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Kroger celebrates one-year anniversary of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

Kroger celebrates one-year anniversary of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is calling attention to achievements of the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste campaign on the one-year anniversary of its introduction. “It’s amazing how much our incredibly dedicated Kroger team has been able to accomplish in our first year of Zero Hunger

Family Dollar to close Matthews, N.C., headquarters

Family Dollar to close Matthews, N.C., headquarters

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree announced it is planning to consolidate store support centers here as part of its continuing integration of Family Dollar’s organization and support functions. The company on Tuesday said it plans to close the Matthews, N.C., headquarters of Family Dollar after

Supervalu to sell Shop ’n Save stores to Schnucks

Supervalu to sell Shop ’n Save stores to Schnucks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu Inc. has agreed to sell 19 of its 36 Shop ’n Save grocery stores to Schnuck Markets Inc. Most of the stores are in the St. Louis area. As part of the deal, Supervalu will serve as the primary supplier

Richardson receives GMDC lifetime achievement award

Richardson receives GMDC lifetime achievement award

ORLANDO, Fla. — Bob Richardson of Clorox Co. accepted a lifetime achievement award from Global Market Development Center (GMDC) during the center’s annual Health Beauty Wellness Conference here. Richardson is director of sales and customer and industry development at Clorox, maker of household cleaning products

Kroger rolls out its own apparel label

Kroger rolls out its own apparel label

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is rolling out its new apparel brand this week at 300 Fred Meyer and Marketplace outlets across the country. The Dip brand offers collections for men, women, juniors, children and baby. More than 80% of the items in the collection are

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RETAIL NEWS

Walgreens mobilizes in advance of Hurricane Florence

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is taking proactive measures to assist customers, team members and communities in the projected path of Hurricane Florence, and is preparing to fully support impacted regions in the storm’s aftermath.  The company is taking the following steps: Prescription Drug Preparedness: In advance

Albertsons names Jim Donald president, CEO

BOISE, Idaho — Jim Donald has been named president and chief executive officer of Albertsons Cos. effective immediately. He had been president and chief operating officer. Robert Miller, currently the company’s chairman and CEO, will continue as chairman . Donald’s 47-year retail career began as

CVS helps customers prepare for Hurricane Florence

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  will issue a number of advisories to help customers and patients prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. “The health and safety of our customers, patients and colleagues are most important to us,” said Kevin Hourican, executive vice president,

Stater Bros. Markets leaving the pharmacy business

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets announced that is exiting the pharmacy business and expects to complete the sale of certain assets of its SuperRx Pharmacies to CVS Pharmacy later this month.  When the transaction is complete, pharmacy records and inventory from all 22

Walgreens to buy pharmacy files from Fred’s

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Fred’s announced on Monday that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement, where Walgreens will acquire pharmacy patient prescription files and related pharmacy inventory of 185 Fred’s stores located across 10 Southeastern states. Under the terms of the

SUPPLIER NEWS

Crest debuts gum and enamel repair toothpaste

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co.’s (P&G’s) Crest brand has introduced Crest Gum & Enamel Repair, a specially designed paste  focused on neutralizing plaque bacteria along and below the gum line while also boosting the repair of weakened enamel. The Crest Gum & Enamel Repair formula

Emerson Group opens new Indiana warehouse

CLAYTON, Ind. — The Emerson Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the opening of a new warehouse facility here. The new warehouse is allowing Emerson Logistics to consolidate its operations in the Indianapolis area into one building, boosting efficiency while also dramatically

Jocko Willink to keynote at upcoming ECRM event

PHOENIX — Jocko Willink, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and the co-founder and CEO of the leadership consultancy firm Echelon Front, will be a keynote speaker at ECRM’s upcoming Vitamin, Weight Management & Sports Nutrition session. Willink is co-author of the New York Times

Texture on the Runway kicks off Fashion Week in NYC

NEW YORK — More than 900 influencers, media and VIPs filled NYC’s Iconic Gotham Hall to celebrate NaturallyCurly’s signature event Texture on the Runway last week during New York’s Spring 2019 Fashion Week to celebrate the beauty of curls and coils. Retailer Sally Beauty returned

Winners of 2018 TSE Product Showcase announced

DENVER – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced the winners of the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase. Products ranging from baby care to home healthcare were on display in the “Product Showcase” on the exhibit floor. The Showcase provided increased