The annual HomeWorld Business Health & Wellness Report in the June 24, 2019, issue underscores an evolving consumer state of mind and the brimming opportunity for housewares suppliers and retailers that have responded by placing healthy living and wellness at the heart of their marketing and merchandising execution.
At its June 4 Investor Day, CVS Health executives demonstrated how the company plans to accelerate enterprise growth, simplify how consumers can engage the health care system and position the business for long-term growth.
Rite Aid has named Erik Keptner to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer, effective June 24, 2019.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, The Rite Aid Foundation announced a three-year, $6 million commitment to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children of military service members who have been killed or seriously wounded while serving the country.
Ulta Beauty customers raised funds for charity this past Mother’s Day season through in-store and online donations totaling more than $1.1 million. All proceeds will benefit Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program and families impacted by natural disasters in the U.S.
Rite Aid’s board of directors has appointed Elizabeth Burr, who most recently served as chief innovation officer and vp/health care trend and innovation at Humana, and Katherine Quinn, who currently serves as vice chairman and chief administrative officer of U.S. Bancorp, to the company’s board.
As it continues struggling to generate profits, Rite Aid posted a net loss from continuing operations of $255.6 million, or 24 cents per share, versus a net loss of $483.7 million, or 46 cents per share, in the year-earlier period.
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces to develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advance and improve the future of health care, the companies said.
Stanley Black + Decker will debut a new wellness device at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show that company officials said will help individuals with daily management of needed medications.
Walgreens Boots Alliance generated a solid first quarter while launching a cost management program that will look to save more than $1 billion.
As sales at Ulta continue to grow at a steady pace, the beauty retailer is moving forward with plans to open 225 stores in the coming three years while also sharpening its focus on digital operations.
With fourth quarter profits exceeding Wall Street expectations, Walgreens Boots Alliance touted gains for both the period and the fiscal year despite weak U.S. retail comps.