Cyber Monday traffic to Meijer's site was up threefold over last year thanks to discounts and free-shipping offers. The retailer reported as many as half of online sales came from states in which the company has no brick-and-mortar stores.
Sears named Mark de Bruin, a veteran of Rite Aid and Albertsons, as its senior vice president and president of pharmacy. De Bruin held executive roles in the managed health care and pharmacy departments at the two retailers.
The Hershey Co. has launched new products for the holiday season, including Hershey's Kisses in a variety of flavors, Bliss chocolates in Crème de Menthe flavor, Jolly Rancher Holiday Lollipops and 5-ounce milk-chocolate Santas. Whoppers Sno-Balls and Candy Holiday village cartons also are new.