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Walgreens and Kroger are in the Loop

Walgreens and Kroger are in the Loop

NEW YORK — Kroger and Walgreens are the latest companies to join in an experimental shopping system, named Loop, that aims to lessen the world’s reliance on single-use packaging. Loop is being piloted in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and in Paris, France,

Upsher-Smith hosts pharmacy conference

Upsher-Smith hosts pharmacy conference

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Upsher-Smith recently hosted the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA)/Pharmacists Mutual Leadership Conference at its Maple Grove headquarters on May 20-21, 2019. The two-day conference, which educates newly elected leaders and association executives on best practices in association governance and

CVS Health to host 2019 Investor Day

CVS Health to host 2019 Investor Day

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health Corp. will hold its Investor Day in New York City on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (EST). Senior members of the CVS Health leadership team will provide an in-depth review of the company’s strategies to drive long-term growth

FLAVORx now available at Walmart Neighborhood Markets

FLAVORx now available at Walmart Neighborhood Markets

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To help busy families, especially moms, who are dispensing antibiotics and other medications to sick little ones, Walmart is now offering FLAVORx with select liquid prescriptions for no additional cost at Neighborhood Market pharmacies. This allows moms, dads and caregivers to choose

Target’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations

Target’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Wednesday reported revenue rose 5% to $17.6 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 as it brought more customers into to its stores. Once there, shoppers spent more than in the previous quarter, the company said. Same-store sales increased

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RETAIL NEWS

higi expands relationship with Kroger

CHICAGO –  higi announced an expanded relationship with Kroger Co., whose Roundy’s Supermarkets will now offer higi smart health stations as a resource to all consumers who visit their stores. higi stations offer free health screenings to consumers, as well as interactive educational content focused

Walmart unveils site plan for new campus

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart officials said work on a new corporate campus is set to begin here in July. Walmart expects to relocate employees in stages, beginning next year and ending around 2024, when work on the company’s “dream home” is completed.  First up is

Community pharmacists unite, learn, grow at McKesson ideaShare

IRVING, Texas — McKesson ideaShare 2019 is the leading conference designed to help independent pharmacy owners and their staff grow their skills and build a stronger business. More than 2,000 independent pharmacies and 5,000 attendees will come together at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from

Kline looks at top 70 O-T-C indie brands to watch in 2019

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – OTC indies, companies that are driving significant growth are either early adopters of a particular health trend such as Suja Life or Health-Ade Kombucha or companies that are breathing new life into iconic brands such as Infirst, Focus Consumer Healthcare, and Foundation

Bartell’s Summer Catalog hot off the press

SEATTLE —  Bartell’s is inviting customers to join in embracing the spirit of summer in the Pacific Northwest with their 2nd annual Summer Catalog. This vibrant 20-page publication is full of unique and local items. Referencing this lifestyle guide provides inspiration to those looking to

SUPPLIER NEWS

Kimberly-Clark on a mission for period progress on Menstrual Hygiene Day

DALLAS — Menstrual Hygiene Day is May 28 and Kimberly-Clark is engaging consumers, communities and employees in a global effort to improve access to menstrual hygiene management. Kimberly-Clark’s commitment to menstrual hygiene began nearly 100 years ago with the introduction of the world’s first disposable menstrual pads under

Wet Ones unveils new travel packs

SHELTON, Conn. — Wet Ones unveils just in time for vacation season a 20-count travel pack. This carry-on friendly pack is said to be the perfect item for families to add to their travel checklist so they can embrace those inevitable messes that make vacationing so fun,

Mars Wrigley unveils new products at Sweets & Snacks

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Wrigley Confectionery announced on Tuesday its 2020 merchandising recommendations and debuting new products at the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. Together, these insights and innovations will support retailers in driving sales and overall category growth, the company