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Albertsons names Danielle Crop chief data officer

Albertsons names Danielle Crop chief data officer

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has tapped Danielle Crop to serve as its senior vice president and chief data officer, the company said on Friday. Crop was most recently chief data officer at American Express. The appointment is part of Albertsons’ move to step up

Carla Harris, Cedric Richmond to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

Carla Harris, Cedric Richmond to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS announced that Carla Harris, vice chairman, global wealth management and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley and Cedric Richmond, senior advisor to President Biden and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, will be the featured speakers during the

CVS names Kathryn Metcalfe chief communications officer

CVS names Kathryn Metcalfe chief communications officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health said Thursday that Kathryn Metcalfe has joined the company as senior vice president and chief communications officer. In this role, she is responsible for all internal, external, crisis, and reputation communications across the organization. “I’m excited to help CVS Health

Publix commits $2 Million to Everglades restoration

Publix commits $2 Million to Everglades restoration

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is contributing $2 million to remove invasive trees and plants in 1,000 acres of wetland in the Florida Everglades. The plants being targeted use more than their share of water and disrupt Florida’s natural water system, the company said. Publix is

CRN launches WellComms Conference

CRN launches WellComms Conference

WASHINGTON—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced on Thursday the launch of WellComms, the conference for marketing and communications professionals in wellness industries. WellComms will feature top subject matter experts, increase attendees’ practical knowledge, and provide opportunities to deepen interpersonal connections with industry decision-makers. “CRN

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RETAIL NEWS

Ingles Market to host vaccine clinic

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Ingles Markets Inc. has partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for the community in Belton, SC. Ingles pharmacists will be at

Kroger expands recycling program with TerraCycle

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. marked Earth Day on Thursday by announcing the expansion of its Simple Truth Recycling Program to include all of its private-label brands, including Private Selection, Kroger Brand, Comforts, Luvsome and Abound. Developed in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle, the Kroger

IRI rolls out omnichannel measurement capabilities

CHICAGO – IRI announced on Thursday a significant expansion of its omnichannel measurement capabilities to offer complete coverage of the omnichannel universe with the launch of two new solutions: IRI OmniMarket and IRI OmniConsumer. “These two new solutions represent the first omnichannel measurement, at scale, for our

Albertsons commits to cutting carbon emissions

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and will set an emissions reduction target that supports the goals of the United Nations’ Paris Agreement to reduce carbon emissions, the company said. “We are passionate about making a meaningful

WBA rebrands its beauty business

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance is leveraging the strength of its beauty brands by putting them under one umbrella. The six logos — No7, Liz Earl Beauty Co., Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp and YourGoodSkin — will form the basis of a new

SUPPLIER NEWS

MSU Health Care partners with Higi

CHICAGO – Higi and MSU Health Care announced on Thursday their collaboration to create greater health equity in Michigan by helping residents learn about their health and connect to community health services and ongoing care, available through MSU Health Care. Higi is a consumer health

TheraBreath launches oral spray supplement

LOS ANGELES — TheraBreath has launched its Immunity Support Oral Spray Supplement with a proprietary blend of ingredients to help support the body’s immune system. The company said the product’s combination of vitamins and minerals delivered through a spray provides an instant blast of nutrients

Catalina teams with Walgreens on digital solutions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –After years of helping Walgreens deliver value to customers in-store via promotional offers and coupons printed at check-out in more than 9,000 retail locations, shopper intelligence leader Catalina is extending its collaboration with Walgreens into the digital channel. Together, Catalina and Walgreens

Kantar agrees to acquire Numerator

LONDON — Kantar has reached a definitive agreement with Vista Equity Partners to acquire Numerator, a Chicago-based, tech-driven consumer and market intelligence company. Numerator blends proprietary data, including a digital panel of over one million U.S. consumers, with advanced technology to create unique insights that

Palmer’s introduces new hair care system

NEW YORK — E.T. Browne Drug Co.’s Palmer’s brand is celebrating the launch of their new Cocoa Butter Formula + Biotin Length Retention hair collection. To mark the launch, the brand held a special brunch hosted by international chef and event producer Jeff Morneau to