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ORLANDO, Fla. — In its 90th year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) remains focused on the same yet ever-evolving goal: Leading the future of an industry dedicated to advancing health and wellness for all Americans. That is the central theme at this year’s NACDS Regional Chain Conference, which is currently underway. Justin […]
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NEW YORK — Hairitage by Mindy McKnight, a pioneer in inclusive hair care, is introducing a revolutionary line of antidandruff products exclusively at Walmart. The Hairitage Anti-Dandruff collection raises the industry standard for scalp care, with cleaner formula solutions to eliminate every type of dandruff, each priced at less than $10. This pH optimized and […]
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NEW YORK —Bed Bath & Beyond said today it is closing an additional 87 stores, as the retailer seeks to consolidate its assets ahead of a possible bankruptcy filing. The company confirmed the closures in a statement, adding it was also closing all Harmon health and beauty store locations. “As we work with our advisors […]
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Italian fashion brand, Pinko, has announced the launch of its first virtual store, developed using the Emperia platform and celebrating the opening of its new Milan boutique. It says that this aims to “drive brand recognition and tap into new female communities, alongside empowering women around the world to feel independent and able to express […]
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Online sellers of alcohol and marijuana face a slew of disclosure requirements, such as permissible age, allowable products, shipping restrictions, and more. The post Disclosure Rules for Alcohol, Cannabis Sales appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
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Full Year Highlights Net revenues for the full year increased +9.7% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +12.3% with underlying Volume/Mix of +2.7%. For the fourth quarter, Net revenues increased +13.5% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +15.4% with underlying Volume/Mix of +1.6% Diluted EPS was $1.96, down 35.5%; Adjusted EPS1 was $2.95, up +11.9% on […]
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The latest GDP figures showed that the UK economy grew by 0.1% in November, boosted by the World Cup and spending on food and drink. But bad economic news continues to stack up. The Bank of England is predicting a “very challenging” two-year recession. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast a 1.4% fall […]
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  Convenience store operators want to garner a larger share of stomach and they continue to target fast food restaurant customers looing for something new, fresh, fast, that cost less.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, the constant fluctuating price of gasoline is not attractive to consumers nor does it […]
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  Gen Z and Millennials have an ongoing desire for fresh food discovery, seemingly not wanting to be ‘their parents’, so the question is will they opt for and migrate too a drive-thru grocery store?  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, “The jury is still out. It will depend […]
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Sterilization is an essential process for safety-proofing medical devices, pharmaceuticals, as well as food and beverages. It involves treating products to destroy living organisms or render them incapable of reproduction. Note this process is different from disinfection. Disinfection does not completely destroy bacteria but, as a term, it’s often conflated with sterilization.
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Tesco �confirms that it has bought the Paperchase brand and related IP. – – Jan Marchant, Managing Director of Home and Clothing at Tesco said: “Paperchase is a well-loved brand by so many, and we’re proud to bring it to Tesco stores across the UK. We have been building out plans to bring more brands […]
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Joseph Sherwood founded Daniel’s Jewelers in 1948 to make jewelry more accessible for all families. Over the years the retailer has carved a unique space in the Hispanic market thanks to its unique approach to financing, in-store services and merchandising. This has allowed the company to establish a unique value proposition that speaks to the […]
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How much does it cost your business if your equipment goes down for one hour, one day, or one week? What kind of impact does equipment downtime have on your customers and your reputation? Prioritizing proactive field service can help you not only reduce operating costs but also keep your customers happier — and coming […]
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A recent consumer survey found that 76 percent of respondents would stop doing business with a company after just one bad experience. Reasons include high prices, rude agents, long hold times, and too many transfers. A bad bot experience can just as quickly upset a customer. Even when a chatbot clearly states it’s a chatbot, […]
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Launching today (1 February), vodka brand Absolut has revealed its latest limited edition bottle design. The 700ml bottle will be available from all major grocers with an RRP of £21. A one-litre format will also be available from Amazon and Costco with an RRP of £25.50. To support the launch of the new bottle, in-store […]
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Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, across all of its 990 UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, Aldi is now offering surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers. The […]
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Calculating how much inventory to keep on hand can sometimes feel like a Goldilocks story. Too much inventory and you’re left with wasted product. Not enough inventory and you’re left with unhappy shoppers and lost profit. Oftentimes, the amount of inventory on hand is a result of supply chain issues, of which there has been […]
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Forget about “Cookie Doomsday.” Even if Google never fully deprecates the third-party cookie in Chrome, retailers still need to ditch those bits of code as soon as they can. The simple fact is that third-party cookies are destroying consumers’ ability to shop the way they want to shop, and the long-term fallout from the resulting […]
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Despite record levels of inflation and rising interest rates, there’s good news for retailers: holiday spending was forecasted to be healthy. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), holiday retail sales in the U.S. during November and December were expected to increase 6 percent to 8 percent from 2021 levels to between $942.6 billion and […]

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Full Year Highlights Net revenues for the full year increased +9.7% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +12.3% with underlying Volume/Mix of +2.7%. For the fourth quarter, Net revenues increased +13.5% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +15.4% with underlying Volume/Mix of +1.6% Diluted EPS was $1.96, down 35.5%; Adjusted EPS1 was $2.95, up +11.9% on […]
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Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, across all of its 990 UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, Aldi is now offering surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers. The […]
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H-E-B, Costco Best Navigate The 2020 – 2022 Pandemic Grocery Market Upheaval, Bumping Amazon From Its Top Ranking Customers emerged from 2020 – 2022 placing more importance than ever on finding the right balance of savings and quality while placing less importance on saving time. Pandemic surge in retailer digital capabilities and consumer digital adoption […]

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