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CVS completes rollout of time delay safes in five states

CVS completes rollout of time delay safes in five states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of an ongoing commitment to support law enforcement and help build safer communities, CVS Health on Wednesday announced the installation of time delay safe technology in all 106 CVS Pharmacy locations, including those in Target stores, across five states in the western

Sunrise ShopRite names VP of Operations

Sunrise ShopRite names VP of Operations

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. — Sunrise ShopRite Inc., the family-owned company that operates the ShopRite of Parsippany and ShopRite of West Caldwell stores in New Jersey, has appointed Mike Jacob vice president of operations. Jacob, a Pennsylvania resident with more than three decades in the grocery

CVS Health buying renewable energy

CVS Health buying renewable energy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health recently announced a 15-year agreement to purchase enough solar power to run the equivalent of 309 CVS Health store locations in Illinois and Ohio. The agreement with the clean power company Constellation calls for CVS Health to receive renewable energy

Video Forum: Scott Melville, CHPA, Part 2

Video Forum: Scott Melville, CHPA, Part 2

In the second installment of a two-part interview, Scott Melville, president and chief executive officer of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, discusses the regulatory environment for health care devices and dietary supplements (two areas where CHPA has recently stepped up its involvement); state-level issues affecting

MPG, ECRM and RangeMe name winners of the 2022 Diverse Supplier Accelerator Program

MPG, ECRM and RangeMe name winners of the 2022 Diverse Supplier Accelerator Program

PRINCETON, N.J. — Market Performance Group (MPG), ECRM, and RangeMe – along with a panel of judges from across the retail industry – hosted their first ever Diverse Supplier Accelerator Program on Thursday, July 14th. The purpose of this program is to help accelerate distribution

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RETAIL NEWS

Report: Consumers continued to spend in July

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. retail sales excluding automotive and gas rose 9.0% year-over-year in July, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which said rising prices—particularly for necessities such as food and fuel—were a contributing factor. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms

CVS surpasses expectations for second quarter

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health easily beat analysts’ projections for second quarter sales and earnings, and raised its full-year profit outlook. The company posted adjusted earnings per share of $2.40, topping Wall Street’s average forecast of $2.17.  Net income was $2.96 billion, or $2.23 per

Raley’s promotes three executives

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Raley’s Cos. has promoted three leaders, the company said Tuesday. Craig Benson was named chief information technology officer, Helen Singmaster was promoted to senior vice president and general counsel, and Matt Hilbrink was promoted to vice president of enterprise risk and asset

Walmart program helps shoppers buy refurbished goods

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is unveiling a program designed to help consumers find refurbished products that they can buy with confidence. Called Walmart Restore, the program provides a tool for shoppers looking for previously owned products from well-known consumer brands such as Apple, Samsung and

NACDS adds two to Congressional relations team

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced on Monday the appointment of Kate Ilahi and Whitney Jones, each in the role of director of Congressional relations. Ilahi has served as director of government relations for 340B Health since January 2020.

SUPPLIER NEWS

Marty Esarte to lead private label at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on Friday that Marty Esarte will join the company at the end of August as group vice president of Owned Brands, leading the company’s private label strategy. With over 20 years of retail and CPG experience at Clorox Co., Conagra

First Quality launches Earth + Eden Sensitive diapers

GREAT NECK, N.Y. — First Quality is launching its Earth + Eden Sensitive diapers with a renewed focus on eco-conscious design made safe and luxurious, the company said. Earth + Eden is a wellness brand that aims to help empower people who want to live

Zicam adds daily immune support products to lineup

EWING, N.J.— Church & White Inc.’s Zicam brand has launched two immune support gummy supplements — Zicam Daily Immune Support and Zicam Sleep + Immune Support with Melatonin — formulated to provide immune support year-round, day and night. According to the brand, the gummy supplements

Prunelax adds gummies to its product line

MIAMI — Garden House USA Inc. has launched Prunelax Gummies, featuring a new taste and texture option for the brand’s lineup of laxative supplements. Managing Director of Garden House USA, Ignacio Bentancur said the new product was designed with consumers in mind. “In a space

CeraVe expands cleanser and skin renewing collections

NEW YORK— CeraVe is introducing three products to its portfolio of skin care solutions this month: Comforting Eye Makeup Remover, Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm and Skin Renewing Eye Cream. Each product was developed with dermatologists and is formulated with three essential ceramides – 1, 3