Tag Archives: Walmart

Retail’s Power Players

I remember a time—not all that long ago—when you couldn’t pick up a publication without reading about Walmart as the ultimate power player and … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Dan Elrod, McLane Co.

Dan Elrod, vice president of sales, mass market, for McLane Co., says the company is well positioned to help mass retailers, including supermarkets, with … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

SC Johnson to Receive Award for Sustainable Development Achievements

The World Environment Center (WEC) has announced that its 31st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to … Continue reading

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Walmart and Wild Oats Launch Effort to Drive Down Organic Food Prices

Walmart announced that it will carry Wild Oats organic food items. Originally introduced in 1987, Wild Oats will relaunch at Walmart starting this month … Continue reading

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From the Publisher: A country divided

The lingering recession has created a marketplace where some consumers want more and others cannot afford enough. Two Americas? Yes, most definitely, two Americas. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns

The re-urbanization of America

With more consumers living in cities, retailers need to rethink their merchandising efforts. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Welcome to Walmart, Stay in the Car

Outback Steakhouse was the first chain to win my heart with curbside takeaway. When I realized that I could enjoy my favorite Outback menu … Continue reading

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Capital ideas

Grocery Headquarters visited four retailers in Albany, N.Y. and observed the various ways in which they are doing business in a highly competitive market. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

After CEO Steps Down, Walmart Names Successor

Wal-Mart Stores has announced that its board of directors elected company veteran Doug McMillon, 47, to succeed Mike Duke, 63, as president and chief … Continue reading

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Amazon Enters the Retail Mainstream

For the first time, leading consumer packaged goods manufacturers ranked Amazon among the Top 10 in this year’s Kantar Retail PoweRanking study. The survey, … Continue reading

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Walmart’s Great Value Brand Goes Green with New Cleaning Products

To further the company’s commitment to making eco-friendly products more accessible and affordable, Walmart announced the introduction of Great Value Naturals, a new line … Continue reading

Posted in Nonfoods, Wellness, What's New

Guy Fieri Launches Sausage Line at Walmart

Golden West Food Group and celebrity chef and Food Network star Guy Fieri have teamed up to launch four unique flavors of fully cooked … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Tracking shopper topography

Are drug stores the new convenience stores? According to The Hartman Group the answer may be yes. A recent survey conducted by Hartman’s market … Continue reading

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Study Ranks Walmart and Sam’s Club Number One at In-store Fundraising

A recent study revealed Walmart and Sam’s Club had the most successful United States in-store fundraising program of 2012, raising more than $41.6 million … Continue reading

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Walmart Launches Fresh Produce Guarantee

Walmart announced new efforts that will ensure the quality and freshness of the fruits and vegetables that it offers customers. The retailer is standing … Continue reading

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Sounding Board: Taking proper precautions

In the wake of recent violence, retailers need to be more aware of the ways to increase safety for customers and employees.  There is … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Columns

Major Retailers Opt Out of Class Action Settlement In Visa/Mastercard ‘Interchange’ Swipe Fees Case

An unprecedented group of 19 of the largest retailers in the United States announced today that they have each individually decided to object and … Continue reading

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Walmart, Leading Grocery Partners to Fight Hunger this Spring

This month, Walmart and 10 of the most recognizable food companies in America embark on the third chapter of the Fighting Hunger Together initiative … Continue reading

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Hormel Foods Honored by Walmart for 2nd Year

Hormel Foods Corporation was recognized for outstanding partnership in two categories by Walmart at the retailer’s year-end award ceremony. Hormel Foods was honored for … Continue reading

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Still Making it in America

I’ve been wondering lately, when exactly did the term “Made in America” become obsolete? Contrary to some opinions, it hasn’t. In fact, American made … Continue reading

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Consumer Satisfaction in Supermarkets on the Rise

The national customer satisfaction benchmark gains 0.5% to 76.3 on a scale of 0 to 100 for the fourth quarter of 2012, according to … Continue reading

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From the Publisher: Independents taking the day

With a wide range of products tailored to specific neighborhood needs, independent Chicago-area grocers are thriving. I think I have seen the future of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Columns

A very public slugfest

Does a punch at Walmart give retailing a black eye? The Black Friday that kicked off the just-concluded Christmas shopping season was one for … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: A new dimension to grocery shopping

“Virtual” grocery aisles are popping up in train stations, airports and other venues. While it is mostly an international trend so far, are U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Columns

Private Label Opportunity in Developing Urban Areas

With a sagging economy, Americans are opting for smaller, more affordable housing than in the past. Some retailers are adjusting to this trend by … Continue reading

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