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Amazon partners with Best Buy

Amazon partners with Best Buy

SEATTLE  —Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with its sometimes rival Best Buy to sell Amazon’s latest smart TVs. Best Buy is becoming the exclusive retail partner to sell Fire TV Edition televisions made by Toshiba and Insignia (Best Buy’s house brand). Beginning this summer, Best

Wegmans and higi launch data-driven integration

Wegmans and higi launch data-driven integration

CHICAGO – Health screening kiosk supplier higi announced on Wednesday an initiative with Wegmans Food Markets Inc. to allow the grocer’s customers and employees to link their health data directly to the chain’s pharmacy management system. The service, which uses McKesson’s EnterpriseRx, will enable Wegmans pharmacists to better help consumers

Walmart revamping its e-commerce website

Walmart revamping its e-commerce website

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart plans to roll out a redesigned website that makes it easier for shoppers to reorder items, monitor the status of current orders, discover products that are trending locally and learn about services available at nearby stores. The upgraded website is personalized

Target adding eight new beauty brands

Target adding eight new beauty brands

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is expanding its beauty offering by introducing eight cosmetics brands, which collectively offer more than 150 products designed for consumers with medium to dark skin tones. “We know our guests have a wide range of beauty needs and preferences, and we

IRI Growth Summit looks to future of CPG

IRI Growth Summit looks to future of CPG

LAS VEGAS —IRI’s 2018 Growth Summit kicked off yesterday at the Wynn Las Vegas with a record-breaking attendance of approximately 1,500 participants. The Chicago-based market research firm’s 15th annual IRI Growth Summit, running from April 16-18 features visionaries and leaders from the world’s top consumer

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RETAIL NEWS

Big Lots CEO David Campisi to retire

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Big Lots Inc. president and chief executive officer David Campisi, who has been on a leave of absence for medical reasons since December 2017, has decided to retire from the company in order to focus fully on his health. Big Lot’s board of

Kevin Hourican named president of CVS Pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  Kevin Hourican has been promoted to president of CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health. Hourican, who most recently served as the company’s executive vice president of retail pharmacy, had been serving as interim president of the drug chain following the departure of Helena

Despite red ink, Rite Aid shows some progress

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $767.1 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended March 3. The company showed a net loss from continuing operations of $483.7 million, or 46 cents per diluted

CVS Health aims to help patients save

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has revealed a new, comprehensive program designed to combat rising prescription drug prices and help patients save money on their medications. The new initiatives are being launched against a background of ongoing increases in manufacturers’ list prices for drugs and

Wakefern to host store brand sourcing event

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. plans to host a store brand sourcing event on Thursday, May 17. The one day exclusive supplier program at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J., will pair potential new vendors with Wakefern buyers and category

SUPPLIER NEWS

Garnier, Biofreeze top IRI 2017 H&BA Pacesetters

CHICAGO —Garnier Whole Blends, Biofreeze, and Herbal Essences Bio:Renew led last year’s most succesful nonfoods launches, IRI reported today. The three H&BA brands had first-year sales of $122 million, $78 million and $75 million, respectively. IRI’s 2017 New Product Pacesetters report also listed the top-selling foods and beverages, and convenience store products.

Emergen-C rolling out Probiotics+ supplement

NEW YORK — Emergen-C is adding to its product lineup this week with the introduction of Probiotics+, a new powdered drink supplement that naturally supports daily immune health and aids in digestion. “We know that a healthy gut plays a large role in our immune

Johnson & Johnson Vision develops contact lens innovation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Johnson & Johnson Vision announced ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology, a first of its kind contact lens that provides wearers with vision correction and a dynamic photochromic filter that helps to continuously balance the amount of light entering the eye.

Vicks ZzzQuil expands sleep offerings

CINCINNATI — Vicks ZzzQuil is introducing new additions to its sleep products including Vicks ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin Gummies. This latest introduction to the Vicks ZzzQuil product line-up now gives consumers access to another non-habit forming sleep-aid with an optimal level of melatonin so users can fall

Camila Mendes joins John Frieda Hair Care

NEW YORK — Camila Mendes, leading actress and style star, is the newest influencer to join John Frieda Hair Care in their mission to encourage women to express themselves through their hair. The Your Hair Talks, Make a Statement campaign is building a community of