Corporate Strategy

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General marked the grand opening of its 19,000th store in Joplin, Mo. on Monday with a community celebration and a $19,000 donation to a local elementary school. Customers also received complimentary DG gift cards, tote bags and product samples. “Today marks an exciting milestone in Dollar General’s history as we open […]
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ORLANDO, Fla. — In its 90th year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) remains focused on the same yet ever-evolving goal: Leading the future of an industry dedicated to advancing health and wellness for all Americans. That is the central theme at this year’s NACDS Regional Chain Conference, which is currently underway. Justin […]
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NEW YORK — Hairitage by Mindy McKnight, a pioneer in inclusive hair care, is introducing a revolutionary line of antidandruff products exclusively at Walmart. The Hairitage Anti-Dandruff collection raises the industry standard for scalp care, with cleaner formula solutions to eliminate every type of dandruff, each priced at less than $10. This pH optimized and […]
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MODESTO, Calif. — Supermarket industry veteran Robert (Bob) Miller has been named to the board of directors at The Save Mart Companies, a California-based grocer that operates approximately 200 Save Mart, Lucky California, and FoodMaxx stores in the California Central Valley, Bay Area, and Northern Nevada. Save Mart, which is owned by Kingswood Capital Management, […]
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Italian fashion brand, Pinko, has announced the launch of its first virtual store, developed using the Emperia platform and celebrating the opening of its new Milan boutique. It says that this aims to “drive brand recognition and tap into new female communities, alongside empowering women around the world to feel independent and able to express […]
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Trucking companies expect freight volumes to pick up in the second half of the year as customers use the first six months to work through excess inventory. “The general consensus, almost unanimous, from customers that have given us feedback about their inventories has been that by the time they get through the spring, things are […]
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The latest GDP figures showed that the UK economy grew by 0.1% in November, boosted by the World Cup and spending on food and drink. But bad economic news continues to stack up. The Bank of England is predicting a “very challenging” two-year recession. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast a 1.4% fall […]
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  Gen Z and Millennials have an ongoing desire for fresh food discovery, seemingly not wanting to be ‘their parents’, so the question is will they opt for and migrate too a drive-thru grocery store?  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, “The jury is still out. It will depend […]
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Are you planning to open a retail business? It’s quite an achievable dream, and you’re on the right track by landing on this read. The authorities require several items to register your business and allow you to run operations. One of what you need to do is identify a business structure for your business.  A […]
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The status quo is always being challenged. Whatever dominates is always being criticized and derogated. The mainstream is never the only thing. Trends invite counter-trends. Purpose used to be a challenge to the mainstream. The idea of shareholder capitalism accountable to no other constituencies of interest became the mainstream view of business during the 1970s. […]
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Joseph Sherwood founded Daniel’s Jewelers in 1948 to make jewelry more accessible for all families. Over the years the retailer has carved a unique space in the Hispanic market thanks to its unique approach to financing, in-store services and merchandising. This has allowed the company to establish a unique value proposition that speaks to the […]
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How much does it cost your business if your equipment goes down for one hour, one day, or one week? What kind of impact does equipment downtime have on your customers and your reputation? Prioritizing proactive field service can help you not only reduce operating costs but also keep your customers happier — and coming […]
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Policing minister Chris Philp has reassured the Federation of Independent Retailers (The Fed) that tackling retail crime is a priority for the government. “As part of our political engagement strategy and commitment to raising awareness in the government of the scale of retail crime,” national president Jason Birks wrote to Philp in December. He invited […]
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Calculating how much inventory to keep on hand can sometimes feel like a Goldilocks story. Too much inventory and you’re left with wasted product. Not enough inventory and you’re left with unhappy shoppers and lost profit. Oftentimes, the amount of inventory on hand is a result of supply chain issues, of which there has been […]
