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Kroger to boost presence in Nebraska

Kroger to boost presence in Nebraska CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced late last month that it has reached a deal with No Frills Supermarkets to acquire, for an undisclosed amount, three Albertsons stores in the Omaha, Neb., area. The transaction is expected to close early next month. The three units, which Albertsons previously had […]

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Glamour Sally Hansen best of you

Glamour Sally Hansen best of you – Making the Scene At the Glamour Sally Hansen Best of You Awards, which honor outstanding women, are Glamour’s Cindi Leive, winners Rebecca Allen and Emily Marquart, Del Laboratories’ Bill McMenemy and Dan Wassong, winners Julie Cammeron and Julie Caldwell and Glamour’s Suzanne Grimes. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COPYRIGHT 2004 Reproduced […]

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Huperzine: Supplement makers turn over a new Chinese leaf

Huperzine: Supplement makers turn over a new Chinese leaf Rob Eder In search of the next hot natural cognitive enhancer, supplement makers are tapping into the leaves of another Chinese plant. Derived from Chinese club moss, huperzine could well be in position to duplicate at least some of the success of its botanical cousin, gingko […]

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Pharmacy sales surge in acquired stores

Pharmacy sales surge in acquired stores Melissa C. Popolillo Transition is smooth in former Harco and K&B stores Rite Aid made a major push into the South last summer when it purchased the K&B and Harco chains. Market manager Nick Komocsin was charged with overseeing the transformation of 176 of the 186 acquired K&B stores […]

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Albertsons – Mike Czuchra named director of logistics and transportation

Albertsons – Mike Czuchra named director of logistics and transportation – Brief Article BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons has named former Wal-Mart executive Mike Czuchra director of logistics and transportation. Czuchra will lead strategic logistics and transportation functions for Albertsons. He most recently served as divisional logistics manager for global supply chain at Wal-Mart, where he […]

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Larien Products – Bottle caps

Larien Products – Bottle caps – Brief Article NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Larien Products unleashed an interesting little knick-knack called Bigfoot last year, originally as a bottle inversion cap for ketchup. The flip-open dispenser caps allow a bottle to be used and stored in an inverted position. Larien is now targeting shampoos and conditioners, hand and […]

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GAO questions quality of imported bulk pharmaceuticals

GAO questions quality of imported bulk pharmaceuticals Stephen Barlas Among its functions, the Food and Drug Administration’s Pharmacy Advisory Compounding Committee will have to make a list of bulk pharmaceuticals that can be used in compounding, even though they do not have a United States Pharmacopeia or National Formulary monograph and are not components of […]

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Jewel Osco dazzles Tampa with sparkling new format

Jewel Osco dazzles Tampa with sparkling new format James Frederick Jewel Osco dazzles Tampa with sparkling new format LARGO, Fla. – Five years in the making, the first prototype of American Stores’ new Jewel Osco superstore opened with a bang here, drawing mobs of shoppers and prompting excited comments from company officials. West of Tampa, […]

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Banana Boat is launching a new sun care line designed for women – New Products

Banana Boat is launching a new sun care line designed for women – New Products – Brief Article WESTPORT, Conn. — Banana Boat is launching a new sun care line designed for women. VitaSun includes oil-free, vitamins A-, C- and E-enhanced advanced sun protection formulas for face (SPF 30 only) and body (SPF 15, 30 […]

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Thrifty Drug sets out to remake its image

Thrifty Drug sets out to remake its image – Thrifty Drug Stores Inc David Vaczek LOS ANGELES — Thrifty Drug is rolling out a remodel featuring highlighted core departments and lower prices, Eve Rich, Thrifty Drug president told Drug Store News. Calling its new approach “more in tune with the California customer,” Rich said it […]