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LEADING HEADLINES

Hy-Vee donates $100,000 to impacted families in Uvalde, Texas

Hy-Vee donates $100,000 to impacted families in Uvalde, Texas

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has donated $100,000 to the victims’ families and others who were impacted by the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and is encouraging additional donations be made by those who want to show their support to the

CHPA issues statement on introduction of FDASLA Act

CHPA issues statement on introduction of FDASLA Act

WASHINGTON — CHPA’s president and CEO, Scott Melville, released the following statement in response to the introduction of the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancement (FDASLA) Act of 2022: “CHPA has been consistent in its support of the policy of Mandatory Product Listing (MPL) for dietary

NACDS Foundation sponsors 40th Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala

NACDS Foundation sponsors 40th Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, May 11, March of Dimes hosted its 40th Annual Gourmet Gala in Washington, DC, and the NACDS Foundation returned as a Platinum Sponsor of the event. The Gourmet Gala makes possible research, education, advocacy and programs that “help more moms have full-term

URAC and CARE Pharmacies announce partnership

URAC and CARE Pharmacies announce partnership

WASHINGTON — URAC, the nation’s largest independent health care accreditation organization and recognized leader in pharmacy accreditation, announced this week that is has entered into an agreement with CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc., a growing independent pharmacy retail chain serving communities nationwide for more than 50

Independent grocer testifies on impact of infant formula shortage

Independent grocer testifies on impact of infant formula shortage

WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government

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RETAIL NEWS

Expressions by Walgreens Art Challenge announces 2022 winners

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has announced the winners of its 12th annual Expressions by Walgreens national art challenge. The competition encourages high school students to create entries in the areas of visual arts, spoken word, and media arts. Monetary awards are given to first, second and

Walmart to add Symbotic automation system at DCs

BENTONVILLE, Ark.  — Walmart plans to implement Symbotic’s robotics and software automation platform in all 42 of its U.S. regional distribution centers, the companies announced on Monday. This is an expansion of Walmart’s prior commitment to deploy Symbotic Systems in 25 regional distribution centers. “The

Walgreens offering free at-home COVID-19 test kits

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Labcorp, a leading global life sciences company, announced on Monday a program to make Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 at-home PCR collection kits available for curbside and in-store pickup

Kinney Drugs named “Business of the Year”

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y.  – Kinney Drugs, a leading pharmacy chain in New York and Vermont, was named Business of the Year in the Community Involvement category by CenterState CEO. The recognition was announced at the economic development organization’s April 26th annual meeting in Syracuse, NY, which focused

Rite Aid offering COVID boosters for children 5-11

PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid announced Friday that it will begin administering a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at select locations for eligible children ages 5 to 11, following approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration

SUPPLIER NEWS

Dial announces new partnership to promote healthy hygiene habits

STAMFORD, Conn. — Dial announces the formation of the Count on Clean Crew. Partnering with seven notable experts in their respective fields of skin, science, medicine, education, wellness, and sustainability, the newly established Count on Clean Crew will educate consumers on Dial products, sustainability initiatives,

KT Tape launches new drink mix powder

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — KT Tape announces the launch of its latest product: KTHealth+ AIM. KTHealth+ AIM is a once-a-day drink mix designed to help improve your body’s healthy inflammatory response†‡ to the aches and pains associated with physical exertion. AIM is a 100% drug-free,

MedStar Health launches second annual National Safe Sun Week

COLUMBIA, Md. — MedStar Health has launched the second annual National Safe Sun Week to encourage people to enjoy spending time in the summer sun, safely. National Safe Sun Week 2022 takes place May 23-29, leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial kick-off to summer. “During this public

Bausch + Lomb receives Health Canada approval for Lumify

VAUGHAN, ON — Bausch + Lomb Corp. announced that Health Canada has approved Lumify (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025% w/v), the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) eye drop developed with low-dose brimonidine tartrate to relieve redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations for