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PQA and NPC seek research proposals to address medication access barriers

PQA and NPC seek research proposals to address medication access barriers

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) announced Tuesday a request for proposals (RFP) for research projects that address barriers to medication access. The organizations are interested in commissioning research that explores quality measurement targeting improved medication access, the

MinuteClinic expands Video Visit to 3 more states

MinuteClinic expands Video Visit to 3 more states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Tuesday that MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, has rolled out its video visit offering in the states of Colorado, Illinois and New Jersey. People in these states with minor illnesses, minor injuries and skin conditions can now seek

Project lifeline community partner, researcher to be honored at NACDS Foundation Dinner

Project lifeline community partner, researcher to be honored at NACDS Foundation Dinner

ARLINGTON,  Va. – Project Lifeline – a community partnership and research program initiated by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation to address substance use disorder (SUD) – will take center stage at the upcoming NACDS Foundation Dinner. Two individuals who have led

Acosta reveals top 20 CPG industry predictions for 2020

Acosta reveals top 20 CPG industry predictions for 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta has compiled their top 20 CPG predictions for 2020, including higher demand for pet products, integration of the in-store and online shopping experience and non-traditional channel growth. “We expect to see continued growth in many of the categories that took off

CRN demonstrates commitment to advance nutrition education

CRN demonstrates commitment to advance nutrition education

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that three students from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University were given educational awards to attend The Workshop:

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RETAIL NEWS

Sally Beauty Holdings recognized by Women’s Forum of New York

DENTON, Texas — Sally Beauty Holdings was recently honored at the 2019 Breakfast of Corporate Champions, hosted by the Women’s Forum of New York, for the company’s role in advancing gender parity in the boardroom. The Breakfast of Corporate Champions honors companies who actively promote board

Walmart names McLay Sam’s Club CEO

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has promoted Kathryn McLay to lead Sam’s Club as the division’s new president and chief executive officer. McLay succeeds John Furner, who was elevated last month to the role of president and CEO of Walmart’s U.S. division. McLay’s promotion comes less

Digimarc brings Scan & Shop technology to Walmart’s Toy Catalog

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Digimarc Corp. said that Walmart has activated its seasonal toy catalog utilizing Digimarc technology. For the first time, customers with Apple iOS and Google Android devices can use their phones to shop for the hottest toys of the holiday season right from

Walmart Q3 earnings surge to $3.3 billion

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday reported that its third-quarter revenue rose 2.5% to $128 billion on strong sales at its U.S. stores and websites. U.S. comparable sales increased 3.2%, extending a four-year streak of quarterly gains. U.S. e-commerce sales increased 41%, driven by gains

Bartell’s, Salvation Army team for holiday toy drive

SEATTLE — In partnership with The Salvation Army and local radio station WARM 106.9, Bartell’s is once again hosting the Toy N’ Joy program.  This program is designed to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children during the holidays. Bartell’s has hosted the Toy N’

SUPPLIER NEWS

E. & J. Gallo Winery buys Napa Valley’s Pahlmeyer Winery

MODESTO, Calif. — E. & J. Gallo Winery announced Tuesday that it has purchased Pahlmeyer Winery, which includes Pahlmeyer and Jayson by Pahlmeyer, two respected Napa Valley luxury brands known for producing iconic Bordeaux-style wines.  Recognized by critics around the world, Pahlmeyer wines have received

Upsher-Smith adds Zembrace SymTouch (sumatriptan) Injection to program

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Upsher-Smith announced Monday that it has added Zembrace SymTouch (sumatriptan) Injection 3 mg to its Access Pathways Platinum Pass Program – a savings and support program where eligible patients pay $0 per prescription. Zembrace SymTouch is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine