Your trusted resource for success

News

Posts Categorized: Retailer News

Lidl comes to America

September 20, 2017

In July 2017, a few weeks after the unveiling of the fi­rst Lidl stores in America, we devoted a week to careful study and analysis of Lidl stores in Virginia and North Carolina. To get a sense of how consumers might respond to Lidl, we visited four Lidl locations in Virginia and North Carolina. Here’s… Read more »

Read More


Rouses to expand further west with 2 new La. stores

September 20, 2017

Rouses Supermarkets will build two new stores in southwest Louisiana, which are slated to open next year. The stores being built in Sulphur and Moss Bluff, La., mark the retailer’s furthest move west in the US, and will bring Rouses’ store count to 58. Full story

Read More


Coborn’s Offers New Meal Kits for Delivery

September 20, 2017

As popularity grows for easy-to-prepare meal kits, Midwest grocery operator Coborn’s Inc.’s CobornsDelivers online shopping service is ready to unveil its fall meal kit menu, including a new offering for busy parents looking for a school lunch solution. Full story

Read More



Food-based store remodels pay off for Dollar General

September 14, 2017

Dollar General’s store remodels that include tests of fresh produce and other food-focused efforts have resulted in sales returns up to four times the rate of the retailer’s standard remodels, the company said. Full story

Read More



Hannaford Carrying NYS Grown & Certified Farms’ Items

September 14, 2017

Hannaford Supermarkets is offering local products from farms participating in the New York State Grown & Certified program. The Ahold Delhaize banner is the first grocer in the state’s Capital Region to feature products grown and produced by New York farms that have been certified as using safe food-handling best practices and demonstrating environmental stewardship…. Read more »

Read More


Amazon Cutting Whole Foods Prices; Competitors Brace For Impact

August 25, 2017

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is wasting no time in bringing his Unique Underselling Proposition to Whole Foods. A joint press release yesterday proclaimed “the two companies will together pursue the vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone.” Full story

Read More


Walmart, Google strike shopping partnership

August 24, 2017

On the morning Whole Foods shareholders gathered to vote on its acquisition by Amazon, their respective counterparts announced a different agreement.  Wal-Mart Stores and Google on Wednesday said they had formed a partnership whereby shoppers could use Google’s apps and devices to shop at Walmart. Full story

Read More


Walmart, Target, Kroger Expanding Home-Delivery Tests

August 23, 2017

The average supermarket e-commerce transactions are about five times larger than those bought through Amazon.  Walmart, which started testing grocery delivery through Uber last year, says it’s expanded the pilot project to Orlando and Dallas. Full story

Read More