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PepsiCo to acquire fruit and veggie snack maker Bare Foods

PepsiCo to acquire fruit and veggie snack maker Bare Foods

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bare Foods Co. (doing business as Bare Snacks), a U.S.-based maker of baked fruit and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company’s snacking portfolio and further deliver on its Performance with Purpose vision to

Publix appoints Rusk new vice president of pharmacy

Publix appoints Rusk new vice president of pharmacy

LAKELAND, Fla. — Dain Rusk will be joining Publix as vice president of pharmacy, effective June 1, 2018. Rusk will oversee pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and

Rite Aid Foundation launches New KidCents Regional Grant Program

Rite Aid Foundation launches New KidCents Regional Grant Program

CAMP HILL, Pa. — As part of its commitment to improving the lives of children in communities served by Rite Aid, The Rite Aid Foundation announced today the launch of its KidCents Regional Grant Program. The new program, designed to support nonprofit organizations that serve

Atlanta still in lead in Walgreens “Every One Counts Hometown Challenge”

Atlanta still in lead in Walgreens “Every One Counts Hometown Challenge”

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – In support of the fourth annual Red Nose Day in the U.S., Walgreens today released the latest rankings for its “Every One Counts Hometown Challenge”, which shows Atlanta as the top market for overall Red Nose Day fundraising activity, with Washington D.C.

Revlon names Debra Perelman as CEO

Revlon names Debra Perelman as CEO

NEW YORK — Revlon Inc.’s board appointed chief operating officer and board member Debra Perelman as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. She becomes the company’s first female CEO. Debra Perelman During her career working for Revlon, the company said Perelman has served in

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RETAIL NEWS

Walgreens invests $35 mil. to expand services to Puerto Rico

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With its drugstore recovery efforts complete across its 108 drugstores in Puerto Rico, Walgreens is launching an additional investment campaign on the island to expand its offerings in all of its Puerto Rico locations to include, among other features, new patient health

New Walgreens survey aims to raise childhood poverty awareness

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Approximately 1-in-5 children in the U.S. are living in poverty today, and even though this represents one of the highest childhood poverty rates among developed nations worldwide, almost half of Americans (49% of those surveyed) are unaware of the prevalence of childhood

Walgreens offers vets, active military Memorial Day discount

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  To honor the service and sacrifices of Americans who served in the armed forces, Walgreens is offering a Memorial Day 20% discount to all veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members, including the families of those who lost their

Rite Aid makes opioid disposal solution available

CAMP HILL, Pa .— Rite Aid Corporation  announced today that DisposeRx, a first-of-its-kind opioid disposal solution, is now available at all of Rite Aid’s more than 2,500 pharmacies across the United States. DisposeRx packets contain a biodegradable powder that, when mixed with water in the

Online grocery sales boost Walmart’s Q1 growth

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Friday reported fiscal first quarter income of $2.1 billion on a 4.4% increase in revenue, to $122.7 billion, thanks largely to a jump in online grocery sales. Walmart’s digital sales increased 33% in the quarter ended April 27. The company

SUPPLIER NEWS

Philips unveils Satinelle Advanced epilator

  STAMFORD, Conn. — Philips Beauty introduces the new Philips Satinelle Advanced epilator, now with faster hair removal and the same award winning design. Philips’ latest epilation technology is designed for women who want longer lasting hair removal and smoother skin, even in the most sensitive areas. Featuring

AbbVie donates $100 mil. for health care, housing in Puerto Rico

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. — AbbVie announced a donation of $100 million to two organizations, Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity International, to strengthen access to healthcare and housing in Puerto Rico. The organizations will receive $50 million each. This donation is an extension of the more than $4 million AbbVie provided following the

Breyers continues commitment to ice cream quality

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — This summer, Breyers is adding the claim “Partnering with American farmers – 100% Grade A Milk & Cream” to its packaged ice cream as part of its ongoing pledge to source only the highest quality ingredients and support the livelihood of

Mars Wrigley reveals insights, new products at Sweets & Snacks Expo

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — At the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, Mars Wrigley Confectionery will debut dozens of new product and packaging launches across its most popular brands. In addition to announcing new innovations, Mars Wrigley Confectionery will share industry-leading insights in category management

MaxorPlus implements Innovation’s PharmASSIST system

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. –  Innovation, makers of PharmASSIST pharmacy automation solutions, today announced that MaxorPlus (Maxor) has implemented the firm’s PharmASSIST high volume pharmacy automation for its MXP mail order facility in Amarillo, Texas. “As we planned for this mail order technology project, our main goals