Jon Springer

Executive Editor

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Jon Springer

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Retailers

Target Bumps Starting Wage to $15; Extends COVID Health Benefits

The $2-per-hour increase meets the retailer's 2017 goals; one-time bonus comes as premium pay ends and some COVID health benefits are extended.

Retailers

Ahold Delhaize Identifies Human Rights Priorities

In a 32-page report, the retailer outlined 6 salient human rights issues to be embedded within its brand and corporate strategies.

The switch, effective July 1, will grow the United banner in Odessa and Midland markets; Albertsons Market to continue in New Mexico.

Citizens Commercial leads $150M revolver as the discounter eyes a wholesale transition.

Online retail has conditioned consumers to expect hyperpersonalized experiences wherever they go, and the pandemic is quickening the convergence.

As municipalities lift COVID restrictions, the company shifts to a one-time reward bonus for average weekly hours worked since mid-March, a move drawing condemnation from a labor union.

Conventional supermarket retailers may eventually reckon with increased demand for value, but the unusual circumstances have them riding high—not low, analysts say.

Growing sales and a slower dealmaking prompts the distrubutor to hold onto retail—for now.

The coronavirus pandemic provided conditions ripe for independents to exert local leadership and grow their base—as long as they executed, Rosie CEO Nick Nickitas says in an interview with WGB.

Neal spent 24 years at Walmart and was instrumental in its fresh initiatives.

New data shows the retailer is making outsized customer acquisition gains—and gaining frequency—behind a unique omnichannel offering accelerated by the COVID crisis.

Consumer response to the pandemic triggered consumption patterns that could be "sticky," Mark Clouse said, but will require stores and suppliers to rethink the soup category.

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