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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – At the Opening General Session of the 2024 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference today, a central message rang clear: NACDS is committed to winning on pivotal issues and to charting the course for innovation that advances pharmacy and that benefits all Americans. The 2024 Conference — […]
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WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) joined policymakers, advocates, researchers, and stakeholders when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted its first-ever Food is Medicine Summit on Wednesday. NACDS was there to discuss the importance of the concept — and the ways in which pharmacies and other healthcare […]
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The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Retail and Consumer Shipping Study 2023-2024 is out, concluding that “overall customer satisfaction surging 4% to a score of 78.0 (out of 100).” According to the report, “More than 60% of retailers measured see their individual ACSI scores improve in 2024 …  Customer satisfaction with online retailers remains unchanged […]
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Meijer this week announced the unveiling of what it calls “a new virtual personalized nutrition coaching service today to help individuals achieve their health and wellness goals … Led by Meijer registered dietitians, this new offering provides personalized nutrition guidance for individuals in any stage of their health journey. “Those wanting to learn more can […]
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When a new product quickly goes through several POs at a major retailer, you know it’s a hit. And sometimes the most successful product innovations are often simple concepts that just haven’t been thought of before, like the Learning Blankets made by women- and veteran-owned brand Birdy Boutique! The products are super-comfy children’s blankets that […]
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Track retail sales for free Key Takeaways Holiday sales declined 1.6% YoY in the first 29 days of the holiday season Black Friday to Cyber Monday sales grew 1.0% YoY Amazon and Walmart were shoppers’ favorite Black Friday-Cyber Monday brands Holiday sales remain weak after Black Friday, Cyber Monday Contact Sales for more details. Holiday sales […]
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 ​[[“value”:”In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Kroger revises forecast following tepid Q3. Kroger might already be feeling the effects of deflation, as the Cincinnati-based grocer reported a relative”]] 
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Crain’s Grand Rapids Business reports that Meijer is being accused by a Florida self-checkout company of stealing its intellectual property and proprietary technology. According to the story, “The allegations surfaced in a Sept. 28 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, in which Tampa, Fla.-based Mad Mobile Inc. claims […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
dunnhumby has released a special edition of the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), this one “designed to determine which retailers in the $1 trillion U.S. grocery market personalize the shopping experience best for their customers.” The winner is:  Amazon. H-E-B and Kroger came in second and third. According to the report, “These three retailers are […]
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    [[“value”:” DoorDash has enabled payment options for both HSA (Health Savings Account) and FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) to pay for eligible items at select merchants on the delivery company’s app.  Consumers can use their HSA and FSA funds to pay for over 30,000 HSA/FSA-eligible products on DoorDash including select over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, COVID-19 […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
NEW YORK — Time is running out to register for NACDS’ 90th anniversary celebration. Chain Drug Review, Drug Store News, The Emerson Group and MMR have joined forces to celebrate the contributions of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and community pharmacy retailers. Registration is open for this special event, which will be held […]
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Retailer is first nationwide to carry Bolthouse Farms’ compostable bags for organic baby carrots GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Meijer announced today it is the first retailer nationwide to carry Earthbound Farm Organic Mini Peeled Carrots – packaged by Bolthouse Farms in compostable bags. View File Download File IMG-2438-Bolthouse-Final The partnership with Bolthouse Farms – […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Former FTC policy director: Kroger, Albertsons merger is facing ‘a hurricane storm’. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) could be leaning towards challenging the Kroger, Albertsons merger in court, and representatives on both sides are scheduled […]
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Testing for Ships in Product Packaging compatibility often involves “a series of drops and vibrations,” a packaging innovation team leader said. Sellers can expect fee discounts for program participation. Amazon is pulling back the curtain on how it’s teeing up more packages to arrive on doorsteps without Amazon logos. Last week, the Ships in Product Packaging program expanded by […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]