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Lewis Drug CEO Mark Griffin honored by SME

Lewis Drug CEO Mark Griffin honored by SME

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sales & Marketing Executives Inc. of Sioux Falls has honored Lewis Drug Inc.’s president and chief executive officer Mark Griffin with an SME Excellence Award.  Griffin has been named 2019 South Dakota Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year. From five stores in 1986 to 58 locations today spanning South Dakota, Iowa

Tom’s of Maine debuts new oral care products

Tom’s of Maine debuts new oral care products

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom’s of Maine has launched three oral products — Activated Charcoal Toothpaste, Sea Salt Toothpaste and Sea Salt Mouthwash. The new Activated Charcoal Toothpaste offers a mild enamel-safe formula for everyday use. It whitens teeth by removing surface stains and comes in a natural peppermint flavor. The toothpaste sells for a suggested $5.99

Raw Sugar Living expands to Walgreens stores nationwide

Raw Sugar Living expands to Walgreens stores nationwide

LOS ANGELES — The beauty brand Raw Sugar Living has expanded distribution of their vegan-friendly personal care products to 7,000 Walgreens retail stores nationwide. Walgreens is the third retail chain to carry a range of the Raw Sugar products, which are currently available at Target and Meijer. “As a brand whose product development is directly driven by

Jeff Flake to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

Jeff Flake to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake  will speak at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting slated for April 27-30 at The Breakers. Flake will address the chain members breakfast and NACDS PAC event on Monday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to  9:30 a.m. He will share his thoughts on

DOJ seeks formal approval of CVS-Aetna merger

DOJ seeks formal approval of CVS-Aetna merger

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has been formally asked by the  Justice Department to approve CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna Inc. District Court Judge Richard Leon had rebuked the government and the companies late last year for closing the $69 billion dollar deal prior to approval of a consent order. In response, CVS offered to

Gallo bolsters spirits portfolio with Gruppo Montenegro

Gallo bolsters spirits portfolio with Gruppo Montenegro

MODESTO, Calif. — E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced Monday that it will become the exclusive U.S. importer for Gruppo Montenegro and its portfolio of iconic Italian spirits, including Amaro Montenegro, Select Aperitivo and Vecchia Romagna Brandy. “We are excited to become the U.S. partner for Gruppo Montenegro and look forward to adding their brands

Hello Bello baby line launching exclusively at Walmart

Hello Bello baby line launching exclusively at Walmart

LOS ANGELES — Hello Bello, a collection of plant-derived baby necessities, was rolled out Monday exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, on Walmart.com and HelloBello.com. Founded by actors and parents Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, along with Sean Kane (co-chief executive officer), Jay McGraw (co-chief executive officer) and Jennifer Pullen (chief financial officer and chief operating officer), Hello

Rite Aid names Bulkley CEO of EnvisionRxOptions

Rite Aid names Bulkley CEO of EnvisionRxOptions

CAMP HILL, Pa.— Rite Aid Corp. announced that Ben Bulkley, an established executive with more than 20 years’ experience in health care and technology, has been named chief executive officer of EnvisionRxOptions, a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company and wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid. Bulkley will report to Rite Aid CEO John Standley. Bulkley