NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association to increase sales of fresh produce in convenience stores

​Alexandria, VA, 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association announced a new partnership to significantly increase the sales of fresh produce in convenience stores. A new task force of members of both groups met during the United Fresh 2014 convention in Chicago last week. As the leading associations representing produce suppliers and […]

Michael J. Short appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Toys“R”Us, Inc.

WAYNE, NJ, 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ —Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that it has named Michael J. Short Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc., effective June 23. Mr. Short, 53, a seasoned finance executive with broad retail and corporate development experience, was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AutoNation […]

Rite Aid Corporation reported $6.5 billion revenues for its fiscal first quarter ended May 31, 2014

First Quarter Net Income of $41.4 Million and Net Income per Diluted Share of $0.04, Compared to Prior Year’s First Quarter Net Income of $89.7 Million and Net Income per Diluted Share of $0.09 First Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $282.6 Million Compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $344.8 Million in Prior First Quarter Rite Aid Confirms Outlook […]

Rite Aid increased supplies of whooping cough booster vaccine Tdap at all 578 California locations after “Epidemic” spike in whooping cough cases for 2014

Increase Comes After State Public Health Officials Report “Epidemic” Spike in Whooping Cough Cases for 2014 CAMP HILL, PA, 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid has increased supplies of the whooping cough booster vaccine Tdap at all 578 California locations after the California Department of Public Health reported1 the number of whooping cough cases in the state […]

Meijer gears up for the Fourth of July celebrations with perfect apparel to help you display a patriotic theme

Get your red, white and blue on! GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fourth of July celebrations are right around the corner, and Meijer has the perfect apparel to help you display a patriotic theme the way you are most comfortable. Stars and Stripes: Going all out with flags, stars and stripes is easy to […]

Meijer pharmacy marks 20 millionth free customer prescription through its free prescription program

Retailer’s program helps address rising health care costs, saving customers more than $284 million GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer pharmacies marked a major milestone this month when one of the retailer’s pharmacists dispensed the 20 millionth free customer prescription through its free prescription program. The program – a first of its kind when […]

Price Chopper opens new supermarket in Chatham, N.Y.

Flag Raising, National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Mark Grand Opening Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Friday morning, the Ghent VFW raised the American flag to the national anthem performed by Arielle King in celebration of the grand opening of the newest Price Chopper Supermarket located at 2614 Route 66 in Ghent. Price Chopper […]

Giant launches International Pre-Travel Consultations and Immunizations at select Giant Food stores

In-Store Pharmacists Offer International Pre-Travel Consultations and Immunizations to Giant Customers LANDOVER, Md., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Travel-related illnesses can ruin a good trip; no matter where in the world you go. In an effort to keep customers healthy on their adventures and provide a full range of health services, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is […]

Commissary starts this year’s Feds Feed Families campaign

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary employees and customers are working together again this year to collect donations for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The campaign, which takes place June 1 through Aug. 31, collects much-needed items for local food banks. Customers and employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to the […]

Grocery carts for special-needs children “Caroline’s Cart” to be available in 40 commissaries across United States

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forty commissaries across the United States will soon offer grocery carts designed specifically for special-needs children. Called “Caroline’s Cart,” it enables special-needs children – or even adults under 250 pounds – to safely and easily accompany parents or caretakers on commissary shopping trips. The cart provides the option […]