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Hy-Vee offers pediatric COVID-19 boosters

Hy-Vee offers pediatric COVID-19 boosters

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Friday that free Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now available by appointment only at select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations for 5- to 11-year-olds at least 5 months after their second dose. Moderately to severely immunocompromised pediatric patients

Rite Aid offers COVID boosters for kids 5-11

Rite Aid offers COVID boosters for kids 5-11

PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid will begin administering a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at select locations for eligible children ages 5 to 11, following approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, the company said Friday. Bartell Drugs,

Veeve and Albertsons Cos. partner on AI-powered carts

Veeve and Albertsons Cos. partner on AI-powered carts

SEATTLE — Albertsons Cos. is working with Veeve Inc. on a test of the tech startup’s smart shopping carts at a few dozen stores across the country later this year. Consumers at the stores will be able to use the smart carts to skip the

MeMD becomes Walmart Health Virtual Care

MeMD becomes Walmart Health Virtual Care

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The telehealth company MeMD has changed its name to Walmart Health Virtual Care, reflecting the final stages of its acquisition by Walmart Health, which was announced last May. “In this next evolution of MeMD, we are excited to begin officially delivering services

COVID-19 therapeutics available at GIANT, MARTIN’s

COVID-19 therapeutics available at GIANT, MARTIN’s

CARLISLE, Pa. — COVID-19 therapeutics are now available at all GIANT and MARTIN’S in-store pharmacies, the company said Thursday. These medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by a customer’s health care provider. All stores have Molnupiravir or Paxlovid in-stock. If a consumer is likely

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RETAIL NEWS

Walmart reports mixed first quarter results

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart posted mixed results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023. Adjusted earnings per share for the three months ended April 30 were $1.30, well short of the $1.48 that analysts had forecast. The company said inflation hurt the bottom line. Revenue

WBA reduces its stake in AmerisourceBergen

DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) has sold 6.0 million shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. common stock pursuant to Rule 144 at a price of $150 per share. After the sale, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s ownership of AmerisourceBergen’s common stock decreased from approximately 28.1% to approximately

Dollar Tree adds two to leadership team

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree has made two key additions to its leadership team, naming John Flanigan chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta chief merchandising officer for the Family Dollar banner. “Driving supply chain efficiencies and improving the operating performance of our Family Dollar

Walmart Canada makes leadership changes

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Walmart Canada has named four executives to new leadership roles as part of a push to “transform the customer experience for millions of customers in-store and online,” the company said Wednesday. Nabeela Ixtabalan has been named chief operations officer, Sam Wankowski has been

SUPPLIER NEWS

Rice Krispies Treats debuts new cinnamon sugar flavor

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg Co.’s Rice Krispies brand has created the Rice Krispies Treats Homestyle Cinnamon Sugar snack with marshmallows, butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Cinnamon Sugar joins existing Rice Krispies Treats Homestyle flavors: Original and Chocolate. “Whether you’re a busy parent packing

Skittles Pride packs support LGBTQ+ community

NEWARK, N.J. — As part of its ongoing mission to increase LGBTQ+ visibility and celebrate those within the community, Skittles, part of Mars Inc., is teaming up with GLAAD for the third year in a row to provide Pride packs. The Skittles Pride packs, which

Summer’s Eve debuts spa collection

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc.’s Summer’s Eve brand is launching its Summer’s Eve Spa collection consisting of Spa Luxurious Wash and Spa Intimate Skin Serum. The Spa Luxurious Wash, described as the first step to cleansing the external vaginal area, is formulated to

PharmaCare ushers in next chapter with new senior leadership

SAN DIEGO — PharmaCare U.S., premier maker of Sambucol Black Elderberry Advanced Immune products, announces the appointment of Javier Aste as the new president of the Americas and Jeff Dotzler as new vice president of sales for North America. Art Rowe-Cerveny, founding member of the

Bausch + Lomb launches as a publicly traded company

VAUGHAN, Ontario — Bausch + Lomb Corp. launched as a publicly traded company Friday focused on protecting and enhancing sight for millions of people around the world when it began trading under the “BLCO” symbol on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange.