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Kroger and Cardinal Health Foundation to host drug take back events

Kroger and Cardinal Health Foundation to host drug take back events

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co.  and the Cardinal Health Foundation Tuesday announced the organizations are again partnering to host drug take back events at 235 Kroger family of pharmacies locations across 25 states from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, October 26—the U.S. Drug

CHPA Educational Foundation campaign honored with award from PRNEWS

CHPA Educational Foundation campaign honored with award from PRNEWS

WASHINGTON – The CHPA Educational Foundation and its digital brand KnowYourOTCs was honored twice by PRNEWS with a 2019 Platinum PR Award in the category of “On a Shoestring Campaign,” and with an honorable mention in the “Cause-Related Marketing” category. Developed in partnership with the digital communications agency SOMA Strategies, the

UPS teams with AmerisourceBergen to transport medical products via drone

UPS teams with AmerisourceBergen to transport medical products via drone

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — UPS announced on Tuesday its latest drone logistics partnership with wholesale pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen. The collaboration will deploy the UPS Flight Forward drone airline to transport certain pharmaceuticals, supplies and records to qualifying medical campuses served by AmerisourceBergen across the United

Nielsen looks at future of retail and CPG

Nielsen looks at future of retail and CPG

ORLANDO, Fla. —  Nielsen announced on Tuesday its predictions for 2020 and the decade ahead from Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo. Built on the most holistic and predictive view of consumer purchasing habits, Nielsen anticipates that 2020 will represent an inflection point for trust and transparency, 5G

Emerson holds logistics supply chain conference

Emerson holds logistics supply chain conference

CLAYTON, In. — The 2019 Emerson Logistics Supply Chain and Distribution Center Conference was held earlier this month at the company’s 545,010-square-foot distribution center here, which opened in September of 2018. The First Annual Conference focused on meeting the challenges of today’s rapidly changing logistics

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RETAIL NEWS

Walgreens makes first drone delivery

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va — Walgreens on Friday afternoon made its first on-demand drone delivery. The retailer’s initial “store to door” drone shipment went to locals Michael Collver and his wife Kelly, who received a cough and cold pack complete with Tylenol, Halls cough drops, tissues, Emergen-C

Sally Beauty to expand in North Texas, surrounding areas

DENTON, Texas — Sally Beauty announced plans to expand its investment in North Texas and the surrounding communities. The company is investing in new talent and capabilities in digital commerce, brand marketing and strategy and global sourcing.  As part of this effort, approximately 40 new positions

Retail Business Services to launch ScanIt Mobile technology

QUINCY, MASS. – Retail Business Services, a subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize USA, on Thursday said implementation of its ScanIt Mobile solution for frictionless checkout is on track to reach 30 grocery stores by year’s end. The ScanIt Mobile technology was developed in Retail Business Services’

Kmart pharmacy offering free flu shots and Cashback rewards

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — With colder temperatures making their return across the country and flu season underway, health officials recommend that everyone six months of age and older receive a flu shot. Joining the push for early vaccinations is Kmart Pharmacy, which offers flu shots,

SUPPLIER NEWS

Eagle Labs launches impirica CBD brand

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Eagle Labs has launched impirica, a new brand of CBD intended to eliminate consumer fear, and increase confidence, in trying the exciting new cannabidiol category. Although most Americans have now heard about CBD, many are very confused and concerned about product

Pharmavite appoints Rhonda Hoffman chief marketing officer

WEST HILLS, Calif. — Pharmavite announced Monday that it has named Rhonda Hoffman as chief marketing officer. In this role, Hoffman will lead all marketing efforts for Pharmavite, including brand development, consumer insights, advertising and organization development. “We’re thrilled to announce Rhonda Hoffman as our

Bausch + Lomb intros PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula minigel eye vitamins

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Bausch + Lomb announced on Monday the U.S. launch of PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula minigel eye vitamins. The new minigels will replace the currently offered PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula soft gels, offering patients an easier-to-swallow option as compared to the original AREDS

Eucid mHealth smart pill bottle to monitor patient adherence

NW YORK — The OECD estimates non-adherence to pill regimes cause 200,000 premature deaths a year in EU and costs EUR 125 billion in the U.S. $105 billion. Elucid’s Pill Connect system which has now successfully completed a number of patient compatibility trials is developing