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Walmart to Cease Cigarette Sales in Some Stores

“We are always looking at ways to meet our customers’ needs while still operating an efficient business,” a Walmart spokesperson said.

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Whole Foods Reveals Its Top Beauty Trends for 2022

Ceramides, prickly pear, translucent zinc sunscreen, overnight hairstyling and jelly-textured skincare are trending, according to the retailer's trends council.

Following launches of Walmart-exclusive collections with the likes of Drew Barrymore and Netflix's "Queer Eye" cast, the retailer debuts a line of environmentally friendly cleaning products co-created by the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star.

As more and more shoppers resume their pre-pandemic food shopping patterns, they will likely remain highly aware of the cleanliness of the stores they patronize, and are likely making this an even higher priority than before the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic made the lack of representation on store shelves of health and beauty products created for diverse consumers all the more apparent—and added new urgency for retailers to address the issue.

The Minneapolis-based retailer is working to help Black-owned beauty- and personal-care businesses develop and make products that "better support the brands’ values."

The adoption of dogs and cats during the pandemic “provides retailers and brands with the opportunity to identify and provide value for the ongoing needs of their customers—and their pets,” Quotient CEO Steven Boal says.

Retailers and consumers are paying more attention to nontoxic wellness.

Household cleaning products had a good year as consumers cleaned more, and pet products also had a strong showing with adoptions of dogs and cats on the rise.

The pandemic drives sales in cookware and cleaning products for consumers confined to, and investing in, their homes.

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