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NRF: Record Halloween spending expected

NRF: Record Halloween spending expected

WASHINGTON – Consumer spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14 billion this year, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. That’s up from $8.05 billion in 2020. “Americans plan to spend more than ever to make this Halloween a memorable one,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Retailers have

PLMA’s Chicago trade show rescheduled

PLMA’s Chicago trade show rescheduled

NEW YORK — The Private Label Manufacturers Association has postponed its annual Private Label Trade Show because of concerns about the Delta variant. Now set for January 30 through February 1, the rescheduled show will be held in-person at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. The show was originally planned for November 14

Henkel taps DiBernardino as regional beauty head

Henkel taps DiBernardino as regional beauty head

STAMFORD, Conn. — Henkel has named David DiBernardino regional head, Consumer Beauty Care North America. In this role, DiBernardino will lead the Henkel Consumer Beauty business in the U.S. and Canada, with goals that include continuing the business‘ focus on building strong partnerships with retailers, meeting evolving consumer needs, advancing digitalization, and growing its eCommerce

CRN lowers membership dues for many firms

CRN lowers membership dues for many firms

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s new membership dues plan for 2022 will make membership more affordable for many companies in the dietary supplement and functional food industry, the trade group said on Tuesday. The new plan addresses continued industry consolidation and provides a more equitable rate structure, CRN says, allowing the trade association

NRF Foundation to honor CVS’ Neela Montgomery

NRF Foundation to honor CVS’ Neela Montgomery

WASHINGTON – The NRF Foundation will honor CVS Pharmacy president Neela Montgomery in January as one of the “People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022,” the organization said Tuesday. Montgomery, who is also executive vice president of CVS, is one of five retail leaders who will be celebrated at the NRF Foundation Honors in New York City

Southeastern Grocers offers hurricane relief

Southeastern Grocers offers hurricane relief

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. said Tuesday that it is offering support to communities on the Gulf Coast that were devastated by Hurricane Ida.  The retailer’s efforts have included holding a mobile food pantry to provide food assistance, partnering with local organizations and raising funds, donating a total of $566,420 to help with recovery

WBA makes majority investment in Shields Health Solutions

WBA makes majority investment in Shields Health Solutions

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Shields Health Solutions said Tuesday that WBA, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Walgreen Co., is making a majority investment in Shields, an industry leader in integrated, health system-owned specialty pharmacy care. WBA’s investment signifies another step the company is taking to accelerate innovative healthcare models for future growth,

ADUSA Supply Chain unveils distribution center

ADUSA Supply Chain unveils distribution center

MANCHESTER, Conn. – The ADUSA Supply Chain network today announced the opening of its newest distribution center here, a 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will receive, select and transport 88 million cases of nonperishable grocery products annually for more than 450 Stop & Shop stores and e-commerce centers. The facility also includes a state-of-the-art technology

Henkel names senior leader of North American beauty care

Henkel names senior leader of North American beauty care

STAMFORD, Conn. — Henkel, a leading manufacturer of well-known brands including Dial soaps, and Schwarzkopf hair care, has named David DiBernardino as regional head, consumer beauty care North America. In this role, DiBernardino will lead the Henkel Consumer Beauty business in the United States and Canada, with goals that include continuing the business‘ focus on building

FMI: Retailers face increasingly complex business cycle

FMI: Retailers face increasingly complex business cycle

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Food Industry Association (FMI) is out with a report that examines how traditional grocery business cycles are being upended by pandemic-fueled changes in consumer behaviors. “The Food Industry Speaks 2021” tells the story of the food retail industry’s resilience and transformation in 2020, and identifies how the landscape continues to shift,

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