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Rite Aid promotes Persaud to chief retail officer

06/13/2021


Andre Persaud joined Rite Aid as executive vice president of retail in February 2020, assuming responsibility for new in-store experiences and retail operations processes.

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Hostess Cr!spy Minis feature bite-sized wafers

06/13/2021


Hostess Cr!spy Minis are available in cookies & crème and strawberries & crème varieties.

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Hallmark helps spread Father’s Day cheer with greeting cards

06/13/2021


Hallmark is highlighting its Father’s Day greeting cards, which span across its Paper Wonder, Hallmark Signature’s, Mahogany, DaySpring, Good Mail, Vida and Shoebox lines.

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Ethique launches compostable lip balms

06/13/2021


Ethique’s compostable lip balms, available in five varieties, come in packaging that is free of plastic, the company said.

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Biotin Water aims to boost hair, skin and nail health

06/13/2021


Biotin Water Hair, Skin and Nails, now available at Publix, looks to maximize hair, skin and nail growth via such ingredients as biotin, zinc and folic acid.

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Temptations rolls out new cat treats

06/10/2021


New launches from the Temptations brand include Meaty Bites and Creamy Purrrr-ée cat treats.

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Staying strong: VMS will maintain strong post-pandemic role among consumers

06/10/2021


Even as vaccines become widely available, consumers remain eager to buy the vitamins, minerals, supplements and nutritional products that have become part of their new health routines.

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Care and convenience: Supermarket pharmacies cement themselves as health destinations

06/10/2021


Supermarket operators are leveraging the entire store and the clinical capabilities of their pharmacists to reach patients and solidify their position as healthcare destinations.

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Luxardo debuts canned cocktails

06/10/2021


Luxardo’s canned cocktails are available in Aperitivo Spritz, Bianco Spritz and Sour Cherry Gin and Tonic.

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Walmart Health offering COVID-19 vaccines across Georgia

06/10/2021


Walmart Health is leveraging its clinic footprint to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in Georgia.

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Bliss announces B Corp Certification

06/10/2021


Bliss has been certified by B Corp, which signifies that it meets the organization’s standards of verified social and environmental performance, as well as public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

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KVD Beauty names Nikki Wolff global director of artistry

06/10/2021


As global director of artistry for KVD Beauty, Nikki Wolff will consult on new product development and innovation, as well as serve as the lead artist on branded campaigns and marketing efforts.

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NRF reporting retail sales in 2021 to exceed $4.4 trillion

06/10/2021


The National Retail Federation forecast that 2021 retail sales will total between $4.44 trillion to $4.56 trillion, up from $4.02 trillion in 2020.

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Goli Nutrition intros ashwagandha gummies

06/10/2021


Goli Ashwa Gummies contain KSM-66, a full-spectrum ashwagandha root extract, as well as vitamin D2, the company said.

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IRI’s latest report spotlights new product launches

06/10/2021


IRI’s “2020 New Product Pacesetters” report spotlights new product launches on par with or ahead of consumer preferences and market trends.

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Q&A: Pain Care Labs' Baxter discusses drug-free pain relief

06/10/2021


Dr. Amy Baxter, CEO and chief medical officer of Pain Care Labs, discusses the company’s devices, which are designed to offer pain relief without the use of medication.

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Merck, Sanofi launch Vaxelis

06/09/2021


Vaxelis is a 6 in 1 pediatric combination vaccine.

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FDA approves Novo Nordisk's Wegovy

06/09/2021


Wegovy, an under-the-skin injection, is the first approved drug for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity or overweight.

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Lenny & Larry’s rolls out plant-based protein bar

06/09/2021


Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie-fied Bars, available in chocolate almond sea salt and peanut butter chocolate chip varieties, are made with plant-based ingredients.

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Moderna seeks clearance for COVID-19 vaccine to be used in adolescents

06/09/2021


Moderna's submission is based on a Phase 2/3 study of mRNA-1273 in adolescents age 12 years old to less than age 18 years old in the United States.

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Think! launches High Protein Crisp collection

06/09/2021


Think! High Protein Crisp Bars are available in chocolate crisp and lemon crisp flavors.

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Schick, St. Baldrick’s Foundation partner on special-edition razor

06/09/2021


The special edition Schick “Shave The Day”-themed Xtreme 3 Sensitive Razor features a QR code that allows users to download a game and play for points that turn into real dollar donations to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

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About-face beauty’s summer extension draws inspiration from the ’90s

06/09/2021


About-face beauty’s summer launches include shades that range from citrusy orange, yellow and green neutrals to candy pink and iced mauve tones.

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Southeastern Grocers kicks off hiring push

06/09/2021


Southeastern Grocers is looking to hire 40,000 associates across its Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie banners.

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Chains expand vaccination hours during ‘National Month of Action’

06/09/2021


Rite Aid and Walgreens on Thursday unveiled expanded hours on the remaining Fridays in June to make getting vaccinated easier.

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ECRM launches RangeMe across the pond

06/09/2021


One of the first companies in the United Kingdom to partner with RangeMe is LloydsPharmacy, whose buyers are using the platform for product discovery. 

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Icee kicks off summer with new frozen treats

06/08/2021


Icee’s three new launches include red cherry and blue raspberry ice cream float tubes, as well as mermaid and baby narwhal tubes.

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Data Dive: Trends Impacting the Rx Marketplace

06/08/2021


IQVIA's Doug Long will provide a data-based look at the first half of the year and how retail pharmacy and the US pharmaceutical market have performed.

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NCPA opens registration for in-person 2021 annual convention

06/08/2021


The event is scheduled to take place on Oct. 9 to 12 in Charlotte, N.C.

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FDA approves Pfizer’s Prevnar 20 vaccine

06/08/2021


Prevnar 20 is a vaccine to prevent invasive disease and pneumonia caused by 20 serotypes of pneumococcus.

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CbdMD adds CBD Body Care line to skin care collection

06/08/2021


The cbdMD CBD Body Care line includes three products that feature premium ingredients to keep skin clean and moisturized.

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Patrick Genestin to lead Hikma's generics business development

06/08/2021


Genestin previously served as vice president of business development and licensing and mergers and acquisitions for the U.S. entity of Sandoz.

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Ferrara celebrates Tune Squad reunion via ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ snacks

06/08/2021


Ferrara partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Space Jam: A New Legacy” on a collection of limited-edition candies and cookies from the Trolli, Keebler, Nerds and SweeTarts brands.

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Sera Labs, Nicole Kidman launch Seratopical Revolution, ad campaign

06/08/2021


Seratopical Revolution, designed with the help of Nicole Kidman, features 11 products that aim to keep skin feeling more youthful and hydrated, the company said.

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CVS Health completes rollout of time-delay safes in Georgia pharmacies

06/08/2021


All 355 CVS Pharmacy locations in Georgia are now using time-delay safe technology.

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CVS Health opens MinuteClinic locations in Utah

06/08/2021


CVS Health has opened six MinuteClinic locations in Utah.

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Hy-Vee to enhance digital capabilities via Google Cloud partnership

06/08/2021


Hy-Vee is using Google Cloud services to make online shopping easier for e-commerce shoppers, integrate its virtual dietitian services and enable customers to schedule vaccinations online.

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Food Lion to open new South Carolina store

06/08/2021


Food Lion’s newest location in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will offer shoppers its to-go service, as well as grocery pickup.

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NACDS op-ed reinforces pharmacies’ continued role in COVID-19 vaccinations

06/08/2021


NACDS chair Colleen Lindholz and vice chair Brian Nightengale emphasized pharmacies’ continued role in fostering vaccine confidence and ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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Black Opal looks to create individualized experience for customers

06/08/2021


Read how Black Opal is positioning itself to meet the reemerging demand to look and feel renewed after a year of interaction from afar and over screens.

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Supply chains face difficulty in keeping up with demands

06/08/2021


Retail supply chains are working overtime to keep up as consumers return to normal shopping patterns amid increased vaccination rates. 

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FDA clears smallpox treatment Tembexa

06/07/2021


Tembexa is the first smallpox antiviral approved for all age groups, including infants, and patients who have difficulty swallowing.

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Russell Stover Joy Bites bid adieu to added sugar

06/07/2021


Russell Stover Joy Bites, which do not contain any added sugar, are made with non-GMO and organic ingredients, the company said.

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CVS Health to collaborate with Biogen for Alzheimer’s screenings

06/07/2021


As part of the partnership, CVS Health will offer cognitive screenings in several major metro areas via Project Health beginning in September.

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Nudestix expands Nudies line with new shades

06/07/2021


Nudestix’s Nudies line is adding six new shades inspired by modern, minimalist and monochromatic beauty looks.

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NACDS names Roszak to lead health-and-wellness strategy, policy

06/07/2021


Sara Roszak, who also was elected president of the NACDS Foundation, most recently served as vice president of pharmacy care and health strategy at NACDS.

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Hostess takes breakfast on the go

06/07/2021


New launches from Hostess include Baby Bundts, Muff’n Stix and Pecan Spins.

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Blinc’s Glow Getter palette features blushes, highlighters

06/07/2021


Blinc’s Glow Getter Face Palette features four matte blushes and four highlighters that were formulated to be blended easily onto the skin.

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Albertsons, Fetch Rewards partner on shopper rewards

06/07/2021


Albertsons is collaborating with the Fetch Rewards consumer loyalty and shopper rewards app to send its users personalized offers to generate market activations and customer acquisition.

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FDA accepts Lannett's generic Advair Diskus application

06/07/2021


Advair Diskus had a market value of approximately $3 billion for the 12 months ending April 2021, although actual generic market values are expected to be lower.

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