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Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is taking the “next step” in a test of automated drones to deliver groceries and other household essentials. The retailer is partnering with Flytrex on a pilot launching September 9 in Fayetteville, N.C., focused on deliveries from Walmart stores using Flytrex’s drones, according to a blog post on Walmart’s corporate website

Winning in the New World: Brian Owens, Kantar

Winning in the New World: Brian Owens, Kantar

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.

Ahold Delhaize sales rise 17.1% in Q2

Ahold Delhaize sales rise 17.1% in Q2

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

CRN to present annual events virtually, October 13–16

CRN to present annual events virtually, October 13–16

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

Loblaw sees sales gains in Q2

Loblaw sees sales gains in Q2

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

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

NACDS video looks at the passing of the gavel

NACDS video looks at the passing of the gavel

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

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