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Kroger, Walgreens expand pilot program

Kroger, Walgreens expand pilot program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Kroger Co. and Walgreens on Tuesday announced two major initiatives, building on the exploratory pilot the companies announced in October, combining America’s food and grocery authority with Walgreens global expertise in pharmacy, health and beauty. “We are redefining the customer experience in a variety of ways through Restock Kroger, including innovative partnerships

SheaMoisture is debuting Wash N’ Go line for curly hair

SheaMoisture is debuting Wash N’ Go line for curly hair

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial Brand’s SheaMoisture is introducing a new Coconut Custard Make It Last Wash N’ Go collection, a layered system to help achieve defined wash-and-go stylings for a range of textures.  Made with natural, certified organic and fair trade ingredients with a bond-building complex that enhances natural curl patterns, the company said the five-piece

Southeastern Grocers adds new Fresco y Más

Southeastern Grocers adds new Fresco y Más

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. is set to unveil its 27th grocery store under the Fresco y Más banner with a grand opening of a store in Lauderhill, Fla., on December 5. The company, which also operates the BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie chains, opened its first six Fresco y Más stores in 2016 to cater

MMR honors ‘Six Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘Six Who Made a Difference’

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Six Who Made a Difference in 2018. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Staci Cochran, Senior Buying Manager for O-T-Cs at Walmart. Patrick Dennis, Group Vice President of General Merchandise and Health and

Supervalu to sell Hornbacher’s chain to Corborn’s Inc.

Supervalu to sell Hornbacher’s chain to Corborn’s Inc.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Supervalu Inc., now a subsidiary of United Natural Foods Inc., plans to sell its Hornbacher’s chain to Coborn’s Inc. The deal, announced by UNFI on Friday, includes seven Hornbacher’s locations, as well as a new Hornbacher’s store that is currently under development in West Fargo, N.D. Hornbacher’s remaining store, located in Grand

NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.8 million

NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.8 million

NEW YORK – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation celebrated its 20th Annual Foundation Dinner in New York on November 28. The event raised more than $1.8 million, which will help support evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic initiatives to improve patient outcomes and advance population health. In his remarks at the

Albertsons teams with Solera Health on diabetes program

Albertsons teams with Solera Health on diabetes program

PHOENIX — Albertsons Cos. has joined the Solera Health network of National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) providers, offering the program in in neighborhood grocery stores operating under 20 banners, including Albertsons, Safeway and Vons. The Albertsons Companies’ NDPP, led by local dieticians and supported by the stores’ pharmacists, uses the aisles of the supermarket as a

Unilever’s Polman to retire; Jope named successor

Unilever’s Polman to retire; Jope named successor

LONDON — Unilever has announced that chief executive officer Paul Polman has decided to retire from the company. Alan Jope, currently president, beauty and personal care, has been appointed to the position, effective  January 1, 2019, with Polman supporting the transition process during the first half of the year. Paul Polman has been Unilever CEO

Dollar Tree reports sales, net earnings gain in Q3

Dollar Tree reports sales, net earnings gain in Q3

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. reported a 4.2% increase in consolidated net sales, to $5.54 billion, for its fiscal 2018 third quarter. Same-store sales for the company increased 1%, and net income increased 5.1% to $281.8 million. “We delivered earnings within the range of our expectations despite continued cost pressures related to domestic freight