This winter’s harsh weather conditions may be having a negative impact on impulse spending at supermarkets, industry analysts told SN last week — although overall the cold and snow may be a positive force for at-home dining....More
Credit Suisse analyst and industry veteran Michael Exstein has a piece of advice for Doug McMillon, the retail giant’s newly-minted CEO: buy Family Dollar to expand its growing and better performing small-format business....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
Both Family Dollar and Dollar General are now, on average, cheaper than Walmart — a reversal from May 2013, when "Walmart was the clear pricing leader," with savings of nearly a nickel per dollar, according to a study....More
Walmart Canada said Tuesday that it plans to invest “nearly $500 million” in expansion in Canada in the coming year, which will include $376 million for new and expanded stores, $91 million for its distribution network and $31 million for ecommerce....More
Doug McMillon, who takes the reins as chief executive of Wal-Mart on Feb. 1, woke up Thursday morning to find a personal message from worker advocates asking for better pay and treatment splashed across a full page ad in his hometown newspaper....More
Walmart To Go, the retailer’s on-demand shopping service offering home delivery of general merchandise, including in some cases, groceries, is expanding its test in the Denver market today to also include a local pick-up option....More
Labor advocates scored two legal victories this week in their multi-pronged campaign against retail giant Walmart: at the National Labor Relations Board, and in a federal court in Southern California. In both cases, Walmart has pledged to fight the charges....More
How will Wal-Mart Stores shares do in 2014? 24/7 Wall St. has generated a bullish and bearish scenario for Walmart and for each stock of the Dow for 2014.
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CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. here on Thursday said it would fill up to a 30-day supply of prescriptions at no upfront costs for customers who have signed up for insurance through public health exchanges but have not yet received plan identification from their providers....More