Editorial Results (free)
1. Dinner to Go: Walmart to Expand Meal Kits to More Stores
- Tuesday, March 6, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart wants a bigger slice of the crowded meal kits business, announcing Monday that it will offer easy-to-make dinners in more stores this year.
The move puts the world's largest retailer in direct competition with meal-kit companies such as Blue Apron and HelloFresh, which deliver boxes of raw meat and chopped vegetables to subscribers' doorsteps. After Walmart's announcement Monday, Blue Apron's stock tumbled 5 percent.
2. Walmart's Bruising Battle With Amazon Saps Its Q4 Results
- Wednesday, February 21, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon.
The world's largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company's challenges in a fiercely competitive retail landscape.
3. Grocer Albertsons Eyes Rite Aid Deal in Health Care Push
- Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.
Albertsons Companies executives said Tuesday that their purchase of Rite Aid's more than 2,500 remaining stores will help the combined company become a "leader in food, health and wellness."
4. Fred’s Brings on New Board Members
- Thursday, March 16, 2017
Change continues to be the operative word at Memphis-based retailer Fred’s Inc., which has made some key additions to its board in recent days as the company continues pursuing a major turnaround that includes completing its acquisition of 865 Rite Aid stores.
5. Memphis-Area Leaders Unveil Five-Year Crime-Fighting Plan
- Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is anticipating a “net increase” in the size of the Memphis Police Department a year from now, as officers complete training and the city can begin to address a department he says is “hundreds of officers short.”
6. Crime Commission Leaders Talk About Focused Five-Year Plan
- Friday, October 28, 2016
The new Operation: Safe Community five-year anti-crime plan should be released in November and it will likely be a more focused set of goals and objectives. That’s what we heard as The Daily News Editorial Board talked with Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission president Bill Gibbons and crime commission vice president for Social Engagement Harold Collins.
7. European Deal Creates US Grocery Giant
- Thursday, June 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Stop & Shop and Giant will tie up with the parent company of Food Lion, creating a $29 billion grocer that will be in a stronger position to compete with Wal-Mart and other discount retailers.
8. Goodwill Games
- Friday, April 24, 2015
When a group of elected leaders gathered a week ago at Goodwill Village apartments in North Memphis, they came to convey some sense of urgency about deteriorating conditions at the 47-year-old federally subsidized apartment complex.
9. Coke Bets on 'Premium Milk' to Boost Declining Category
- Wednesday, February 4, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it.
The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks marks Coca-Cola's entry into the milk case in the U.S. and is one way the world's biggest beverage maker is diversifying its offerings as Americans continue turning away from soft drinks.
10. Kroger: Storm Response Helped Boost Sales
- Friday, March 7, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger said its ability to keep its supermarkets open and well-stocked as customers rushed to hoard groceries ahead of winter storms helped boost its results in the fourth quarter.
11. White House: Stimulus Bill Was Good for Economy
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Monday's fifth anniversary of the law's enactment.
12. Wal-Mart Faceoff With DC Fuels Minimum Wage Debate
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The bitter standoff between Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C. officials over the city's effort to impose a higher minimum wage on big-box retailers is fueling a wider debate about how far cities should go in trying to raise pay for low-wage workers – and whether larger companies should be required to pay more.
13. Harold Ford Sr. Buys Sycamore View Property
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
1670 Sycamore View Road Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $1.8 million
Sale Date: April 8, 2013
14. Cordova Ridge Shops Sells for $1.8 Million
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
An affiliate of Norcross, Ga.-based Safeway Group Inc. has paid $1.8 million for Cordova Ridge Shops, a retail shopping center at 1204 Houston Levee Road in unincorporated Cordova.
15. Safeways Crime Program Goes for Long Haul
- Wednesday, April 3, 2013
When Pierce Ledbetter, the CEO of LEDIC Management, signed up his company’s Autumn Ridge apartment complex for the federally funded Safeways anti-crime initiative in 2009, he was nervous.
And his apprehension was soon borne out as residents in the crime-ridden apartment complex reacted to the new regime of police cameras and stricter regulations on trespassers and unannounced visitors.
16. Wal-Mart Opposed to $6B Card Fee Settlement
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. urged retailers to reject a proposed $6 billion settlement that Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and major banks have agreed to pay retailers for alleged fee fixing.
17. Beat Poetry At its Finest
- Thursday, April 26, 2012
Last week we took a peek at the police blotter work of Sgt. Jennifer Shockley of the Unalaska, Alaska, police department.
18. Safeway Files $1.7M Loan for Winchester Retail Ctr.
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Norcross, Ga.-based Safeway Group Inc., working under the name Fairington Shopping Center LLC, has filed a $1.7 million loan through Bank of North Georgia for Memphis Retail Center located at 6743 Winchester Road and 6797 Winchester Road.
19. Target to Stock Only Sustainable Seafood by 2015
- Friday, October 14, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Target Corp. plans to sell only sustainable and traceable seafood in its stores by 2015.
20. Moody's: New Generics Will Aid Some Supermarkets
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday that supermarkets with big pharmacy sections will get a small boost to their profits in 2012 as low-cost versions of some of the world's best-selling pharmaceuticals reach the market.
21. 36M Lbs. of Turkey Recalled in Salmonella Outbreak
- Friday, August 5, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more. The Agriculture Department says it is one of the largest meat recalls ever.
22. Grocery Chain Expands $1-a-Gallon Gas Discount
- Monday, May 30, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) – The Kroger Co. is pumping up its fuel discount program, more than tripling the number of grocery stores where regular shoppers can get up to a $1-a-gallon discount on a tankful of gas.
