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Kroger launches COVID-19 testing solution

Kroger launches COVID-19 testing solution

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health on Thursday launched COVIDCare Plus, a coronavirus testing and health care solution for employers. The testing program is centered on Kroger Health’s FDA-authorized COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, which combines self-administered testing with virtual supervision by a licensed healthcare provider to

Anderson installed as ASAE chair-elect

Anderson installed as ASAE chair-elect

WASHINGTON – National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) president and CEO Steve Anderson was installed this week as chair-elect of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and as chair of the ASAE Research Foundation. The volunteer roles begin on September 1, and are

Rite Aid appoints two executives

Rite Aid appoints two executives

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has added two new executives to its management team, the company announced on Tuesday. Roxanne Schwans has joined the company to lead market access and pharmacy purchasing, and Chris Bohrer has joined to build out Rite Aid’s health

Kroger to launch marketplace with third-party sellers

Kroger to launch marketplace with third-party sellers

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. plans to expand its Kroger Ship service to include more than 50,000 new items via a marketplace of third-party sellers. The expanded service, which is expected to launch this fall, will be powered by Mirakl, a software platform that specializes in

Yesway teams with RangeMe to accelerate product discovery

Yesway teams with RangeMe to accelerate product discovery

SAN FRANCISCO — Yesway, one of the country’s fastest growing convenience chains, is partnering with RangeMe to drive innovation and streamline new product discovery.Founded on the idea that convenience store shopping should be convenient, Yesway has said it is their mission to enhance the shopping

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RETAIL NEWS

Rebecca McKillican named CEO of McKesson Canada

IRVING, Texas — McKesson Corp. has appointed Rebecca McKillican as chief executive officer, McKesson Canada effective immediately. McKillican succeeds Domenic Pilla, who announced his plans to retire from the company in late 2019. Rebecca McKillican As CEO, McKillican is responsible for leading McKesson’s portfolio of

NRF: Retail imports to hit four-year low

WASHINGTON – Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to be at their lowest total in four years, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Monday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “The economy is recovering but retailers are

The Vitamin Shoppe names Muriel Gonzalez EVP

SECAUCUS, N.J. —  The Vitamin Shoppe has appointed Muriel Gonzalez as executive vice president, chief merchandising and marketing officer, effective Monday. Muriel Gonzalez In this new role,  Gonzalez will spearhead all merchandising, marketing, product development, and private brands initiatives, driving a cohesive and integrated vision for

Kroger’s QFC tests contactless payment

SEATTLE — Kroger Co. is testing contactless payments across its QFC division here, allowing customers to use a variety of mobile devices to pay for their purchases at the checkout. The stores in the pilot program are accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit

Four more GIANT stores reach zero waste status

CARLISLE, Pa. – Four more GIANT Co. stores in Pennsylvania have reached zero waste status, which means that at least 90% of their total waste is being diverted from landfills or incineration. The company said Thursday the designation applies to a MARTIN’S Food Market in

SUPPLIER NEWS

Colgate Optic White debuts overnight teeth whitening pen

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Colgate Optic White brand has launched Colgate Optic White Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen designed to work while users sleep. The advanced whitening technology, which is powered by hydrogen peroxide, removes years of stains in a week, the company said. The

ECRM Connect hits virtual conference milestone

SOLON, Ohio – ECRM reached a new milestone last month, having passed 25,000 curated meetings hosted on the ECRM Connect proprietary platform, which the company developed to enable buyers and sellers to engage in live, interactive digital meetings at scale. More than 1,100 buyers and

Linda Rendle promoted to Clorox CEO

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox has tapped 17-year company veteran Linda Rendle to serve as its next chief executive officer. She will be promoted to that post and elected to the company’s board of directors effective September 14, the company said on Wednesday. Benno Dorer will

Gillette Venus showcases ‘skinclusive’ line

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble Co.’s Gillette Venus brand is showcasing its new Skinclusive Summer Line by Venus on the social simulation video game Animal Crossing. Venus partnered with digital designer Nicole Cuddihy to co-create new avatar designs within Animal Crossing that represent the largest

Edgewell to acquire CREMO for $235 million

SHELTON, Conn. —Edgewell Personal Care Co. has agreed to acquire the men’s grooming company  CREMO for $235 million, the company said on Tuesday. CREMO, a fast-growing masstige brand with a full line of beard, hair, shave prep and skincare products, will join a portfolio of