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Food Lion revamps stores in the Carolinas

Food Lion revamps stores in the Carolinas

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion on Wednesday will officially unveil 92 remodeled stores in five communities in South Carolina and one in North Carolina. The company said it made a $158 million capital investment in the stores earlier this year, which included remodeling the stores and hiring 2,000 additional associates. The aim it provide an

CVS Health announces new plans to combat e-cigarette use

CVS Health announces new plans to combat e-cigarette use

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Given the significant increase in the number of teens using e-cigarettes, CVS Health announced on Monday that it and its charitable foundations will award a total of more than $10 million in 2019 to support youth smoking and e-cigarette prevention strategies and education delivered in classrooms, by clinicians and in communities across the United

Walmart taps Kumar as technology chief

Walmart taps Kumar as technology chief

BENTONVILLE, Ark — Walmart has named tech industry veteran Suresh Kumar to a new chief technology officer and chief development officer role position, reporting directly to president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon. Kumar brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience — including executive positions at Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM — to

Target’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations

Target’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. today reported revenue rose 5% to $17.6 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 as it brought more customers into to its stores. Once there, shoppers spent more than in the previous quarter, the company said. Same-store sales increased 4.8% while comparable digital sales surged 42%. Online sales represented 7.1%

CeraVe launches Hydrating Sunscreen

CeraVe launches Hydrating Sunscreen

NEW YORK — Only 2% of dermatologists say they believe their patients take sun protection very seriously, according to a recent survey conducted by CeraVe.  To help them take better care of their skin without the tradeoffs, CeraVe said it has launched its Hydrating Sunscreen, a mineral sunscreen formulated with broad-spectrum sun protection and three essential

Kellogg to sell Keebler Cookies, related businesses to Ferrero

Kellogg to sell Keebler Cookies, related businesses to Ferrero

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg Co. has reached an agreement to sell selected cookies, fruit and fruit-flavored snacks, pie crusts, and ice cream cone businesses to the Ferrero Group and its related companies. The cash transaction is valued at $1.3 billion (or €1.16 billion, at current exchange rates), and includes brands and assets primarily related to

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 foundation’s mission of happier, healthier lives through responsible self-care and

Piping Rock ranked as leading Long Island workplace

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 were the best places to work. The survey consisted of

Kerrigan named president, North America at Nature’s Bounty

Kerrigan named president, North America at Nature’s Bounty

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – Nature’s Bounty Co. announced that Don Kerrigan has joined the company as president, North America. In this role, he will lead the company’s marketing, sales, and e-commerce strategies across key markets and channels, generating transformational brand growth across the North American business. Kerrigan is a CPG industry veteran with more than 25

Dollar General opens its 15,000th store

Dollar General opens its 15,000th store

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Dollar General kicked off the grand opening of its 15,000 store in Wilmington, North Carolina, by hosting a community celebration and donating $15,000 to five local schools to support literacy and education initiatives. “Opening our 15,000 store is a major milestone for Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and

Supreme Court rules for internet sales tax

Supreme Court rules for internet sales tax

WASHINGTON — States can collect sales tax from online sellers even if those companies don’t have a physical presence in the state, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case with far-reaching implications for online commerce. “The physical presence rule has long been criticized as giving out-of-state sellers an advantage,” the court said in

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