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Kellogg’s reinvents Club, Town House crackers

03/03/2021


Club Crisps are available in sea salt and ranch flavors, while Town House Dipping Thins come in in sea salt and black pepper options.

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Hi-Chew Plus Fruit adds sweet, tart pairings

03/03/2021


New Hi-Chew Plus Fruit flavors include orange and tangerine, and red apple and strawberry.

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Publix offering COVID-19 vaccines at 148 Georgia locations, expands Florida eligibility

03/03/2021


Publix will be administering COVID-19 vaccines at 148 of its Georgia pharmacy locations, and in Florida offering vaccinations to those who qualify in the state’s expanded eligibility criteria.

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Womaness focuses on modern menopause relief

03/03/2021


Womaness, co-founded by Michelle Jacobs and Sally Mueller, consists of 13 SKUs that range from supplements and feminine care to sexual health and skin and body care.

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Beauty Product Spotlight: March 2021

03/02/2021


This month, DSN highlights innovative products across beauty categories — from skin care and hair care to everything in between.

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SheaMoisture caters to care of wigs, weaves

03/02/2021


SheaMoisture is kicking off the launch of its Wig & Weave collection with a campaign, starring Cynthia Bailey and Noelle Robinson.

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Keycentrix taps Lucas to lead operations

03/02/2021


Jeff Lucas brings 27 years of experience in leading and managing client service teams to the pharmacy management software provider.

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KemPharm gets FDA nod for Azstarys

03/02/2021


KemPharm's Azstarys is a once-daily product for the treatment of ADHD in patients age 6 years old and older.

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Safe Rx announces $2M in new funding, expands staff

03/02/2021


Safe Rx's new round of funding will support growth in dispensing and consumer product lines, as well as the hiring of additional staff.

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Halo Top goes fruity via frozen pops line

03/02/2021


Halo Top Fruit Pops, made with real fruit and fruit juice, are available in coconut, lime, mango, pineapple and strawberry flavors.

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Sargento balances snack time with Ritz, Wheat Thins

03/02/2021


Sargento partnered with Mondelez International on a new version of its Balanced Breaks snacks that contain Ritz, Triscuit and Wheat Thins crackers.

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Southeastern Grocers supplier diversity program targets inclusivity

03/02/2021


The retailer is looking to source a wide array of products from businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated and managed by people who are disadvantaged, disabled, LGBTQ+, military veterans, minorities or women.

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ECRM Connect marks virtual meeting milestone

03/02/2021


More than 100,000 meetings have taken place on the ECRM Connect platform since it debuted last May.

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Virtual 2021 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill urges pro-patient, pro-pharmacy issues

03/02/2021


COVID-19 vaccination speed and equity, DIR fee reform, and organized retail crime are among the key topics to be addressed during The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ virtual RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill.

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Target commits $4B on store openings, remodels

03/02/2021


Target plans to invest approximately $4 billion annually during the next several years to accelerate new store openings and remodels, as well as enhance its fulfillment services.

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Hy-Vee, The W Nail Bar partner on in-store nail salons

03/02/2021


Hy-Vee has teamed up with The W Nail Bar to open several in-store nail salons by the end of 2021 at select locations.

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Rite Aid ups commitment to improving chemical management, product safety

03/02/2021


Rite Aid is issuing a food-contact materials restricted substance list and requiring own-brand suppliers to certify that its packaging and packaging components comply with it, as well as federal and state packaging laws.

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Lupin obtains FDA OK for generic Northera

03/01/2021


Droxidopa capsules had a market value of $352 million, according to IQVIA December 2020 data.

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Hy-Vee awards $75K to 55 schools across the Midwest

03/01/2021


Hy-Vee's $75,000 pledge to local schools and $12,500 in additional prizes for Hy-Vee customers contributes to its commitment to supporting teachers, students and customers in response to the pandemic.

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Hikma intros generic Northera

03/01/2021


Droxidopa capsules had a market value of approximately $353 million in the 12 months ended November 2020, according to IQVIA.

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Slayback names Paul Campanelli to board

03/01/2021


Endo chairman Paul Campanelli is joining the Slayback Pharma board of directors.

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Report: Merck to help J&J make COVID-19 vaccine

03/01/2021


President Biden is expected to announce today that Merck will help J&J make its newly authorized COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to sharply increase the supply of the single-shot vaccine, per a report in the Washington Post.

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Sally Hansen, Mentos freshen up spring manicures

03/01/2021


The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri x Mentos collection consists of eight limited-edition shades that range from pastels to glitter and creme.

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Reese’s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cups cut out chocolate

03/01/2021


Reese’s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cups, which do not contain any chocolate, will be available for a limited time beginning in April.

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Kinney Drugs hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics in partnership with Association on Aging

03/01/2021


Kinney Drugs is partnering with the Association on Aging in New York to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics in 21 counties over 10 weeks for people 65 years old and older.

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Ulta Beauty sets sights on Herald Square

03/01/2021


Ulta Beauty’s Herald Square store, opening March 5, will feature several beauty must-haves, as well as safe shopping standards and a salon.

