Fourth quarter sales at Kohl’s were down, but the retailer reported a slight uptick in comparable store sales for the three month period ended February 2.
In recent years, we have discussed the need for retailers to rethink how each uses their physical space to keep their brick-and-mortar stores relevant as digital commerce continues to grow.
Kohl’s and WW (formerly Weight Watchers) are teaming to pilot various health and wellness offerings that include the first in-store WW Studio and the introduction of WW Healthy Kitchen products.
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.
The Food Marketing Institute Foundation study, “Power of Health and Well-being in Food Retail,” demonstrated that consumers are looking at the topic of wellness more broadly, the organization reported.
Kroger and Walgreens recently expanded on the exploratory pilot concept the two retailers announced in October, in which the companies began testing a concept combining Kroger’s grocery expertise with Walgreens’ mix of pharmacy, health and beauty.
In the spirit of “Giving Tuesday,” Kohl’s said it will award $3.2 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofit organizations across the country that work to improve the health and wellness of children and families as part of its national giving program, which is an extension of the company’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness.
Satech, Inc. has introduced its SmartCells SlimLine anti-fatigue mat collection. The company is a manufacturer of industrial and residential anti-fatigue mats.
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.
Epoca International has been tapped to be the manufacturer of non-electric housewares for Buzzfeed’s new brand Goodful. The line will officially launch this month at Macy’s, however, products are already being rolled out on the Macy’s website.
The Spartan mattress addresses wellness, according to its developer, Brooklyn Bedding, helping with recovery from strenuous activity including athletics.