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.
Conair Corporation management, following a published report that the company is for sale, informed customers and vendors in a memo Friday it has no foreseeable plan to sell its Cuisinart, personal care and professional and hairbrush and accessory divisions.
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.
Second quarter net revenue at Helen of Troy was up more than 14% as strong growth in the company’s housewares and health and home divisions were the key drivers.
Target has introduced Smartly, a new lower-priced owned household essentials brand comprised of more than 70 items, such as hand soap, paper plates, household cleaners and razors, with most items less than $2.
Sales of smart home devices with voice control, excluding smart speakers, will leap from just 154,000 units in 2018 to 32.3 million in 2025, according to the report “2018 Smart Home Devices with Voice Control” by Strategy Analytics.