The latest news and analysis of U.S. grocerymass, drug, discount and club retailers, including financial, executive leadership and mergers and acquisitions


Lawmakers Pressure Walmart to Boost Worker Wages

Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Stop WALMART Act" would prohibit stock buybacks for companies that don't meet proposed wage guidelines.


Deflation Slows Smart & Final Q3 Sales

The warehouse operator is focusing on "what we can control" as it waits out sluggish pricing.

Sharp pricing, omnichannel convenience and a strong U.S. economy combine to lift comps by 3.4%.

A new look and feel built around convenience, customization and automation is set to roll out chainwide.

The strategy will seek sales and share growth through omnichannel expansion and leveraging local brands, executives shared during Capital Markets Day presentation.

Hard discounters are putting pressure on retailers—and one another—to address private brand quality, Fred Morganthall said in an address at PLMA show.

A pilot with Ford and Postmates will gather data, gauge customer reception as delivery options evolve.

Frans Muller's "Leading Together" strategy will step up capital spending, supported in part by cost reductions.

Aldi, H-E-B, Publix, Whole Foods, Kroger, Kellogg's and Kraft Heinz also place among top 20 "socially valuable" companies.

The retailer and bondholders of its acquired company tangle over covenants as new loan nears.