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Rite Aid Foundation supports wildfire relief efforts

Rite Aid Foundation supports wildfire relief efforts

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation has committed $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support wildfire relief efforts in California, Oregon and Washington, where devastating fires have consumed millions of acres, forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and created

Meijer earns EPA GreenChill Award

Meijer earns EPA GreenChill Award

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Program for its achievements in reducing refrigerant emissions across all its supercenters over the past year.   The retailer earned a Superior Achievement Award for reaching its refrigerant leak rate goal by

Dollar General promotes Emily Taylor to EVP and chief merchandising officer

Dollar General promotes Emily Taylor to EVP and chief merchandising officer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced that Emily Taylor has been named executive vice president and chief merchandising officer effective today. Taylor, who formerly served as senior vice president of channel innovation, brings more than two decades of leadership excellence and expertise to the

Kroger provides resources to help families prevent food waste

Kroger provides resources to help families prevent food waste

CINCINNATI —  In September 2017, The Kroger Co. announced the launch of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, the company’s bold social impact plan aimed at ending hunger in the communities it calls home and eliminating waste across the company by 2025. Three years later, Americans are more conscious

FIP: Governments have a public health duty to expand vaccination coverage through pharmacies

FIP: Governments have a public health duty to expand vaccination coverage through pharmacies

The Hague — Governments and other stakeholders must take urgent action to ensure equity in access to disease prevention measures, which includes greater investment in vaccines and vaccination services by community pharmacists. So said the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in a call to action made Friday

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RETAIL NEWS

Leading personal care and beauty brands join coalition

WASHINGTON – The Buy Safe America Coalition, a diverse group of retailers, consumer groups, and manufacturers who support efforts to combat organized retail crime and protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods, announced on Thursday new members including leading personal

Rite Aid launches 300th COVID testing site

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid continues to expand its no-charge COVID-19 testing service with 39 additional drive-through locations opening Friday, September 25, in California, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Virginia, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and

Albertsons names Gajial new head of pharmacy

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has named Omer Gajial as its new senior vice president of pharmacy and health, according the the retailer’s LinkedIn page. He previously held positions at Amazon and PepsiCo. Gajial replaces Mark Panzer, who left his role as senior vice president

Kroger launching Wellness Experience platform

  CINCINNATI — Kroger is teaming up with the singer-songwriter Jewel to launch a new event platform called The Wellness Experience by Kroger. The platform will launch with a free live-streamed World Mental Health Day Summit & Concert on October 10 that will bring together

Meijer expects to administer 75% more flu shots during pandemic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As flu season approaches and COVID-19 remains at the front of customers’ minds, Meijer pharmacists are expecting record-breaking turnout for patients getting their flu shots over the next few weeks. The retailer expects to administer nearly double the number of flu-shot

SUPPLIER NEWS

Camber launches generic Tecfidera

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Camber Pharmaceuticals announced that it has launched dimethyl fumarate DR capsules, which is the generic version of Tecfidera capsules is indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Dimethyl fumarate DR capsules are available from Camber in 120mg-14ct and 240mg-60ct

ANB Canada to represent Foundation Consumer Healthcare in Canada

TORONTO – Foundation Consumer Healthcare and ANB Canada announced that beginning December 1, 2020, ANB will manage sales representation, brand development, order processing, logistics and financial reconciliation for several Foundation brands in Canada. Formed in 2014, Foundation has rapidly built a portfolio of differentiated OTC

Kellogg Co. significantly reduces food loss and organic waste

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — According to the United Nations World Food Programme, roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Through Kellogg’s commitment to create Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030, Kellogg announced Thursday that since 2016, it

Gerschtein details the keys to L’Oréal’s preeminence

The outbreak of COVID-19 at the start of the year and subsequent efforts to control the virus created much uncertainty in the beauty care business, but did little to disturb the preeminence of L’Oréal. Under the direction of president Nathalie Gerschtein, the L’Oréal USA Consumer