As one of the world's largest employers, Wal-Mart Stores has an obligation to help not only its own workers to achieve upward mobility and satisfaction in their jobs, but the retail industry overall, Walmart Foundation President Kathleen McLaughlin said in a presentation Wednesday.
Aldi’s rapid expansion and Lidl’s pending U.S. arrival aren’t likely to have as devastating an effect on top U.S. grocers as they had for counterparts in Europe, but their invasion will likely prove especially problematic for smaller operators and those focused on lower-income shoppers, an analyst said in a report Thursday.
Trader Joe's appears to be widening its price advantage with rival Whole Foods Market, with indications that the Monrovia, Calif.-based retailer may have have ambushed Whole Foods with a fresh round of across-the-board price investments, an analyst said Tuesday.
A strategic buyer — reported to have been Kroger — considered partnering with one or more private-equity firms in a joint venture to take over The Fresh Market, but dropped out of the process only days before The Fresh Market announced intentions to be taken private by Apollo Global Management.
A trade union representing workers at Giant-Landover stores in the metro Washington area have informed members that eight stores where its members work could be sold in order to meet antitrust approval of the Ahold-Delhaize deal.