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


Central Market Nearly Triples Home Delivery

The retailer has reportedly expanded the service from 60 ZIP codes out of four stores to 173 ZIP codes out of five locations.


Lidl Extending Medical Benefits for Part-Time Workers

The $9 million first-year investment will help attract workers for expansion, as well as improve retention and customer service, chairman says.

The retailer has been selected as the first grocery partner for the California State Parent-Teacher Association and its 3,400 local chapters. 

The retailer said it would discontinue e-cigarette sales, citing health questions and complex regulations.

The regional director is promoted to the 44-year Publix veteran's position, effective Jan. 1.

Sponsors of the wildly successful IPO plan a second stock sale.

The retailer said it would transition the store to the gourmet Italian theme Uncle Giuseppe’s is known for.

Move, a new membership-based digital supermarket, seeks to offer an alternative to Amazon and other online grocers.

In WGB's latest podcast, Giant's chief marketing officer shares insights on its new offerings, including Heirloom Market, Giant Direct and a new loyalty rewards program now in place at its more than 180 stores, 132 pharmacies and 102 fuel stations.

The retailer will no longer sell tobacco products of any kind after 2019, saying "they simply don't belong in our stores."

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