TORONTO — Loblaw Cos. here said it sees opportunities to expand its food offerings to more locations and to gain expertise in health and pharmacy through the acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart announced last week.
As the Affordable Care Act reshuffles the health-care deck, some of the winners are walk-in clinics in drugstores and supermarkets, which offer treatments for simple illnesses and provide some preventative-care services such as flu shots....More
For grocery stores, 2014 got off to a strong start. The Food Institute reports from government data that for the first two months of 2014 sales rang up $94.8 billion. That's 3.4% more than the same two months in 2013....More
U.S. retailers should look to the growth strategies of their European counterparts to achieve the same success, said speakers at the “Going Global – What Shoppers Wants; Retailers Need; What Brands Must Deliver” session at the Shopper Marketing Summit....More
More than three-fourths of shoppers in a recent survey said they had purchased groceries from nontraditional food retailer in the past year, and nearly all — 96% — said they planned to do so within the next 12 months....More
The landmark decision by CVS Caremark on Wednesday to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600 U.S. drugstores by Oct. 1 ratchets up pressure on its larger rival, Deerfield-based Walgreen Co., to follow suit....More