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Advocacy, awards highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day

Advocacy, awards highlight NACDS RxIMPACT Day

WASHINGTON – An impressive force of 424 advocates from all 50 states reached every Congressional office during the 2019 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Since its inception in 2009, the groundbreaking event has seen a 200% total participation increase, including representation from 60% of colleges and schools of

Walmart to phase out store greeters

Walmart to phase out store greeters

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is eliminating the “people greeter” position at its stores and replacing it with a “customer host” role with such additional duties as handling customer refunds, scanning receipts and checking shopping carts. The change raised concerns that many greeters with disabilities would lose their jobs. Customer hosts need to be able to

New beauty aisles at CVS reflect transparency

New beauty aisles at CVS reflect transparency

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced significant progress toward the goal of full transparency for all of its beauty imagery by the end of 2020 and its efforts to create new industry standards for post-production alterations of beauty imagery. Just one year after the company made the commitment to create

Dollar Tree posts solid fourth quarter results

Dollar Tree posts solid fourth quarter results

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. on Wednesday reported strong sales and earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 3. Net income for the year increased 91.3% to $1.71 billion, and consolidated net sales for the year increased 7.4% to $22.25 billion. In the fourth quarter, net income more than tripled to

Dollar General announces holiday initiatives

Dollar General announces holiday initiatives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — With the year-end holidays approaching, Dollar General announced it is offering customers everyday low prices on thousands of items useful in celebrating “affordably and in style,” with a holiday assortment that includes home décor in trendy themes, gifts for family and friends, fashionable apparel for winter weather and food and snack items.

Costco taps Hamilton James as new chairman

Costco taps Hamilton James as new chairman

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. on Friday announced that Hamilton (Tony) James has been elected company chairman. He replaces Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman, who died earlier this month. James is president and chief operating officer of the Blackstone Group L.P., and a member of the board of directors of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management

Merchandising in an Experience-Driven World

Item and price have been the keys to retail success for almost a century. Sell high-demand items at a better price than your competition and you were likely to prosper. But, things have changed — permanently.   Today values have replaced value as the organizing principle of commerce and society. Millennial and Gen Z shoppers

Giant/Martin’s sets succession plan

CARLISLE, Pa. — Nick Bertram, senior vice president of merchandising at Ahold USA, has been named as president of Giant/Martin’s, effective January 2018. Bertram was selected to succeed Tom Lenkevich, who has been Giant/Martin’s president since 2014 and is retiring at the end of the year. “I am confident that Nick’s experience and knowledge will

NFI acquires e.p.t. pregnancy test kit brand

NFI acquires e.p.t. pregnancy test kit brand

BRISTOL, Tenn. — NFI Consumer Healthcare has acquired the over-the-counter pregnancy test kit brand e.p.t from Prestige Brands Holdings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are extremely excited to be entering the women’s health OTC market with the acquisition of e.p.t and embarking upon the next avenue of growth for our OTC business,” Susan

Kroger, Walmart top PoweRanking list

Kroger, Walmart top PoweRanking list

Norwalk, Conn. — Competition among retailers for the top spot on this year’s PoweRanking list was closer than ever before, according to Kantar Retail, with Walmart and Kroger Co. finishing in a virtual tie for first place. The 2016 edition of Kantar’s PoweRanking, the 20th, listed PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co. as the leading manufacturers. (In

How to earn Millennials’ loyalty

How to earn Millennials’ loyalty

Millennials account for nearly a quarter of the American population, with collective pockets each year as deep as $200 billion. For mass market retailers, this makes them a critically important group — especially as they begin to have families. The high bar Millennials hold for brands is only made higher when it comes time to

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