Health & Wellness

Articles on Health and Wellness.

  1. Shopper & Customer
As a female-founded womenswear brand, M.M.LaFleur knew its target audience was changing. Following COVID lockdowns and the massive shift toward remote and hybrid work scenarios, the brand’s founder and leadership team realized they had to evolve its product set and marketing positioning in order to maintain relevance. Sarah LaFleur started the brand in 2013 to […]
  1. International
The UK Vaping Industry Association has written to new secretary of state for health and social care Wes Streeting, as well as public health minister Andrew Gwynne and shadow health secretary Victoria Atkins, asking for a meeting to discuss how vaping can best support the… This story continues at UKVIA calls for meeting on smokefree […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
NEW YORK — The first Whole Foods Market Daily Shop location is set to open on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, at 1175 Third Avenue, this fall. The company also announced today the second future location for the Whole Foods Market Daily Shop format, at 301 West 50th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. An additional New […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is launching Nice! For You, a new tier of its popular owned grocery brand, Nice!, to help customers find food choices that help support their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Nice! launched in 2011 and offers a range of everyday food and beverage products at an incredible value. While all Nice! products meet national brand […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Acosta Group announced today that it has completed its strategic acquisition of CROSSMARK, including its headquarter sales agency and retail solutions businesses, and Product Connections, a specialized marketing services business, from WIS International. This latest milestone in Acosta Group’s ongoing transformation reinforces its position as the premier growth engine for brands – […]
  1. Department: Food
  In the ever-evolving landscape of the foodservice industry, staying ahead of the curve is paramount for sustained success. Corner Bakery Cafe, a beloved name in the fast-casual segment, has the potential to elevate its brand and boost sales with strategic innovations.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions, is here to […]
  1. Department & Category
CINCINNATI – Bayer and Kroger joined forces with country music star Luke Bryan and Feeding America to bring healthy food to more families who need it. According to Feeding America’s latest data, more than 44 million people in the United States are food insecure1, including a nearly 30% increase – more than 10 million – […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The arts and crafts market is flourishing, with 72% of adults in the United States (US) completing a craft in the past 12 months. This article provides a detailed arts and crafts industry analysis, exploring trends across the US and Canada. We’ll look at motivations for consumer participation, cross-industry trends, and opportunities for industry players […]
  1. Department: Food
  Welcome to the ultimate guide for discovering the best places to buy fresh prepared meals this July! Whether you’re looking for a quick bite from a fast-food joint, a hearty meal from a grocery store deli, or a unique dish from a street fair, our updated Grocerant ScoreCard formula has got you covered. Here’s […]
  1. Associates & Employees
More than one year after Dollar General shareholders voted to implement an independent audit of in-store employee safety, the retailer has agreed to pay $12 million in penalties and make several workforce changes. In its settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Dollar General confirmed that it will make several efforts to improve workforce […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Hello, fellow food enthusiasts and industry insiders! It’s Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® here, ready to dive deep into the grocery landscape and explore what might happen if the much-anticipated Safeway-Albertsons merger doesn’t go through. Success does leave clues. So, buckle up for a fact-filled ride as we examine the […]
  1. Merchandising
Packaging Waste Confusion refers to the uncertainty and misunderstanding that consumers often face when trying to properly dispose of packaging materials. This confusion arises due to several factors, including the variety of materials used in packaging, unclear recycling labels, and differing local recycling regulations. This confusion not only hinders effective recycling efforts but also contributes […]
  1. Associates & Employees
GroceryAid, the long-established charity that offers wellbeing support to those in the grocery business, has reported that the number of workers it helped over the last year nearly doubled. The charity assisted more than 78,000 workers between April 2023 and March 2024, up 93% on… This story continues at Numbers of grocery workers seeking help […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
A ban on the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s is just one of the many policies promised by the incoming Labour government led by new prime minister Keir Starmer. Under the proposals – one element of the party’s Action Plan for Child Health… This story continues at To ban or not to ban? […]
  1. Stores & Formats
