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


Weis Markets' Comps Withstand Surge Lap

The retailer ekes out sales gains, but earnings dip as it cycles COVID surge; financials well ahead of 2019 pace.


Walgreens Boards the 2-Hour-or-Less Delivery Train

The contactless service is available for more than 24,000 retail products.

The retailer says the partnership with Drone Express, to begin testing this week near Cincinnati, will offer a strategic option to meet customers needing small deliveries—at home and on the road.

Albertsons Cos. seeks to make a splash with the relaunch of its Soleil sparkling water, additional flavors and a Spotify summer promotion.

Basket Economics: In an unusual recovery to an unusual recession, input costs are soaring while food retailers prepare for “difficult conversations” and greater productivity.

The retailer has opened its third O-N-E Market as it continues its chainwide transformation to the concept focused on organics, nutrition and education.

WGB connects with Chief Strategy Officer Michael Della Penna of InMarket, which recently conducted a location data assessment of shoppers across Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods stores, to learn what's ahead for these brands.

Total sales reached $11.2 billion behind new units and a comp that withstood lapping the opening weeks of the pandemic last year, though volume and shrink benefits receded.

Inside Safeway's newly opened San Jose, Calif., store, its 14th location in the city and its second new store to open in the area within the past year.

Consumer confidence rose significantly in April, reaching its highest level since before the start of the pandemic, as the latest round of federal stimulus payments helped boost disposable personal income more than 23% in March.

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