Ateb on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement to license Walgreens' entire portfolio of prescription alignment patents in an effort to continue to improve overall health care, demonstrate the value of medication synchronization and increase patient adherence rates.
With community pharmacies being called on to provide a wider range of services, drug stores across the country are adapting new technologies to ensure that they can meet the evolving needs of their patients and strengthen their role in the nation’s healthcare system.
Beauty subscription company Birchbox has announced the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan, which leverages the insights and feedback gathered since the company’s launch in 2010 from its more than 800,000 active subscribers.
Overall, the intimacy health category generated more than $870 million in sales, trending up in the low single-digits. Sales of condoms, the largest piece of the business, totaled $380.7 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended April 20, and was down slightly by 1.8%. The growth is coming out of the personal lubricant ($213.4 million, up 2.9%) and emergency contraceptive ($253.2 million, up 12.3%) sectors.
While sales of heat and ice packs are relatively flat — the category generated slight growth of 0.2% to $235.9 million for the 52 weeks ended April 20 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI — there has been some positive momentum within the category.
The same weather factors that are boosting allergy sales as the allergy season is extended may be having a substantial impact on the sales of anti-itch ointments, up 10% to $528.2 million across U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended April 20, according to IRI, and insect bite treatments, which totaled $13.6 million and were up 19.4% over the same period.
Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has begun supplying the first of 18 Rainbow stores that are being acquired as part of the transactions that were announced May 7 between Roundy’s and a consortium of Supervalu and independent retailers.
Kroger on Tuesday published its eighth annual sustainability report, setting its first-ever water conservation goal and providing a progress update on moving retail locations toward "zero waste" and sourcing 100% certified sustainable palm oil.