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Issue 10-15-2012

Holiday forecast up

NEW YORK — Despite continuing uncertainty over the economy and a tight presidential election race, the retail industry is looking for a modest increase in holiday sales this year. Despite continuing uncertainty over the economy and a tight presidential election race, the retail industry is looking for a modest increase in holiday sales this year.

Rite Aid updates wellness format

LEMOYNE, Pa. — Rite Aid unveiled the latest iteration of its wellness store format with the grand reopening of a remodeled store here. Rite Aid unveiled the latest iteration of its wellness store format with the grand reopening of a remodeled store here. "We know our customers’ health and wellness needs are always changing," said

September retail sales decelerate

NEW YORK — Retail sales growth decelerated in September, but not enough to dampen hopes for a solid holiday season. Retail sales growth decelerated in September, but not enough to dampen hopes for a solid holiday season. Among 22 retailers tracked by the International Council of Shopping Centers, sales for the month rose 3.9%, down

Walmart promotes healthier eating habits

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has launched a program to encourage healthier eating habits in partnership with Humana Vitality, a subsidiary of health insurer Humana. Walmart has launched a program to encourage healthier eating habits in partnership with Humana Vitality, a subsidiary of health insurer Humana. The initiative follows up on the retailer’s commitment in January

PL offerings augmented at Kroger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has expanded its private label offering with the Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. Kroger Co. has expanded its private label offering with the Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands. Both lines’ products are free from 101 artificial preservatives and ingredients that some customers have said they do not

Dollar General has record qtr.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp.’s bottom line got help from lower debt repurchase costs and tax adjustments during the second quarter, but sales, operating profit and adjusted earnings all escalated at a double-digit pace, and management raised its full-year earnings guidance as a result. Dollar General Corp.’s bottom line got help from lower debt

America’s premier discounter

If success in retailing was measured in terms of creativity and the excitement of the shopping experience, the largest retail companies wouldn’t necessarily be the most successful. If success in retailing was measured in terms of creativity and the excitement of the shopping experience, the largest retail companies wouldn’t necessarily be the most successful. Rather,

Walmart flexes muscle in health and wellness

The latest evidence of Walmart’s determination to leverage its unique position in the marketplace to help foster the well-being of its customers is a plan designed to encourage the purchase of more healthful food. The latest evidence of Walmart’s determination to leverage its unique position in the marketplace to help foster the well-being of its