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The latest news and information on products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

CARES Act provision creates an opportunity for OTC brands, retailers

Significant changes in the Affordable Care Act might be a boon for mass retailers and the over-the-counter medications section, as well as the CPG companies that operate in this space. 

Enlightened makes cheesecakes, dough bites keto-friendly

Enlightened’s keto-friendly cheesecakes and dough bites are each available in five varieties.

Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew beverages in espresso shot, caffe mocha, salted caramel and vanilla cinnamon flavors now are available at more than 1,500 Walmart locations across the nation.

Target’s Deal Days will be held on Oct. 13 and 14, and Black Friday pricing will be available to shoppers throughout the month of November.

Flower Hair tools, available exclusively at Walmart.com, consists of six styling products that are functional and designed with vibrant pops of color.

See photos from Walmart's new store layout, which puts its mobile app at the center of the shopping experience as a resource to help shoppers navigate the store, check prices and pay for items in a contact-free way.

Garden of Life’s immune-centric line for children aims to support immunity protection for families, the company said.

RoC Skincare is adding to its product lineup with four products meant to keep skin healthy and smooth the appearance of lines

Giant Food has pledged a total of $500,000 to help support long-standing community partner organizations and local historically black colleges and universities.

An envelope with paper in it with a check mark.

GSK’s Nucala has received the Food and Drug Administration’s approval for patients with HES, a group of rare blood disorders.

Generic pill bottles.

The Tecfidera brand and generic had a market value of roughly $3.8 billion for the most recent 12 months ended June 2020, according to IQVIA.

Bounce Pet Hair and Lint Guard dryer sheets have been designed to repel pet hair from clothes, the company said.

Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter combines a Dark Brewed Porter recipe with the taste of Hershey’s chocolate, caramel and dark roasted malts.

A pink and blue pill with money inside.

The U.S. healthcare system saved $313 billion in 2019 due to low-cost generics, according to a new report by the Association for Accessible Medicines.

New additions to the Soapbox family include the Tea Tree Scalp Treatment, Argan Oil Smoothing Serum and Tea Tree Hydration Mask.

A girl receiving a vaccination.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ flu vaccine message will air in Washington, D.C., on presidential debate day and debate reaction day.

Bed Bath & Beyond is now offering same-day delivery within hours of purchase.

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers and retailers are looking to the VMS segment as a possible deterrent to catching this virus and all that comes with it. 

Ahead of the holiday season, Target is looking to expand its contactless resources in order to make shopping easier, as well as abide by social distancing measures.

The Body Select program offers a five-day kit that includes five breakfasts, lunches and dinners with macronutrients meant to work with distinct body types to approach weight loss.

Mile High Labs is adding a vice president of quality who is no stranger to the CBD space.

The Regulatory Roadmap for the CBD Industry conference is slated for Oct. 21, with various moderators who will participate in a Q&A with the CEO of The Natural Products Association, Daniel Fabricant.

The Bear and Bear Mini tools aim to tone the skin, help build collagen, repair elastin, and tighten and tone, the company said.

Taro Pharmaceutical is introducing its first specialty generic, a therapeutic equivalent to Ferriprox.

Bacardi Spiced features the essence of bourbon paired with notes of vanilla, almond and fruitiness, the company said.

According to a survey from RetailMeNot, 66% of respondents said they plan to spend the same amount of money or more during the holiday season in order to create a sense of normalcy and keep traditions alive.

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