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LEADING HEADLINES

Boiron celebrates grand opening of new headquarters

Boiron celebrates grand opening of new headquarters

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Homeopathic medicine manufacturer Boiron Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters here at 4 Campus Boulevard Tuesday, September 17. The new building is adjacent to the company’s old headquarters, but at some 32,000 square feet, is double the size.

Changing retail landscape focus of Emerson Industry Day

Changing retail landscape focus of Emerson Industry Day

PHILADELPHIA — With digital marketing and e-commerce creating a tsunami of change across the retail industry, accentuated by Amazon’s seemingly unstoppable growth and the emergence of Alibaba, China’s giant e-commerce company, it was fitting that “Adaptability” was the theme of Emerson Group’s annual Industry Day

Pelosi unveils drug pricing plan

Pelosi unveils drug pricing plan

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday released her long awaited plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance. The proposal would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for up to 250 of the costliest drugs,

Walgreens to test drone delivery

Walgreens to test drone delivery

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Wing, a member of the Alphabet family of companies, are partnering on an industry first promising unparalleled speed and convenience of “store to door” delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage and convenience items — via state-of-the-art drone technology

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

WASHINGTON – The Business Roundtable on Thursday tapped Walmart president and chief executive Doug McMillon to serve as its next chairman. He will serve a two-year term starting January 1. McMillon will succeed Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as chairman of the

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RETAIL NEWS

CBD-infused skin care brand KARIBO launches

MIAMI, Fl. — Growth equity firm MMG Consumer Brands has launched KARIBO Beauty, a cannabidiol (CBD) infused skin care brand, to retailers and consumers nationwide. The brand’s tagline is  “Skin Care for Every Body,” highlighting its mission to make its daily skin care essentials with premium

Deloitte: Holiday sales to grow by 4.5% to 5%

NEW YORK — Retail sales this holiday season are likely to increase by between 4.5% and 5%, according to projections by Deloitte. “Based on a growth in consumer disposable income and spending indicators, retailers, across channels, should expect a strong holiday season in 2019,” said

Stop & Shop unveils 21 remodeled stores on Long Island

QUINCY, Mass. —  Stop & Shop  has introduced a fresh new look at 21 Suffolk County stores on Long Island, N.Y. The new look comes with a $133 million capital investment to improve the in-store experience for local customers, with a focus on delivering more

Walmart debuts first health and wellness center

DALLAS, Ga. — When Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Ark., in 1962, he set in motion an enterprise that fundamentally transformed the way Americans shop, giving them convenient access to high-quality consumer products at the lowest possible price. Now, 57 years

Google Photos, CVS Pharmacy team up to offer same-day printing

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced Thursday a collaboration with Google Photos on their new same-day, print-to-store experience. Consumers can now order high-quality 4×6 prints directly from Google Photos for same-day pick up at more than 7,400 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. The printing service for

SUPPLIER NEWS

Finalists announced for inaugural U.S. OTC Marketing Awards

WASHINGTON – The CHPA Educational Foundation which promotes safe and responsible use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements, announced the finalists for the inaugural U.S. OTC Marketing Awards, recognizing innovation and strategic marketing expertise in the consumer healthcare products industry across five new categories.

Parata to begin facility expansions in Wisconsin and North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. — With a goal of supporting its rapid growth, Parata Systems will consolidate its current two Wisconsin facilities into one centrally-located space in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and expand its headquarters building in Durham, N.C. by an additional 30,000 square feet. The newly-renovated Wisconsin facility

JD Brush, Goody products announce new company and leadership

NEW YORK  – J&D Brush Co. whose brands include Wetbrush, Bio Ionic and Ouidad and Goody Products, announced Tuesday that, following the successful carve-out of Goody from Newell and the merger and integration of Goody and JD Beauty, the companies will launch Beauty By Imagination