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


Big Y to Build at Former Walmart Site

Big Y Foods announced plans to open a new store at the site of a dark Walmart in Derby, Conn.


Dollar General to Increase Remodels, Build 900 Stores in 2018

Encouraged by better-than-expected sales and earnings results in its fiscal third quarter, Dollar General said it would build 900 new stores in fiscal 2018, and remodel another 1,000.

Three grocery retailers ranked in Glassdoor’s Top 100 list.

The ShopRite operator expects negative to flat comps in fiscal 2018.

The move reflects the retailer’s growing emphasis on serving customers seamlessly through all channels.

The initiative brings the service to the majority of stores in Puget Sound, Wash., and Portland, Ore.

The company says the promotion will help drive home its goal of redefining the grocery experience as part of its Restock Kroger plan.

The retailer has tapped Voicebox Creative for its First Street brand redesign.

SVP of Retail Amy Simeri McClellan will oversee merchandising and operations.

The retailer has already begun incorporating some of the concept's features into some of its other brands, a spokeswoman says.

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