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August 22, 2014


Snapshot: The 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores kicks off the 2014 Total Store Expo this weekend in Boston, where attendees can look forward to a robust lineup of speakers, programs, events, tools and exhibits.

Running Aug. 23 to 26 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the Expo is aimed at enabling retailers, suppliers and other business partners to innovate across departments and functions to enhance the total store experience, NACDS noted.



Aurora enlists specialty pharmacy platform from Armada

Aurora Health Care is partnering with Armada Health Care to provide a range of specialty pharmacy offerings to its patients.

Uniprix readies pharmacists for bigger role

Uniprix Inc. is anxiously awaiting some regulatory maneuvers to play out in Quebec that will enable the 387-store drug chain to broaden the scope of its pharmacists' practice.

Delhaize America extends pharmacy services beyond Rx

For Delhaize America, which operates pharmacies under the Food Lion and Hannaford supermarket banners, customer service is a key priority.

Health Mart promotes pharmacist intervention

A major Star Ratings focus in Medicare Part D, medication adherence is an area in which community pharmacies and pharmacists are uniquely positioned to excel because of their strong clinical expertise and personal patient relationships, according to Health Mart president Steve Courtman.

USP joins Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has become a member of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) to help battle against the illegal online sale of medicines.

As part of Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart boosts pharmacy presence

It was not surprising that Loblaw Cos. was an eager buyer and Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) a willing seller when the two companies, both giants in their respective sectors, came to an agreement for the purchase of SDM that was finalized in March of this year.

Family Dollar Stores nixes bid from Dollar General

Citing antitrust concerns, Family Dollar Stores Inc. has rejected an acquisition bid from Dollar General Corp.

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Kraft Foods enters licensing pact with Keurig

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. have unveiled a multiyear licensing, manufacturing, and distribution agreement to make Kraft's branded coffees available in Keurig portion pack formats compatible with Keurig consumer and commercial brewing systems in the United States.

Pleio adds to retail pharmacy adherence services

Medication adherence specialist Pleio Inc. has added pharmacy-focused GoodStart patient support programs to boost PDC (proportion of days covered) scores and customer loyalty.

Sigma-Tau rolls out shelf card for refrigerated probiotic

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc. is introducing shelf cards for its VSL#3 line of live bacterial probiotics.

MeadWestvaco software establishes 'pharmacy home'

MeadWestvaco Corp. has announced the commercial availability of the Avive Multimed pharmacy system, designed to yield benefits for health care providers, their patients and payers.

RevitaDERM Psoriasis Treatment hits shelves at CVS

Blaine Labs Inc. has gained distribution of its RevitaDERM Psoriasis Treatment at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

Brownmed makes Inc. list of fast-growing companies

For the fifth straight year, Brownmed has made the Inc. 5000 list of business journal Inc.

GMDC provides insight on seasonal merchandising

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) and its Educational Leadership Council have released "Seasonal Best Practices for the New World of Shopping: Part Two," a whitepaper that looks at total store business-building opportunities in nonfoods during the January to September merchandising seasons.

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