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BJ’s taps Baldwin as president, COO

BJ’s taps Baldwin as president, COO

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. has named Christopher Baldwin president and chief operating officer, effective September 8. He will be responsible for business operations, including merchandising, logistics, membership, marketing and club operations and will also join the company’s board of directors. “I am

Care Pharmacies renews with CEO Wysong

Care Pharmacies renews with CEO Wysong

LINTHICUM, Md. — Care Pharmacies Cooperative Inc. has extended the contract of chief executive officer Michael Wysong. The pharmacy co-op said that during Wysong’s leadership, the organization has seen record growth, with sales surging more than 300% and the company being recognized as a “Hot

With elevated offerings, drug chains can own beauty

With elevated offerings, drug chains can own beauty

National drug chains are working hard to drive more sales in the beauty care category. The merged Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., for starters, is revamping its stores with a swankier cosmetics offering centered on the Boots No7 skin care line, which already drives traffic across

Kmart Pharmacy: For too many, flu shot not a priority

Kmart Pharmacy: For too many, flu shot not a priority

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Too many people still don’t feel the need to get a flu shot, a new survey from Kmart Pharmacy finds. Of more than 10,000 U.S. adults polled online, 41% said they typically don’t get a flu shot — even though 94%

CVS makes bigger push into telehealth

CVS makes bigger push into telehealth

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has stepped up efforts to provide telehealth services through pilots with a trio of telemedicine technology companies. CVS said Wednesday that it’s working with American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc to explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and

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RETAIL NEWS

CVS Health affiliates with Pa., Ohio health systems

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has formed new clinical affiliations with St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa., and TriHealth in Cincinnati. CVS said Thursday that through these clinical collaborations, it will provide prescription and visit information to the health care organizations by enabling

Pharmaprix tabs actress as AIMEZ VOUS ambassador

MONTREAL — Shoppers Drug Mart’s Pharmaprix store banner in Quebec has signed up actress Sophie Prégent as the ambassador for the chain’s AIMEZ VOUS program promoting women’s health and well-being. Pharmaprix said Monday that Aimez VOUS (WE LOVE YOU at Shoppers Drug Mart) supports women’s

Benzer Pharmacy makes Inc. 5000 list

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy has made this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies, coming in at No. 1500. The drug chain said Monday that companies making the 2015 Inc. 5000 list were ranked according to percentage of revenue growth between 2011

More CareClinics open at Bartell Drugs

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs and Group Health Cooperative have opened two new CareClinics at the drug chain’s stores in Sammamish and Greenwood, Wash. With the new retail clinic locations, there are now five CareClinics operating in Bartell Drugs stores. “Bartell Drugs guests have told us

CVS survey spotlights the impact of the flu

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Almost two in five U.S. adults have missed a life event because of flu-like symptoms, according to a survey from CVS/pharmacy. CVS said Monday that the online survey of over 2,000 adults, conducted by Harris Poll, found that 37% of respondents missed

SUPPLIER NEWS

NeilMed launches Naspira nasal-oral aspirator

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — NeilMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. USA has rolled out the Naspira nasal-oral aspirator for babies and small children. The company said Monday that the Naspira’s novel proprietary design offers a simple, safe and immediate way to relieve nasal congestion related to mucus in

Perrigo purchases ScarAway brand

DUBLIN, Ireland — Perrigo Co. plc has acquired the ScarAway scar management brand from Enaltus LLC. Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Perrigo said Monday that Scaraway is expected to generate overall 2015 net sales of $10 million, or approximately $3 million for the

Head & Shoulders lands N.Y. Giants’ Beckham as ambassador

CINCINNATI — Head & Shoulders has signed up New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham as its latest hair ambassador. The Procter & Gamble hair care brand — the official shampoo of the National Football League — said Friday that fans can now see Beckham

Novo Nordisk buys pair of biopharma companies

BAGSVAERD, Denmark — Novo Nordisk plans to acquire Calibrium LLC and MB2 LLC, two privately held biopharmaceutical research companies based in Carmel, Ind. The Danish pharmaceutical company said Thursday that the acquisition will expand its portfolio of projects and intellectual property rights in the diabetes

American International Industries acquires Hollywood Fashion Secrets

LOS ANGELES — Beauty care manufacturer and distributor American International Industries (A.I.I.) has acquired Hollywood Fashion Secrets, a brand of fashion and beauty accessories. Financial terms of the agreement, announced Thursday, weren’t disclosed. Hollywood Fashion Secrets offers a wide range of problem-solving products, led by

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