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February 17, 2012

The owner of Sears and Kmart stores reportedly is cutting 100 jobs at its headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

February 17, 2012

Sears is striving to help customers get healthy with a series of innovations that integrate in-store and online fitness retailing. A key component of the initiative is its “Fitness Flagship” store-within-a-store concept.

February 17, 2012

Kmart operator Sears Holdings is emphasizing a program that it said is designed to empower African-American entrepreneurs.

February 17, 2012

Retailers have always been about enhancing the shopping experience, but there are two factors this year that really should underscore the importance in that customer focus. Differentiating a retail shopping trip by experience is a lot friendlier to the margins because a shopper willing to trade on shopping experience also is willing to spend a little more. And with the proliferation of social media and apps for smartphones and tablets, there has never been a more efficient means to target a message to a shopper who is physically in the aisles and making a purchase decision than today.

February 16, 2012

One of the supermarket chains operated by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has installed rooftop solar panels at two of its stores.

February 15, 2012

Kellogg's is fortifying its snacks business by purchasing Procter & Gamble's Pringles business for nearly $2.7 billion.

February 15, 2012

Research results released Tuesday by Temkin Group, which rates the customer experience of 206 large companies across 18 industries, showed that only eight companies deliver excellent customer experience.

February 14, 2012

Procter & Gamble has teamed up with a nonprofit to promote the environmental and energy savings benefits of washing laundry in cold water.

February 14, 2012

Publix announced on Tuesday that it promoted Kelly Williams-Puccio to executive director of the Publix Super Markets Charities.

February 13, 2012

Weis Markets on Monday announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase three Pennsylvania-based Genuardi's stores from Safeway.

February 10, 2012

The regulatory review of the Express Scripts-Medco merger now is in its final stages, and with the clock ticking down to that 30-day deadline, you can expect a full court-press from retail pharmacy interests looking to block the deal.

February 9, 2012

MusclePharm on Thursday announced its MMA Elite supplements powered by MusclePharm now are available in select Walmart stores.

February 7, 2012

Representatives of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, kicked off a "Day of Giving" on Tuesday by surprising several nonprofits with the grant funding they had requested.

February 7, 2012

Apparently, there’s life after Express Scripts.

February 2, 2012

CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of Larry Burton as SVP government affairs, effective Feb. 27, bringing more than 30 years of experience in strategy development, public policy and government affairs to the company.

February 2, 2012

Rite Aid's comps increased 2.2% for the month of January, compared with January 2011, the company said Thursday.

February 2, 2012

Walgreens on Thursday inserted another piece into its comprehensive healthcare offering, just in time for the PBM selling season, with the acquisition of BioScrip's community specialty pharmacies.

February 1, 2012

Supervalu-owned Jewel-Osco has announced that it will celebrate Black History Month this February with its 13th annual “A Taste of Black History” program, a monthlong initiative to honor the contributions of Jewel-Osco’s African-American vendors and help them build on their success in the retail food business.

January 31, 2012

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. last week voluntarily recalled from retailers one lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort lotion that was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

January 31, 2012

Ocean Spray has expanded its lineup to include the brand's first-ever cherry juice drinks.

January 30, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced its acquisition of the prescription files and inventory from 33 Kmart pharmacies in 16 states.

January 27, 2012

Mead Johnson Nutrition CEO Stephen Golsby on Thursday announced that the company will be deploying a significant ad campaign to recapture any lost trust among moms because of an Enfamil "pull-and-hold" in December.

January 27, 2012

Procter & Gamble announced on Friday that second-quarter net sales and organic sales rose 4% as net earnings dropped 49%.

January 26, 2012

Pfizer is partnering with a division of Johnson & Johnson and a charity organization to launch an initiative to award funding to projects designed to improve the diagnostic identification and tracking of Alzheimer's disease.

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