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CeraVe launches Hyaluronic Acid Serum and products for diabetic skin

CeraVe launches Hyaluronic Acid Serum and products for diabetic skin

NEW YORK — CeraVe, a skin care brand owned by L’Oréal, has expanded its portfolio of therapeutic skin care products to include a Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum and a Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief line, which includes a moisturizing cream, hand and foot cream, and a cleansing wash. The Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief line was developed to address the specific

Mike Carter, Alex Yakulis join Burke Gillis Juliano Group

Mike Carter, Alex Yakulis join Burke Gillis Juliano Group

NAPLES, Fla. — Burke Gillis Juliano Group (BGJ), a leading management consulting firm focused on delivering solutions for the extended retail value chain, today announced that Mike Carter and Alex Yakulis are joining the firm as associates. Carter will focus on wholesale/retail distribution, consumer goods and merchandising services, and Yakulis will concentrate on retailer engagement, in-store

CVS Health completes acquisition of Aetna

CVS Health completes acquisition of Aetna

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS Health on Wednesday announced that it completed its acquisition of Aetna establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. “Today marks the start of a new day in health care and a transformative moment for our company and our industry,” said CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo.

Black Friday generated big crowds at retail stores

Black Friday generated big crowds at retail stores

NEW YORK —Black Friday lived up to its reputation as the busiest shopping day of the year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, which estimates that about 151 million people visited a mall or shopping center over the weekend. “Black Friday kicked the holiday shopping season into high gear, driven by positive consumer

Ahold looks to grow U.S. biz

AMSTERDAM — Dutch-Belgian supermarket group Ahold Delhaize, the owner of Stop & Shop, Food Lion, Giant Food Stores and Hannaford, is looking for acquisitions in the United States, its chief executive announced in a Dutch newspaper report. The comments in Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad signal a potential strategy shift for Ahold under chief executive officer

Lidl expands presence in U.S. market

ARLINGTON, Va. — German Discount grocer Lidl and Best Market announced earlier this month an agreement in which Lidl will acquire 27 Best Market stores in New York and New Jersey, widening its reach into the U.S. market. The move allows Lidl to offer customers in the region a supermarket experience recently ranked among the

Amazon decides on New York and Virginia

SEATTLE — Amazon’s search for “HQ2” is over. After 14 months of rampant speculation and frenzied media coverage, Amazon revealed that rather than the 50,000-person, $5 billion second headquarters it said it wanted when it launched its search for a second home, the company has settled on two new bases — in the Crystal City

October retail sales up 0.4%: NRF

WASHINGTON — According to calculations released by the National Retail Federation, retail sales in October increased 0.4% over September on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 5.6% year over year unadjusted. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and ­restaurants. “Today’s pickup in retail sales shows a healthy pace of spending and a sign of

Sprint, Walgreens collaboration

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sprint Corp. and Walgreens are collaborating on a program that allows Sprint customers who shop online for Sprint-branded mobile phones, accessories and other products to retrieve the items at a FedEx counter located within 7,500 Walgreens stores ­nationwide. Sprint, the nation’s fourth-largest provider of wireless telecommunications services, with 54.5 million connections,

Who’s changing retail’s future?

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation’s NRF Foundation has identified the 25 individuals on its The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. A celebration honoring the industry stalwarts is set for January 13 at the NRF Foundation Gala, which will be held during NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York. “There has never been