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LEADING HEADLINES

Purdue Pharma appoints Craig Landau as CEO

Purdue Pharma appoints Craig Landau as CEO

STAMFORD, Conn. — Craig Landau has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Purdue Pharma L.P. With the move, Landau — who retains his duties as president and CEO of Purdue’s Canadian operations — takes the chief executive reins from Mark Timney, who

NCPA, APA file brief in drug pricing case

NCPA, APA file brief in drug pricing case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) have filed an amici curiae brief in federal court against a challenge by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). NCPA said the brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for

Mark Halperin to speak at NACDS Total Store Expo

Mark Halperin to speak at NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — NBC News and MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin is slated to speak at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Halperin, who appears regularly on MSNBC’s political program “Morning Joe,” is scheduled to speak

Jason Reiser to join Dollar General as chief merchant

Jason Reiser to join Dollar General as chief merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has named Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Plans call for Reiser, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Vitamin Shoppe, to join Dollar General on July 12. He will replace Jim

Rite Aid reopens Harrisburg Market Street store

Rite Aid reopens Harrisburg Market Street store

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is officially reopening its relocated Harrisburg Market Street store, now remodeled to the drug chain’s Wellness Store format. On Tuesday morning, Rite Aid plans a grand reopening ceremony for the 14,000-square-foot store, now situated at 304 Market Street

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RETAIL NEWS

Fred’s and Nielsen expand analytical relationship

NEW YORK — Fred’s Inc. and Nielsen recently announced an expansion of their long-term relationship with the renewal of data insights and analytics services. With this agreement, Nielsen will become the exclusive account-level data provider for Fred’s, covering metrics for all 601 Fred’s stores in

Southeastern Grocers CEO resigns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers said president and chief executive officer Ian McLeod is resigning from the company to pursue another career opportunity. The supermarket retailer late Monday announced that chief operating officer Anthony Hucker will serve interim president and CEO effective July 1 as

Walgreens stores to offer free HIV testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are partnering with health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to provide free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies. The drug chain said Monday that testing will be offered at more than 220 Walgreens stores

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Hospital Express Care clinics have opened at 15 Walgreens drug stores in the Tampa Bay area. Grand opening events for the walk-in clinics, bannered Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens, were held this week at three Walgreens stores in Land O’

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, including debt, in the biggest deal ever for the e-tailer as it continues to encroach on the grocery sector. Amazon will pay $42 a share in cash for the natural food chain,

SUPPLIER NEWS

Hain Celestial names new CFO

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — The Hain Celestial Group Inc. has appointed James Langrock as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Langrock succeeds Pasquale “Pat” Conte, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities, the company said in a statement, adding that Conte will work with

Joe Bivona retires from Time Inc. Retail

NEW YORK — Time Inc. Retail announced the retirement of longtime executive Joe Bivona, who served at the company for 29 years. Bivona’s most recent position with the media publishing giant was vice president of customer ­development. “The decision to leave the company was not

Sundown Naturals makes foray into Canada

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Sundown Naturals has entered the Canadian market, hitting the shelves at food and drug stores across the country. The Nature’s Bounty Co. brand said this week that Sundown Naturals vitamins and supplements are now available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Real Canadian Superstore

Lannett readies pair of new generics

PHILADELPHIA — Lannett Co. has received Food and Drug Administration approval for niacin extended-release tablets 500 mg and 1,000 mg and amantadine hydrochloride capsules 100 mg. Lannett said Monday that its niacin product is a generic version of Niaspan ER tablets (500 mg and 1,000

Crest 3D White Glamorous White Whitestrips earn ADA seal

CHICAGO — Crest 3D White Glamorous White Whitestrips has received the American Dental Association’s ADA Seal of Acceptance. Procter & Gamble said Monday that Crest 3D White Glamorous White Whitestrips is the only home-use tooth bleaching product to receive the ADA seal. The Crest Whitestrips mold


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