Tag Archives: Walmart

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

Posted in News

Nonfoods Talk: A shot in the arm

Walmart is instituting a broad vaccination program that will gain consumer attention and build sales and profits. Remember the good old days of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Store Brands Impacting Medium-Sized Retailers

The importance of store brands business to major retailers like Wal-Mart and Kroger is well-documented, yet store brands are also having significant penetration on … Continue reading

Posted in News

Walmart Launches Fighting Hunger Together Fall Initiative

Walmart ignites another initiative in the fight against hunger with the start of its $2.5 million “Golden Spark” promotion, giving consumers a chance to … Continue reading

Posted in News

With Prepared Foods Market at $32 Billion, Supermarkets Aren’t Just for Groceries Anymore

Sales of prepared foods and ready-to-eat foods at retail will reach $32.45 billion in 2012, up 7.5% from 2011, according to Prepared Foods and … Continue reading

Posted in News

Walmart and Unilever Executives Join GS1 US Board of Governors

Cameron Geiger of Wal-Mart Stores, and Kees Kruythoff of Unilever North America have been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors, the information … Continue reading

Posted in News

The Class of 1962

Walmart, Target and Kmart entered the retail scene 50 years ago and ultimately altered the way Americans shop for groceries. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

From the Publisher: Learning from history

The chronicles of Walmart, Target and Kmart can serve as a textbook for other retailers looking to make a mark in today’s tough retail … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Columns

Study Finds Giant Food and ShopRite are Consumers’ Favorite Grocers

Giant Food is consumers’ favorite grocer, followed closely by ShopRite and then Walmart, according to a new consumer study by Market Force Information. The … Continue reading

Posted in News

Walmart, Major Food Companies to Fight Hunger this Spring

The anti-hunger movement got some major backing when representatives from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation, The Band Perry, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and four of the … Continue reading

Posted in News

Food Forum: Creating opportunities for collaboration

To nurture the next generation of food retailers, industry leaders and educators must find new ways to work together. By Richard J. George, Ph.D. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Columns

Walmart Unveils “Great For You” Icon

A year after pledging to develop a front-of-pack label that would give its customers an easier way to identify healthier food, Wal-Mart Stores, unveils … Continue reading

Posted in News

Walmart Launches New Mobile Apps to Give Customers Better Shopping Experiences Online and In-Store

Walmart has launched new applications for the iPhone and iPad designed to give its customers tools to plan their weekly shopping trips as well … Continue reading

Posted in News

Sounding Board: Losing sleep

A looming discrimination suit is keeping Walmart executives up at night. But the real concern is not whether the retailer will survive, but how … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns