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Publix honors 12 leaders for their dedication

Publix honors 12 leaders for their dedication

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets recognized 12 leaders with the company’s President’s Award during a dinner celebration Tuesday night. The award was given to nine district managers, a recently promoted regional director and two support leaders who embody Publix’s founding philosophies. Recipients have proven their dedication to fairness; mentoring future leaders; and maintaining the

Kroger to add customer fulfillment center in North Carolina

Kroger to add customer fulfillment center in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kroger Co. said it will expand its grocery delivery capabilities in North Carolina with the construction of a new customer fulfillment center (CFC) in the state. The new CFC will be powered by Kroger partner the Ocado Group. The North Carolina CFC, measuring 200,000 square feet, is expected to become operational within

GMDC | Retail Tomorrow to dissolve at year’s end

GMDC | Retail Tomorrow to dissolve at year’s end

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GMDC|Retail Tomorrow plans to dissolve as a member-owned nonprofit at the end of the year. The decision, made by the trade group’s board, must still be approved by its members. “This news is disappointing to many, but we recognize our industry has changed significantly,” GMDC president and CEO Patrick Spear said.

Walmart taking steps to bolster its supply chain

Walmart taking steps to bolster its supply chain

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is taking action to ensure that global supply chain disruptions don’t keep its customers from finding and buying what they want from the retailer this holiday season. “We’ve always been committed to delivering everything customers need for a great holiday, and I’m proud of the hard work our associates are doing

Walmart works with Epic to streamline health care

Walmart works with Epic to streamline health care

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced a new partnership with Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health records system, to help make it simple for customers to live healthier.   Through this single, unified system, Walmart Health will engage patients, health care professionals, insurance carriers and other stakeholders while enhancing communication, personalization and information sharing amongst

Video Forum: Lauren Brindley, Walgreens

Video Forum: Lauren Brindley, Walgreens

Lauren Brindley, group vice president of beauty and personal care at Walgreens, tells this week’s Video Forum about the ups and downs of retailing during the COVID pandemic; the growing importance of technology, social media and omnichannel options in the categories she oversees; and the importance of in-store beauty advisors to the Walgreens offer. She

Amazon reportedly planning bigger stores

Amazon reportedly planning bigger stores

NEW YORK — In the week that big-box retailers reported that shoppers are returning to stores came news of Amazon.com Inc.’s latest brick-and-mortar experiment. Citing people familiar with the plans, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon intends to open retail locations that would operate much like department stores, selling apparel, personal-technology gadgets, household items

KeySmart, FTI Brands win Buyers Choice Awards

KeySmart, FTI Brands win Buyers Choice Awards

KeySmart won the ECMR-MMR Buyers Choice Award for its MagConnect keychain during ECRM’s Automotive, Hardware, & ASOTV Program held earlier this month. FTI Brands was a finalist for its AutoERASERS, Instant Auto Detailing Sponge. The products were selected from dozens of entries submitted by participating suppliers. Buyers were able to evaluate each entry and cast

Southeastern Grocers to offer telehealth services

Southeastern Grocers to offer telehealth services

TAMPA, Fla. — TRxADE Health’s Bonum Health unit has signed a Telemedicine Service Distribution Deal with Southeastern Grocers Inc., which operates Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarket and Fresco y Más grocery stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. Bonum Health will provide affordable telemedicine services and prescription discount savings to the patients of all Winn-Dixie, Harveys

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