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Hy-Vee dietitians hosting children’s health events

Hy-Vee dietitians hosting children’s health events

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee’s team of registered dietitians will host a series of virtual events this month that are focused on children’s health. The free events include virtual children’s cooking classes, store tours and live Q&A’s to provide customers with recipes and tips

‘Vaccination key to further economic recovery’

‘Vaccination key to further economic recovery’

WASHINGTON – The economy’s continued growth depends on getting the pandemic under control, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz argued on Tuesday. “We are now in the second half of 2021 and the economy has heated up along with the summer temperatures,” Kleinhenz said.

IRI research shows rebound in consumer sentiment

IRI research shows rebound in consumer sentiment

CHICAGO – Consumer sentiment is on the rise after the unprecedented circumstances of 2020 took a toll on the financial health of many Americans. Amidst economic growth and declining unemployment rates, IRI Consumer Connect survey Q2 2021 results show that consumers reported a better financial state compared

NACDS honored with Gold Award for advocacy

NACDS honored with Gold Award for advocacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has been named a 2021 “Power of A” Gold Award winner for its COVID-19 Pharmacy and Public Empowerment Campaign. The award recognizes NACDS’ advocacy for policy changes at the state and federal levels that have further empowered pharmacies’ COVID-19 response and,

Hy-Vee Introduces Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle

Hy-Vee Introduces Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has launched a new service that aims to make it easier for customers turning 65 to choose the Medicare coverage plans that fit their needs. Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle, an agency dedicated to serving Medicare beneficiaries across the retailer’s

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RETAIL NEWS

Meijer looks at back-to-school trends

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — When it comes to families teaming up for back-to-school shopping, Meijer reveals self-expression is a key consideration as students and parents are checking items off their lists this summer. The Midwestern retailer says their enthusiasm for a return to classroom learning

CVS, Target and Walmart launch sustainable bag pilots

NEW YORK – The Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag is launching  a series of tests and first-of-a-kind multi-retailer pilots from CVS Health, Target and Walmart to advance sustainable alternatives to the single-use plastic bag and accelerate their potential to scale. The pilots will help

Amazon’s sales growth slows in second quarter

SEATTLE — Amazon on Thursday reported net sales of $113.1 billion for the second quarter, an increase of 27% compared with the same period last year. That result fell short of analysts’ expectations, and the company’s stock fell in after-hours trading. Like many retailers, Amazon

Wegmans to take Manhattan

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Wegmans Food Markets is bringing its heralded supermarket experience to Manhattan with the planned opening of a second New York City store in the second half of 2023. The outlet will be located at 770 Broadway, the former site of the Astor

FMI applauds Senate Judiciary Committee on Rx legislation

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association, which represents more than 12,000 supermarket pharmacies operated by food retailer member companies, on Thursday lauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the bipartisan Prescription Pricing for the People Act (S.1388). Introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

SUPPLIER NEWS

P&G taps Jon Moeller to be next president, CEO

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co. said Thursday that Jon Moeller, currently vice chairman and chief operating officer, will succeed David Taylor as president and chief executive officer, effective November 1. Taylor will become executive chairman. “We thank David for his strategic leadership and guidance

Meijer to host supplier diversity product showcase

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer said it will host a supplier diversity product presentation event in September, giving Michigan businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color the opportunity to showcase their offerings for interested Meijer merchants. The event will leverage the retailer’s partnership with Start Garden, a Grand

Petco partners with ECRM, RangeMe on summit

SAN DIEGO – Petco Health and Wellness Co., a complete partner in pet health and wellness, will host its first-ever Sustainability Vendor Summit on Sept. 22, 2021 as part of the company’s public commitment to increase its assortment of sustainable pet products to 50% by the end

Pink honored with award from NBCF

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – Pink, the vitamin and supplement brand created by women for women with a cause, was recently awarded the Bronze Partner Award from National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). NBCF recognized Pink for the brand’s continued alliance and generous donations during their first year

Sky Organics debuts Blemish Control regimen

MIAMI — Sky Organics, a plant-based beauty and personal care brand, has introduced Blemish Control, a blemish-fighting skin care regimen. The skin care collection uses certified organic and plant-based ingredients to combat blemishes while balancing and soothing the skin. The brand is launching the collection