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Fashion advocate launches the Mask Project

Fashion advocate launches the Mask Project

NEW YORK — Sustainable fashion advocate Shannon Lohr has launched the Mask Project, an effort to mobilize companies, including apparel and textile manufacturers, to help mitigate the shortage of medical masks for health care workers. The Mask Project connects manufacturers to hospitals in need. The manufacturers create 100% cotton masks for non-COVID patient care, thereby

Eagle Lab to make hand sanitizer

Eagle Lab to make hand sanitizer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Eagle Lab Inc. said it has transformed part of its manufacturing footprint in the last month to allow for the production of Bactekill, an O-T-C quality hand sanitizer. Bactekill (www.bactekill.com) is described by the company as a new brand formulated by scientists with over 30 years of experience. “Registering with the

WBA’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

WBA’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) posted better than expected second quarter sales and earnings Thursday. The company’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.52 topped Wall Street’s forecast of  $1.46. Sales of $35.82 billion beat the projection of $35.27 billion. The quarter ended February 29, before the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

NACDS debuts ad on pharmacy’s role in COVID-19 fight

NACDS debuts ad on pharmacy’s role in COVID-19 fight

Rise from NACDS on Vimeo. ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS has released a new television ad targeting the fight against COVID-19 called “Rise.” The ad will debut in the Washington, D.C. market on Friday, on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Cuomo Prime Time and CNN Tonight, and on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity. It also will air in the Washington, D.C. market

NRF chief economist: stopping pandemic is first step

NRF chief economist: stopping pandemic is first step

WASHINGTON – National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz says the coronavirus pandemic “has triggered shocks,” but he argues that the underlying economy is sound. “How quickly the country gets a handle on containing the virus will determine the degree of the impact on the economy and how soon businesses can reopen,” Kleinhenz wrote in

Sales of pet products hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

Sales of pet products hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Despite strong sales in the pet industry during past major crises, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a projected 17% drop in sales for 2020, according to the latest report from Packaged Facts. In its just-published U.S. Pet Market Outlook 2020-2021, market research firm Package Facts forecasts that total U.S. retail sales of pet products

Kroger introducing Hero Bonus for employees

Kroger introducing Hero Bonus for employees

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. will provide all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates with a Hero Bonus – a $2 premium above their standard base rate of pay, the company said. The bonus will be applied to hours worked March 29 through April 18, and will be disbursed weekly to

Dollar Tree saw sales gains in March

Dollar Tree saw sales gains in March

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has seen a surge in store traffic and sales as consumers stock up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Easter holiday business is being hurt by the crisis. The details were part of a business update the company issued on Tuesday about impacts related to the novel coronavirus. In

Giant Food announces $1.5 million donation

Giant Food announces $1.5 million donation

LANDOVER, Md.— Giant Food is donating $1.5 million to address the needs of its communities during the coronavirus crisis, the company announced Tuesday. The donations will be directed to a variety of Giant’s nonprofit partners across its service region to provide support to those in need and struggling with access to necessary food and supplies

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