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Report: R.I. bill banning tobacco sales faces backlash

On the heels of CVS Health’s decision to pull tobacco from its shelves, a sponsored bill that would ban pharmacies statewide from selling tobacco products is facing some headwinds from independent pharmacies, according to a local news report.
 

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Scrub Daddy intros new cleaning solution

Scrub Daddy, the company launched into the spotlight on ABC’s “Shark Tank” for its smily-faced sponge, earlier this month introduced Sponge Daddy, a scrubbing tool that the company says represents a “leap forward” in technology and innovation.

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Boca rolls out new protein-packed line

Boca, a brand from Kraft Foods Group, earlier this week debuted Boca Essentials, a line of vegetable- and grain-based patties that promises to deliver “complete protein” for consumers opting for meatless meals.

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Rite Aid’s SVP marketing discusses Plenti partnership

John Learish, SVP marketing for Rite Aid, explains Rite Aid's participation in what is a first for the U.S. retail industry: A coalition loyalty card program called Plenti that represents a partnership among several national iconic retail brands

 

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Heinz, Kraft Foods will merge

The two companies will merge to create The Kraft Heinz Company, resulting in a portfolio that will make the newly formed entity a food-and-beverage powerhouse.