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Gourlay to keep Walgreens on track

Gourlay to keep Walgreens on track

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

Albertsons starts strong in fiscal 2020

Albertsons starts strong in fiscal 2020

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

Fashion advocate launches the Mask Project

Fashion advocate launches the Mask Project

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

Ahold Delhaize USA commits to sustainability

Ahold Delhaize USA commits to sustainability

SALISBURY, N.C. — Ahold Delhaize USA has made a new commitment to making its products and packaging more sustainable. The company said Thursday that each of its local brands — including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Hannaford, Peapod and Stop & Shop — has adopted a new policy regarding the chemicals used in products and

Shane Sampson to Leave Albertsons Cos.

Shane Sampson to Leave Albertsons Cos.

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced Wednesday that Shane Sampson, executive vice president and chief marketing a merchandising officer, has decided to leave the company at the end of its second fiscal quarter on September 7.  The company has launched a search for a successor. “Shane has been instrumental in building the Albertsons Companies we

OLLY taps Graham as celebrity ambassador

OLLY taps Graham as celebrity ambassador

SAN FRANCISCO — Model, entrepreneur and body activist Ashley Grahamhas joined OLLY Nutrition as a brand ambassador. The company said Graham’s dedication to living a balanced and authentic lifestyle seamlessly complements OLLY’s mission of celebrating health as the foundation of happiness. While shooting a campaign in Morocco, Ashley was introduced to the brand through her

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

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