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


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New Stores, Resilient Profits to Support Sprouts, Officials Say

The natural food retailer said a structural margin improvement brought about by its new strategy and leading to robust Q4 profits can withstand flat revenues and decreasing comps as it cycles COVID benefits.

Retailer points to pandemic-related challenges as reason for iconic location's demise.

Senate rules $15 hike has to be removed from the COVID relief package, as Costco announces a $16 starting wage and a poll finds half of small business owners say the legislation would have a negative impact on operations.

Giant Eagle pharmacists will administer the Pfizer vaccine to eligible individuals at the Pittsburgh Steelers' Heinz Field.

Smart investments in talent, tech and operational efficiencies will help offset expected moderation in sales, CEO Tony Sarsam says.

With an emphasis on organic and local, Whole Foods Market has opened its newest store in Boulder, Colo.

After a successful inaugural event, the retailer will host a second Supplier Diversity Summit aimed at bringing more diverse-owned brands to it shelves.

In the wake of recent deadly storms, Natural Grocers is planning to celebrate the Lone Star State and its residents’ resilience during Texas Independence Day at its 25 stores across the state.

Gelson’s Markets of Encino, Calif., has entered into a definitive agreement with Pan Pacific International Holdings that will allow the global retailer to acquire Gelson’s from TPG Capital.

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