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2015

How to create food store formats that thrill customers

Food is fast in whole new ways for retailers today — and it is dramatically affecting their store formats. Rapidly changing demographics, evolving food preferences, and technological and digital disruption are raising consumers’ expectations to new highs. Food is fast in whole new ways for retailers today — and it is dramatically affecting their store

Retail still about relationships

As happens every spring, the Annual Meeting hosted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is upon us. As happens every spring, the Annual Meeting hosted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is upon us. Like the Kentucky Derby and the Masters, it marks the unofficial start of the spring season and

Bigger role for Miller is a plus for Albertsons

The odds that the merger of Albertsons and Safeway will live up to its potential improved significantly earlier this month when it was decided that Bob Miller, the combined company’s executive chairman, would take on the additional role of chief executive officer. The odds that the merger of Albertsons and Safeway will live up to

Target takes bold new direction

David Pinto — The opening of Target’s latest Express stores in San Francisco earlier this month signals more than the opening shot in a new direction for this general merchandise retailer, one that has suffered through a series of mishaps and setbacks over the past 18 months.   The opening of Target’s latest Express stores

Supers gain momentum in health and wellness

Supermarkets have long been top of mind when the subject is food and nutrition. Now members of the trade class are working to build on their traditional strength to attain similar status in the field of health and wellness. Supermarkets have long been top of mind when the subject is food and nutrition. Now members

Events reshaping mass retail

The weather has been the major story this winter — indeed, the only story. It’s as though retailing hasn’t returned from its winter vacation. Indeed, with February, and winter, winding down, no one’s even sure how the retail community has fared thus far in 2015. The weather has been the major story this winter —

Rite Aid keeps pushing envelope in health care

When John Standley was named chief executive officer of Rite Aid in June 2010 many industry observers thought that, saddled with the large debt load and other fallout from the mismanagement that had pushed the company to the verge of bankruptcy in the late 1990s, the best that could be hoped for was a continuation

Stage is set for new retail era

The recent shareholder-approved acquisition of Family Dollar by Dollar Tree truly legitimizes the dollar store retail segment, combining two aspects of the format that have each become mainstream shopping options for millions of consumers. The recent shareholder-approved acquisition of Family Dollar by Dollar Tree truly legitimizes the dollar store retail segment, combining two aspects of