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M&M’s goes green with mint ice cream cookie sandwiches ahead of St. Patrick's Day

03/01/2021


In addition to launching M&M’s Mint Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, the brand is also rolling out M&M’s Classic Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches.

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J.R. Watkins launches pain relief remedies

03/01/2021


The San Francisco-based company is introducing the Muscle and Cooling pain relief lines, which include patches, sprays, roll-ons and a gel. 

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Target’s Q4, full year revenue rises above expectations

03/01/2021


Target reported that its 2020 revenue grew by more than $15 billion, and revenue for the fourth quarter rose 21.1% to $28.34 billion.

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Kroger COO Donnelly to retire

03/01/2021


Donnelly, who has worked with the grocer for 42 years, will be retiring effective in the spring, Kroger announced Monday. 

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Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency use authorization, shipments begin

02/28/2021


Johnson & Johnson expects to supply enough of the single-shot vaccine by the end of March for 20 million people, with the goal of 100 million doses in the first half of 2021.

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Mending a fractured supply chain: How companies have gotten creative during the pandemic

02/28/2021


Throughout the pandemic, retailers and suppliers have turned to SKU optimization, as well as some other very creative ways to manage inventory and find new resources amid a disrupted supply chain.

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Sephora plans to open more than 200 stores in 2021

02/28/2021


In 2021, Sephora is planning to open more than 60 freestanding stores and 200 locations in Kohl’s stores.

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Oncopeptides obtains FDA nod for Pepaxto

02/28/2021


Oncopeptides' Pepaxto is the first anticancer peptide-drug conjugate approved in multiple myeloma.

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Ana de Armas named Estée Lauder global brand ambassador

02/28/2021


Ana de Armas, global brand ambassador for Estée Lauder, will appear in a campaign for a new fragrance later this year.

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Lucky Jack Coffee adds oatmilk to Nitro Cold Brew Lattes

02/28/2021


Lucky Jack Coffee’s Nitro Cold Brew Lattes with oatmilk are available in four flavors — caramel, mocha, vanilla and golden milk and turmeric.

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Schnucks launches partnership with DoorDash in St. Louis

02/28/2021


Schnuck Markets now offers prepared foods on the DoorDash app from five of its locations in the St. Louis area.

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Turkey Hill welcomes 3 collections of frozen sweets

02/28/2021


Turkey Hill launched three new lines of frozen sweets, including ice cream cookie sandwiches, fruit and cream bars, and layered sundae cups.

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Walmart eliminates express delivery service fee

02/28/2021


Walmart has removed the $35 minimum order requirement it previously required for its express delivery service.

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Hisamitsu America intros Salonpas arthritis pain gel

02/28/2021


Salonpas Arthritis Pain Relief Gel contains prescription-strength diclofenac, which was approved for over-the-counter use in 2020 by the Food and Drug Administration. 

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CBDfx adds Balm Sticks to topical line

02/28/2021


The Los Angeles-based company is adding two varieties of the new CBD Balm Sticks — Muscle & Joint and Calming & Moisturizing to its lineup of topical products.

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Study tracks adherence to MS therapies in pregnant women, impact on hospitalizations

02/28/2021


A Walgreens study, in collaboration with AllianceRx Walgreens Prime showed that adherence to disease-modifying therapies in pregnant MS patients can reduce hospitalization events and costs.

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Perrigo to sell generic Rx business for $1.55B

02/28/2021


Perrigo is selling its generic prescription business to Altaris Capital Partners for a total consideration of $1.55 billion, including $1.5 billion in cash.

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H-E-B kicks off 2021 Quest for Texas Best

02/28/2021


H-E-B’s Quest for Texas Best has begun accepting submissions from Texas-based suppliers interested in taking home the grand prize of $25,000 and exclusive distribution at H-E-B.

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Sarepta obtains FDA OK for Amondys 45

02/25/2021


Sarepta's Amondys 45 provides a targeted treatment option for Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients with a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 45 skipping.

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Amneal cleared to launch Zafemy, its Ortho Evra generic

02/25/2021


The product had a market value of roughly $332 million, for the 12 months ended December 2020, according to IQVIA.

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FDA allows more flexible storage, transportation conditions for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

02/25/2021


The Food and Drug Administration is allowing undiluted frozen vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be transported and stored at conventional temperatures commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers for a period of up to two weeks.

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Peace Out Skincare rolls out exfoliating cleanser

02/25/2021


Peace Out Skincare’s Blemish Balm is an exfoliating cleanser that has been formulated to wash away dirt and excess oil without stripping the skin of its natural moisture, the company said.

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Luster Premium White intros new at-home smile whitening collections

02/25/2021


Luster Premium White launched two new at-home teeth whitening collections — Premium White Pearl and Mess-Free Activated Charcoal Whitening.

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Ökocat expands distribution to Target

02/25/2021


Several Ökocat cat litter offerings, including its Super Soft, Original, Less Mess and Dust Free varieties, will be available at more than 500 Target locations.

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