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Weis Markets names Lockard SVP and CFO

Weis Markets names Lockard SVP and CFO

SUNBURY, Penn. — Weis Markets has tapped Michael Lockard to be the company’s new senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He will succeed Scott Frost, who is retiring. Frost will continue to serve as CFO until March 12, at which time Lockard will

Lidl encourages employees to get vaccine

Lidl encourages employees to get vaccine

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lidl US said Wednesday that it is offering $200 in extra pay to any of its employees who choose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The extra money is meant to help offset the costs associated with vaccine administration, including travel costs and

Meijer seeks products made in the Midwest

Meijer seeks products made in the Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer plans to host its first virtual “localization summit” on April 1. The event is designed to give local businesses across the retailer’s six-state footprint a chance to get their products in front of Meijer’s merchants. “We are proud to be

Mara Sirhal named SVP and GM at Harmon

Mara Sirhal named SVP and GM at Harmon

UNION, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named Mara Sirhal senior vice president and general manager for Harmon Health and Beauty Stores. Sirhal will report to Joe Hartsig, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and president

Ingles Markets upgrades network

Ingles Markets upgrades network

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Ingles Market has embarked on a major network upgrade that will modernize its operations and, in some locations, enable new services like contactless ordering and curbside pick-up. The retailer, which operates nearly 200 stores across six Southeastern states, is working with

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RETAIL NEWS

Save A Lot launches sweepstakes

ST. LOUIS — The Save A Lot discount grocery chain is kicking off the New Year with a national sweepstakes that will reward one lucky winner with a year’s supply of groceries. Consumers can enter the sweepstakes between now and February 9 by visiting savealot.com/sweepstakes

Retailers call for reform of immigration laws

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation was one of more than 180 organizations that called on Tuesday for Congress and president-elect Joe Biden to reform the nation’s immigration system. Among other steps, the groups said participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should

PLMA sets online private label event

NEW YORK – Leading retailers and industry executives are among dozens of speakers announced recently for February 1-5, when PLMA unveils its first major online event for store brands in the U.S., presented and hosted by PLMA Live! the video news and information service of

NRF’s planned June show to go virtual

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation, which is conducting the first chapter of its 2021 Retail’s Big Show conference online, announced on Tuesday that the planned in-person chapter of the show, scheduled for June, will also be held virtually. “We have recently learned that the

GIANT adds Choice Pass membership plan

CARLISLE, Pa. – GIANT Co. is introducing an annual membership program called CHOICE Pass for its online GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct customers. CHOICE Pass offers unlimited free delivery and pickup for $98 per year — a savings of $21 a year compared to the

SUPPLIER NEWS

QR Cream offers natural pain relief option

VANCOUVER — After almost a decade of research and testing, QR (Quick Relief) Cream, the first and only over-the-counter pain-relief cream powered by mannitol, is making its debut in the U.S. market. The first product from MaryHelene Enterprises, QR Cream’s mannitol can now be applied directly

First Quality introduces Incognito by Prevail

GREAT NECK, N.Y. — First Quality Products Inc. has introduced Incognito by Prevail, a line of 3-in-1 feminine pads with multi-fluid technology to provide discrete protection from daily discharge, menstrual leakage and bladder leakage. It’s common for women in their 30s and 40s to start

Flawless eyebrow beauty device is launched

WAYNE, N.J. — Church & Dwight Co.’s beauty brand Finishing Touch Flawless has launched the newest edition of Flawless Brows, a eyebrow beauty device that the company describes as going beyond brow maintenance and into shaping without damaging the  skin around the eyes. The 18

Kellogg rolls out Raisin Bran Toasted Oats and Honey

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg Co. has expanded its Raisin Bran lineup with Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Toasted Oats and Honey. The new recipe features the Kellogg’s Raisin Bran ingredients with whole-grain toasted oats and honey. “As a classic cereal staple, we’re always looking to innovate

P&G commits to sustainable oral care habits by 2030

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co. Oral Care seeks to advance healthy oral care habits to transform people’s health while reducing impact on the planet through its new sustainability commitments. The platform, “Healthy Smiles. Healthy Lives. Healthy Planet,” guides its oral care brands, including Oral-B