So it turns out that it's not just teens who love beauty products. New research from Mintel reveals that as many as 80% of all 9- to 11-year-olds in the United States use beauty and personal care products.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which went viral in 2014 as a fundraiser for research, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, the ALS Association announced.
Kroger is opening a larger format, called Kroger Marketplace, in the Memphis area. According to the Commercial Appeal, the Marketplace model adds departments for home fashion and design, bed and bath, kitchen and small appliances, apparel and shoes, and a Baby World. (Commercial Appeal)
Walgreens' flagship Hawaii store in Honolulu is back on the market, months after a Los Angeles-based investment bank and wealth management firm paid $54 million to buy the property. (Pacific Business Journal).
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Target and United Healthcare are among a slew of companies that are leaning on younger employees to keep veteran workers knowledgeable about technology, social media, and other evolving aspects of the marketplace in order to better engage and reach consumers. (Star-Tribune)