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30 Jun 2016
MEIJER maintains curbside pick-up roll-out with 33 stores targeted by year-end
Meijer said Thursday it expects to offer curbside pick-up service at 33 stores by the end of the year. The based company said it added Meijer Curbside to four more Detroit-area stores in the last few weeks
30 Jun 2016
BEST BUY trials new Geek Squad scheme to personalise the shopping experience
The Richfield-based electronics retailer is testing a new in-home consulting service. Armed with a tablet, a Geek Squad advisor can help customers troubleshoot issues such as improving their wireless speed and navigating the Best Buy catalogue
30 Jun 2016
WALMART elevates COO Tappenden to Canadian leadership role
Walmart Canada has appointed Lee Tappenden, COO, to the position of President & CEO, effective 15 August. Tappenden joined Walmart in 1996. He has held a number of global leadership roles with the company, including Chief Merchandising Officer with Walmart Japan and VP of Merchandising for the international division
30 Jun 2016
DELHAIZE GROUP offloads Tom&Co pet food stores division
Belgium-based Delhaize Group today announced it will sell all its 144 Tom&Co pet food stores to the PetSerCo investment group. Founded in 1991, the chain as of today operates 144 stores in Belgium, Luxembourg and France
30 Jun 2016
HORNBACH enjoys solid start to new financial year despite adverse weather
Defying what were at times extreme weather conditions in the spring months, Hornbach began the 2016/17 financial year on a successful note. Consolidated sales for the first three months (1 March-31 May 2016) grew 6.1% to EUR1.12 billion