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Bausch + Lomb Introduces Ocuvite Blue Light eye vitamins

Bausch + Lomb Introduces Ocuvite Blue Light eye vitamins

LAVAL, Quebec — Bausch + Lomb, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, is introducing Ocuvite Blue Light eye vitamins, a nutritional supplement formulated with lutein and zeaxanthin, the two carotenoid pigments naturally found in the eye. The company said this formulation of eye nutrients includes high levels of lutein and helps protect eyes from the blue

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are working with 220 health departments, AIDS service organizations, and other community organizations to help provide free HIV testing and information at participating Walgreens stores in more than 180 cities on National HIV Testing Day on

Supervalu seeks to become a holding company

Supervalu seeks to become a holding company

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu Inc. on Tuesday said it was proposing a plan to tranform itself into a holding company. The change in corporate structure would help enable the company’s strategic transformation, according to Supervalu proposal, which was outlined in a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the proposal,

Mars Wrigley Confectionery appoints new global president

Mars Wrigley Confectionery appoints new global president

MCLEAN, Va. — Mars Inc. has named Andrew Clarke, currently chief marketing and customer officer, to the role of global president of Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Clarke will assume his new role in September. He will be based at Mars Wrigley Confectionery’s global headquarters in Chicago. Since 2015 Clarke has been chief marketing and customer officer. In

Kellogg makes leadership changes

Kellogg makes leadership changes

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.— Kellogg Co. made two leadership changes to help drive the company’s growth strategy in the North American and European regions. Chris Hood, currently president of Kellogg Europe, has been named president of Kellogg North America, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Steve Cahillane. The company also appointed Dave Lawlor, currently serving as vice president

Sears will close 63 more stores

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has identified 100 unprofitable stores and will shutter 63 of them in early September. Liquidation sales at 48 Sears outlets and 15 Kmarts will begin as early as June 14. The company announced the closings while reporting its first quarter results, which included a drop of more than

Southeastern Grocers exits chapter 11

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers announced it has completed a financial restructuring under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code and is poised to compete in an unforgiving retail environment. The owner of the Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, Harveys and Fresco y Más grocery chains said bankruptcy protection allowed the company to transform its financial profile and reduce

Fieber named Lidl U.S. CEO

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lidl U.S. has a new president and chief executive officer — Johannes Fieber was appointed last month to oversee the German company’s expansion in the United States. Fieber, a 10-year Lidl veteran who previously served as CEO of Lidl Sweden, succeeds Brendan Proctor, who had been in charge of U.S. operations since

Kroger unveils marketing platform

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. rolled out a new consumer packaged goods search service that connects its acumen in data and personalization. The self-service marketing platform, called Boosted Products in Search, allows CPG brands to reach digitally savvy shoppers with “hyper-relevant” products in search results across Kroger digital properties, as well as view performance in real

E-commerce angst

CHICAGO — While online shopping is almost universal in the U.S., more than half (53%) of Americans are concerned about the safety of products bought online, according to new research from Mintel. The study revealed that young consumers are exercising the greatest caution when shopping online, with almost two-thirds (63%) of 18- to 24-year-olds expressing

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