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Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

  The nation’s grocers have had to adapt quickly to changing conditions over the past year and a half. In this week’s Video Forum, Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI, talks about the resilience shown by the industry during the COVID pandemic. She also discusses changing shopping patterns, the ramifications of consumers’

Wegmans to take Manhattan

Wegmans to take Manhattan

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Wegmans Food Markets is bringing its heralded supermarket experience to Manhattan with the planned opening of a second New York City store in the second half of 2023. The outlet will be located at 770 Broadway, the former site of the Astor Place Kmart store. Wegmans opened its first NYC store in

Albertsons Cos.’ Q1 sales slip as demand falls

Albertsons Cos.’ Q1 sales slip as demand falls

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. reported $21.3 billion in revenue for the first quarter, down from $22.8 billion during the same quarter last year. That decline was primarily driven by a 10% decrease in identical store sales, caused by reduced demand compared to the pandemic-induced surge in last year’s quarter. On a two-year stacked basis,

Video Forum: John O’Brien, NPC

Video Forum: John O’Brien, NPC

In this week’s Video Forum, John O’Brien, who became president and chief executive officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council in June, addresses the challenges faced by the nation’s health care system and the role that biopharmaceutical products can play in addressing them. He discusses the importance of NPC’s research in highlighting the value of prescription

Grocers striving to be health destinations

Grocers striving to be health destinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Food retailers are investing to turn their stores into community health and well-being destinations, according to a new report from FMI – The Food Industry Association. Eighty-four percent of respondents in a poll of grocery retailers said their company has an established health and well-being strategy, and this same share of retailers report that

‘Ulta Beauty at Target’ concept to debut

‘Ulta Beauty at Target’ concept to debut

MINNEAPOLIS — The first Ulta Beauty at Target departments are set to debut next month in 100 stores, the partnering retailers said on Wednesday. The list of initial stores for the launch is available here. “Ulta Beauty at Target is unmatched in the industry, bringing guests the opportunity to discover new prestige brands while they

Video Forum: NACDS Total Store Expo

Video Forum: NACDS Total Store Expo

As the industry gears up for NACDS Total Store Expo, which this year will be held virtually from August 23 through August 25, Video Forum talked with four executives about ways to get the most out of the event. Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services at NACDS; Lisa Paley, general manager

Retail sales rebound in June

Retail sales rebound in June

WASHINGTON — Retail sales grew in June after dipping month-to-month in May, in a sign that the industry is benefiting from an improving economy. Retail sales rose 0.6% in June, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, which also revised data for May to show sales falling 1.7% instead of declining 1.3% as previously reported. Many

Kroger taps Jabbar as SVP of retail divisions

Kroger taps Jabbar as SVP of retail divisions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has tapped Valerie Jabbar, currently group vice president of center store merchandising, to succeed Steve McKinney as senior vice president of retail divisions. McKinney is set to retire, effective August 7, after more than 40 years with Kroger. McKinney began his career with with the retailer in 1981, taking a job

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