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Walgreens expands same day delivery service

Walgreens expands same day delivery service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is extending its Same Day Delivery service to make it available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in many markets across the country, the company said Thursday. As a result, customers can now order from an assortment of more

NRF: GDP growth slowing, but consumers still spending

NRF: GDP growth slowing, but consumers still spending

WASHINGTON – Gross domestic product isn’t likely to grow as much in the final months of 2022 as it did in the third quarter, but consumer spending should remain strong even though its rapid pace is continuing to slow, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack

Another strong quarter for Kroger

Another strong quarter for Kroger

CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. today said sales, excluding fuel, increased 6.4% to $34.2 billion in the third quarter ended Nov. 5. With consumers continuing to demonstrate a willingness to spend on food despite rising prices, the company raised its forecast for the full year.

Together in the Fight for Health Equity: Dr. Marc Watkins, Kroger

Together in the Fight for Health Equity: Dr. Marc Watkins, Kroger

Dr. Marc Watkins of Kroger was part of a panel of five leading retailers that recently addressed the barriers that many Americans face in accessing quality health care, and discussed what can be done to lower them. The conversation was part of the Together in

Together in the Fight for Health Equity: Rina Shah, Walgreens

Together in the Fight for Health Equity: Rina Shah, Walgreens

Rina Shah of Walgreens was part of a panel of five leading retailers that recently addressed the barriers that many Americans face in accessing quality health care, and discussed what can be done to lower them. The conversation was part of the Together in the

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RETAIL NEWS

Ahold Delhaize updates C02 emissions reduction target

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands – Ahold Delhaize announced an update to its interim CO2 emissions reduction target for its entire value chain (scope 3) to at least 37% by 2030, and to become net-zero by 2050. For its own operations (scope 1 and 2), the company

NRF: Thanksgiving weekend drew 196.7 million shoppers

WASHINGTON – A record 196.7 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The total number of

Report: Black Friday turnout ‘solid’

NEW YORK — Consumers embraced the opportunity to return to physical stores on Black Friday to participate with family and friends in “the sport of shopping,” according to Coresight Research’s annual tour of malls, outlets, super-regional centers, downtown locations and neighborhood centers in the United

Meijer reaches 4 million meal donation goal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer will donate $1 million – equating to 4 million meals – to food pantries across the Midwest after customers made more than 4 million purchases including Meijer brand items Thanksgiving week. The donation came as a result of the retailer’s recent commitment

MPG partners with Bryan Gildenberg and Confluencer Commerce

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – Market Performance Group (MPG) announced a new partnership with Bryan Gildenberg and Confluencer Commerce, combining MPG’s unmatched omnichannel strategic, executional, and operational expertise with Gildenberg’s cutting edge thought leadership. The partnership will further drive thought leadership in omnichannel commerce, helping brands,

SUPPLIER NEWS

CHPA Educational Foundation launches pilot in Dollar General

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation announced on Monday an educational pilot launch to help consumers choose over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers at the point of purchase. Featuring signage at nearly 19,000 Dollar General stores in 47 states, the campaign reflects the Foundation’s

CEW honors the year’s best in beauty

NEW YORK — Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) announced the winners of the 29th Annual Beauty Creators Awards at a networking event and awards luncheon on November 11, 2022. One of the industry’s most esteemed beauty awards programs, the event honored the year’s best and most innovative products across 33 categories from

Buyers seeking diversity, wellness and innovation

SAN FRANCISCO – Supplier diversity, wellness and product discovery were all top-of-mind among buyers in Q3 as retailers seek new ways to entice consumers in the face of inflationary pressures, according to research uncovered in RangeMe’s Retail Roundup: Q3 2022 report. The report highlights trends

Bausch + Lomb launches health care products for dogs

VAUGHAN, Ontario — Bausch + Lomb Corp. has introduced Project Watson, a line of health care products for dogs in the United States. The products are specifically formulated to help support dogs’ eyes, ears and overall health. “For nearly two centuries, Bausch + Lomb has

Revlon to be delisted from New York Stock Exchange

NEW YORK — Revlon announced on Thursday that the NYSE Regulatory Oversight Committee’s Committee for Review rejected the company’s appeal and affirmed the New York Stock Exchange Staff’s decision to delist the company’s Class A common stock following the June 15, 2022 Chapter 11 filing