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Cra-Z-Art acquires RoseArt brand From Mattel

Cra-Z-Art acquires RoseArt brand From Mattel

RANDOLPH, N.J. — LaRose Industries, which does business as Cra-Z-Art, said Thursday that it has acquired Mattel’s arts, crafts and stationery businesses. The deal includes the popular RoseArt and Rose Moon brands and the rights to produce and sell all associated products including premium USA Gold and USA Titanium pencils, and Scribble Stuff that will anchor the new writing

Rite Aid’s third quarter results beat estimates

Rite Aid’s third quarter results beat estimates

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp.’s third quarter sales climbed 12% to $6.12 billion, but adjusted earnings slipped to 40 cents a share from 54 cents a year earlier, hurt by elevated expenses. Still, both sales and earnings beat Wall Street’s estimates. Net income for the quarter ended November 28 was $4.3 million, down

CVS Health works to fight hunger in Ohio

CVS Health works to fight hunger in Ohio

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation announced on Tuesday a total of nearly $1.25 million in grants to help underserved communities in Ohio increase access to food and health care. CVS Health will provide $1 million to free and charitable clinics in Ohio to increase access to telehealth services in coordination with the National Association of Free and

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

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