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Rite Aid Foundation donates $150,000 to wildfire relief efforts

Rite Aid Foundation donates $150,000 to wildfire relief efforts

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $150,000 donation that will be distributed across several California relief organizations assisting the families, evacuees and firefighters impacted by the deadly Camp, Woolsey and Hill wildfires. The Camp Fire has now become the deadliest

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

NEW YORK — CVS Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Bayer Consumer Health + BrightGuard were the big winners Tuesday evening at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The CHPA’s annual gala celebrates the

Study: Shoppers more likely to give food gifts for the holidays

Study: Shoppers more likely to give food gifts for the holidays

ROCKVILLE, Md. —  It’s beginning to look a lot like food gifting season. Market research firm Packaged Facts estimates 54% of those who purchased food gifts for others in the last 12 months have done so for the winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Likewise,

ADA launches “Everyday Reality” diabetes campaign

ADA launches “Everyday Reality” diabetes campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. — This November, in recognition of American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) aims to create urgency about diabetes, help educate others, break down stereotypes, and to correct myths and misunderstandings surrounding the disease. For those who have been

Bartells continues holiday tradition with Salvation Army donation drive

Bartells continues holiday tradition with Salvation Army donation drive

SEATTLE —  Over the past 16 years, in partnership with The Salvation Army and two local radio stations, Bartell Drugs has hosted Toy N’ Joy, a program designed to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children during the holidays. “The Salvation Army is honored to

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RETAIL NEWS

Walmart sees strong sales for Q3

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced on Thursday that the company had a net income of $1.71 billion, or 58 cents a share, in its third quarter on revenue of $124.89 billion. Earnings were fueled by brisk e-commerce sales, as the company continues to acquire online

Vestar Capital Partners to lead new investment in IRI

NEW YORK — New Mountain Capital and Vestar Capital Partners today announced the signing of a definitive agreement through which Vestar will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). IRI has been a New Mountain portfolio company since 2011. Terms of the agreement,

CVS Health offers pharmacy training program in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — In its continuing commitment to expand work-based learning and externship opportunities for students, CVS Health has announced a new collaboration with Philadelphia Job Corps, Philadelphia Works and Philadelphia Youth Network to deliver a pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program for pharmacy technicians in the greater Philadelphia

Consumers to spend more online this holiday season

NEW YORK — Fifteen percent of consumers plan to spend more money this holiday season versus last year, with one-third of them doing so online. In fact, more consumers, almost one-third (31%), are expected to shop on Cyber Monday in 2018, according to a KPMG 2018

Sprint launches buy online, pick up at Walgreens service

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Sprint customers now have one more fast, secure and flexible delivery choice just in time for the holiday season. Customers have the option to buy online at sprint.com or by calling 1-800-SPRINT-1 and pick up at one of more than 7,500

SUPPLIER NEWS

Beth Sweetman joins Hallmark as SVP, human resources

KANSAS CITY — Beth Sweetman has joined Hallmark as a corporate officer and will serve as senior vice president of human resources. Sweetman brings more than 25 years of experience in the human resources industry, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief human resources

L’Oréal Paris focuses on the hottest looks for the holiday season

NEW YORK —  From glossy locks to statement-making makeup, L’Oréal Paris shares all the tips needed so women can recreate the same beauty looks at-home for the upcoming holiday season and beyond. Healthy Hair Healthy, shiny hair swept the red carpet at the music awards show

Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITE

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Nestlé Waters North America announced today that it has signed a significant agreement with recycled PET plastic (rPET) supplier CarbonLITE, and that CarbonLITE will expand its U.S. operations by building a third facility in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. The new contract

Kellogg debuts new HI! Happy Inside cereal

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.— At a time when 92% of adult Americans rate maintaining digestive health as important to their overall health, Kellogg’s new wellness brand HI! Happy Inside is said to answer their need by delivering prebiotics, probiotics, and fiber in an all-in-one cereal. This 3-in-1

Henkel’s Nature Box takes a holistic approach to beauty

STAMFORD, Conn. — Henkel is extending its Beauty Care portfolio with the launch of Nature Box, a new brand that combines effective beauty care with cold pressed oils and certain sustainably-sourced ingredients. With five product lines featuring cold pressed oils, Nature Box hair and body