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Hy-Vee teams up with T-wolves, Lynx and Iowa Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Hy-Vee announced a new long-term partnership to become the official grocery, pharmacy and floral partner for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and Iowa Wolves. “The Timberwolves, Lynx and Iowa Wolves have a passionate fan base that spans throughout the region and we are thrilled to be a part of all the action and

SinfulColors debuts color cosmetics, signs Hudgens

SinfulColors debuts color cosmetics, signs Hudgens

NEW YORK — SinfulColors has delved into the color cosmetics market with the introduction of a new makeup collection and the signing of actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens as global color collaborator. The Revlon nail beauty brand said Thursday that the SinfulColors color cosmetics line will feature the Diva Lash color mascara in an array

Innovus releases FlutiCare OTC spray to pharmacies

Innovus releases FlutiCare OTC spray to pharmacies

SAN DIEGO — Innovus Pharmaceuticals Inc. has begun rolling out FlutiCare OTC allergy nasal spray to U.S. pharmacies. Innovus said Tuesday that FlutiCare OTC (fluticasone propionate) is initially being launched in more than 10,000 independent pharmacies and through distributors McKesson and AmerisourceBergen, as well as direct, via its Beyond Human print media platform and online

CVS Health to hire 5,000 apprentices by 2022

CVS Health to hire 5,000 apprentices by 2022

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In its continued commitment to workforce development, CVS Health announced today it has set a goal of hiring 5,000 new apprentices by 2022. This newly established goal, which coincides with the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, reflects an expansion of the company’s Registered Apprenticeship program to seven additional states, including

Lil’ Drug Store to roll out NoDoz to convenience stores

Lil’ Drug Store to roll out NoDoz to convenience stores

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Next week, Lil’ Drug Store Products Inc. plans to begin distribution of its NoDoz alertness aid caplets to the convenience store channel. Lil’ Drug Store Products said Monday that NoDoz alertness aid caplets will be available for shipment to convenience stores starting on Nov. 20. The product will be sold at

Hello Products unveils charcoal fluoride toothpaste

Hello Products unveils charcoal fluoride toothpaste

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Hello Products has added Activated Charcoal Fluoride Free Whitening Toothpaste to its natural toothpaste lineup. Hello said its new black paste is formulated with activated charcoal made from sustainable bamboo, which has incredible whitening properties to remove surface stains. It also soothes with coconut oil, and freshen breath with fresh mint. Hello

Retail holiday sales forecast to grow 4.5%

Retail holiday sales forecast to grow 4.5%

WASHINGTON — FTI Consulting Inc.’s 2017 U.S. Holiday Retail Forecast projects 4.5% growth in discretionary holiday spending, an increase from 3.3% during the 2016 season. The macroeconomic environment entering the 2017 holiday season is the most favorable since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, which will drive the forecasted spending increase, according to FTI Consulting’s Retail

CVS Health makes naloxone available in three more states

CVS Health makes naloxone available in three more states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced today that naloxone opioid overdose-reversal medication is now available without an individual prescription at all of the 300 CVS Pharmacy locations in Michigan, including those located inside Target stores.  In addition, the retailer announced it will be available at 77 CVS locations in Oaklahoma and 20 CVS locations

Walgreens donating vouchers for flu shots

Walgreens donating vouchers for flu shots

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Walgreens is joining forces with FamilyWize Community Service Partnership,  the Department of Health and Human Services and United Way, to provide a series of community health clinic events at no cost to make flu vaccination more accessible in underserved communities throughout the country. Flu shots vouchers donated by Walgreens and the Department

Walgreens offers FedEx drop-off, pickup services

Walgreens offers FedEx drop-off, pickup services

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp. and Walgreen Co. have announced an agreement where FedEx package pickup and drop-off services will be available in more than 7,500 Walgreens stores across all 50 U.S. states. FedEx and Walgreens first revealed the partnership 10 months ago. Now — thanks in part to that deal — 80% of the

McKesson to buy RxCrossroads from CVS for $735 million

McKesson to buy RxCrossroads from CVS for $735 million

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. announced late Monday that it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase RxCrossroads, a provider of tailored services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, from CVS Health. The transaction is valued at $735 million, or approximately $635 million net of the present value ofincremental cash tax benefits, and will be funded by

Transformational deal weighed by CVS

Transformational deal weighed by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — At presstime The Wall Street Journal along with other news agencies reported that CVS Health will offer more than $200 per share, or about $66 billion, to purchase the health insurance giant Aetna Inc. Anonymous sources cited by WSJ originated the story about a potential CVS-Aetna deal. The possible transaction comes as

WBA puts on makeup party for CYO Cosmetics brand

WBA puts on makeup party for CYO Cosmetics brand

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) held a launch party for its new CYO Cosmetics makeup line targeted at Generation Z shoppers. The event featured makeup stations where beauty influencers were invited to a get makeover from leading makeup artists. CYO Cosmetics made its debut in select Walgreens stores and on Walgreens.com in late

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