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FMI launches new general merchandise & health and beauty program 

FMI launches new general merchandise & health and beauty program 

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association announced on Thursday a new general merchandise & health and beauty care (GM & HBC) initiative that extends its total store collaboration concept in grocery. This new portfolio will be led by consumer goods and retail industry

Aetna donates $225,000 to Iowa Community Health partners

Aetna donates $225,000 to Iowa Community Health partners

DES MOINES, Iowa — Aetna Health of Iowa, dba Aetna Better Health of Iowa, a CVS Health company, announced that it provided investments totaling $225,000 to six community health partners throughout the state. The investments will support local organizations and health care providers who are committed

Top candy and snack trends will be on display at Sweets & Snacks Expo

Top candy and snack trends will be on display at Sweets & Snacks Expo

WASHINGTON – The Sweets & Snacks Expo will be celebrating 25 years of innovation and trendsetting in the confectionery and snack industries when it kicks off at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 23-26. “For 25 years the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the most significant

Walmart expands relationship to digitize shelf-edge

Walmart expands relationship to digitize shelf-edge

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Following a successful pilot at a Walmart location in Arkansas, the retailer and SES-imagotag are expanding their strategic relationship to digitize the shelf-edge. The pilot successfully implemented key technological advances to optimize associate productivity and customer experience, and will now be expanded

Revolution Beauty expands into Walgreens

Revolution Beauty expands into Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Revolution Beauty, a British-based authority in quality cruelty-free accessible skincare and cosmetics, announces its brand Makeup Revolution’s expansion into Walgreens. Growing the brand’s accessibility and availability within the U.S., this expansion marks the third major retailer to carry Makeup Revolution’s growing cosmetic

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RETAIL NEWS

Retail sales grew in April

WASHINGTON – Consumers accustomed to inflation continued to spend in April as retail sales overcame higher prices to show both monthly and year-over-year increases, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday. “April retail sales demonstrate consumer strength and willingness to spend despite persistent inflation, supply chain

Walmart reports mixed Q1 results

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart posted mixed results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023. Adjusted earnings per share for the three months ended April 30 were $1.30, well short of the $1.48 that analysts had forecast. The company said inflation hurt the bottom line. Revenue

H-E-B opens second wellness clinic

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B has opened two more clinics offering comprehensive health care services. The newest H-E-B Wellness Primary Care clinic opened last week at 8601 South Congress Avenue in Austin. Another clinic in central Texas debuted earlier in May. “In everything we do, our

GNC magnifies women’s wellness portfolio

PITTSBURGH — To honor National Women’s Health Month and encourage women to invest in their own health and wellness through all stages of life, GNC is expanding its women’s wellness portfolio to include The Honest Company, as well as adding to products from staple women’s

SUPPLIER NEWS

Mielle Organics appoints Steve Pamon to advisory board

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Mielle Organics is announcing the addition of seasoned entrepreneur Steve Pamon to the brand’s advisory board. Acting as an added layer of business mentorship for both founder and CEO Monique Rodriguez and COO Melvin Rodriguez, Pamon will also be a strategic thought

BD and Mitsubishi team

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company (MGC), a R&D-oriented chemical manufacturer based in Tokyo, Japan,  announced Wednesday that they have entered into an agreement to investigate further development of OXYCAPT – an innovation from MGC that integrates

Study says warehouses adopting new technologies

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Zebra Technologies recently conducted a new global Warehousing Vision Study to explore the trends and sentiments driving operational decisions and spend in warehouses. The findings released Tuesday deliver encouraging news: warehouse operators are making significant investments to better fulfill the needs of

Camber launches generic Atripla

PISCATAWAY, N.J.– Camber Pharmaceuticals  announces the addition of efavirenz, emtricitabine and eenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets to their current portfolio. Efavirenz, emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets are indicated as a complete regimen or in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and

Hyland’s to focus on VMS

LOS ANGELES — Hyland’s Naturals Friday unveiled a new brand campaign, including a new identity, logo, website and national media launch reflecting the growth of the company’s consumer health products portfolio and a redefined strategy focused on the vitamins, minerals and supplements category. The new