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Ulta Beauty plans store openings amid Q2 results

Ulta Beauty announced plans to open 80 new stores and reported that its net sales rose 12%, while its same-store sales did not meet estimates of a 6.6% rise.

One Brands acquired by Hershey

Hershey has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire One Brands for a purchase price of $397 million.

Dollar General reported a sales increase of 8.4% during its second-quarter performance and also appointed Jeffery C. Owen as COO.

Target reported that during its second-quarter revenue increased by 3.6%, same-store sales rose by 3.4% and net income rose to $938 million.

Walmart reported that its same-store U.S. sales rose 2.8%, ahead of expectations and e-commerce sales rose 37%, in line with last year.

More than five retail chains are opening stores for every retailer that is closing stores in 2019, according to research from IHL Group, which is up from 3.7 in 2018.

Liberty Tax will acquire the Vitamin Shoppe, which operates 750 stores, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $208 million.

Cardinal Health's fourth-quarter revenue for the pharmaceutical segment increased 6% to $33.4 billion due to sales growth from pharmaceutical distribution and specialty solutions customers.

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced plans to close roughly 200 U.S. stores, according to a new SEC filing. The U.S. closures will accompany the closure of another roughly 200 stores in the United Kingdom.

Nannocare is bringing its NannoPad product to such retailers as CVS Pharmacy, Raley’s, Coborn and Barnes & Noble College stores during the fall.

Actor Dwayne Johnson, who has acquired a stake in Voss Water, will serve as a brand partner and strategic advisor, as well as appear in the “Live Every Drop” campaign.

As part of the acquisition, Nature’s Ultra will continue to operate independently and provide CBD products that are legal under federal law, the company said.

Leading Edge Pharms signed a distribution deal with MarketHub for its Cannavera Pain Relief line of products.

The funds raised by Schnucks will provide 250 scholarships to spouses and children of fallen or disabled service members.

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