In the inaugural episode of Winning in the New World, Brian Owens, senior vice president of global health and wellness retail insights at Kantar, reflects on what recent developments in the marketplace mean for retailers and suppliers. Topics include the safety imperative created by COVID-19, omnichannel capabilities, and coronavirus’ long-term impact on business.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox has tapped 17-year company veteran Linda Rendle to serve as its next chief executive officer. She will be promoted to that post and elected to the company’s board of directors effective September 14, the company said on Wednesday. Benno Dorer will continue serving as the board’s executive chair. Dorer has served
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize posted net sales of €19.1 billion ($22.71 billion) in the second quarter. That is an increase of 17.1%, or 15.9% at constant exchange rates. Comparable sales growth (excluding gas) was up 20.6% in the United States and 10.2% in Europe. The company saw net consumer online sales increase by
WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will hold its annual flagship events virtually in 2020. The traditional science-focused day-long symposium, “The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science,” is transforming to span two half-days, renamed as “Science In Session,” taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Wednesday, Oct. 14. “The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for
BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. posted strong sales gains for its fiscal second quarter, as COVID-19 boosted consumer demand. But spending on safety measures related to the pandemic hurt earnings, the company said Thursday. “Loblaw delivered strong operational performance, as both our base business and strategic growth pillars performed well amidst the extraordinary conditions brought
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. posted sales of $36.45 billion for its third quarter ended May 10, a 7.3% increase over the comparable period in 2019. Same store sales, adjusted to exclude the impacts of fuel sales and the effects of currency changes, increased 8% in the United States and 7.8% for the entire
DEERFIELD, Ill. – With Richard Ashworth’s resignation as Walgreens president to lead Tivity Health Inc., one thread in the drug chain’s storied history is coming to an end, even as the overarching narrative of its transformation continues. Ashworth – whose duties are being assumed by Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay, whom he
ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS released on Tuesday a video commemorating the passing of the chairman’s gavel, the critical importance of pharmacies and pharmacists to the health and wellness of American communities, and the Association’s effectiveness in uniting diverse chain and supplier members for a common purpose. In the video, Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, accepted the NACDS
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has launched a new service, called Express Delivery, that promises to let consumers order from a wide range of products and have them delivered to their doors in less than two hours. Walmart said Thursday that it had accelerated the development of the service in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. posted an identical store sales increase of 47% for the first four weeks of fiscal 2020, the company said on Thursday. Quarter-to-date identical sales for the first eight weeks of fiscal 2020 increased 34% compared to the comparable prior year period. Albertsons reported its first quarter sales-to-date as part of
NEW YORK — Sustainable fashion advocate Shannon Lohr has launched the Mask Project, an effort to mobilize companies, including apparel and textile manufacturers, to help mitigate the shortage of medical masks for health care workers. The Mask Project connects manufacturers to hospitals in need. The manufacturers create 100% cotton masks for non-COVID patient care, thereby
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that the retailer has opened a COVID-19 testing site for a limited population in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The company issued the following statement: “As announced on March 13, we have been working with the administration and other partners to help facilitate increased frequency