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August 27, 2013

Are big-box stores and shopping malls in the suburbs giving way to walkable retail? According to a couple of recent magazine articles, that appears to be the trend.

NEW YORK — Are big-box stores and shopping malls in the suburbs giving way to walkable retail? According to a couple of recent magazine articles, that appears to be the trend.

August 23, 2013

Walmart displayed a powerful commitment to revitalizing U.S. manufacturing in front of roughly 1,500 supplier company representatives, government and economic development officials, dozens of senior merchants and the company's top executives as they convened Thursday for its first-ever domestic sourcing summit at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walmart displayed a powerful commitment to revitalizing U.S. manufacturing in front of roughly 1,500 supplier company representatives, government and economic development officials, dozens of senior merchants and the company's top executives as they convened Thursday for its first-ever domestic sourcing summit at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

August 19, 2013

The Exchange, Safeway and Walmart were among the companies identified as the nation's top veteran-friendly companies by the U.S. Veterans Magazine last week.

IRVINE, Calif. — The Exchange, Safeway and Walmart were among the companies identified as the nation's top veteran-friendly companies by the U.S. Veterans Magazine last week. The publication released the results of its 2013 evaluation of the nation's top veteran-friendly companies, which also included 3M, the Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg Co., Novartis, Sears Holdings and Target, following a poll of Fortune 1000 companies.  

August 16, 2013

Hair accessories brand Goody has introduced its new Stylista collection, a trend-setting range that includes a variety of brush types and accessories to deliver chic design aesthetics and premium patterns.

ATLANTA — Hair accessories brand Goody has introduced its new Stylista collection, a trend-setting range that includes a variety of brush types and accessories to deliver chic design aesthetics and premium patterns. 
 


The brushes and new accessories are available in three patterns, including a playful, colorful swirl design, a bright and bold foliage pattern and a funky, edgy cheetah print. 
The new Goody Stylista collection includes:

August 16, 2013

During the company's second-quarter conference call, Walmart discussed efforts to expand its e-commerce platform as it recently launched a locker test for site-to-store in the Washington, D.C., area.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — During Thursday's second-quarter conference call, Walmart discussed the company's efforts to expand its e-commerce platform as it recently launched a locker test for site-to-store in Washington, D.C., area.

“While this test is still in the early stages, the initial read on customer satisfaction and acceptance is very encouraging, with 90% of the customers who have used the service providing positive feedback,” said Bill Simon, CEO of Walmart U.S.

August 15, 2013

Starting in August, licensed pharmacists at more than 560 U.S. Sam's Club pharmacy locations will administer flu shots and nine immunizations recommended to help protect against diseases, such as pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. All Sam's Club pharmacies are open to the public.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Every Sam's Club location with a pharmacy will offer year-round adult immunizations, Sam's Club announced today. Starting in August, licensed pharmacists at more than 560 U.S. Sam's Club pharmacy locations will administer flu shots and nine immunizations recommended to help protect against diseases, such as pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. All Sam's Club pharmacies are open to the public.

August 15, 2013

Walmart reported weaker than expected second-quarter same-store sales at its U.S. division and lowered its full-year profit forecast, suggesting global economic conditions remain challenging.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart early on Thursday reported weaker than expected second-quarter same-store sales at its U.S. division and lowered its full-year profit forecast, suggesting global economic conditions remain challenging.

August 12, 2013

Moberg Pharma AB announced its U.S. launch of Kerasal NeuroCream, an over-the-counter pain relieving foot cream.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Moberg Pharma AB today announced its U.S. launch of Kerasal NeuroCream, an over-the-counter pain relieving foot cream. This new product will be sold in over 3,800 Walmart stores and in CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid drug stores starting late August.

August 9, 2013

Red Diamond, one of the three oldest coffee, tea and foodservice companies in the United States continuously operated by the same family, today announced it would be offering its tea products in a six-carton, 24-quart tea bag case to Sam’s Club members throughout the southern United States.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Red Diamond’s ready-to-drink, fresh brewed tea is No. 1 in the United States, according to the company, and is widely available in dairy cases throughout Walmart and other leading retailers.

August 9, 2013

Walmart.com announced its first-ever "Back to Class Cyber Monday" event, giving parents and students the opportunity to save up to 60% on nearly 300 of the most popular back-to-school items.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Walmart.com announced its first-ever "Back to Class Cyber Monday" event, giving parents and students the opportunity to save up to 60% on nearly 300 of the most popular back-to-school items.

Each saving will be available on Walmart.com this Monday, August 12, while supplies last. Customers can gain early access to the event this Sunday, August 11, by visiting Walmart's Facebook page. Top-selling tablets and laptops, uniforms and apparel, school supplies, home items and more will be offered, just as students prepare to head back to class.

August 9, 2013

Wellco Brands debut product, Healerz For Noses has been selected for Walmart’s #GetOnTheShelf contest to test the product's commercial viability.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Wellco Brands debut product, Healerz For Noses has been selected for Walmart’s #GetOnTheShelf contest to test the product's commercial viability. To see the product video and vote, visit the "Get on the Shelf" page.

August 8, 2013

As expected, the BB cream trend that took the beauty industry by storm in 2012 is giving way to a new player in the world of alphabet creams. Enter CC creams.

As expected, the BB cream trend that took the beauty industry by storm in 2012 is giving way to a new player in the world of alphabet creams. Enter CC creams.

