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Unilever launches Love Beauty and Planet brand

Unilever launches Love Beauty and Planet brand

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J — Unilever has launched Love Beauty and Planet, a hair and skin care brand that the company said is based on a commitment to sustainability and on attention to ingredients, formulas, product packaging, value chain and social partnerships. “We’re launching shampoos, conditioners, stylers, body washes and more in six unique collections, each infused with signature natural

Ahold Delhaize creates new U.S. unit

Ahold Delhaize creates new U.S. unit

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize recently announced the creation of Ahold Delhaize USA. Effective January 1, Ahold Delhaize USA will be the parent company for all of Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. companies, the company said, including its local brands, Stop & Shop, Food Lion, Giant, Hannaford, Giant/Martin’s and Peapod, as well as Retail Business Services (RBS),

SheaMoisture launches Red Palm & Cocoa Butter line

SheaMoisture launches Red Palm & Cocoa Butter line

AMITYVILLE, N.Y — Sundial Brands has introduced the SheaMoisture Red Palm & Cocoa Butter anti-shrinkage hair care collection. Sundial said the new line provides a healthy way for women with curly hair to elongate shrinkage-prone hair and maintain their length. The company noted that fighting shrinkage can be damaging, particularly when heat styling tools are

Dollar General reports strong sales gains in Q3

Dollar General reports strong sales gains in Q3

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported strong financial results for its 13-week fiscal 2017 third quarter ended November 3. “We are pleased with our overall third quarter results, which include a strong same-store sales growth of 4.3% and increases in both average transaction amount and customer traffic over the 2016 third quarter. During the

Hershey debuts new Cookie Layer Crunch flavor

Hershey debuts new Cookie Layer Crunch flavor

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey Co. has added a fourth flavor to its year-old Cookie Layer Crunch snack line. Launched this week, Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch Triple Chocolate bar is made with chocolate creme, chocolate cookie bits and milk chocolate to deliver an indulgent, layered taste, Hershey said. Cookie Layer Crunch launched in December 2016 with

RangeMe Verified aims to speed sourcing

RangeMe Verified aims to speed sourcing

SAN FRANCISCO — RangeMe, which bills itself as the leading online platform for product discovery, is launching a new service called RangeMe Verified brands, which is designed to allow retail buyers to more easily identify those products and companies that are business-ready. “Getting a product on store shelves can be a challenging task for both

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. becomes Walmart Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. becomes Walmart Inc.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The world’s largest retailer is officially changing its legal name from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to Walmart Inc. The change, which takes effect with the start of the company’s new fiscal year on February 1, is meant to reflect the company’s shift from an operator of stores to one that increasingly lets its

MMR honors ‘Six Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘Six Who Made a Difference’

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Six Who Made a Difference in 2017. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Paul Desiderioscioli, Vice President of Merchandising, Mass and Private Label, at Ulta Beauty. Rona Fourte, Director of Supplier Diversity at

Gillette announces 2018 grooming solutions

Gillette announces 2018 grooming solutions

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble Co.’s (P&G’s) Gillette brand will launch in January eight grooming solutions for both men and women that will sell across a wide range of price points. These products will include a cooling technology for disposable razors, the first Venus facial hair removal device and new Gillette3 and Gillette5 refillable razors

C&S Wholesale Grocers Appoints Mike Duffy CEO

C&S Wholesale Grocers Appoints Mike Duffy CEO

KEENE, N.H. — C&S Wholesale Grocers has appointed Mike Duffy as chief executive officer, effective January 8, 2018. In this capacity, Duffy will assume leadership responsibility for C&S’ strategic development, customer satisfaction and day-to-day operations. Following the appointment, Rick Cohen, C&S’ current CEO, will focus on his role as executive chairman of the board, leading

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