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Retailer of the Year award winners honored

NEW YORK — Chain Drug Review presented its 2018 Retailer of the Year awards Wednesday night in New York City. The event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels. Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer at CVS Health, was honored as CDR’s Health Care Executive of the Year. He

Hallmark’s new card and wrap offerings

Hallmark’s new card and wrap offerings

KANSAS CITY — In 2019, Hallmark is giving consumers even more ways to emotionally connect with the people in their lives and show how much they care. With beautiful new card lines to reach a fast-growing consumer segment, new gift wrap that is more versatile and easier-than-ever to use, and an expansion of a highly

New beauty aisles at CVS reflect transparency

New beauty aisles at CVS reflect transparency

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced significant progress toward the goal of full transparency for all of its beauty imagery by the end of 2020 and its efforts to create new industry standards for post-production alterations of beauty imagery. Just one year after the Company made the commitment to create

Hallmark unveils new Paper Wonder cards for holidays

Hallmark unveils new Paper Wonder cards for holidays

KANSAS CITY — Hallmark is launching Paper Wonder, a brand new card line featuring 20 different designs in five unique formats. This new innovation from Hallmark highlights the artistry of paper craft, which consumers say they increasingly associate with luxury and collectability. “Paper Wonder brings a whole new dimension to the greeting card – literally.

Walgreens and Birchbox offer new beauty experience

Walgreens and Birchbox offer new beauty experience

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and online beauty retailer Birchbox are teaming up to build Birchbox retail experiences within select Walgreens stores. The multi-channel offering will bring prestige beauty brands into Walgreens stores and allow customers to discover and shop for new brands in an interactive and accessible way, and will include a curated Birchbox shop on Walgreens digital properties. As

Emerson Group opens new warehouse in Indiana

Emerson Group opens new warehouse in Indiana

CLAYTON, Ind. — The Emerson Group recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the opening of a new warehouse facility. The new warehouse is allowing Emerson Logistics to consolidate its operations in the Indianapolis area into one building, boosting efficiency while also dramatically expanding its capacity to handle recent growth in its business,

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Walgreens is launching a pilot program here that incorporates new approaches to pricing, promotions, product assortment and service offerings to create a new customer experience. The program, which has been implemented in 17 stores in the Gainesville area, will be monitored over the next 12 to 18 months to gauge customer reaction

Walgreens raises beauty to an even higher level

Walgreens raises beauty to an even higher level

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The elevation of beauty at Walgreens continues to take the category to new heights. The retailer has just completed the second phase of the Walgreens Beauty Differentiation concept rollout, diversifying its department mix with new brands and tonics. The new experience offers an updated and stress-free beauty shopping experience with testers and

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

NEW YORK — At a reception in Manhattan this month, Chain Drug Review honored the recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year Awards. In the spotlight before a throng of their retail peers and supplier partners were Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), who was named Retailer of the Year; Kevin

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Executives from regional drug and supermarket chains from across the country met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. This year’s theme, “Igniting Possibilities,” underscored the opportunity for attendees to share insights and ideas, engage in business and benefit from strategy sessions conducted by peers. “I have a

Hello unveils Replenishmint Subscription Service

Hello unveils Replenishmint Subscription Service

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Hello Products is launching a subscription service that will enable consumer to stay supplied with its “naturally friendly” oral care products. Dubbed the Replenishmint Subscription Service, the offering is slated to debut on Feb. 21. To use the service, consumers visit a dedicated website, select their product and choose “subscribe.” Next, they

i+care Pharmacy debuts boutique format

i+care Pharmacy debuts boutique format

A New York metro-area community pharmacy operator has embraced a boutique concept with the opening of i+care Pharmacy in downtown Brooklyn. The i+care Pharmacy store melds a pharmacy with an optical center in an upscale retail setting that caters to an increasingly affluent customer base that’s rapidly evolving around the location, situated across from Macy’s and

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