August 22, 2014
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 Health Care is partnering with Armada Health Care to provide a range of specialty pharmacy offerings to its patients.
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.
For Delhaize America, which operates pharmacies under the Food Lion and Hannaford supermarket banners, customer service is a key priority.
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.
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.
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.
Citing antitrust concerns, Family Dollar Stores Inc. has rejected an acquisition bid from Dollar General Corp.
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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.
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 Pharmaceuticals Inc. is introducing shelf cards for its VSL#3 line of live bacterial probiotics.
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.
Blaine Labs Inc. has gained distribution of its RevitaDERM Psoriasis Treatment at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.
For the fifth straight year, Brownmed has made the Inc. 5000 list of business journal Inc.
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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