PLMA October Leaderboard

Issue 10-04-2010

Walmart goes urban

NEW YORK — Walmart is on the verge of a major push into urban markets with new, smaller store formats. Walmart is on the verge of a major push into urban markets with new, smaller store formats. A recent report in the Financial Times cited commercial real estate brokers who said that the retailer has

What’s in store for holidays

NEW YORK — Retailers should expect the upcoming holiday shopping season to be a bit better than last year’s, according to a forecast by Deloitte LLP. Retailers should expect the upcoming holiday shopping season to be a bit better than last year’s, according to a forecast by Deloitte LLP. Deloitte’s retail group projects total holiday

Walgreens appoints presidents

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. has promoted two of its executive vice presidents as part of a change in its organizational structure. Walgreen Co. has promoted two of its executive vice presidents as part of a change in its organizational structure. Kermit Crawford, executive vice president of pharmacy services, and Mark Wagner, executive vice president

Regional supers push health, wellness

NEW YORK — A number of regional supermarket chains are launching health and wellness initiatives in a bid to broaden their appeal to customers. A number of regional supermarket chains are launching health and wellness initiatives in a bid to broaden their appeal to customers. Mauldin, S.C.-based Bi-Lo LLC, for example, has begun offering flu

Target gives a makeover to 25 units

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has completed the redesign of more than 25 stores in the Twin Cities area. Target Corp. has completed the redesign of more than 25 stores in the Twin Cities area. The remodeled units are among the more than 350 redesigned stores that Target hopes to open by the end of the

Carrefour energizes hypermarket format

LYON, France — The management of Carrefour SA unveiled a detailed program to revitalize its limping hypermarkets in western Europe at a special Investors’ Day here last month. The management of Carrefour SA unveiled a detailed program to revitalize its limping hypermarkets in western Europe at a special Investors’ Day here last month.  Chief executive

Shopper group is underserved

CHICAGO — Lower-income and multicultural shoppers represent a $115 billion retail opportunity over the next decade, SymphonyIRI Group Inc. research finds. Lower-income and multicultural shoppers represent a $115 billion retail opportunity over the next decade, SymphonyIRI Group Inc. research finds. However, those consumers are among the most misunderstood and underserved in the nation, according to

Survey: Supermarkets excel in Rx

NEW YORK — Pharmacies at supermarkets and mass merchandisers earned high marks for customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 National Pharmacy Study. Pharmacies at supermarkets and mass merchandisers earned high marks for customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 National Pharmacy Study. The annual online survey measures customer satisfaction with

CHPA tabs Melville as president

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has tapped Scott Melville as its new president. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has tapped Scott Melville as its new president. Mellville currently serves as senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel at the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), a trade association representing America’s

Simon doesn’t waste any time

The mass retailing story of the year is unfolding at Walmart, where the nation’s largest retailer just announced the most dramatic and potentially meaningful personnel changes in its 48-year history. The mass retailing story of the year is unfolding at Walmart, where the nation’s largest retailer just announced the most dramatic and potentially meaningful personnel

Food safety legislation imperative for retailers

The Food Marketing Institute and some of its most prominent members joined a number of other business and consumer groups last month to lobby for passage of legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration broader power to protect the integrity of the nation’s food supply. The Food Marketing Institute and some of its