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Issue 11-28-2016

Harveys’ new look

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers LLC unveiled its new Harveys Supermarket store format at 73 locations in four states, repositioning the stores with a new look and lower prices. Grand openings were held at each of the stores on November 16. Each new Harveys Supermarket is focused on delivering many ways to save, according to

Election leaves question marks

NEW YORK — Retailers expect the Republican Party takeover of the executive and legislative branches of government on January 20 to impact several issues important to the industry, including health care, trade and taxes. As the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer, retailers have closely tracked implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past six years

Target matches its stores to where the customers are

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. believes that its smaller stores represent a big opportunity. The retailer’s flexible format — which allows for stores that range in size from 20,000 square feet to more than 100,000 square feet — is allowing the retailer to expand into urban neighborhoods and college towns, as well into densely populated suburban

Dollar General to test small format

NASHVILLE — Dollar General Corp. will pilot small-format stores early next year, here and in Raleigh, N.C. The 3,400-square-foot stores will target time-pressed urban shoppers with everyday-low prices on staples. The outlets will also have a soda fountain, coffee brewing station and sandwiches. The coffee station, a new offering for Dollar General, will be called

These retail execs stand out

These retail execs stand out

Who are the outstanding retail executives of the year? In years past, this determination would be a difficult task, because so many capable executives would be in contention. This year, not so much — not, at least, if individual success is measured by the success of the company. As we’ve pointed out, 2016 will not

With Trump, what’s next for health care?

With Trump, what’s next for health care?

For retail pharmacy operators, the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States ushers in a period of uncertainty. Health care was a focal point during the closing days  of his unorthodox campaign, when he repeatedly vowed that one of his top priorities after taking office would be to repeal and