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MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

NEW YORK — Earlier this week, Chain Drug Review’s sister publication Mass Market Retailers honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Six Who Made a Difference in 2019. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Brian Eason, Vice President of

HDA study: Rx sales through distributors reach $493 billion

HDA study: Rx sales through distributors reach $493 billion

ARLINGTON, Va. — In 2018, sales through pharmaceutical distributors increased by 6.7%, reaching $492.54 billion, according to a new report by the HDA Research Foundation. The 90th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts, Figures and Trends in Healthcare (2019–2020) also notes that chain drug stores were

Unilever announces changes to leadership team

Unilever announces changes to leadership team

LONDON — Unilever announced on Friday a number of changes to the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE) team. Amanda Sourry, president, Unilever North America, has decided to retire from the company after more than 30 years of service to pursue new opportunities. Fabian Garcia, former president

KPH Healthcare Services teams with Citizen Advocates

KPH Healthcare Services teams with Citizen Advocates

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y.— KPH Healthcare Services has teamed up with Citizen Advocates to provide on-site pharmacy care for individuals receiving integrated behavioral health services at its clinic in Malone, N.Y. “Kinnect will be uniquely positioned to close existing gaps in healthcare and will aim to enhance

Target to open new small-format store in Times Square

Target to open new small-format store in Times Square

MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced plans on Thursday to open a new small-format store in Manhattan located on 42nd St between 7th and 8th Ave in Times Square.  Projected to open by 2022, the Times Square store will be Target’s tenth open or planned small-format store

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RETAIL NEWS

CVS reports successful first year of Aetna integration

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Thursday it has successfully completed the first year of combined operations following the acquisition of Aetna in late 2018. The combined company has met or exceeded its first-year integration goals while introducing new, consumer-focused offerings as a result of

Thanksgiving weekend spending up 16%

WASHINGTON — Americans shopped in record numbers over this year’s Thankgiving holiday weekend, the National Retail Federation reported on Tuesday. A survey conducted for the NRF by Prosper Insights & Analytics found that a record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped in stores and online from

Rite Aid Foundation gives over $2 million to charities

CAMP HILL, Pa. — This Giving Tuesday, The Rite Aid Foundation is spreading gratitude across the nation by awarding nearly $2.1 million to partner charities through its Full of Thanks Holiday Program. The Rite Aid Foundation created this special holiday program, which provides $5,000 grants,

SDM expands medical cannabis online platform

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has expanded its online platform for the sale of medical cannabis to include Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (PEI), New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The service breaks down existing barriers for patients by providing convenient access

Meijer promotes holiday spirit with in-store caroling

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer is offering customers a special holiday treat this weekend and next with performances from local school choirs and music groups, adding extra cheer to the holiday shopping experience. For the second year, Meijer invited local school music groups to visit

SUPPLIER NEWS

Bluebird Botanicals earns B Corp certification

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — Bluebird Botanicals, a family-owned, industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality hemp extracts, CBD oils and topicals, announced Friday that they have officially become a Certified B Corporation. This certification means they meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency,

Jelly Belly blasts off with new Star Wars packaging

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly  is presenting a new look for packages of Jelly Belly jelly beans inspired by the epic Star Wars saga. The collection is available now just in time for holiday shopping and for fans eagerly anticipating the final installment in the

L’Oréal Paris celebrates Women of Worth with gala

NEW YORK  — L’Oréal Paris celebrated 10 extraordinary women who are championing a breadth of social causes at the 14th annual L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth gala this week. Inspired by the L’Oréal Paris tagline, “Because You’re Worth It,” L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth honors the intrinsic beauty