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A collection of the latest CG industry news. 

CBD: What's It All Mean, Anyway?

Despite growing consumer demand, a lack of clear regulation is keeping traditional players out of the market.

Bill Boltz

Lowe's Shakes Up Leadership Under New CEO

Lowe's this week announced sweeping changes to its c-suite, including the elimination of two chief positions and the addition of two new executive vice president roles.

Sam’s Club in September implemented a chain-wide ban on pallet base wraps as part of a larger strategy to simplify its business.

Best Buy last month stopped accepting new members to both of its video game loyalty programs, the free Reward Zone Gamers Club and its paid tier, Gamers Club Unlocked (GCU).

Kevin Hourican

CVS/pharmacy promoted Kevin Hourican to president of the company’s retail business Monday. Hourican has been acting as interim executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS/pharmacy since the February departure of Helena Foulkes.

Best Buy has unveiled a new logo for the first time in nearly 30 years in conjunction with a brand refresh supported by a marketing campaign highlighting the retailer’s culture, expertise and employees.

In response to price pressure from e-commerce giant Amazon, Costco is asking its suppliers to lower their prices in categories ranging from televisions to personal care items.

Walmart has moved around several senior managers in its U.S. division to critical growth areas like e-commerce and food.

Just For U

Albertsons Cos. is implementing its Just for U loyalty program across all its banners.​​​​​​​

Walmart's Marybeth Hayes is departing in January 2019 after a decade with the retailer.

Texas grocer H-E-B is enjoying an exclusive launch window for Bang sugar-free sweet ice tea-flavored energy beverage from sports nutrition supplement and performance beverage manufacturer Vital Pharmaceuticals.

Circle K recently promoted Trey Powell to senior director of marketing – North America.

More than 100 Love’s Travel Stops across the U.S. now feature a store-within-a-store concept dubbed the “Mobile to Go Zone.” The objective was to drive incremental comparable store sales by turning a stagnant apparel area into a stylish and interactive place to capture sales in a high-growth category.

Don Frieson

Lowe's has hired former Walmart and Sam's Club executive Don Frieson to tighten up its operations and logistics.

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