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


Natural Grocers Sees Higher Rings in Q2

The retailer said a focus on core natural food shoppers drove higher sales in quarter, despite trips declining.


Walmart Appoints New VP of Global Food Safety Compliance

Sara Mortimore, formerly of Land O'Lakes, will replace Frank Yiannas, now deputy commissioner for food policy and response at the FDA.

The retailer said new stores and rising prices contributed to increased sales and comps in the period, despite the Easter sales shift.

Issues addressed at the fly-in included permanent tax reductions and more secure payments.

The retailer said service initiatives and improved stock conditions helped sales but slow inflation prevented expense leverage.

In the fourth part of a new European store tour series, WGB insider Anne-Marie Roerink highlights the Netherlands' Plus, a cooperative for 227 independent retailers with 260 locations.

As rivals combine to create a hybrid wholesaler, C&S must continue to innovate, Chief Commercial Officer Joe Cavaliere says in an exclusive WGB interview.

The Columbus and Dallas divisions are getting new presidents.

Caruso also reflected on her day spent completing orders and acting as a Shipt Shopper.

The hard discount retailer unveils the first round of new stores, including locations in Plainview, Babylon, Huntington and Center Moriches, which will open by early 2020. 

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