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HDA launches new communications initiative

HDA launches new communications initiative

WASHINGTON — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) launched a new initiative, “We Are Health Delivered,” to underscore the pharmaceutical distribution’s industry’s united commitment to delivering health to communities across America. As part of the launch, HDA is releasing a new 30-second national advertisement that spotlights the people working tirelessly behind the scenes for a common purpose: distributing 10 million

Rite Aid launches Ello Market

Rite Aid launches Ello Market

PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid has announced the arrival of Ello Market to its shelves – the national drug store chain’s new exclusive collection of quality snacks and indulgent treats to satisfy cravings as well as pantry staples to transform meals. With Ello Market, consumers can feel good about their choices thanks to wholesome, delicious options that

Fall into autumn with The GIANT Co.’s dietitians

Fall into autumn with The GIANT Co.’s dietitians

CARLISLE, Pa. – Looking for inspiration to bring your family together on those chilly fall evenings? The GIANT company’s team of dietitians have plenty of ideas from creating value-packed meals in a snap to spooky snack crafting for Halloween. Some of the free virtual nutrition classes being offered by The GIANT Company this October and wrap yourself with

Back-to-class shopping expected to reach record levels

Back-to-class shopping expected to reach record levels

WASHINGTON – Consumers are expected to spend record amounts for both back-to-school and back-to-college shopping this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Back-to-school spending is expected to reach an unparalleled $41.5 billion, up from $36.9 billion last year and the previous high of

WBA’s first quarter earnings beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) posted first quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts’ forecasts. WBA reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.16, surpassing the expected $1.14. Revenue for the three-month period ended November 30 was $33.38 billion, ahead of the projected $32.84 billion. Walgreens’ front-end sales grew 0.8%, with same-store sales rising

HDA unveils redesigned HDA.org

HDA unveils redesigned HDA.org

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) on Monday launched a next-generation website, located at HDA.org. The website features a bright, contemporary design and intuitive functionality with member database integration and a resource-rich “Industry Hub.” Importantly, HDA’s existing web properties — HealthDelivered.org as well as the HDA Research Foundation and the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security

Albertsons teams with Cue Health on testing

Albertsons teams with Cue Health on testing

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. and Cue Health have entered a first-of-its-kind partnership offering customers access to Cue’s  convenient COVID-19 tests at participating Albertsons Cos. pharmacies across the country, the companies said Tuesday. Pharmacy personnel will provide this new service, which will allow customers to get Cue’s lab-quality COVID-19 test results delivered to their email

Walgreens rolls out mobile clinics

Walgreens rolls out mobile clinics

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Following the success of more than 700 vaccination clinics across the country hosted primarily at churches and community centers, Walgreens has activated multiple mobile clinics in Chicago. The traveling mobile clinics will focus on bringing COVID-19 vaccines directly to underserved communities and those with barriers to accessing the vaccine. Over the next

Colgate Optic White debuts overnight teeth whitening pen

Colgate Optic White debuts overnight teeth whitening pen

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Colgate Optic White brand has launched Colgate Optic White Overnight Teeth Whitening Pen designed to work while users sleep. The advanced whitening technology, which is powered by hydrogen peroxide, removes years of stains in a week, the company said. The whitening pen formula goes on wet and dries quickly after

Target extends enhancements to pay and benefits

Target extends enhancements to pay and benefits

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is extending enhanced team member wages and benefits, and is providing business updates related to the impact from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Target said it will extend its $2 an hour temporary wage increase until May 30, in recognition of the contributions of frontline team members. The company said it will also continue

Albertsons launches data-driven media platform

Albertsons launches data-driven media platform

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced the launch of Albertsons Performance Media, a digital media tool for providing brands with proprietary shopper data that can help drive sales across the supermarket operator’s network of 2,300 stores in 35 states. Albertsons Performance Media features technology from Quotient Technology Inc., a Silicon Valley-based provider of digital coupons