CC creams, or "color control" creams, already have been getting some buzz within the beauty industry, and now these creams are increasingly popping up on mass market shelves.

August 8, 2013

With an all-star lineup of leading retailers and a capacity crowd once again expected for the annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Conference, DSN has added Daymond "The Shark" John as the special guest speaker at this year's event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Manhattan's New York Athletic Club.

NEW YORK — The Drug Store News Group is going to need a bigger boat.

August 8, 2013

The sale of diet aids and weight-management products is booming — approaching the $5 billion mark as an overall category across total multi-outlets, growing at a 12% clip.

The sale of diet aids and weight-management products is booming — approaching the $5 billion mark as an overall category across total multi-outlets, growing at a 12% clip.

But the real opportunity is in weight-loss services. You not only get those return trips for advice and the opportunity to sell additional fitness-oriented products, you have the potential of having a transformed patient who associates "healthy living" with the retail banner.

August 5, 2013

Soupman, the parent company of soup brand the Original SoupMan, is proud to announce that for the first time they can say, "Soup for Walmart."

NEW YORK — Soupman Inc., the parent company of soup brand The Original SoupMan, is proud to announce that for the first time they can say, "Soup for Walmart." As of August 2013, consumers will be able to enjoy what the company calls "the soup that made 'Seinfeld' famous" at nearly 500 Walmart stores. Consumers can go to originalsoupman.com to find a store near them.

August 1, 2013

Ahold USA has appointed Nick Bertram as its SVP store strategy and execution, the supermarket operator said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA has appointed Nick Bertram as its SVP store strategy and execution, the supermarket operator said Thursday.

Bertram previoulsy worked for Jewel-Osco, where he oversaw operations across Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. He was also SVP of Supervalu and worked in executive positions at Walmart in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. His new position at Ahold USA will be based out of the company's Carlisle, Pa., headquarters.

August 1, 2013

Available now nationally at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, Farm Rich announced three new snacks to the company's portfolio.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Available now nationally at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, Farm Rich announced today three new snacks to the company's portfolio.

July 31, 2013

A nutrition-education group is promoting health and wellness in African-American communities by teaching about traditional African cuisine.

BOSTON — A nutrition-education group is promoting health and wellness in African-American communities by teaching about traditional African cuisine.

Oldways announced Wednesday the launch of "A Taste of African Heritage," which it said would help communities reconnect with the ways of eating and living of early Africans and African-Americans in Africa, the South, the Caribbean and South America.

July 30, 2013

Nutrisystem feels it has a role to play in helping Americans meet their health-and-wellness goals, the company's chief executive shared with analysts on Tuesday.

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — Nutrisystem feels it has a role to play in helping Americans meet their health-and-wellness goals, the company's chief executive shared with analysts on Tuesday. And that role may play out in retail. 

July 25, 2013

Publix is successfully competing against a retail behemoth like Walmart, in part, because of the company's ownership structure — 80% of the company is employee-owned — argues an article that will appear in the Aug. 12 issue of Forbes. And pharmacy is the company's fastest-growing department.

NEW YORK — Publix is successfully competing against a retail behemoth like Walmart, in part, because of the company's ownership structure — 80% of the company is employee-owned — argues an article that will appear in the Aug. 12 issue of Forbes. And pharmacy is the company's fastest-growing department. 

July 23, 2013

Mission Pharmacal announced that it is expanding distribution of Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment through all Walgreens locations and on Walgreens.com.

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal on Tuesday announced today that it is expanding distribution of Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment through all Walgreens locations and on Walgreens.com. The company also announced that Kroger will offer the product in all of its stores. Walmart has increased the number of locations offering the product, making the ointment available in many of its stores throughout the country.

July 19, 2013

KareCo is bringing its line of hair brushes to the mass market by launching at Walmart.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — KareCo is bringing its line of hair brushes to the mass market by launching at Walmart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 18, 2013

99 Cents Only Stores posted a net sales increase of 8.9% to $1.7 billion for fiscal 2013.

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — 99 Cents Only Stores on Wednesday posted a net sales increase of 8.9% to $1.7 billion for fiscal 2013.  Same-store sales, calculated on a comparable 52-week period, increased 4.3%.  

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the dollar store operator opened seven stores in California and now operates 316 stores, an increase of 6% in store count over last year. 

July 17, 2013

Retailer promotion activity continued to grow with a 21.6% increase to more than 11.3 billion pages in the first half of 2013, with Walmart leading in retailer activity followed by Walgreens, Target and Family Dollar, reported Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

MINNEAPOLIS — Retailer promotion activity continued to grow with a 21.6% increase to more than 11.3 billion pages in the first half of 2013, with Walmart leading in retailer activity followed by Walgreens, Target and Family Dollar, reported Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

July 16, 2013

The Loblaw Co. may have pulled the trigger on its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart upon learning of Walgreens' interest in the Canadian pharmacy operation, according to a report in Toronto's National Post published Tuesday.

TORONTO — The Loblaw Co. may have pulled the trigger on its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart upon learning of Walgreens' interest in the Canadian pharmacy operation, according to a report in Toronto's National Post published Tuesday. 

The report cited two industry sources. However, Shoppers Drug Mart chairman Holger Kluge suggested that the chain has had more than a few suitors during an analyst call Monday.