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Issue 10-29-2012

Target’s holiday push

NEW YORK — Target Corp. intends to make sure shoppers have plenty of reasons to visit its stores this holiday season, and no reason to go anywhere else. Target Corp. intends to make sure shoppers have plenty of reasons to visit its stores this holiday season, and no reason to go anywhere else. To that

Expansion strategy is outlined by Kroger

NEW YORK — Executives at Kroger Co. told investors here earlier this month that the supermarket giant has a clear plan for long-term growth. Executives at Kroger Co. told investors here earlier this month that the supermarket giant has a clear plan for long-term growth. Building on strong momentum from its proven Customer 1st strategy,

‘Walmart is strong, and we are getting stronger’

ROGERS, Ark. — Walmart’s business is building momentum and delivering strong financial results, executives said at the company’s annual meeting with investors here earlier this month. Walmart’s business is building momentum and delivering strong financial results, executives said at the company’s annual meeting with investors here earlier this month. "Walmart is strong, and we are

Supervalu in talks with suitors

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu Inc., which reported a loss of $111 million in its second fiscal quarter, says it is in active discussions with interested parties about options that could include the sale of all or part of the company. Supervalu Inc., which reported a loss of $111 million in its second fiscal quarter, says it

Move toward health, wellness supported by FMI

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has once again acted on its conviction that supermarkets are the natural place for consumers to benefit from the synergies between nutrition and health care. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has once again acted on its conviction that supermarkets are the natural place for consumers to benefit

Dollar stores grow in appeal

NEW YORK — With consumer preferences helping to affect where and how people shop for food, beverages, personal goods and household goods, dollar stores are becoming increasingly important for suppliers, a new report from Deloitte Research says. With consumer preferences helping to affect where and how people shop for food, beverages, personal goods and household

More exec moves at Supervalu

MINNEAPOLIS — After announcing a restructuring of senior leadership in late summer, Supervalu Inc. has promoted a pair of executives to fill vacancies that recently opened up in two key positions. After announcing a restructuring of senior leadership in late summer, Supervalu Inc. has promoted a pair of executives to fill vacancies that recently opened

Retail industry 2020

NEW YORK — The retail industry may be moving toward a “post-modern consumer-centric” era triggered by the speed of technological advances, globalization and fierce competition, both online and off-line, according to a new report from PwC US and Kantar Retail, titled “Retailing 2020.” The retail industry may be moving toward a “post-modern consumer-centric” era triggered

J.C. Penney to transform stores

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. — J.C. Penney Co. recently provided a look at its vision of the future of department store retailing. The company’s new store in this Philadelphia suburb shows off its “Shops” concept, a collection of store-within-a-store departments meant to showcase hot brands and become shopper destinations. J.C. Penney Co. recently provided a look

Walmart-Rite Aid tie-up unlikely

One of the most frequently asked questions in the retail community these days is this one: When will — or why doesn’t — Walmart buy Rite Aid? One of the most frequently asked questions in the retail community these days is this one: When will — or why doesn’t — Walmart buy Rite Aid? And

Fiscal cliff a dark cloud hanging over retailers

The nation’s retailers have received some mild encouragement of late in the form of several analyses that predict modest gains for the upcoming holiday selling season. The nation’s retailers have received some mild encouragement of late in the form of several analyses that predict modest gains for the upcoming holiday selling season. To cite just