Randob acquires Bacitraycin Plus portfolio

Randob acquires Bacitraycin Plus portfolio

CORNWALL, N.Y. – Randob Labs announced on Wednesday that the company has acquired a portfolio of new brands from First Aid Research, including the first aid antibiotic ointment product line, Bacitraycin Plus, and skin rash treatment Zinc Oxyde Plus.   “We are thrilled to add these consumer loved brands into our first aid portfolio,” said

Hy-Vee teams with Johnson Fitness & Wellness

Hy-Vee teams with Johnson Fitness & Wellness

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. is partnering with Johnson Fitness & Wellness to open in-store fitness equipment showrooms in select locations across its eight-state region. This is the first partnership in the U.S. between a grocery retailer and a fitness equipment company, Hy-Vee said Wednesday. The first Hy-Vee fitness equipment showroom will open

Publix to expand into Kentucky

Publix to expand into Kentucky

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets Inc. has signed a lease for its first store in Kentucky, the company said on Tuesday. The 55,702-square-foot supermarket will be located in Louisville, at the northwest corner of Terra Crossing Boulevard and Old Henry Road in Jefferson County. The project also includes an adjacent Publix Liquors store, the

Lance Neill joins Rite Aid’s Elixir as COO

Lance Neill joins Rite Aid’s Elixir as COO

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid’s Elixir subsidiary, which provides pharmacy benefits and services, said Tuesday that veteran healthcare and pharmacy executive Lance Neill has joined the company as chief operating officer. Neill was most recently vice president of network development and contracting for Centene’s portfolio of managed care products, representing $32 billion in annual

PLMA looks at SNAP recipients’ shopping habits

PLMA looks at SNAP recipients’ shopping habits

NEW YORK — The Private Label Manufacturers Association has released a study about SNAP recipients’ food shopping attitudes and behaviors.   “The findings produce a marketing and merchandising roadmap that retailers can use to encourage SNAP customers to spend more of their monthly benefits on store brands, thereby stretching their food dollars,” said Peggy Davies, president

Albertsons responds to natural disasters

Albertsons responds to natural disasters

BOISE, Idaho  — Albertsons Cos. announced Friday it will donate $500,000 to help provide food to those impacted by Hurricane Ida and the California wildfires. The donation will support local food banks and other hunger relief organizations in providing approximately 2 million meals to affected communities.   “Hurricane Ida and the California wildfires have impacted

Walmart to offer pay raises to over 565,000 employees

Walmart to offer pay raises to over 565,000 employees

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced this week that it will be issuing a new pay hike and around 565,000 employees will benefit from it.   John Furner, Walmart’s US president and chief executive officer, announced the news to its workforce through a memo. It stated that starting Sept. 25, staff associates working in the company’s

Hy-Vee teams with Pair Eyewear on kiosks

Hy-Vee teams with Pair Eyewear on kiosks

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee Inc. announced a new partnership with online retailer Pair Eyewear to bring in-store Pair Eyewear kiosks to select Hy-Vee locations across the company’s eight-state region. The first kiosk will be located inside the new Grimes Hy-Vee in Grimes, Iowa. The Pair Eyewear kiosks will offer a hybrid shopping experience

Walgreens launches bank account, debit Mastercard

Walgreens launches bank account, debit Mastercard

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens and InComm Payments have launched Scarlet, a bank account and debit card powered by Mastercard and issued by MetaBank, and available exclusively at Walgreens. Scarlet provides tools to help account holders build healthy financial habits, earn rewards, and save on future purchases. It will be available at more than 9,000 Walgreens