WASHINGTON – Retail sales showed moderate growth in June amid a still-solid economy and near-zero inflation for retail goods, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor released Friday by the National Retail Federation. “Consumers are being thoughtful about their spending, prioritizing non-discretionary purchases as they continue to face high interest rates and lingering inflation,” NRF President […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) today announced the appointment of Dr. William Shrank to the company’s board of directors. Dr. Shrank is globally recognized for his leadership and expertise in health care strategy, policy and population health. He joins the WBA board at an important time as the company strengthens its business. Dr. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) on Thursday thanked the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), The Food Industry Association (FMI) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) for joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in supporting its challenge to a New York state law that restricts the sale of certain dietary […]
  1. Department: Beverage
How can you turbo-boost the knowledge of American college students studying tea consumption among Gen Z and Millennial consumers in the UK, as part of their research project? A group of advertising and marketing students from the University of Colorado had the incredible opportunity to get a thorough briefing from Mintel’s Category Director for UK […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. — National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) release today of an interim staff report on the harmful tactics of pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) – the pharmaceutical middlemen: “The FTC’s initial findings in its study of PBM tactics provide further evidence of […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is planning to sue UnitedHealth, Cigna and CVS Health — the three largest pharmacy-benefit managers — over their tactics for negotiating prices for drugs including insulin, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The FTC plans to file lawsuits targeting business practices related to rebates brokered with drug […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
CINCINNATI—Kroger Co. has identified the 579 stores and other assets it will divest if its planned $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons Cos. goes through. The 579 stores owned by both retailers are located in 18 states and Washington D.C., and include 124 locations in Washington state, 101 in Arizona, 91 in Colorado, and 63 in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
CHICAGO, IL — PairUp, the AI-powered workplace knowledge sharing platform, announced today that the company has closed $2.8M in financing led by HearstLab and Hillsven, with participation from  Graham & Walker,  Looking Glass Capital, Honeystone Ventures, MSIV, and Lofty Ventures. PairUp leverages human expertise to efficiently capture, preserve, and access valuable company knowledge.  PairUp was […]
  1. Merchandising
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Michelle LeBlanc was appointed vice president of merchandising for beauty, personal care and Hispanic Center of Excellence (CoE) by CVS Health. Michelle LeBlanc Prior to this role, LeBlanc spent nearly 20 years in the CVS Pharmacy retail organization, holding a wide range of positions from category design and category management to store […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The econowonks at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the latest projections for U.S. spending on healthcare. (See links below.) These data provide the latest official look at how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will affect U.S. healthcare spending. As you will see below, CMS projects that outpatient prescription drugs dispensed […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Hello, culinary adventurers, food industry professionals, and meal mavens! Once again, it’s Steven Johnson your Grocerant Guru® from Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® here, ready to delve into the evolving world of dining where boundaries blur and the focus sharpens on what truly matters: the meal itself. In today’s dynamic foodscape, consumers are increasingly […]
  1. Data & Insights
The business landscape is undergoing a significant transformation fueled by artificial intelligence (AI). While AI PCs have immense potential for boosting productivity, security and competitive advantage, successful implementation necessitates a thorough self-assessment. Aligning AI PC Capabilities With Business Objectives AI PCs offer a range of functionalities that can directly address these objectives. Are you seeking […]
  1. Data & Insights
Automation is shaping a new reality for today’s workforce and – hopefully – improved efficiencies for your business. But when your employee uses AI in their daily work, you have to consider the downside in addition to the advantages. The rise of AI and automation in the workplace AI and automation are changing ordinary businesses, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is in the process of seeking buyers for its vacant health clinics, according to published reports. In April, Walmart announced the closure of all its medical centers and telehealth services, adding that its pharmacies at retail centers will continue to operate as normal. Walmart Health had 51 dedicated primary and urgent […]

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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]