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Forget about “Cookie Doomsday.” Even if Google never fully deprecates the third-party cookie in Chrome, retailers still need to ditch those bits of code as soon as they can. The simple fact is that third-party cookies are destroying consumers’ ability to shop the way they want to shop, and the long-term fallout from the resulting […]
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Despite record levels of inflation and rising interest rates, there’s good news for retailers: holiday spending was forecasted to be healthy. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), holiday retail sales in the U.S. during November and December were expected to increase 6 percent to 8 percent from 2021 levels to between $942.6 billion and […]
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Vera Bradley last week announced a new streamlined corporate structure and full acquisition of bracelet brand Pura Vida. As a part of the reorganization, the company has eliminated the positions of Vera Bradley Brand President Daren Hull, Chief Creative Officer Beatrice Mac Cabe, and Chief Revenue Officer Mary Beth Trypus. Pura Vida Co-Presidents Griffin Thall and […]
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H-E-B, Costco Best Navigate The 2020 – 2022 Pandemic Grocery Market Upheaval, Bumping Amazon From Its Top Ranking Customers emerged from 2020 – 2022 placing more importance than ever on finding the right balance of savings and quality while placing less importance on saving time. Pandemic surge in retailer digital capabilities and consumer digital adoption […]
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning that Amazon-owned Whole Foods is pressing suppliers to lower prices as their own costs start to decline. According to the story, Whole Foods “told suppliers at a recent virtual summit that it wants to bring down retail prices in its store aisles as companies’ own costs start […]
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From CNBC: “As Walmart’s low-priced groceries attract shoppers, the retailer is rolling out a fresh strategy aimed at wooing them into other aisles: stores with brighter lights, fashion-forward mannequins and colorful displays of makeup, pet supplies and more … Walmart’s snazzier look is part of a broader effort to sell more discretionary items – like […]
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Plus: MrBeast’s blindness video raises ethics questions. Whole Foods has asked some food producers to lower prices as pressures from inflation begin to ease across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported. “We know our customers are weighing the impacts of inflationary pressure on their buying choices,” Alyssa Vescio, Whole Foods’ senior vice president of […]
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The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Kristi Argyilan, SVP & Evan Hovorka Head of Products & Innovation Management at Albertsons Media Collective, the retail media arm for Albertsons Companies. Follow Kristi Argyilan on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristiargyilan/Follow Evan Hovorka on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanhovorka/ Follow Albertsons Media Collective on LinkedIn at: […]
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WASHINGTON —The Council for Responsible Nutrition has promoted four employees – Maya English, Danny Garza, Elise Hall and Craig Muckle – and hired Angelo Schildhauer as membership associate. Steve Mister   “I am pleased to announce the promotions of these four employees as recognition for their contributions to CRN,” said president and CEO Steve Mister. […]
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GOODLETSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. president and chief financial officer John Garratt intends to retire from his position effective June 2. “John’s retirement comes after an outstanding career as an accomplished and trusted finance executive and most recently as our President and CFO,” Dollar General CEO Jeff Owen said. “On behalf of the entire […]
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ORLANDO — The 2023 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Conference closed Tuesday with more presentations from top speakers on the most timely issues affecting the industry and the patients and consumers it serves. A key feature of the programming was the One-to-One Business Conferences — a highly popular element of the schedule […]

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Full Year Highlights Net revenues for the full year increased +9.7% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +12.3% with underlying Volume/Mix of +2.7%. For the fourth quarter, Net revenues increased +13.5% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +15.4% with underlying Volume/Mix of +1.6% Diluted EPS was $1.96, down 35.5%; Adjusted EPS1 was $2.95, up +11.9% on […]
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Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, across all of its 990 UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, Aldi is now offering surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers. The […]
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H-E-B, Costco Best Navigate The 2020 – 2022 Pandemic Grocery Market Upheaval, Bumping Amazon From Its Top Ranking Customers emerged from 2020 – 2022 placing more importance than ever on finding the right balance of savings and quality while placing less importance on saving time. Pandemic surge in retailer digital capabilities and consumer digital adoption […]

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