Among retailers selling food, according to data analytics and promotions firm Inmar, non-traditional operators are making steady inroads versus traditional operators, including supermarkets, boosting market share to 40% from 39% in 2012 and 34% in 2006.
Ascential expects convenience stores, food discount stores such as Aldi, discount stores, a term it uses to designate dollar and related general merchandise stores, and membership club stores, to lead retail growth among traditonal operators in the U.S. over the next five years.
Kohl’s is launching a significant number of new brands that will join its product portfolio during the fall and holiday seasons. Shoppers will discover new brands across product categories including new brands to Kohl’s, new collaborations and new partnerships with existing Kohl’s brands.
Aaron’s has appointed Tommy Harper as vp/manufacturing to lead Woodhaven Furniture Industries effective January 1, 2020. He will succeed Michael Jarnagin, who will retire on December 31.
J.C. Penney has named Laurie Wilson, a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in planning and allocation, merchandise, finance, pricing, operations and strategy, as svp/planning and allocation and pricing.
Burlington Stores has appointed John Crimmins chief financial officer.
Kroger’s chief housewares merchant, Greg Parsons, told attendees of the IHA Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) that housewares plays an important role in the company’s “Restock Kroger” strategic transformation initiative.
Target is kicking off a three-year collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, propelled by a $250,000 Target donation. The goal is to build course curriculum and offer hands-on information security experiences, student scholarships, fellowships and grants, and opportunities for students to network with the retailer’s cyber security experts.