Walgreens launches mobile vaccine tour

Walgreens launches mobile vaccine tour

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has been a priority of Walgreens since the start of the pandemic. That commitment kicked off a multi-city tour by way of a mobile clinic that made its first stop in Washington, D.C., on May

Walgreens offers new ways to help brands connect

Walgreens offers new ways to help brands connect

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced Monday a new suite of capabilities to offer brands even more ways to connect with its customers, including new offerings and expanding areas where brands can leverage Walgreens uniquely scaled first-party data to drive return on investment. This increase in

Retail sales show ‘off the chart’ gains vs. 2020

Retail sales show ‘off the chart’ gains vs. 2020

WASHINGTON – April retail sales were virtually unchanged from their strong performance in March and grew dramatically year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said on Friday. “In March, we saw a surge in spending as stimulus checks came in, and that spending declined slightly in April,”

SEG gives loyalty program a boost

SEG gives loyalty program a boost

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers on Thursday enhanced its shopper loyalty program with the launch of “rewards Boosters,” which are designed to give customers personalized offers via game-like challenges. “At Southeastern Grocers, we believe in connecting with our customers on a personal level, whether that

Meijer opens three new supercenters

Meijer opens three new supercenters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Meijer has opened three new 155,000-square-foot supercenters, Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said Thursday. Located in Seven Hills and Boardman, Ohio, and Westfield, Indiana, the new stores promise “a state-of-the-art shopping experience,” providing customers multiple ways to shop in a specialty



Rite Aid expands vaccine age eligibility

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid said it is administering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 12 or older at all locations offering the Pfizer vaccine, following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guardians for individuals under 18 can now schedule appointments

Giant Food releases Better Neighbor Report

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food has released its first Better Neighbor Report, a comprehensive account of 2020’s giving, partnerships and innovation as part of its efforts to consistently be a Better Place to Shop, a Better Place to Work and a Better Neighbor to the individuals

NACDS applauds Alabama PBM law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is hailing Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for signing into law legislation (Act 2021-341) on May 6 which further regulates pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and helps ensure that  reimbursement rates cover pharmacies’ costs of purchasing

Ahold Delhaize sees continued growth in Q1

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize showed continued growth against tough comparisons in the first quarter. Net sales were €18.3 billion ($22.1 billion), up 5.8% at constant exchange rates. Comparable sales excluding gas grew 1.7%, and were up 15.5% compared to 2019. Online sales were

Merchants call on Fed to cut debit card swipe fees

WASHINGTON – The Merchants Payments Coalition on Tuesday called for the Federal Reserve to revise debit card swipe fee rules to reflect lower bank costs. The swipe fee regulations were adopted a decade ago, and a new Fed report shows that banks’ average cost of


Kellogg’s MASHUPS cereal returns with new combo

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg is back to mixing it up with a new flavor combo — Kellogg’s MASHUPS Cereal with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Apple Jacks. The newest creation follows the launch of the first-ever Kellogg’s MASHUPS Cereal last year. The all-new, limited-edition MASHUPS Cereal

Cosmoprof North America to be held in August

LAS VEGAS — Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), the largest B2B beauty exhibition in the Americas, will host its 18th edition August 29 – 31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The award-winning event will be the first live b2b exhibition of the Cosmoprof international network, offering domestic

GSK launching fully recyclable toothpaste tubes

LONDON – GSK Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) announced Thursday that it is partnering with two global packaging suppliers to launch fully recyclable toothpaste tubes across its specialist and science-based oral health brands, including Sensodyne, parodontax and Aquafresh. The first partnership, with strategic packaging supplier, Albea, which

Unilever teams with CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever is partnering with CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid to encourage shoppers to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines through digital touchpoints. This comes out of a partnership with the Ad Council’s #ItsUpToYou campaign, which aims to ensure that the American public

SKYN launches new condom

ISELIN, N.J. — SKYN is introducing Excitation, a new condom that features a wave design with raised dots on the most sensitive areas. The latest addition to the SKYN line of polyisoprene condoms, SKYN Excitation, also features a long-lasting, ultra-smooth cooling lubricant to maximize stimulation