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O+A Puts On a Scent-Sational 4th Annual Art and Olfaction Awards Presentation

Attendees of the 4th annual Art and Olfaction Awards, presented by the The Institute for Art and Olfaction, were treated to a night full of intoxicating scents at the Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, May 6. The Kulturquartier—formerly a crematorium built in 1911, revitalized as an arts venue—played host to the night’s events, which included awards, dinner and vocal improvisations by Snowblink, a Los Angeles-based musician who connects the auditory with the olfactory.

2017 Eastern Buying Conference Sees Boost in Attendance

The 2017 Eastern Buying Conference, held April 1-2 at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was met with a storm that shut down airports, including Newark Airport, and delayed flights, causing the show to get off to a rocky start. In the end attendees were able to arrive safely, and the 2017 show was expanded to accommodate additional booths. Overall, attendance was up, according to show organizers.

J. White & Associates and Coleman/Harrison Join Forces

It was announced on May 1, 2017, that companies J. White & Associates and Coleman/Harrison have created a "strategic alliance," and plan on working together while maintaining their unique brand identities. The companies will unite their teams of talented professional sales agents to provide more in-depth coverage of the industry. Together, the teams will provide sales representation in the northeast, southeast, midwest and southwest regions, as well as for nationwide specialty retail.

CVS Focuses on Expanded Health, Beauty Offerings, Store Experience

Many CVS Pharmacy customers may soon walk into their neighborhood pharmacy and find it almost unrecognizable. The online and brick-and-mortar retailer is upping its game among competing health and beauty retailers, adding more on-trend and “healthier” beauty options, a broader selection of vitamins and supplements, and what it’s calling better-for-you food options; not to mention an upgraded store design, featuring digital signage and an enhanced customer experience.