January 16, 2015

In reviewing Target’s troubled expansion into Canada, Kantar Retail breaks down the misfires into a finance-operations model:

December 22, 2014

As part of divestures to receive FTC clearance of their proposed January 2015 merger, AB Acquisitions Inc. (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. will sell 146 stores to Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen. 

December 22, 2014

As part of divestures to receive FTC clearance of their proposed January 2015 merger, AB Acquisitions Inc. (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. will sell 146 stores to Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen. 

December 1, 2014

Walmart Canada is adding 33 Grab and Go lockers in the greater Toronto area.  

November 14, 2014

Ralphs Grocery Co. said it will hire to fill an estimated 1,200 permanent positions at its stores in Southern California.

November 12, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reportedly sent a memo to marketing managers on Oct. 2 saying that sales need to improve for chilled and fresh items in stores, including dairy, meat and produce. 

November 12, 2014

The perception of men as not enjoying the process of grocery shopping may have some truth to it. 

October 31, 2014

Walmart.com asserted its basket price leadership position over both Amazon.com and a Walmart supercenter, according to Kantar Retail’s third annual Walmart versus Amazon pricing study.

October 30, 2014

 Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has completed an ATM installation project with Cardtronics ATMs.

October 30, 2014

Online grocery shopping sales will grow roughly fourfold from about $23 billion in 2014 (accounting for 3.5% of total online and offline grocery spending) to approach $100 billion by 2019 (capturing 12% of total grocery spending).

October 24, 2014

Online food shopping has grown slowly until now, but it’s about to pick up speed.

October 16, 2014

Fairway Group Holdings announced that Dorothy Carlow will join the supermarket company as chief merchandising officer, effective Nov. 3.

October 13, 2014

Dollar General maintains its overall opening price point leadership position in Kantar Retail’s fourth annual opening price point (OPP) study.

October 3, 2014

By 2023, online grocery sales are projected to range between $80 billion and $123 billion according to statistics released by Steve Bishop of Brick Meets Click (BMC) in a presentation at The Food Institute webinar "Get In On The Growth of Online Shopping."

October 2, 2014

Most shoppers now actually like to grocery shop, according to research from Acosta Sales & Marketing, full-service sales and marketing agency.

September 30, 2014

Walmart is testing a concept where shoppers order their groceries online, schedule a pick-up time, and then pick up their order at the Walmart Pick-up Grocery depot in as little as two hours without having to leave their car, according to local CBS affiliate KFSM-TV 5News.

September 25, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reportedly wants to expand a pilot of a grocery delivery service it has been testing with Amazon.com in the San Francisco area.

September 23, 2014

Target Canada is aggressively repositioning to drive its price value, according to a basket pricing study by Kantar Retail.

September 19, 2014

Fairway Group Holdings Corp. has named Jack Murphy, a veteran retail executive with strong experience in specialty food retailing, as CEO.

September 16, 2014

Extreme-value grocer Grocery Outlet announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC along with Grocery Outlet’s senior management team from its principal owner, Berkshire Partners LLC.

September 16, 2014

Revionics announced that Niemann Foods, a chain of grocery, pet food, hardware, pharmacies and gas stations in the Midwest, has selected Revionics as its price optimization provider.

September 8, 2014

Hispanic grocery chain Mi Pueblo Foods appointed Martin Cortes as CFO, effective immediately.

September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market moves into the fast-growing same-day grocery-delivery space with the news that it is partnering with one-hour grocery delivery startup Instacart to have Whole Foods products delivered to customers’ homes in as little as one hour.

September 4, 2014

Forward-thinking retailers are increasingly leveraging their brick-and-mortar locations to establish omnichannel models that meet the growing consumer demand for a more convenient, more cost-effective and more personalized shopping experience.