Executives from Walmart and CVS Health will be among the biggest names addressing the National Retail Federation’s 107th annual convention in mid-January 2018. Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon and Helena Foulkes, CVS Health executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy will address the conference on its first and second days, respectively.
Retail is not dead; boring retail is dead.
That is what industry guru, Mack Elevation Forum founder and DSN partner Dan Mack told a packed house at the 19th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit at New York City’s Plaza Hotel in late November. Moderating a panel of executives from such top retailers as CVS Pharmacy, Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Sam’s Club, Mack challenged them to explain to the audience what they were doing to remain relevant.
The discounter, which said 84% of Americans are still shopping for the holidays, is making a big push for its same day in-store pickup service. It’s made more items eligible for the service than ever before. Also, customers will be able to shop for qualifying items, notated with “Free Pickup Today,” online until 4 p.m. local time on Dec. 23. The items can be picked up in stores until 6 p.m. on Dec, 24.
The discounter on Wednesday announced that it is changing its legal name from Wal-Mart Stores to Walmart Inc., effective Feb. 1, 2018. The move reflects the chain’s growing emphasis on e-commerce and its positioning as a retailer with integrated online and offline operations.
Palmer’s has developed two new products within its body forming products. The first-to-market Body Firming Sheet Mask and Anti-Oxidant Firming Lotion are part of the brand’s top-selling Coconut Oil Formula line created with certified organic extra virgin fair trade coconut oil.
The makers of the Wholly Guacamole Brand are expanding their list of products available to consumers, by launching a new line called Wholly Simply Avocado dips and spreads.
Simply Avocado dips and spreads offer always ripe and great tasting avocados year-round without any mess, the company said. There will be a variety of five new flavors, two already launching in stores and three coming in the near future. The currently launched dips and spreads are: