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Dollar General’s Q3 sales rise, but profits slip

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. posted mixed financial results for its third quarter, with profits falling while sales topped expectations on the strength of increased customer traffic and the opening of new stores. The company, which is once again being led by chief executive officer Todd Vasos, also announced leadership changes, including two returning

Kroger Health partners to offer smart benefits

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health and Soda Health Inc. have launched a smart benefits program combining the former’s services with the latter’s &more platform. The program allows participating Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and employer benefits program recipients to receive certain pharmacy, nutrition services and other eligible benefits at Kroger pharmacies, in addition to purchasing eligible food and

CVS revamps pharmacy remuneration

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health introduced a new pharmacy reimbursement model, rebranded its Health Services segment and showcased continued growth opportunities at its annual Investor Day. “We are successfully executing on our strategy to advance the future of health care while unlocking new value for consumers,” said president and chief executive officer Karen Lynch. “The

Fairfax Market coming to Cleveland

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. is preparing for the January 16 opening of Fairfax Market in Cleveland, Ohio, a 40,000-square-foot store that will be Meijer’s fifth smaller-format neighborhood market and its first outside of its home state of Michigan. Fairfax Market will occupy space in a mixed-use neighborhood revitalization project being developed in partnership

Dollar Tree’s third quarter sales growth outpaces competitors

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. reported third quarter financial results that were in line with expectations and reflect continued execution across all lines of its business transformation. “In a challenging retail environment where the accumulating pressures of inflation, reduced government benefits and depleted savings have negatively affected lower-income consumers, our top-line performance outpaced most

FMI Foundation recognizes grocers’ family meals programs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The FMI Foundation announced the 2023 Gold Plate Awards recipients last month during a live-streamed ceremony, highlighting outstanding family meal programs implemented by the food industry and community ­organizations. Recipients include programs that embrace the nature of family meals from such organizations as the Foundation for Fresh Produce, Skogen’s Festival Foods, K-VA-T

Six shopper attitudes to heed

What do consumers want? There’s no one answer, because there’s more than one consumer, and even if there were one answer it would always be changing. But Euromonitor International’s “Top Global Consumer Trends 2024” report suggests six key attitudes retailers and suppliers should pay attention to if they want to connect with consumers in the

CVS acts to improve the health care system

CVS acts to improve the health care system

CVS Health is once again a catalyst for positive change. Appearing at the company’s investor day earlier this month, CEO Karen Lynch and other members of senior management unveiled initiatives intended to accelerate the shift toward integrated care and transform the pharmacy reimbursement model. One of the projects involves the creation of a new brand

Jelinek took a legend to another level

Jelinek took a legend to another level

Unlike most mass retailers, whose gyrations, machinations, new directions, false starts and management changes routinely make news, you seldom read or hear about Costco, the legendary “club” retailer. Indeed, the only time the Seattle-based retailer makes news is in announcing quarterly earnings reports, new clubs, new markets and the occasional management change. Among the recent

‘Going slow to go fast’ is the value of a solid GTM strategy

‘Going slow to go fast’ is the value of a solid GTM strategy

Have we taken agile too far? HBR (Harvard Business Review) first asked that question. I ask it again, knowing we all must be agile to thrive and survive in today’s omnicommerce marketplace. The concern? That agility too often equates to a short-term sprint in planning — especially when it comes to innovation launches. No time

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