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LEADING HEADLINES

Retailers recognized for LGBTQ+ workplace equality

Retailers recognized for LGBTQ+ workplace equality

NEW YORK — CVS Health, Food Lion, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Walgreens and Walmart were among the 842 U.S. companies that received a top score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies

Revelation Pharma completes five acquisitions

Revelation Pharma completes five acquisitions

DENVER – Revelation Pharma, a portfolio company of Osceola Capital, announced Thursday that it has completed the acquisitions of five compounding pharmacies, to include: Innovation Compounding, Pencol Compounding Pharmacy, Pharmacy Specialists Compounding, Wise Compounding, and Convex Pharmacy. In 2021, Osceola formed Revelation Pharma with the

Wendland reaches 30-year milestone with HRG

Wendland reaches 30-year milestone with HRG

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations and member of the owner group, marked 30 years with HRG January 12th. Wendland’s role is primary liaison to trade associations, industry publications, and alliance partners. In addition, he assists the business development and corporate marketing

CRN files comments with FDA on NAC

CRN files comments with FDA on NAC

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced Wednesday it filed comments with FDA calling for the agency to respond to its citizen petition on the status of products containing N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC).

Hy-Vee to expand into Indiana

Hy-Vee to expand into Indiana

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has released details about one of the first stores it is hoping to open in Indiana as part of a planned expansion beyond its current eight-state operating region. Hy-Vee is finalizing plans to secure approximately 26 acres at

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RETAIL NEWS

NACDS Regional Conference tackles major issues

PALM BEACH, Fla. – The 2022 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference Program featured discussion on an array of timely issues — including the industry’s leadership role in pandemic response; federal and state legislative priorities; digital marketing and e-commerce; legal and

Walgreens encourages high school students to express themselves

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens invites high school students across the nation to make their submissions for the 12th Annual Expressions by Walgreens competition. The contest awards monetary prizes in three categories including visual arts, video production, and spoken word, to empower teens to use art to

U.S. prestige beauty industry sales grow by 30% in 2021, says NPD

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – The U.S. prestige beauty industry generated $22 billion in 2021, a 30% increase in dollar sales, versus 2020, according to The NPD Group. By category, fragrance outperformed all others in 2021 with sales up 49%, year-over-year, followed by hair products (up 47%),

Meijer to provide free N95 masks to customers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced Monday that it is participating in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ free mask program that will provide free N95 masks to customers who need them upon entrance to its stores across the Midwest. Meijer has received

SUPPLIER NEWS

Camber Pharma launches generic Focalin

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Camber Pharmaceuticals announces the addition of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride ER capsules to their current portfolio. Dexmethylphenidate capsules are a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dexmethylphenidate capsules from Camber are available in 5, 10, 15,

Market Performance Group expands digital retail capabilities

PRINCETON, N.J. – Market Performance Group, LLC (MPG)—a leading provider of consulting, sales strategy and account management, business analytics, marketing & communications, and distribution/order to cash services to consumer health, personal care, food, and other CPG brands across brick and mortar and eCommerce retail channels—announced

The Emerson Group announces personnel moves

WAYNE, Pa. — The Emerson Group has announced a number of changes and realignments to their organization that will allow the company to focus their personnel resources and further build out capabilities to better serve their brands and retailers. Jen Beatty, East Area Lead, will pick

Nelsons Bach USA announces strategic partnership with Presence

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Nelsons Bach USA, Ltd, has announced their partnership with Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence.  Presence will provide a robust range of services to support and enhance the leadership position of Nelsons brands in the natural channel as well as the businesses strategic growth