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Walmart tests new interactive store design

Walmart tests new interactive store design

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is testing a new store format designed to make the shopping experience more engaging and enjoyable for consumers. Unveiled at the retailer’s incubator location, Store 4108 in Springdale, Ark., the concept is called “Time Well Spent.” It aims to make Walmart’s physical stores into destinations where customers want to spend their

CRN announces new members, board additions

CRN announces new members, board additions

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has added 17 new companies to its membership rolls, along with the election of five executives to its board of directors, the association said. The newly elected and re-elected board members are Mike Finamore of Gemini Pharmaceuticals (2nd term); James Hyde of Balchem Corporation; Micah Osborne of Stratum

Retailers recognized for LGBTQ+ workplace equality

Retailers recognized for LGBTQ+ workplace equality

NEW YORK — CVS Health, Food Lion, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Walgreens and Walmart were among the 842 U.S. companies that received a top score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The CEI rates

Wendland reaches 30-year milestone With HRG

Wendland reaches 30-year milestone With HRG

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations and member of the owner group, marked 30 years with HRG January 12th. Wendland’s role is primary liaison to trade associations, industry publications, and alliance partners. In addition, he assists the business development and corporate marketing teams, providing guidance, insights, and expertise.   As an owner

CRN files comments with FDA on NAC

CRN files comments with FDA on NAC

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced Wednesday it filed comments with FDA calling for the agency to respond to its citizen petition on the status of products containing N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). CRN expressed its dissatisfaction with the agency’s most recent response, provided

Retail Business Services woos tech talent

Retail Business Services woos tech talent

SALISBURY, N.C. – Retail Business Services is launching an Accelerator Sign-On Incentive Program, which is meant to help the Ahold Delhaize unit hire top tech talent. The company said that Individuals hired into these roles will join a robust IT organization that delivers the technology services, systems and capabilities to support Ahold Delhaize USA companies’ ambitious

Hy-Vee details planned expansion into Indiana

Hy-Vee details planned expansion into Indiana

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa —Hy-Vee Inc. has released details about one of the first stores it is hoping to open in Indiana as part of a planned expansion beyond its current eight-state operating region.   Hy-Vee is finalizing plans to secure approximately 26 acres at the southwest corner of Whitestown Parkway and S. County Road

NACDS Regional Chain Conference takes on big issues

NACDS Regional Chain Conference takes on big issues

PALM BEACH, Fla. – The 2022 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference Program featured discussion on an array of timely issues — including the industry’s leadership role in pandemic response; federal and state legislative priorities; digital marketing and e-commerce; legal and regulatory compliance issues; pharmaceutical trends and forecasts; patient safety; today’s

Southeastern Grocers evolves community giving program

Southeastern Grocers evolves community giving program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. has relaunched its Community Bag and Giving Tag program, which lets customers support local organizations by buying reusable shopping bags. The new community bags are now available for purchase ($2.99) in all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie locations for customers who want to make a difference in

Walmart invests in indoor vertical farming company

Walmart invests in indoor vertical farming company

BENTONVILLE, Ark.  — Walmart has agreed to invest in Plenty Unlimited Inc., an indoor vertical farming company, the companies said on Tuesday. The move is part of a broader strategic partnership to utilize Plenty’s indoor vertical farming technology platform to deliver fresh produce to Walmart retail stores. As part of the investment, at closing, Walmart

NACDS Regional event affirms industry’s role

NACDS Regional event affirms industry’s role

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hannaford Bros. director of pharmacy operations Wendy Boynton launched the in-person National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ 2022 Regional Chain Conference on Monday by calling out all that has been accomplished over the past two years by the industry and within the profession. “Pharmacy has been recognized as being part of

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