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Unilever and Sundial Brands announce Emerge for natural hair

Unilever and Sundial Brands announce Emerge for natural hair

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever and Sundial Brands launched on Wednesday a new line of textured hair care products for Gen Z multicultural women available exclusively at Target. Emerge was designed for today’s next generation naturals who want to explore different hairstyles and lifestyles. The

A.T Kearney unveils new rebrand

A.T Kearney unveils new rebrand

CHICAGO — Kearney, the global consulting partnership formerly known as A.T. Kearney, announced earlier this month an all-encompassing rebrand. As part of a comprehensive review of Kearney’s existing brand and value proposition, the firm reached out to clients, firm partners, colleagues, and alumni for their perspectives

Kroger offering strep throat and flu testing in Idaho and Michigan

Kroger offering strep throat and flu testing in Idaho and Michigan

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health pharmacies in Idaho and Michigan announced Wednesday they are expanding their service offerings. Effective immediately, patients can see a pharmacist at a Kroger Health pharmacy for rapid strep throat and flu testing. Patients can now stop by the pharmacy – no

Executive Order 13890 relies on leveraging pharmacy, NACDS says

Executive Order 13890 relies on leveraging pharmacy, NACDS says

ARLINGTON, Va. — Executive Order 13890, signed by President Donald Trump to “protect and improve the Medicare program,” can only succeed if Medicare beneficiaries have access across the care continuum, including community pharmacies, NACDS has told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In comments

DisposeRx’s New Jersey Rx network ready for Charlie’s Law

DisposeRx’s New Jersey Rx network ready for Charlie’s Law

SANFORD, N.C. — DisposeRx, manufacturer of the market leading at-home medication disposal solution, has in place a network of more than 1,000 pharmacies in New Jersey ready to meet the requirements of new legislation (Charlie’s Law)  signed into law on Tuesday. The bi-partisan legislation requires that

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RETAIL NEWS

Former Walmart CEO David Glass dies at 84

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — David Glass, who served as Walmart president and CEO from 1988 to 2000 and owned the Kansas City Royals before selling the franchise last fall, has passed away at age 84. David Glass Glass died January 9 from complications associated with pneumonia,

Rite Aid Foundation welcomes 2020 KidCents charities

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation welcomed 481 nonprofits to its 2020 KidCents class – it’s largest ever – and awarded more than $2.4 million to support the charities that advance the health and wellbeing of children in communities that Rite Aid serves.

Sally Beauty announces new digital leadership team

DENTON, Texas — Sally Beauty Holdings announced that it has named Kevin Metz vice president of ecommerce and Vanathy Lakshmi as vice president of digital product. Both hires follow Sally Beauty’s previously announced investment in talent and capabilities in digital commerce as part of its transformation.

Walmart’s chief merchant Bratspies departing

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart said on Friday that chief merchant Steve Bratspies is leaving the company. Bratspies has been the company’s chief merchandising officer for more than four years, a key role that oversees product selection and pricing in its U.S. stores, according to the

SUPPLIER NEWS

Barefoot brings wine to the seltzer category with Barefoot Hard Seltzer

MODESTO, Calif. — Gallo’s Barefoot brand, the most awarded wine and bubbly brand in U.S. competitions, announced Wednesday it will enter the popular hard seltzer category with Barefoot Hard Seltzer, the first nationally distributed hard seltzer made with real wine. The brand will begin to

Afro Sheen unveils nine new products for the first time in 20 years

ATLANTA — Afro Sheen became popular in the late 60’s as the original hair care line for naturally curly hair dedicated to making superior products for African-American men and women with curly hair textures. As a brand that has celebrated and symbolized Black love, heritage