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Bartell Drugs kicks off Fall Beauty Event

BY David Salazar

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs this week will be giving its customers an opportunity to see samples and demos at its Fall Beauty Event. The weeklong offering will see six Bartell Drugs locations hosting cosmetics demonstrations, skincare consultations, 20-minute facials, samples of food, and opportunities to win gift baskets. Across the chain, there will be sales on various beauty product lines.

The makeup consultations will be available by appointment only at the six participating locations, and participants receive a special beauty bag with cosmetics samples and coupons. Also as part of the event and the company’s community involvement, Bartell Drugs has donated cosmetics to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and its Hope Place, a residential recovery program for women and their children in Rainier Valley.

Customers can make appointments for the skincare consultations on the Bartell Drugs website.
 

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GMDC partners with ReposiTrak on new compliance management solution

BY Michael Johnsen

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — Global Market Development Center and ReposiTrak, a wholly owned subsidiary of Park City Group, on Thursday partnered on an offering to enhance the discovery process and improve collaboration in essential non-food and high-gross margin categories for all channels.

“ReposiTrak is a pioneering innovator in delivering robust retail management software solutions for our rapidly changing industry,” stated Patrick Spear, president and CEO of GMDC. “This technology will equip our members with a toolbox for success in a constantly evolving marketplace. We are thrilled to partner with ReposiTrak as we continue to advance and expand our ecosystem.”

Under the agreement, ReposiTrak will be the exclusive solution provider endorsed by GMDC for compliance management and the sourcing of retail-ready vendors.

ReposiTrak helps companies reduce their regulatory, financial and brand risk in the supply chain. Powered by Park City Group’s technology, the solution has two primary applications including compliance management, which can automate the collection and management of a GMDC member’s required documentation from their supply chain partners such as supplier agreements, insurance certificates and factory audits, dramatically reducing risk to their extended supply chain. The other primary application is called "MarketPlace," which is a platform for GMDC member retailers and wholesalers to source qualified suppliers in ReposiTrak’s community of 40,000+ connections, saving weeks of time, and removing friction between trading partners in the quest to bring new products to the shelf as quickly as possible.

“GMDC is committed to helping its members drive growth through collaboration, so it is rewarding to join them in leveraging our technology to drive this effort,” stated Randy Fields, chairman and CEO Park City Group. “We are proud to be partnering with GMDC to offer our Compliance Management and Marketplace applications to their members. Given GMDC’s reputation and scale, this partnership solidifies ReposiTrak as the industry standard across all vendors and categories in the supermarket and will bolster the rapid adoption we are experiencing.”

 

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FrozenPeaz, PediBomb take home DSN/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Awards

BY David Salazar

FrozenPeaz, a Chicago-based company, took home the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Award from the recent ECRM Health Care EPPS, held at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nev. The finalist was PediBomb for its in-shower foot scrubber.

The two companies were selected from dozens of entries in the award program, samples of which were displayed in the ECRM hospitality area during the EPPS meetings. Buyers cast their votes based on product innovation and packaging. Products featured at the event spanned such categories as first aid, foot care, eye/ear, digestives, analgesics, allergy and reading glasses.

FrozenPeaz came to market out of the realization that there was a market for a pain remedy that married the body-contouring flexibility that a bag of frozen peas with the reusability of a gel pack. The company launched in 2012 with its reusable, plant-based VirtualPeaz technology allows for both heat and cold therapy from the same pack.

PediBomb makes it easy for consumers to wash their feet in the shower by providing a platform for the foot scrubber that won’t slip on the floor of the shower.

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