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Ahold Delhaize USA commits to sustainability

Ahold Delhaize USA commits to sustainability

SALISBURY, N.C. — Ahold Delhaize USA has made a new commitment to making its products and packaging more sustainable. The company said Thursday that each of its local brands — including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Hannaford, Peapod and Stop & Shop — has adopted a new policy regarding the chemicals used in products and

Shane Sampson to Leave Albertsons Cos.

Shane Sampson to Leave Albertsons Cos.

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced Wednesday that Shane Sampson, executive vice president and chief marketing a merchandising officer, has decided to leave the company at the end of its second fiscal quarter on September 7.  The company has launched a search for a successor. “Shane has been instrumental in building the Albertsons Companies we

OLLY taps Graham as celebrity ambassador

OLLY taps Graham as celebrity ambassador

SAN FRANCISCO — Model, entrepreneur and body activist Ashley Grahamhas joined OLLY Nutrition as a brand ambassador. The company said Graham’s dedication to living a balanced and authentic lifestyle seamlessly complements OLLY’s mission of celebrating health as the foundation of happiness. While shooting a campaign in Morocco, Ashley was introduced to the brand through her

Advocacy, awards highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day

Advocacy, awards highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day

WASHINGTON – An impressive force of 424 advocates from all 50 states reached every Congressional office during the 2019 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Since its inception in 2009, the groundbreaking event has seen a 200% total participation increase, including representation from 60% of colleges and schools of

Walmart to phase out store greeters

Walmart to phase out store greeters

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is eliminating the “people greeter” position at its stores and replacing it with a “customer host” role with such additional duties as handling customer refunds, scanning receipts and checking shopping carts. The change raised concerns that many greeters with disabilities would lose their jobs. Customer hosts need to be able to

New beauty aisles at CVS reflect transparency

New beauty aisles at CVS reflect transparency

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced significant progress toward the goal of full transparency for all of its beauty imagery by the end of 2020 and its efforts to create new industry standards for post-production alterations of beauty imagery. Just one year after the company made the commitment to create

Dollar Tree posts solid fourth quarter results

Dollar Tree posts solid fourth quarter results

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. on Wednesday reported strong sales and earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 3. Net income for the year increased 91.3% to $1.71 billion, and consolidated net sales for the year increased 7.4% to $22.25 billion. In the fourth quarter, net income more than tripled to

Dollar General announces holiday initiatives

Dollar General announces holiday initiatives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — With the year-end holidays approaching, Dollar General announced it is offering customers everyday low prices on thousands of items useful in celebrating “affordably and in style,” with a holiday assortment that includes home décor in trendy themes, gifts for family and friends, fashionable apparel for winter weather and food and snack items.

Costco taps Hamilton James as new chairman

Costco taps Hamilton James as new chairman

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. on Friday announced that Hamilton (Tony) James has been elected company chairman. He replaces Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman, who died earlier this month. James is president and chief operating officer of the Blackstone Group L.P., and a member of the board of directors of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management

Merchandising in an Experience-Driven World

Item and price have been the keys to retail success for almost a century. Sell high-demand items at a better price than your competition and you were likely to prosper. But, things have changed — permanently.   Today values have replaced value as the organizing principle of commerce and society. Millennial and Gen Z shoppers

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