News Briefs

  • 11/16/2023

    Coffee mate, Eggo Waffles collaborate on maple syrup-flavored creamer

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    The worlds of coffee and waffles are colliding with a new collaboration from Coffee mate and Eggo Waffles.

    Both companies have come together to launch the new Coffee mate Eggo Waffles with Maple Syrup flavored creamer, which features notes of toasty waffles, maple syrup and warm butter. 

    “Coffee mate fans know that we’re dedicated to bringing new, sought-after and unexpected flavors to our limited-time offerings to add an exciting twist to their daily coffee routines,” said Leonardo Aizpuru, Nestlé vice president of brand marketing for the beverage division and business unit. “Breakfast flavors, particularly maple, are amongst the top requested – and as breakfast and coffee go hand-in-hand, we thought no better pairing than Coffee mate and Eggo. Nothing adds cheer to your coffee cup like a hint of nostalgia, fresh from the toaster!” 

    Hitting shelves for a limited time this January, the line will retail for $4.69.

  • 11/16/2023

    CVS Pharmacy BeautyIRL stores bring BodyMark, Tattly’s temporary tattoos to shoppers

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    CVS Pharmacy BeautyIRL stores are bringing a Body Art Bar to consumers via new offerings from BodyMark and Tattly. 

    The retailer’s 160 beauty-focused stores across the nation will be showcasing products from BodyMark and Tattly, which encourages consumers to express themselves in a skin safe and semi-permanent way with temporary tattoos. 

    Products that the Body Art Bar will feature include: 

    • BodyMark Freckle Pen (in brown, green and purple)
    • BodyMark Celestial Pack
    • BodyMark x Tattly Delicate Florals Tattoo Pack
    • BodyMark x Tattly Heart Rainbow Tattoo Pack
    • BodyMark x Tattly Florafly Tattoo
    • BodyMark x Tattly designs in 2 different sizes

    Consumers can experience the Body Art Bar at CVS Pharmacy BeautyIRL stores through May 2024. 

  • 11/14/2023

    Giant to open new store in Pennsylvania

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    Giant is set to open a new store and fuel station in Salisbury Township, in Allentown, Pa. 

    The new location, which is set to be approximately 68,000 sq. ft., is a redevelopment of a vacated section within the South Mall Shopping Center. Upon completion, the company’s current store and fuel facility located at 3015 West Emmaus Ave. in Allentown will close. 

    “After 35 years at our current location on West Emmaus Ave., it’s time to grow our store footprint and move a little further up the road,” said John Ruane, president of Giant. “A larger and updated store will allow us to offer our Allentown area families the latest amenities while underscoring our commitment to providing our customers with great value, the best quality and friendly service they’ve come to expect from Giant.”

    Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2025 subject to obtaining all of the necessary permits and approvals. Specific store amenities and employment opportunities, as well as opening dates, will be shared at a later date.

    Currently, Giant operates seven stores and employs more than 1,400 team members in Lehigh County.

  • 11/14/2023

    NCPA commends SFC PBM reform package legislation

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    The Senate Finance Committee released a new package of legislation that includes additional policies to reform pharmacy benefit managers, a longstanding priority of the National Community Pharmacists Association. The committee, which is led by Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), voted on Nov. 8 on the proposal. 

    The new package includes provisions requiring the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to define contract terms and conditions that are “reasonable and relevant” under Medicare Part D and force PBMs to comply while creating a process for pharmacies to report problematic contract terms or potential violations, which is a positive step. NCPA also appreciates that Congress sees the need to propose new solutions to protect patient access to essential pharmacies in underserved areas, which NCPA said it is still reviewing. 

    “PBM reforms are essential before it’s too late—not only for independent pharmacies, but also the patients who rely on them,” said Douglas Hoey, CEO of NCPA. “Congress has a lot of important work to do, but providing relief from PBM-insurer practices will benefit millions of patients and must not get punted. NCPA is grateful to Sens. Wyden and Crapo and the Finance Committee for continuing to push on this and are eager to help these changes get across the finish line.” 

  • 11/14/2023

    CoverGirl drops Ultramarine pigmented mascara

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    There’s a new mascara hitting shelves from CoverGirl. 

    The Lash Blast Cleantopia Ultramarine Mascara, which uses a plant-powered formula, is new to the brand. It contains Ultramarine pigments for an intense black color with a hint of blue made to make eyes pop. 

    The mascara is designed to give the appearance of brighter and more wide-awake-looking eyes and contains a formula that aims to leave lashes feeling conditioned and provide up to 302% more volume than bare lashes, the company said. 

    The mascara contains aloe leaf extract, ceramides and sustainably sourced rainforest maracuja oil. The product will launch with a campaign that features spokesperson and country music star Kelsea Ballerini. 

    CoverGirl’s new Lash Blast Cleantopia Ultramarine Mascara retails for $13.99. 

  • 11/13/2023

    Walgreens expands value-based skin care selection

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    Walgreens recently launched two new affordable and innovative product collections that help protect the skin’s barrier and improve hydration without compromising quality, efficiency or creativity.

    The new offerings include:

    • The Modern Expressions Head-to-Toe Masks ($3.99-$5.99) feature 16 new face-to-toe masking solutions like eye goggles, chest firming masks and foot treatments, that contain premium ingredients to exfoliate rough and dead skin cells, even skin tone and brighten complexion, encourage skin elasticity and luminosity and so much more.
    • The Walgreens Brand Acne Patches ($10.99) feature 3 patches for the body, nose and face. It’s made with hydrocolloid gel which absorbs fluids such as oil and pus from pores and protects the skin as it heals by keeping out dirt and debris that can interfere with the process.
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