MMR's articles

  1. Trends & External Forces
SALEM, OR – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is applauding the enactment of Oregon House Bill (HB) 4149. The measure, which was signed into law by Governor Tina Kotek (D), promises to help reduce prescription drug costs and preserve Oregonians’ vital access to pharmacy care by holding pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) accountable. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
IRVING, Texas — The arts & crafts specialty retailer Michaels has announced lower prices on over 5,000 items, offering its customers the opportunity to save on the products they buy most, the company said on Thursday. Lower prices are now in effect across such categories as home décor, art supplies, seasonal items, kids’ projects, wall […]
  1. Associates & Employees
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix honored six of its associates for their community involvement, recognizing them with the Mr. George Community Service Award for outstanding commitment to their communities during the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting. The company notes that Publix founder George Jenkins, affectionately known as Mr. George, believed that Publix and its associates should make […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is collaborating with celebrity Jessica Simpson’s apparel brand on a new collection of women’s clothing, swimwear and jewelry, including many items designed exclusively for Walmart. “I am so excited to partner with Walmart to bring our collection to a whole new group of dynamic and beautiful customers,” said Jessica Simpson. “Walmart […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The Health In Hand Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2024 U.S. Self-Care Marketing Awards. Winners will be announced at the ninth annual Health In Hand Foundation Gala on Nov. 13 at The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. At this year’s Gala, the Health In Hand Foundation will present the 2024 U.S. Self-Care […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON – Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday shows that retail sales continued to increase in March as tax refunds and job growth put more money in shoppers’ pockets, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “March’s Census Bureau numbers confirm that consumer spending remains steady, underscoring a resilient consumer despite […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, proudly announces the adoption of two sets of new voluntary guidelines: one focused on the formulation, labeling, and packaging of melatonin-containing dietary supplements marketed for sleep support, and another dedicated to the labeling of gummy dietary […]
  1. Department & Category
ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association has named Shelby Furman, Ph.D., as the association’s new director for food and product safety programs. In her role, Furman will be responsible for developing and implementing food and product safety programs as well as directing food protection activities and providing technical expertise for the FMI […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. – A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 4 further illustrates the irreplaceable role of pharmacy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — and demonstrates how pharmacies can be further leveraged to meet the broader health and wellness needs of the most vulnerable Americans. In total, pharmacies have administered […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
CHICAGO — VillageMD announced that Jim Murray has joined the organization as its president & chief operating officer (COO) effective April 1. In this role, Murray will lead operations across the entire VillageMD enterprise, including for its three key business units, Village Medical, Summit Health and CityMD. VillageMD is one of the largest providers of […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
WASHINGTON – Retail sales grew at a steady pace in March, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released today by the National Retail Federation. “As inflation for goods levels off, March’s data demonstrates steady spending by value-focused consumers who continue to benefit from a strong labor market and real wage gains,” […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – Representatives from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, Haleon, Kenvue, and Bayer participated in a discussion this week hosted by U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (OH-05) to provide an analysis of the over-the-counter (OTC) Monograph Drug User Fee Program (OMUFA), how some OTCs come to market through the Rx-to-OTC-switch process, how […]