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Rebecca McKillican named CEO of McKesson Canada

Rebecca McKillican named CEO of McKesson Canada

IRVING, Texas — McKesson Corp. announced on  Monday the appointment of Rebecca McKillican as chief executive officer, McKesson Canada effective immediately. McKillican succeeds Domenic Pilla, who announced his plans to retire from the company in late 2019. As CEO, McKillican is responsible for leading McKesson’s

Supplylogix to help pharmacy customers track inventory

Supplylogix to help pharmacy customers track inventory

IRVING, Texas — Expanding on its industry-leading Pinpoint suite of solutions, Supplylogix has announced the availability of the latest enhancement to the Pinpoint Order software. The new Inventory Segmentation feature expands on the existing functionality of Pinpoint Order, giving users a dashboard to view their

CHPA’s first-ever virtual regulatory conference to be held this September

CHPA’s first-ever virtual regulatory conference to be held this September

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) will hold its 2020 Regulatory, Scientific & Quality (RSQ) Conference virtually, for the first time ever, Tuesday, September 1, through Thursday, September 3. Using a dynamic virtual platform, attendees will hear distinguished speakers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S.

The Vitamin Shoppe names Muriel Gonzalez EVP

The Vitamin Shoppe names Muriel Gonzalez EVP

SECAUCUS, N.J. —  The Vitamin Shoppe has appointed Muriel Gonzalez as executive vice president, chief merchandising and marketing officer, effective Monday. In this new role,  Gonzalez will spearhead all merchandising, marketing, product development, and private brands initiatives, driving a cohesive and integrated vision for The

Salesforce and CVS Health team to offer COVID-19 return to work solutions

Salesforce and CVS Health team to offer COVID-19 return to work solutions

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce, a global leader in CRM, announced on Monday a strategic relationship with CVS Health that will allow customers to use each company’s COVID-19 return to work and campus solutions together, as they transition employees and students back to worksite and campus

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RETAIL NEWS

CVS Health expands rapid COVID-19 testing in Phoenix area

GLENDALE, Ariz. —  CVS Health announced Friday it has launched free rapid COVID-19 testing at 6030 North 43rd. Ave. in Glendale as part of the company’s focus on increasing community access to testing. CVS Pharmacists and pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation. “I am proud

Coronavirus leading to more contactless credit card and mobile payments

WASHINGTON – With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to research released Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “Health experts

Tech-driven consumer appetite for digital is reshaping retail’s next normal

NEW YORK—A new report commissioned by Periscope by McKinsey reveals how tech-driven consumers are reshaping retail’s next normal, with coronavirus concerns helping to accelerate consumers’ demand for digital. Periscope by McKinsey is a suite of marketing and sales analytics solutions that help companies achieve sustainable

Walmart to host drive-in movies

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart will turn the parking lots of about 160 of its stores into temporary drive-in movie theaters beginning this month, the company said on Wednesday. Created in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, the Walmart Drive-in experience will take place from August

Rite Aid names Paul Gilbert general counsel

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has named Paul Gilbert as its general counsel and corporate secretary. Since joining Rite Aid on an interim basis earlier this year, Gilbert has played a key role in the company’s efforts to evolve into a destination for whole

SUPPLIER NEWS

Diamond Wipes’ HandyClean Steridol Wipes confirmed effective

CHINO, Calif. —  Diamond Wipes announced on Monday that its HandyClean Steridol Wipes has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces, and can be used against  2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) when used in accordance with the directions for

Colgate Optic White unveils new overnight teeth whitening pen

NEW YORK— Colgate Optic White has launched its new Colgate Optic White Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen designed to brighten smiles while users sleep. The advanced whitening technology, which is powered by hydrogen peroxide, removes 15 years of stains in just week. This whitening pen is

Jensen named new CEO at ProCare Rx

GAINESVILLE, Ga.— ProCare Rx announced this week that veteran industry leader Doyle Jensen has been named  the company’s new CEO. “We have worked with Doyle over the last ten years and are excited to have someone of his caliber join our talented team. He complements

Revlon announces Megan Thee Stallion as newest Global Brand Ambassador

NEW YORK — Critically-acclaimed music superstar Megan Thee Stallion has been named the newest Revlon Global Brand Ambassador. Megan joins the pantheon of famous Revlon faces and takes her place among a diverse and accomplished group of women past and present, including current Brand Ambassadors Gal Gadot, Ashley