23. Grocery Chain Kroger Pumps Up Gas Biz
- Wednesday, January 12, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) – The Kroger Co. will open gas station No. 1,000 on Wednesday, a milestone that underscores the growing link between groceries and gas in the drive to build customer loyalty.
24. Kroger CEO Takes to the Checkout to Go Beyond Data
- Thursday, November 11, 2010
CINCINNATI (AP) – Dressed in blue jeans and and waiting patiently in line at the Starbucks kiosk, Dave Dillon blends in easily with the Saturday morning shoppers in a suburban Cincinnati supermarket.
25. Kroger Makes Push Into Store-Brand Beauty Products
- Monday, August 16, 2010
CINCINNATI (AP) – Grocery chain Kroger Co. is making a big push into the beauty business, this summer more than doubling its number of store-brand cosmetics, shampoos and other items while preparing to launch more products this fall and next year.
26. Service Sector Grows More Quickly in July
- Thursday, August 5, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Growth in the U.S. service sector picked up in July, according to a trade group's survey, in a good sign for the overall economy and the job market.
The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its service-sector index rose to 54.3 last month, up from 53.8 in June. Economists had expected a pullback to 53 for July.
27. Kroger, Shell Make Gas Discount Deal
- Monday, February 15, 2010
CINCINNATI (AP) – The Kroger Co. and Shell Oil are combining forces to offer gas discounts for grocery shoppers at Shell stations.
28. Grocer Kroger Cranks Up Food Manufacturing
- Thursday, October 8, 2009
SPRINGDALE, Ohio (AP) - Ice cream swooshes out of metal nozzles and swirls into 38,000 "party pails" per day here, one of many ways Kroger Co. is using its massive manufacturing capability to feed growing demand for low-priced store brands.
29. Grocery Aisle Relief as Food Prices Fall
- Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Grocery shoppers are finally seeing some reprieve from last year's steep price increases.
Food prices are dropping on some key items as retailers slash prices to better compete and food makers do more promotions and pass along savings from lower ingredient and gasoline costs.
30. GOP Senators Put Cost Control First In Health Care Reform
- Monday, August 31, 2009
The sign over a hospital toilet illustrated why health care costs are soaring in the United States, said U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming after touring Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.
31. GOP Senators Put Cost Control First in Health Care Reform
- Thursday, August 27, 2009
The sign over a hospital toilet illustrated why health care costs are soaring in the United States, said U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, who toured Baptist Memorial Hospital Southaven today.
“Upstairs in this hospital, I went into the restroom and there’s a sign on the toilet, ‘Maximum weight of this toilet 350 pounds,” Barrasso said. “Think about that. There was a story that came out last week in USA Today, in the Wall Street Journal, in The New York Times about the cost of obesity to the health care system. It was $178 billion a year in added costs because of people who are eating too much and exercising too little.”
32. Wal-Mart Revamps Own Label Amid Store-Brand Boom
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Wal-Mart is stepping up the competition to draw cost-conscious shoppers, promising that store-brand products from cereal to cookies will be tastier, smell better and look more attractive.
33. Wal-Mart's Sam's Club Names New CEO
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Monday that Brian C. Cornell, most recently chief executive at arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc., will be the new president and CEO of its Sam's Club warehouse division.
34. Court Reverses Whole Foods-Wild Oats Ruling
- Wednesday, July 30, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Whole Foods' long-running effort to acquire its rival organic supermarket chain Wild Oats isn't completely out of the legal woods yet.
A three-judge federal appeals court panel overturned Tuesday a lower court ruling from last year that allowed Whole Foods Market Inc. to acquire Boulder, Colo.-based Wild Oats Markets Inc.
35. Safeway Group Buys Fourth Memphis Shopping Center
- Tuesday, November 6, 2007
6743-6797 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $2.5 million
Sale Date: Oct. 22, 2007
Buyer: Fairington Shopping Center LLC
36. Kroger Expands Personal Finance Business to Drive Store Traffic, Fee Income
- Tuesday, September 18, 2007
CINCINNATI (AP) - Weekend grocery shopping list:
- Milk, on sale at four half-gallons for $5.
- Cookies, two packages-for-one at $3.99.
- New $200,000 fixed-rate mortgage, 30 years at 6.2 percent.
37. Austin Peay PlazaSells for $3.6 Million
- Monday, July 30, 2007
Georgia investors have bought Austin Peay Plaza in Raleigh for $3.6 million. Merchants Walk LLC, affiliated with Norcross, Ga.-based Safeway Group Inc., bought the property from AP Plaza LLC, Walthour-Flake Co. Inc. and
38. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Rusco Plans Subdivision Near Houston Levee Road
Rusco Plans Subdivision Near Houston Levee Road
24.78 acres on
Houston Levee Road
Cost: $2.7 million
Borrower: Rusco Co.
Lender: Renasant Bank
Trustee: Michael J. McCarver
39. Archived Article: Real Estate Recap
- Tuesday, August 10, 2004
5389 Poplar Ave
Mercedes Benz Dealership Owner Buys Out Partner
5389 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
Cost: $20.6 million
Borrower: Autorama Inc. doing business as Mercedes-Benz of Memphis
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
40. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Monday, July 26, 2004
Hickory Ridge Commons
Hickory Ridge Commons
Sells for $5.5 Million
Safeway Plaza Inc. has purchased Hickory Ridge Commons shopping center near Ridgeway and Winchester roads from Hickory Ridge Investment LLC for $5.5 million, according to Th...