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Rules of the road: On Boots and Brexit

The U.K. OTC market is, as the Brits would say, brilliant. For North American brand owners, it’s always on the list of attractive potential markets. Complex and unique, there are two “B”s that stand out — Boots and Brexit.

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Report: Schnucks institutes solicitor ban

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that a new band on solicitors at Schnucks stores in the region that went into effect on Monday includes such organizations as the Girl Scouts and the Salvation Army. The company told the Post-Dispatch that “our primary obligation is servicing our customers by providing the most pleasant and convenient shopping environment. Because of this, we have decided to end the solicitation of our customers or distribution of written or other materials at our stores.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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Kohl's places an even bigger bet on beauty

Kohl's has finished the rollout of enhanced beauty departments across its entire store footprint as the retailer focuses on health and wellness products as a key driver for sales in its existing stores.