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Fashion advocate launches the Mask Project

Fashion advocate launches the Mask Project

NEW YORK — Sustainable fashion advocate Shannon Lohr has launched the Mask Project, an effort to mobilize companies, including apparel and textile manufacturers, to help mitigate the shortage of medical masks for health care workers. The Mask Project connects manufacturers to hospitals in need. The

Dr. Scholl’s gives $1.3 million in products to health care workers during COVID-19

Dr. Scholl’s gives $1.3 million in products to health care workers during COVID-19

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Scholl’s Wellness Company is donating $1.3 million in Dr. Scholl’s insoles to support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. The donation includes 100,000 pairs of Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Work insoles which are clinically proven to reduce muscle fatigue

NACDS debuts new ad that touts pharmacy’s role in battle against COVID-19

NACDS debuts new ad that touts pharmacy’s role in battle against COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS has released a new television ad targeting the fight against COVID-19 called “Rise.” The ad will debut in the Washington, D.C. market on Friday, on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Cuomo Prime Time and CNN Tonight, and on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity. It also will air

USP offers hand sanitizer toolkit in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

USP offers hand sanitizer toolkit in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

ROCKVILLE, Md. – The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is offering an online toolkit with guidelines from major public health organizations on compounding alcohol-based hand sanitizers and the preparation of hand sanitizers by manufacturers, pharmacies and other facilities. The toolkit was developed to help organizations meet the demand for these products,

HRG marks 40 years serving the retail industry

HRG marks 40 years serving the retail industry

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) is proud to celebrate its fortieth year in the retail industry in 2020. Led by president and majority owner, Dawn Vogelsang, since 2001, the company of over 50 associates is a trusted resource partner to a variety

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RETAIL NEWS

Large retail pharmacy chain chooses LexisNexis Risk Solutions

ATLANTA — LexisNexis Solutions has partnered with one of the largest nationwide retail pharmacy chains to provide the LexID unique patient identifier across pharmacy operations to centralize records, reduce costs, and make quality healthcare easier to obtain for the pharmacy customers. The company also selected the LexisNexis Keep Contact solution

Kroger Family of Companies announces Hero Bonus, other safety measures

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Family of Companies announced Wednesday that it will provide all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates with a Hero Bonus – a $2 premium above their standard base rate of pay, applied to hours worked March 29 through

Walgreens installing protective plexiglass guards in stores

DEERFIELD, Ill.— T0 keep customers and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Walgreens is in the process of installing protective plastic shields in its stores chain-wide, with priority being given to their stores in the most impacted areas of the country.  The retailer said it

Technology device by Indyme helps protect shoppers, staff from COVID-19

SAN DIEGO — A top priority of retailers in this volatile COVID-19 environment is ensuring the safety of everyone in their stores.   To support this effort, Indyme, a leading provider of shopper engagement and loss prevention technologies, introduces SmartDome.  This new device heightens real-time awareness

Walgreens, Postmates expand delivery services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To address the rising need for home delivery, Walgreens and Postmates have expanded on-demand delivery to now service consumers nationwide. With this expansion, consumers in cities across the country can get health and wellness items, including select over-the-counter medications, and other household

SUPPLIER NEWS

Eagle Lab now making hand sanitizer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Eagle Lab Inc. has transformed part of their manufacturing footprint in the last month to enable manufacturing of over-the-counter quality hand sanitizer. Bactekill (www.bactekill.com) is a new brand that was formulated by scientists with over 30 years of experience. Registering with the FDA

Glycerin Liquid and Syrup line available from Camber Pharma

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Camber Pharmaceuticals has added Glycerin Liquid and three syrups to their increasingly diverse portfolio: Simple Syrup, Cherry Syrup and SoSweet Syrup. Glycerin Liquid is a soothing and moisturizing agent in creams and lotions. Also used in certain oral pharmaceuticals for sweetening, solvent and

Sun-Maid unveils new logo and package design

FRESNO, Calif. — Committed to wholesome snacking while reigniting and driving brand relevance, Sun-Maid is ushering in a new look and feel through its packaging to reflect what modern shoppers are looking for—simplicity and transparency. Sun-Maid’s iconography has been one of the most recognizable brand visuals for

Higi leverages smart health station network to support COVID-19 outbreak

CHICAGO –  Higi is a consumer health care technology company making it easier for people to understand and act on their health data through guided journeys. To broaden awareness and prevention efforts around the COVID-19 outbreak, Higi is leveraging its network of 10,000 free-to-use, FDA-cleared,