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Palmer’s celebrates hair care line launch

Palmer’s celebrates hair care line launch

NEW YORK — Palmer’s celebrated the debut of its Cocoa Butter Formula + Biotin Length Retention hair collection on Saturday at Penthouse 45 in Manhattan, while simultaneously streaming the event online. The Cacao Vibez brunch, led by international chef and event producer Jeff Morneau, immersed

BJ’s Wholesale Club names Bob Eddy as CEO

BJ’s Wholesale Club names Bob Eddy as CEO

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. has named Bob Eddy president and chief executive officer. Eddy had been serving in that role on an interim basis since the unexpected death of Lee Delaney earlier this month. “Bob’s leadership, strategic vision and deep knowledge of the

Advil to reduce plastic with new sustainable plastic technology

Advil to reduce plastic with new sustainable plastic technology

WARREN, N.J. – GSK Consumer Healthcare, the maker of Advil, today announced its commitment to reducing the plastic in over 80 million Advil bottles by 20%, which will result in a reduction of nearly 500,000 pounds of plastic in the environment. By 2022, Advil will have

Catalina teams with Walgreens on new digital collaboration

Catalina teams with Walgreens on new digital collaboration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –After years of helping Walgreens deliver value to customers in-store via promotional offers and coupons printed at check-out in more than 9,000 retail locations, shopper intelligence leader Catalina is extending its collaboration with Walgreens into the digital channel. Together, Catalina and Walgreens

CHPA issues statement on House passage of the SAFE Banking Act

CHPA issues statement on House passage of the SAFE Banking Act

WASHINGTON  — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement today following the House of Representative’s passage of H.R. 1996, the SAFE Banking Act:  “CHPA commends the House of Representatives for its passage of H.R. 1996, the SAFE Banking Act, introduced by Representative

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RETAIL NEWS

Walgreens will carry Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self Test

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As part of Walgreens ongoing efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing in communities across the U.S., the company announced today it has entered into an agreement with Abbott to sell the BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Self Test over-the-counter in Walgreens stores nationwide. Beginning

CVS now selling O-T-C COVID-19 testing kits

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— CVS Pharmacy announced on Monday the availability of three over-the-counter COVID-19 testing options in stores and online. The tests include the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test, the Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test and the Pixel by Labcorp PCR Test Home Collection Kit. All

The Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health now in St. Louis market

HARTFORD — The Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health is a first-of-its-kind plan offering that will deliver CVS Health and Aetna’s combined capabilities in the St. Louis market to help members access care when and where they need it — and at a more affordable

SUPPLIER NEWS

Camber Pharma launches generic Sabril

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Camber Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce that it has launched Vigabatrin for Oral Solution, which is the generic version of Sabril. Vigabatrin for Oral Solution is used in combination with other medications to treat seizure disorders. Vigabatrin for Oral Solution is available from Camber

Therabreath launches Immunity Spray

LOS ANGELES – TheraBreath has unveiled a new Immunity Support Oral Spray Supplement with a proprietary blend of ingredients to help support the body’s immune system. Its combination of vitamins and minerals delivered through a spray provides an instant blast of nutrients and immunity-supporting antioxidants directly

Kantar agrees to acquire Numerator

LONDON — Kantar has reached a definitive agreement with Vista Equity Partners to acquire Numerator, a Chicago-based, tech-driven consumer and market intelligence company. Numerator blends proprietary data, including a digital panel of over one million U.S. consumers, with advanced technology to create unique insights that

Abbott begins shipping BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Self Test to retailers

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott  announced today it began shipping its BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Self Test to retailers across the country. Consumers can expect the test to be available in the next few days online and in some stores. Broader nationwide availability is expected in