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LEADING HEADLINES

Hy-Vee rolls out Hy-Vee Financial Services across eight-state region

Hy-Vee rolls out Hy-Vee Financial Services across eight-state region

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced the launch of Hy-Vee Financial Services, fueled by Midwest Heritage. Customers across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region can now enroll in and apply for financial services, including checking and savings accounts, auto and home insurance, home mortgages, consumer loans

Cognivue enters strategic partnership to provide cognitive testing in community pharmacies

Cognivue enters strategic partnership to provide cognitive testing in community pharmacies

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Neuroscience company Cognivue, Inc. today announced plans to provide computerized cognitive testing systems in community pharmacies. This will occur through a strategic partnership with two pharmacy industry leaders: Amina Abubakar, Pharm.D., AAHIVP, community pharmacist and founder and CEO of Avant Institute, and

Kroger’s Q1 results beat expectations

Kroger’s Q1 results beat expectations

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday reported first-quarter results that topped analysts’ expectations. The retailer also raised its guidance for the year and announced a new $1 billion share repurchase plan. “Kroger is even better positioned to connect with our customers than we were prior to

Outcomes partners to help Ohio Medicaid members get vaccinated

Outcomes partners to help Ohio Medicaid members get vaccinated

DUBLIN, Ohio — In response to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s request that business leaders help increase vaccination rates, four Ohio Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are partnering with Outcomes to leverage the expertise and trusted status of local pharmacists for vaccine consultation and administration, particularly in underserved communities. On behalf

CHPA elects J & J’s Michelle Wang Goodridge as board chair

CHPA elects J & J’s Michelle Wang Goodridge as board chair

NEW HOPE – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today announced the election of Michelle Wang Goodridge as the new Chair of the CHPA board of directors. Goodridge was elected on June 16th, along with six new board members, at CHPA’s annual membership meeting held

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RETAIL NEWS

Walmart offering digital COVID-19 vaccine record

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is empowering people with increased access to their health data through a free, secure digital wallet that they own and decide whether to use to share their health information, starting with the COVID-19 vaccine record. The offering provides individuals with an

Albertsons Cos. names Saenz chief merchandising officer

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has named Jennifer Saenz executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, the company said Wednesday. Effective July 12, Saenz will be responsible for all areas of merchandising within the company, including Own Brands. She will also be responsible for strengthening the

Kearney predicts a year of M&A bounceback

CHICAGO — Kearney today released its annual Consumer and Retail M&A report, Forged in crisis, poised to innovate, which shines a light on the current and immediate future deal landscape for consumer product and retail companies. After a pandemic year of M&A deal activity hitting rock bottom,

May retail sales down from April but up over last year

WASHINGTON – Retail sales in May were down compared to April but up strongly year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday. “While May retail sales were down slightly, largely due to supply chain constraints, the more accurate indicator remains in the year-over-year data which, as

CVS announces major update to ExtraCare Rewards program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced Tuesday its long-standing, popular and free ExtraCare Rewards loyalty program is paying 2% back in ExtraBucks rewards moments after nearly every transaction, rather than being paid out on a quarterly basis. Beginning in July, the 2% back in ExtraBucks

SUPPLIER NEWS

Kadenwood acquires Social CBD

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Kadenwood announces the acquisition of the Social CBD brand. With this move, Kadenwood will create the largest retail CBD distribution network in the United States, including major drug and grocery store chains, for its premium portfolio of plant-based, benefit-driven wellness products

Nutrafol launches postpartum hair nutraceutical

 NEW YORK — Hair thinning effects at least 50% of women postpartum, with shedding occurring 3 months after birth and lasting up to 6 months. Most women think there is nothing that can be done about their postpartum hair loss. When hair does return after postpartum

Camber Pharma intros generic Prevacid

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Camber Pharmaceuticals announced that it has launched lansoprazole DR capsules to their current portfolio, which is the generic version of Prevacid. Lansoprazole DR capsules are used to treat acid-related throat problems (erosive esophagitis). Lansoprazole DR capsules from Camber are available in 15 mg and

Camber launches generic Toprol XL

PISCATAWAY, N.J.– Camber Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce that it has launched metoprolol succinate ER tablets, which is the generic version of Toprol XL. Metoprolol succinate ER tablets is a beta-blocker used to treat chest pain (angina), heart failure, and high blood pressure. Metoprolol succinate ER tablets are

Bristol Myers Squibb and GRYT Health evolve virtual patient advocacy experience

PRINCETON, N.J. — Bristol Myers Squibb and GRYT Health unveiled the “Advocacy Exchange,” an evolution of the existing COVID Advocacy Exchange, an enduring community built to support patient advocacy organizations by providing access to educational resources, encouraging ongoing dialogue, and sharing best practices among participants. The Advocacy