Retail Roundup—H-E-B most trusted grocer; Walgreens, Rite Aid merger potentially blocked

H-E-B was named the most trusted grocer for the third consecutive year.

H-E-B most trusted grocer, again

H-E-B topped the consumer trust ratings listing by the Temkin Group for the third year in a row. Publix and Hannaford were the other grocery stores to make the top 20 list. (Progressive Grocer)

FTC advises staff to block Walgreens, Rite Aid merger

The Federal Trade Commission's staff has recommended the agency sue to stop the Walgreens Boots Alliance acquisition of Rite Aid. Walgreens has been waiting a year and a half for approval of the merger. (Business Insider)

Former Target executive becomes Blue Nile CEO

Jason Goldberger, former head of Target’s e-commerce operations, has accepted the position of CEO of Blue Nile. Goldberger has also spent time working for brand names such as Gilt Groupe, Hayneedle and Amazon. (Recode)