway store later this spring. Houston is the second market for Kroger and Nuro’s delivery service,

David Kimbell named president of Ulta

David Kimbell named president of Ulta

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty Inc. has named David Kimbell to the additional role of company president. He continues to serve as chief merchandising and marketing officer. In this new role, Kimbell assumes additional responsibilities for corporate strategy, merchandise planning and operations, the company said. He will continue to report directly to chief executive officer

Food Lion to revamp 23 stores in Virginia

Food Lion to revamp 23 stores in Virginia

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion said Tuesday that it will invest $40 million to remodel 23 stores in 14 towns and cities that are part of the Charlottesville, Va., and Harrisonburg, Va., communities. “Food Lion is proud to have been a part of the many towns and cities we serve throughout the Charlottesville/Harrisonburg market for

A preview of Target’s latest small-format store

A preview of Target’s latest small-format store

NEW YORK — Target Corp. held a ribbon cutting this week for a store in the Kip’s Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. The outlet, which will officially open on Sunday, is the retailer’s fifth small-format store in Manhattan and its 78th store in the greater New York area. Target also opened two small-format stores this week

WBA has “most difficult quarter” in its history

WBA has “most difficult quarter” in its history

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Promising an aggressive response to “the most difficult quarter” Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has had since its creation, executive vice chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said the company will make “a number of senior appointments,” among other changes. Stefano Pessina Pessina made the comments in response to a 14.3% drop in second

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