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Dollar General promotes seven executives

Dollar General promotes seven executives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has promoted seven executives to new leadership roles, the company said Tuesday. Mark Banister has been promoted to senior vice president, in-store experience. In this role, Banister will lead the space management, project execution and support, fixtures and supplies, and store

H-E-B tops dunnhumby online grocery ranking

H-E-B tops dunnhumby online grocery ranking

CHICAGO – H-E-B narrowly edged out Amazon and Amazon Fresh to qualify as the nation’s top-ranked eCommerce grocery retailer, according to the inaugural dunnhumby eCommerce Retailer Preference Index (RPI). In a comprehensive, nationwide study that examines the emerging $100 billion U.S. eCommerce grocery market, H-E-B

Wakefern Corp. adds another new member

Wakefern Corp. adds another new member

KEASBEY, N.J. — Pennsylvania-based Gerrity’s Supermarkets, owned by the Fasula Family, has become the 48th member to join the Wakefern Food Corp. cooperative. The Fasula family operates supermarkets in Pennsylvania under the Gerrity’s Supermarkets banner. Upon their conversion, the stores will be rebranded as Gerrity’s

NACDS releases digital content on pharmacy’s value

NACDS releases digital content on pharmacy’s value

ARLINGTON, Va. — As part of an ongoing effort to demonstrate pharmacies’ continued and vital role in serving the American public — and in driving the future of total health and wellness — NACDS is releasing a series of digital content that illustrates the unique

Walgreens honors vets July 4th weekend with discounts

Walgreens honors vets July 4th weekend with discounts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To honor the service and sacrifices of Americans who served in the armed forces, Walgreens is offering a weekend Independence Day discount to all veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members, including the families of those who lost their

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RETAIL NEWS

Walmart unveils augmented reality shopping tools

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart this week introduced two augmented reality (AR) features on the Walmart app designed to elevate the shopping experience by providing relevant information to customers regardless of where they shop. Details were unveiled in a Walmart blog post, which noted that the

New name: AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy

  ORLANDO, Fla. —  One of the country’s largest specialty and home delivery pharmacies is now AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy. Walgreens announced full ownership of the company in January, necessitating the name change. “AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy is the same specialty and home delivery pharmacy our patients have come

GIANT continues expansion in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The GIANT Co. continues to expand its presence in this market, opening its latest store on Friday at 510 N. Broad Street. The 50,000-square-foot store, located about a half a mile north of Philadelphia’s city hall, operates from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.,

Axios’ Jonathan Swan to speak at NACDS-PAC event

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced Thursday that Jonathan Swan, national political reporter for Axios, will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception during the 2022 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 27-29 in Boston, MA.

SUPPLIER NEWS

NPD Group: Shifts in consumer spending are coming

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — A recent NPD survey has found that 83% of U.S consumers are planning to make changes to reduce their spending in the next three to six months. And consumer demand has already become less predictable than it had been during the

LifeStyles announces new packaging and design

ISELIN, N.J. – LifeStyles Healthcare, a global leader in sexual wellness, announced Thursday a packaging refresh across the LifeStyles product portfolio. Welcoming a sleek and modern design, the new look marks a fresh chapter in the brand’s legacy. As a longstanding authority in the category, the LifeStyles

IRI enhances omnichannel view of consumer purchases

CHICAGO — IRI has launched the IRI OmniConsumer Receipt Panel, a new panel that will source receipt data from 120,000 active households on where they shop. “The IRI OmniConsumer Receipt Panel offers an unparalleled view of consumer purchase behavior, allowing clients to gain key insights

Sparta East Makes its Face Masks in U.S.

MIAMI — When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in America in 2020 and consumers began looking for face masks with which to protect themselves from exposure to the virus, there were few U.S. manufacturers that could meet their needs. Sparta East LLC was established that year

CHPA welcomes chair-elect, new board members

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) announced Lisa Paley as chair-elect of the CHPA board of directors. Paley will assume the position of board chair in March 2023, when current CHPA board chair Michelle Goodridge, president, U.S. Self Care, Johnson & Johnson Consumer,