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


Sudden Resignations Rock Lidl’s German Parent: Reports

Schwarz Group, the Germany-based owner of the Lidl chain, is absorbing the reported departures of two key leaders in its home country.


Rouses Markets Gears Up for Growth With New Corporate Complex

Regional retailer to relocate headquarters in January 2020.

The retailer’s third round of price cuts will take effect April 3, saving customers an average of 20% on reduced items.

In a presentation for investors, Brett Biggs discussed how assortment can boost margins and voice can boost frequency, providing a long-term edge in e-commerce.

The retailer will open its next three supercenters in the northeast area of the state in May.

The appointment of the CPG veteran culminates a long-developing transition to next-generation leadership; current CEO Jim Donald to become co-chairman with Cerberus' Leonard Laufer, and Bob Miller moves to chairman emeritus.

The trial is projected to save about 595,000 pounds of plastic annually.

In the wake of the USDA’s recently announced final rules for bioengineered foods, grocers must become conversant in the new directive—particularly when it comes to private label and bulk foods.

Smart & Final employees traded in their brand’s traditional red for blue in celebration of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball's opening day.

Barney Barnett has been with the company for 50 years.

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