April 20, 2015

Steve Rempel, who spent 35 years in a variety of executive positions at Safeway, has been named Rite Aid’s senior VP and CIO.

April 14, 2015

99 Cents Only Stores Inc. plans to open nine new stores in Arizona, California and Texas between April 16 and April 18.

April 13, 2015

Target Corp. has named former Safeway and PetSmart executive Anne Dament to the role of senior VP, merchandising.

March 16, 2015

Safeway Inc. is reportedly selling three shopping center it owns in Hawaii.

March 6, 2015

The Fresh Market Inc. will close its remaining stores in California, which include locations in Palo Alto, Santa Barbara and Laguna Hills, by March 31 in order to focus on higher growth opportunities.

February 2, 2015

Target Corp. is opening 15 stores this year, with an emphasis on its smaller-sized TargetExpress format as it looks to further reach guests in urban centers.

January 30, 2015

Albertsons LLC and Safeway Inc. have completed their proposed merger, ending a nearly year-long process that began in March 2014.

January 27, 2015

Albertsons and Safeway announced on Tuesday that they have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the companies' proposed merger, which was announced on March 6, 2014.


January 6, 2015

Safeway has agreed to pay $9.87 million in penalties as part of a settlement of a civil environmental lawsuit.

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. 

November 19, 2014

Apple is expanding its Apple Pay across hundreds of supermarkets.  

November 4, 2014

CVS Health Corp. on Tuesday reported slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped in part by growth in sales of specialty drugs.

September 19, 2014

Albertsons and Safeway Inc. announced the new senior leadership team and division leaders for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of their proposed merger.

September 8, 2014

CVS Health has completed the purchase of Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the U.S.

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 3, 2014

CVS Caremark on Wednesday announced that it is changing its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broad healthcare commitment.

August 12, 2014

CVS/pharmacy launched its entrance into the Seattle market with the grand opening of a new location in the city of Renton, the first CVS/pharmacy in the state of Washington.

July 3, 2014

Safeway Inc. is reportedly seeking bids for purchase of its shopping center development business.

June 4, 2014

Extreme-value teen retailer Five Below will make its Houston debut on June 6, opening eight stores in and around the city.

April 24, 2014

Safeway reported a net loss of $76.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to net earnings of $118.9 million in the same period a year earlier.

April 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco has named company veteran Doug Cygan as VP of marketing and merchandising.

April 17, 2014

Grocers are operating in a rapidly changing environment — an exploding omni-channel marketplace in which competitive strategies that worked five years ago are obsolete.

April 15, 2014

Jewel-Osco has appointed Scott Hays as VP operations for the Chicagoland supermarket chain.