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NCPA, MPECrx announce Pathways to Pharmacy Ownership initiative

NCPA, MPECrx announce Pathways to Pharmacy Ownership initiative

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association is partnering with the Minority Pharmacist Entrepreneur Conference to launch Pathways to Pharmacy Ownership, a new initiative between the two organizations that encourages and supports independent pharmacy ownership among minority pharmacists. Pathways is a year-long application-based program where selected pharmacists

Walgreens to test drone delivery in Texas

Walgreens to test drone delivery in Texas

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens will launch drone delivery to two cities outside of Dallas  in a joint venture with Google’s drone-manufacturing affiliate, Wing. The companies will start testing the service next week  in Frisco and neighboring Little Elm north of Dallas.  It will be Wing’s

InComm Payments says holiday shopping to start early

InComm Payments says holiday shopping to start early

ATLANTA — InComm Payments released on Wednesday the results of its 2021 Holiday Report, which found that consumers are already preparing for the holiday season and plan to get a head start on shopping – beginning as early as right now. The study drew responses

CHPA issues statement on FDA’s O-T-C hearing aids proposed rule

CHPA issues statement on FDA’s O-T-C hearing aids proposed rule

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) issued the following statement from Marcia Howard, vice president, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuance of a Proposed Rule and Draft Guidance for establishing a regulatory category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids:

Nature’s Truth introduces two Ashwagandha products

Nature’s Truth introduces two Ashwagandha products

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – Nature’s Truth has introduced two Ashwagandha supplements for adults – a naturally fruit flavored gummy and an extra-strength capsule – to fulfill escalating demand for products containing the popular ingredient. With sales growing twice as fast as the stress category itself, Ashwagandha

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RETAIL NEWS

CVS names Dr. Khaldun VP and chief health equity officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has hired Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as its vice president and chief health equity officer.  She will report to Dr. Kyu Rhee, senior vice president and Aetna chief medical officer. Dr. Khaldun will lead the strategy to advance health equity for

Walmart to hold month-long holiday sales event

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is bringing back its month-long “Black Friday Deals for Days” sales event this November. And this year Walmart+ members will get early access to the deals. “We continue to build Walmart+ to be the ultimate life hack for our customers,” Walmart

Albertsons reports sales gain in second quarter

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. said Monday that its identical store sales for the second quarter were up 1.5% year-over-year, and 15.3% on a two-year stacked basis. Digital sales increased 5%, or 248% on a two-year stacked basis. Sales and other revenue totaled $16.5 billion

Amazon hiring for 150,000 seasonal jobs

SEATTLE — Amazon said Monday that it was hiring people of all backgrounds and skill levels to fill 150,000 seasonal jobs across the U.S. The company said these are in addition to previously announced plans to hire over 40,000 new corporate and tech jobs and

SUPPLIER NEWS

Old Spice spot stars actress Nia Long

CINCINNATI — Old Spice debuts the latest “Men Have Skin Too” commercial featuring a surprise cameo by actress Nia Long in her first-ever TV ad. Starring as a relationship therapist, Nia Long helps the Old Spice “Men Have Skin Too” couple navigate the hilarious minefield that

Dial gives back to teachers by partnering with DonorsChoose

STAMFORD, Conn. — Dial continues to evolve and better the lives of consumers through its long-standing history of supporting handwashing education and healthy hygiene habits. Handwashing education efforts have always been encouraged by Dial and this October 15th, on Global Handwashing Day, the brand emphasized

CRN applauds nomination of Robert Califf for FDA Commissioner

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, applauds today’s nomination of Dr. Robert Califf, for Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The following is a statement from CRN’s president