WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club will adopt a hiring system from Dallas-based PeopleAnswers over the next several months in all of its 192 club outlets, following a test of the system in 15 clubs....More
“Quick trips” — defined as those shopping excursions that seek to fill an immediate need — have been increasing in terms of their share of CPG spending during the last three years, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group....More
As public policy groups, health advocates and food industry stakeholders themselves talk up the idea of a single national nutrition rating system, the coming year promises to bring all sorts of new labels that emphasize education, though they could also cause more confusion in a marketplace already cluttered with logos....More
Retail food drives are as synonymous with the holiday season as a turkey dinner. They’re a bit of warm, fuzzy PR that gets shoppers in the holiday spirit and also does some genuine good in the community. Bring a can, save some money, and be merry. All ......More
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — How do you succeed a legend?
For Craig Jelinek, the incoming chief executive officer of Costco Wholesale Corp. here, the answer is simple.
“I can't be Jim Sinegal — I can only be Craig Jelinek. Nor am I interested in ‘making my mark’ on this company. I've spent 28 years working with ‘the legend,’ and hopefully I've learned a lot from him.”...More
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ's Wholesale Club here said Thursday that customers stocking up in preparation for Hurricane Irene contributed 2.5% to 3% to the company's comparable-store sales gains for August....More
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club here will offer members free vision screenings on Aug. 13. The event includes a vision acuity screening as well as a quick take-home test called an Amsler Grid that tests for blurred or missing areas of vision....More
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. here said Thursday that
comparable-store sales for the five-week period that ended July 3 were up
12% in the U.S., compared to a year ago, as rival Bj's Wholesale Club also
posted double-digit sales gains for the month of June....More
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. here said Wednesday it plans to accelerate store expansion, with 29 net new locations scheduled to open in fiscal 2011, compared with 13 new facilities that opened in the fiscal year that ended Aug. 29....More