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


H-E-B Pops Top on Houston Heights

The 92,000-square-foot unit was built after voters approved a change in long-standing local alcohol laws.


Giant to Open E-Commerce Hub Under Giant Direct Brand

The facility, opening Feb. 12, marks Ahold Delhaize's first dark-store conversion and unveils new "Powered by Peapod" positioning.

Shoppers also rank conventional grocery stores high for cleanliness but earn moderate to low scores in service, according to the 2019 U.S. Supermarket Experience research report.

The company’s newest location features a ramen bar, Patsy’s Butcher and a health and wellness department.

The late Greg Calhoun, IGA’s Mark Batenic and Coca-Cola Co.’s Muhtar Kent and Ern Sherman were also honored at the trade association’s Midwinter Confab.

Conduent CEO Ashok Vemuri joins the retailer's board; Kendra Doyel named Merchandising VP at Ralphs division.

South Dakota-based Kessler's added personal touches that larger retailers do not provide.

Problems with EBT benefits are starting to take a toll.

Charles "Chuck" Fry, co-founder of the Phoenix-based chain, was a "visionary" retailer, officials said.

iFresh officials say the new store was inspired by Alibaba group’s groundbreaking "new retail" concepts.

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