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LEADING HEADLINES

President Biden notes unique accessibility of pharmacies

President Biden notes unique accessibility of pharmacies

WASHINGTON— During his remarks on Wednesday, May 12, regarding the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program, President Joe Biden underscored the unique convenience and accessibility of community pharmacies nationwide, noting that more than 15,000 pharmacies are prepared to vaccinate adolescents ages 12-15. President Biden’s comments

CDC lifts indoor mask guidelines for fully vaccinated

CDC lifts indoor mask guidelines for fully vaccinated

ATLANTA—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new masking guidelines on Thursday that allow fully vaccinated Americans, in most cases, to no longer need to wear masks indoors. The agency also said fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks outdoors, even when in

Kinney Drugs offers COVID comfort vaccine experience for children

Kinney Drugs offers COVID comfort vaccine experience for children

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y.  – Kinney Drugs has opened COVID-19 appointments for those age 12 and up consistent with recent CDC ACIP recommendations. In addition, the 100% employee-owned company is introducing an exclusive “comfort vaccination experience” through a partnership with Pain Care Labs. Kinney’s pharmacists have been specially

Hartig Drug administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to ages 12-15

Hartig Drug administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to ages 12-15

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Beginning Thursday, May 13, 2021, Hartig Drug Co. locations will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. Hartig Drug also continues to administer Pfizer and J&J vaccine to ages 16 and older. “Expanding eligibility for persons

Walgreens LIve: Walgreens panel tackles new COVID-19 questions

Walgreens LIve: Walgreens panel tackles new COVID-19 questions

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens leaders addressed COVID-19 tough questions during a Walgreens Live Event hosted on LinkedIn on Thursday.  On this Walgreens Live was a panel of experts including Dr. Kevin Ban chief medical officer at Walgreens, Rina Shah, group vice president, Pharmacy Operations &

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RETAIL NEWS

Meijer opens three new supercenters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Meijer has opened three new 155,000-square-foot supercenters, Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said Thursday. Located in Seven Hills and Boardman, Ohio, and Westfield, Indiana, the new stores promise “a state-of-the-art shopping experience,” providing customers multiple ways to shop in a specialty

Giant Food releases Better Neighbor Report

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food has released its first Better Neighbor Report, a comprehensive account of 2020’s giving, partnerships and innovation as part of its efforts to consistently be a Better Place to Shop, a Better Place to Work and a Better Neighbor to the individuals

Military exchanges partner with RangeMe

SAN FRANCISCO — The Army & Air Force Exchange, Navy Exchange, Marine Corps Exchange, and Coast Guard Exchange are joining forces with RangeMe, the industry standard online product sourcing platform for retailers and suppliers, on a nationwide initiative to source American-made products for their shelves. This endeavor is part of

Catalina and iHeartMedia team up

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Catalina has formed a groundbreaking partnership with leading audio company and the No. 1 podcast publisher iHeartMedia, to measure and attribute the impact of podcast advertising on offline sales in physical stores, which continue to represent the majority of CPG purchases.

CVS offering COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12-15

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide, following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age

SUPPLIER NEWS

Cosmoprof North America to be held in August

LAS VEGAS — Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), the largest B2B beauty exhibition in the Americas, will host its 18th edition August 29 – 31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The award-winning event will be the first live b2b exhibition of the Cosmoprof international network, offering

CRN names Johnson new chair of the Retailer Relations Forum

WASHINGTON— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, is pleased to announce that Todd Johnson, senior director of Field Sales at i-Health, a subsidiary of DSM, is the new chair of CRN’s Retailer Relations