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WE hosts reception, panel discussion

WE hosts reception, panel discussion

WE, Empowering Women to Advance Wellness, hosted a reception and panel discussion on mentoring at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo in Boston. The panel included Chikako Amendola, director of channel strategy at Nature’s Bounty; Staci Cochran, a senior buying manager at Walmart; Lauren Wittenberg, director of sales and Target team

‘Most Influential Women’ honored

‘Most Influential Women’ honored

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers last week honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2019. The awards presentation and reception drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels to a ballroom in lower Manhattan. On hand to receive awards

AAHP celebrates growth of homeopathy

AAHP celebrates growth of homeopathy

BALTIMORE — The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) convened its inaugural industry summit here last month to celebrate recent gains in the marketplace while assessing the challenges suppliers face in engaging with regulators and earning consumers’ trust. “We have a responsibility to produce products of the highest quality so that consumers and families across

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers presented its 2018 Retailer of the Year awards Wednesday night in New York City. The event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels. Target Corp. was honored as MMR‘s 2018 Retailer of the Year. The award was given in recognition of the work

A preview of Target’s latest small-format store

A preview of Target’s latest small-format store

NEW YORK — Target Corp. held a ribbon cutting this week for a store in the Kip’s Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. The outlet, which will officially open on Sunday, is the retailer’s fifth small-format store in Manhattan and its 78th store in the greater New York area. Target also opened two small-format stores this week

GIANT Food opens e-commerce hub

GIANT Food opens e-commerce hub

CARLISLE, Pa. — GIANT Food Stores hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday for a new e-commerce hub in Lancaster, Pa. The facility is part of the retailer’s recently rebranded digital grocery operation, which is called “GIANT DIRECT, Powered by Peapod.”  The new hub, which is being operated in partnership with Peapod Digital Labs, will

Emerson Group opens new Indiana warehouse

Emerson Group opens new Indiana warehouse

CLAYTON, Ind. — The Emerson Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the opening of a new warehouse facility here. The new warehouse is allowing Emerson Logistics to consolidate its operations in the Indianapolis area into one building, boosting efficiency while also dramatically expanding its capacity to handle recent growth in its business,

ShopRite opens new Long Island store

ShopRite opens new Long Island store

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — ShopRite recently a new supermarket in this Long Island community. The 45,000-square-foot store is in a building that formerly housed a Waldbaum’s supermarket, but that has been completely renovated to reflect ShopRite’s take on a convenient grocery format with a focus on fresh food. The store was outfitted with the latest

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2018. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of operations at Walgreens Lauren Brindley, group vice president and GMM of beauty and

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Walgreens is launching a pilot program here that incorporates new approaches to pricing, promotions, product assortment and service offerings to create a new customer experience. The program, which has been implemented in 17 stores in the Gainesville area, will be monitored over the next 12 to 18 months to gauge customer reaction