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Deloitte study finds consumers collecting personal health data

Deloitte study finds consumers collecting personal health data

BOSTON — The number of U.S. consumers tracking their health data with wearables has more than doubled since 2013 while they are also becoming more engaged in their own health care through technology and data sharing, according to new research from the Center for Health Solutions

CVS committed to building healthier communities in Ohio

CVS committed to building healthier communities in Ohio

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health today announced a series of community investments to improve the health and wellness of local communities in Ohio. More than $150,000 in new grants will help support Ohio nonprofits helping to mitigate prescription drug abuse and expand access to quality, convenient and

Genoa Healthcare expands to California

Genoa Healthcare expands to California

RENTON, Wash. — Genoa Healthcare’s unique pharmacy model, customized to the needs of those living with behavioral health and addiction issues, is making its California debut at Telecare Corporation’s Orange County Assisted Outpatient Treatment program. While this is Genoa Healthcare’s first pharmacy in California, the

Media campaign launched to raise awareness of Narcan Nasal Spray

Media campaign launched to raise awareness of Narcan Nasal Spray

DUBLIN — Adapt Pharma has launched a pilot media campaign in eight designated market areas in the U.S. to increase awareness of the life-saving potential of Narcan (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray 4mg for people in the community who may witness an accidental opioid overdose. Friends and family

WBA’s brands enter Chinese consumer market through Tmall Global

WBA’s brands enter Chinese consumer market through Tmall Global

DEERFIELD, Ill. and HANGZHOU, China — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. today announced the launch of a Boots flagship store on Tmall Global, Alibaba’s B2C platform for international brands and retailers, to introduce a number of iconic Boots beauty brands to

RETAIL NEWS

Amazon looks at rollout of cashier-less stores

SEATTLE — Amazon is considering opening as many as 3,000 of its cashier-less Amazon Go convenience stores by 2021, unnamed sources familiar with the plan told Bloomberg News. Ten Go stores would be up and running by the end of 2018, 50 by the end

Maaraba joins Azova to head sales and operations

SALT LAKE CITY — Azova announced today that Ashton Maaraba has left eRx Network to join Azova as senior vice president, sales and operations, effective immediately. Maaraba will lead Azova’s sales and operations team, with responsibility for retail pharmacy, physician, pharma, patient and payer divisions

Express Scripts earns high marks in 2018 PBMI report

ST. LOUI S — According to the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute’s (PBMI) 2018 PBM Customer Satisfaction Report of plan sponsors, Express Scripts leads the industry in customer satisfaction, earning the highest overall satisfaction rating, 8.1, among large PBMs serving more than 20 million members. Satisfaction is

Retailers say credit card swipe fee proposed settlement won’t work

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation said a proposed new class action settlement, which purports to resolve claims that Visa and MasterCard set credit card swipe fees in a multi-billion dollar price-fixing scheme, largely resembles part of an agreement that both a federal appellate court

New study looks at breakfast trends

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day still rings true for most people, according to Packaged Facts’ report Breakfast: Retail Product Trends and Opportunities in the U.S., 2nd Edition, which is also available in a collection featuring

SUPPLIER NEWS

Perfectil unveils first U.S. Celebrity Brand Ambassador Heidi Klum

LOS ANGELES — Perfectil, the UK’s number one beauty vitamin, announces today that Supermodel, Emmy-Award winning ielevision host and personality, and businesswoman Heidi Klum will serve as its U.S. Brand Ambassador. The global icon’s dedication to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle perfectly complements the brand’s positioning of

M&M’s takes on delicious trends with a new format and new flavor

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.—Today, M&M’s announced two launches that will join the brand’s diverse portfolio – M&M’s Chocolate Bars and M&M’s Hazelnut Spread Chocolate Candies. The products will become permanent additions to the brand’s iconic line-up, marking some of the biggest innovations in M&M’S history. M&M’S is introducing

L’Oréal USA celebrates 15th year of For Women in Science Fellowship

NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA today announced the recipients of the 2018 For Women in Science Fellowship, which annually awards five female postdoctoral scientists grants of $60,000 each to advance their research. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the program, which has recognized 75 postdoctoral

Vote now to bring back limited batch flavor at Ben & Jerry’s

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Ben & Jerry’s flavor gurus are having a bit of a conundrum, so they’re enlisting fans for help. From now until October 9, fans are encouraged to visit BenJerry.com and cast their vote to bring back a Limited Batch flavor. The winning