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CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

NEW YORK — CVS Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Bayer Consumer Health + BrightGuard were the big winners Tuesday evening at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The CHPA’s annual gala celebrates the

Walmart, Ford to test driverless grocery delivery

Walmart, Ford to test driverless grocery delivery

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is partnering with Ford Motor Co. on a pilot that might pave the way for a driverless grocery delivery service. The test program, which also involves San Francisco-based delivery startup Postmates Inc., will explore the performance of self-driving vehicles in the

Amazon selects NYC and Northern Virginia for HQ2

Amazon selects NYC and Northern Virginia for HQ2

SEATTLE — Amazon has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York

Hy-Vee to host annual Veterans Day breakfast

Hy-Vee to host annual Veterans Day breakfast

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. will host its annual Veterans Day breakfast on November 12 to recognize and thank veterans and active-duty military members for their service and provide them with a complimentary meal. Hy-Vee said it expects to serve more than 90,000

Forecast calls for strong Black Friday sales

Forecast calls for strong Black Friday sales

NEW YORK  — Retailers are gearing up for what is expected to be a big Thanksgiving weekend with announcement of special deals and tools to make online and in-store shopping easier. The stakes are high, according to a new survey from the International Council of

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RETAIL NEWS

Instacart Pickup goes nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO — Instacart said Wednesday that will be rolling out its Instacart Pickup grocery click-and-collect service nationwide. Instacart will be working with existing and new retail partners to add the Instacart Pickup service to participating partner stores nationwide over the coming months and throughout

GIANT to acquire five Stop ‘n Save stores

CARLISLE, Pa. — GIANT Food Stores has agreed to acquire five corporately-owned Stop ‘n Save stores from Supervalu Inc. The stores will be converted to the Martin’s banner once the deal is compete. Supervalu, now a subsidiary of United Natural Foods Inc., has said it plans

ShopRite supports Diabetes Awareness Month

KEASBEY, N.J. — ShopRite Supermarkets Inc. is offering free diabetes-themed educational classes, food demonstrations and store tours led by in-store dietitians as part of National Diabetes Awareness Month. The supermarket said the offerings are part of its continued commitment to providing free health and wellness

CVS earnings beat Wall Street projections

WOONSOCKET, R.I. ­— Strong gains in the pharmacy retail business helped CVS Health beat analysts’ third quarter earnings and revenue expectations. The company also announced on Tuesday that it anticipates the $69 billion Aetna deal to close before Thanksgiving. Net revenues for the three months

Kroger brings Geoffrey’s Toy Box to stores for holidays

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced Friday a partnership to bring Geoffrey’s Toy Box exclusive brands to nearly 600 Kroger family of stores across America for the 2018 holiday season. Starting this month, Geoffrey’s Toy Box branded merchandise and displays will appear in participating Kroger Family of

SUPPLIER NEWS

Piping Rock ranked as leading Long Island workplace

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. —Piping Rock Health Products, manufacturer of Nature’s Truth vitamins and supplements and top-selling aromatherapy products, has been voted one of Long Island’s top workplaces. Research company Energage recently conducted a workplace survey with over 100 Long Island companies, of all sizes, to determine which

P&G debuts Tide Eco-Box package

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Co.’s Tide brand has reimagined its classic liquid detergent with a new Eco-Box package containing an ultra-concentrated formula designed for e-commerce. The company said the Tide Eco-Box arrives on a shopper’s doorstep in a sealed, shipping-safe cardboard box. Inside the

IRI sees $450 billion self-care opportunity

CHICAGO — Eating organic food, using natural home remedies, taking vitamins and disinfecting homes are just a few ways in which consumers are taking control of their own health and getting a handle on rising health care costs, according to an IRI report. With 88%

Mother, daughter team unveils hair removal products

NEW YORK — In 1991, Sue Ismiel whipped up her first batch of Nad’s in her kitchen as a mother determined to find a gentle hair removal solution for her young daughter. In doing so, she created the original Nad’s Hair Removal Gel, which changed

Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability programs recognized

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark Corp. has been recognized with two awards for its efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. The company received the 2018 Responsible Business Award for Climate Action from Ethical Corporation, and earned its sixth consecutive SmartWay Excellence Award from