Target Wins the Holidays, Department Stores Struggle
January 11, 2019 • Discount & Specialty Insight

Holiday 2018 performance data is streaming in, and Target has emerged as the big winner. Same store sales were up 5.7% for the 9-week holiday period ending January 6, and that’s on top of a 3.7% boost a year ago. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Stop & Shop Scoops Up America’s 1st Supermarket
January 10, 2019 • Grocery & Convenience Insight

In an acquistion expected to close in the first quarter, Ahold Delhaize and Stop & Shop are acquiring Long Island’s family-owned King Kullen Grocery Store Co., which lays claim to opening the first modern supermarket in the United States. With […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Breaking News: Sears Lives to Fight another Day
January 8, 2019 • Apparel & Department Exclusive

The company that became the nation’s largest retailer as Sears, Roebuck & Co. was poised this morning to end its century-old presence as a fixture in small towns and suburban malls, according to reports. But instead of asking a federal […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

CVS, Powered by Teledoc, Increases Video Visits
December 31, 2018 • Drug & HBC Exclusive

Last week, CVS, under the auspices of MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic with more than 1,100 locations, expanded its virtual healthcare program to New Mexico and Wyoming. Designed for consumers with minor illnesses and injuries, the MinuteClinic Video Visits […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

UNTUCKit Shooting for $600 Million, Doubled Stores
December 26, 2018 • Apparel & Department Exclusive

Apparel company UNTUCKit, known for its line of men’s shirts meant to be worn, well, untucked, recently brought Morgan Stanley onboard to guide it through a second round of funding in which it seeks to garner investments that will value […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Bought & Sold: Recent Restaurant Deals
December 26, 2018 • Commercial Real Estate Exclusive
Do It Best Corp.: Buyer Shuffle
December 21, 2018 • Home Center & Hardware Exclusive

Do It Best Corp. and VP of Merchandising Dent Johnson made a number of changes to the team in recent weeks, and here at Chain Store Guide, we know the value our clients and subscribers place on this information. Nicole […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…