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ShopRite of New Milford celebrates grand opening

ShopRite of New Milford celebrates grand opening

KEASBEY, N.J. – ShopRite has announced the opening of its newest store, a state-of-the-art, full- service supermarket in New Milford, N.J. Located at 250 River Road in New Milford, the new store is owned and operated by the Inserra family and their Inserra Supermarkets. The

Albertsons elevates store checkout experience with Toshiba

Albertsons elevates store checkout experience with Toshiba

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is empowering consumers with fast and convenient in-store checkout experiences by implementing Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions’ self-checkout systems. By leveraging Toshiba’s focus on front-end store optimization, Albertsons Cos. expects checkout times to speed up – from wait time in line

FMI’s 2019 shopping trends examines personalized grocery shopping

FMI’s 2019 shopping trends examines personalized grocery shopping

ARLINGTON, Va.— Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Tuesday released the 45th edition of U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends, an annual look at grocery shopper attitudes and behavior. The 2019 report, prepared by The Hartman Group, Inc., studies what consumers want from their retailers when personalizing their grocery shopping.

Kroger Technology named to Computerworld’s list

Kroger Technology named to Computerworld’s list

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced that  Kroger Technology has been named to Computerworld magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2019. For the third consecutive year, Kroger’s technology team has been recognized by the annual list for having an innovative, industry-leading workplace culture.

Conagra Brands makes The Civic 50

Conagra Brands makes The Civic 50

CHICAGO — Conagra Brands announced it has been named an honoree of The Civic 50, which recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation. An initiative by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, The Civic 50 sets the standard for

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RETAIL NEWS

Michael Bloom joins GPM’s executive leadership team

RICHMOND, Va. — GPM Investments announced that drugstore and dollar-store veteran Michael Bloom will join the convenience-store company’s executive team in the newly created role of executive vice president and chief merchandising and marketing officer. In his new role with GPM, Bloom will be responsible

CVS Health announces new plans to combat e-cigarette use

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Given the significant increase in the number of teens using e-cigarettes, CVS Health announced on Monday that it and its charitable foundations will award a total of more than $10 million in 2019 to support youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention strategies and education

Walgreens to provide free HIV testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are working with health departments, HIV/AIDS service organizations, and other community organizations to provide free HIV testing and information at select Walgreens stores in more than 260 cities on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), Thursday, June 27

Rite Aid, Adobe partner to drive digital transformation

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid Corp. has entered into a strategic partnership with Adobe to deliver seamless, personalized and connected health and wellness experiences for Rite Aid customers via Adobe Experience Cloud, the industry’s leading end-to-end solution for experience creation, marketing, advertising, analytics and

Walgreens teams up with the Skin Cancer Foundation

NEW YORK — Walgreens has joined the Skin Cancer Foundation on the road this year in support of its Destination: Healthy Skin Program — a national effort to educate consumers about the importance of effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention, and the importance of

SUPPLIER NEWS

LifeStyles announces thinnest latex condom, Ultra-Sensitive Platinum

ISELIN, N.J. — LifeStyles, makers of LifeStyles and SKYN Condoms,  announced Monday the launch of LifeStyles Ultra-Sensitive Platinum, the brand’s thinnest premium latex condom. As global leaders in the sexual wellness category, LifeStyles has expanded upon the success of the brand’s No. 1 latex condom that

CoverGirl TruBlend collection to debut additions

NEW YORK — Coty Inc.’s CoverGirl brand has introduced four new additions to the CoverGirl TruBlend collection — CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer, CoverGirl TruBlend Minerals Loose Mineral Powder, CoverGirl TruBlend Base Business Skin Primer and CoverGirl TruBlend Super Stunner Hyper-Glow Mono Highlighter. The products will

Mars Wrigley unveils new products at Sweets & Snacks

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Wrigley Confectionery announced on Tuesday its 2020 merchandising recommendations and debuting new products at the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. Together, these insights and innovations will support retailers in driving sales and overall category growth, the company