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


Instacart Ads Expands to Canada

Danone, Unilever and Purina are among the first partners leveraging sponsored product in the country.


Bashas’ Seeks to Fill 800 Full- and Part-Time Jobs

The grocer will hold pop-up hiring events on May 21 at its 113 locations in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as its distribution center in Chandler, Ariz.

“I think more and more shareholders care about sustainability because they see that when you are a company that people love to work for … they are more loyal to your company," says the leader of the Netherlands-based, multibillion-dollar grocer.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer's new stores are in Fort Wayne, Ind., and West Branch, Mich.

In an update on its progress to invest $2 billion in Black-owned businesses, the retailer also announced a new fund to increase exposure of diverse-owned brands through paid media.

Tops President John Persons said Monday that the company is "rapidly working to create a fund for the families of victims and those directly impacted."

A suspect was in custody Saturday evening following a mass shooting described by Erie County Sheriff John Garcia as "pure evil."

Welcome to The Scan for Friday, May 13! This week, we’re scanning the latest Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index numbers, as the government reported this week that the pace of inflation for food at home continued to accelerate in April.

A Top Data analysis of visit data concludes the retail industry “is back, better than ever,” when it comes to foot traffic.

The discounter announced two executive leadership additions: John Flanigan as chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta as chief merchandising officer for the Family Dollar banner.

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