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NPD Group to receive, analyze Walmart’s point-of-sale information

BY Allison Cerra

BENTONVILLE, Ark. —  NPD Group is expanding its portfolio of solution-oriented products and services by acquiring data from Walmart’s U.S. stores and website.

Through its agreement with Walmart, NPD will work together with the retailer to integrate Walmart information into NPD products. Walmart will be using NPD as the primary provider of data for the general merchandise categories tracked by NPD and NPD DisplaySearch as a new supplier of forecasting analysis for the electronics team. Recently, NPD signed an agreement with Sam’s Club to receive point-of-sale information from Sam’s Club and SamsClub.com.

“This agreement is truly a game changer for NPD and for the industry,” NPD president and COO Karyn Schoenbart said. “With Walmart data, we will be able to provide our clients with world class information and solidify our leadership position as the premier source of market insight in our industries. We look forward to offering our clients the best information ever for understanding their customers in order to drive better decisions and grow their businesses.”

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Teva launches generic schizophrenia, bipolar disorder drug

BY DSN STAFF

NORTH WALES, Pa. — Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of a psychiatric drug, the company said Friday.

Teva announced the launch of olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets in the 5-mg, 10-mg, 15-mg and 20-mg strengths in blister packs of 30.

The drug is a generic version of Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa Zydis, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


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Weis declares quarterly dividend

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SUNBURY, Pa. — The board of directors at Weis Markets declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share, the retailer said Thursday.

The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of Feb. 13, and payable on Feb. 27, Weis said.

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