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Walmart plans express lanes, enhances mobile app

Walmart plans express lanes, enhances mobile app

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart plans to launch new pharmacy and money services functions in its mobile app that will take advantage of new “express lanes” coming to its stores. Walmart said Tuesday that the express lanes will give customers a “new store experience” by enabling them to skip its traditional checkout lines. Meanwhile, the new

Product of the Year USA unveils 2017 award winners

Product of the Year USA unveils 2017 award winners

NEW YORK — Health and beauty aids and consumables led a field of 28 winners for the 2017 Product of the Year Awards. Product of the Year USA unveiled the standout consumer products last night at 2017 Product of the Year Awards Show at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan, hosted by “Saturday Night Live” alumni

Nubian Heritage introduces new look

Nubian Heritage introduces new look

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Nubian Heritage has launched a new packaging design that it said reflects the different cultures of its global community. The Sundial Brands LLC beauty and personal care brand said the enhanced packaging features textile patterns that pay homage to the diversity of healing traditions and cultures represented by each of its product

Kroger makes bid to cut back staff

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced last month a one-time Voluntary Retirement Offering for certain non-store associates. Eligibility for the offering will generally include administrative associates who meet certain criteria related to age and years of service as of December 1, 2016. The offer does not include store and district associates, senior officers, and supermarket division

TABS Analytics webinar to dissect beauty market

TABS Analytics webinar to dissect beauty market

SHELTON, Conn. — TABS Analytics next week plans to release the results of its third annual TABS Analytics Beauty Study, shedding some light on the ever-changing buying habits of consumers in a core mass retail market. Surveying 1,000 women ages 18 to 75 in October, the study looks at what types of beauty products shopper

Edgewell Personal Care buys Bulldog Skincare

Edgewell Personal Care buys Bulldog Skincare

ST. LOUIS — Edgewell Personal Care Co. has acquired Bulldog Skincare Holdings Ltd., a London-based maker of men’s grooming and skin care products. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. In announcing the deal late Tuesday, Edgewell said Bulldog adds to its product roster the combination of a cutting-edge brand with a global reach in

GSK Consumer Health showcases new Innovation Labs

GSK Consumer Health showcases new Innovation Labs

WARREN, N.J. — GSK Consumer Healthcare has unveiled state-of-the-art Innovation Labs designed to help the company better meet consumer needs. The facilities, at the company’s new U.S. headquarters in Warren, N.J., cover a product’s life cycle, spanning research, development, testing, in-store placement and e-commerce. The labs interact to foster collaboration among scientists and the sales

Big Lots Q2 income beats expectations

Big Lots Q2 income beats expectations

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Big Lots Inc. on Friday said revenue declined in its second quarter on weakness in comparable-store sales. But the retailer raised its profit forecast for the full year. The company posted income from continuing operations of $22.7 million, or 51 cents per diluted share, exceeding analysts’ expectations of 45 cents a share,

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