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LEADING HEADLINES

Ball and Kroenke partner to advance sustainability in sports and entertainment

Ball and Kroenke partner to advance sustainability in sports and entertainment

WESTMINSTER, Colo.— Ball Corp. and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) Thursday established a first-of-its kind global partnership across three marquee venues in Denver, Los Angeles and London. The partnership was founded on a shared vision to advance sustainability in sports and entertainment by strengthening in-venue

Walgreens further expands COVID-19 testing

Walgreens further expands COVID-19 testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As part of Walgreens’ ongoing efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing in communities across the U.S., the company announced that its testing sites are available for those age 3 and older. Previously, testing has been available to those age 18 and

Ascend’s VanWinkle wins top generic rep award from Cardinal Health

Ascend’s VanWinkle wins top generic rep award from Cardinal Health

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Ascend Laboratories has announced that Schuyler VanWinkle has been named Generic Trade Representative of the Year by Cardinal during their Business Partners Conference on October 7th. This is the second time in three years that Schuyler has been recognized with this award

Walmart, Sam’s Club hosting drug take back events

Walmart, Sam’s Club hosting drug take back events

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart and Sam’s Club will be hosting in-person medication disposal events at select store and club locations across the country on Saturday, October 24, as part of the DEA’s biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to the 2018 National Survey

McKesson’s board elects Linda Mantia as new independent director

McKesson’s board elects Linda Mantia as new independent director

IRVING, Texas —McKesson Corp. announced this week that the McKesson board of directors has elected Linda Mantia as an independent director and member of the board’s Audit and Governance Committees, effective Oct. 19, 2020. With the election of Mantia, McKesson’s board of directors increases from

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RETAIL NEWS

Decker named new CIO at Hy-Vee

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has named Casey Decker chief information officer. He will be repsonsible for all of Hy-Vee’s information systems and staff, and will lead the company’s technology operations. He will also lead all innovations and initiatives for the retailer’s online

NRF says consumers to spend less this holiday season

WASHINGTON – Consumers expect to spend a bit less this holiday season, according to the annual survey released this week by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Most of that decline will stem from consumers making less use of holiday sales for

Target to open three new locations in NYC

NEW YORK — Target is expanding its presence in New York, with three stores set to have grand openings in the city on October 25. The new stores are located in Manhattan (at 1863 Broadway on the Upper West Side and at 615 10th Avenue

Ohio awards Meijer for disability inclusion

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer was recently named a Gold Level winner of the 2020 Employer Partners of Inclusion Awards in recognition of its ongoing commitment to providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.   The award is presented by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), a state

Rite Aid’s Shaffer receives AAHP Integrative Medicine Award

MILWAUKIE, Ore. — Derrick Shaffer, category manager at Rite Aid Corp.,  has won the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists’ (AAHP) Integrative Medicine Award. The honor recognizes a retail executive or organization that promotes and sells products which encompass a broad range of therapeutic approaches to

SUPPLIER NEWS

Secret supporting women’s pro hockey

TORONTO — Secret Deodorant announced that it is committing $1 million to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), the largest corporate commitment ever made for professional women’s hockey in North America. This funding is integral to ensuring the sport’s top players are given an opportunity to play and

Hello Products launches Hello Friendly Dental Pass

MONTCLAIR, N.J.— Hello Products has launched its highly-anticipated Hello Friendly Dental Pass – a new program dedicated to helping consumers save money at the dentist. Research has shown that there are many links between oral health and overall health. During these challenging times, it’s crucial

Higi stands with NACDS flu vaccination campaign

CHICAGO – Higi announces its support of NACDS, its member companies, and their public health campaign urging all Americans to complete their flu vaccination this year. The message carries additional weight as health care organizations across the country anticipate the dual threat of both flu