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October 20, 2014

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Walmart to raise investment in small formats

Walmart plans to up its investment in smaller-format Neighborhood Market stores while lowering its investment in Supercenters, company executives said at the retail giant's annual analysts meeting.

Chief executive officer Doug McMillon said the Neighborhood Market locations continue to be a "bright spot" in driving same-store sales growth for the company.

 

RETAIL NEWS BREAKS

NACDS' Ecker recognized for public affairs endeavors

Heidi Ecker, director of government affairs and grassroots programs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Public Affairs Council.

Walgreens appoints Reed as general counsel

Walgreen Co. has promoted Jan Stern Reed to general counsel and named Thomas Sabatino as chief legal and administrative officer.

Rexall to offer Air Miles rewards in more stores

Rexall and the Air Miles Reward Program are expanding their 15-year regional partnership to offer Air Miles Collectors the opportunity to earn reward miles in the drug chain's western Canada stores.

CVS, Rite Aid launch Medicare Part D info programs

With the annual enrollment period set to begin, two of the nation’s biggest drug store chains are announcing programs to help their senior customers compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

Cardinal Health serves up MTM Solution for payers

Cardinal Health has launched the Medication Therapy Management Solution to help payers improve their plan members' quality of care and their performance on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Ratings System.

NACDS speaks up for pharmacist-provided vaccines

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has gone to bat for the value of pharmacist-delivered immunization services in boosting national vaccination rates.

Sales at Jean Coutu Group edge up in 2Q

Jean Coutu Group saw its retail store network and corporate sales rise slightly for the fiscal 2015 second quarter.

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SUPPLIER NEWS BREAKS

AstraZeneca unveils Fit2Me diabetes support program

AstraZeneca has launched Fit2Me, a free diet and lifestyle support program that allows people with type 2 diabetes to create a personalized care plan.

GreatCall mobile health solutions for seniors launch at Rite Aid

GreatCall Inc. has rolled out its suite of connected health and safety products and services to more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide.

ECRM debuts redesigned website

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has revamped its website, www.ecrm.marketgate.com, to offer a fresh look, better navigation and improved functionality.

Mirixa names Richardson as CEO

Marvin Richardson has been appointed chief executive officer of Mirixa Corp.

Ocean Spray introduces PACt cranberry hydration beverage

Ocean Spray has unveiled PACt cranberry extract water, which the company bills as a healthier solution for hydration.

PharmaSmart BP kiosk receives expert endorsement

PharmaSmart health screening stations have been recognized by national experts as the only kiosks that "can be recommended by physicians for their patients" following a Food and Drug Administration consumer update on blood pressure kiosk accuracy.

STS Health brings FluNada to more store shelves

STS Health has gained national retail distribution of its FluNada homeopathic throat and nasal spray following successful trials of the product at CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens.

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