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CVS Pharmacy makes Times Square debut

CVS Pharmacy makes Times Square debut

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has officially opened a new, 13,000-square-foot flagship store in Manhattan’s Times Square. Located at 1440 Broadway on the northeast corner of 40th Street, the two-floor store features CVS’ new front-end format that brings a deeper, expanded health and beauty focus across aisles, the company said Wednesday. Along with a full-service

Code 3 brings pharmacy to travelers

Code 3 brings pharmacy to travelers

Travel health care products and services have been a popular addition in recent years at both chain and independent drug stores, including those with retail clinics. But another health care operator is going to where the travelers are. Code 3 Emergency Partners LLC, a Frisco, Texas-based privately owned and operated group of over 100 physicians

Shoppers Drug Mart unveils new Wellwise format

Shoppers Drug Mart unveils new Wellwise format

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart is recasting the shopping experience for seniors with a new store format dubbed Wellwise. The Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart outlet caters to the needs of aging Canadians who don’t want an “old person’s store,” said Theresa Firestone, senior vice president of health care businesses at SDM. Shopping for the

Retailers, suppliers connect at Total Store Expo

Retailers, suppliers connect at Total Store Expo

SAN DIEGO — The 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo brought together thousands of retailers and suppliers to learn about emerging technologies, check out the latest products and discuss current trends in health and wellness, beauty, and ­pharmacy. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores conference offered a cross-industry approach that focused on the entire store.

Big month for NACDS RxImpact pharmacy tours

Big month for NACDS RxImpact pharmacy tours

As August draws to a close, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores can chalk up a wildly successful month for NACDS RxImpact pharmacy tours with members of Congress and their staff. Last week NACDS hosted what it called a record-breaking 20 pharmacy tours, a 34% surge in tours hosted in just one week. Overall

Gourlay: NACDS aims to ‘tell the story of chains’

Gourlay: NACDS aims to ‘tell the story of chains’

SAN DIEGO — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is working on a program to identify pharmacy chain members’ work to develop shared value that benefits society, NACDS chairman Alex Gourlay said at the 2017 Total Store Expo. “We are going to tell the story of chains more clearly, and we are going to

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

Amid the political turmoil in Washington and the unpredictability in the health care arena over the Affordable Care Act’s uncertain future, retail pharmacy operators and their customers are fortunate to have a powerful voice in D.C.: the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS has been closely monitoring the turbulent health care debate, defending the position

GMDC spotlights GM17 product showcase winners

GMDC spotlights GM17 product showcase winners

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced the top 10 products and the board chair’s choice winners of the product showcase at its 2017 General Merchandise conference (GM17). The GM17 event, held in Orlando, Fla., featured more than 3,500 products and in-store displays in the showcase. Those garnering the highest number of

London Drugs launches LDExpress format

London Drugs launches LDExpress format

CALGARY, Alberta — London Drugs has opened a small-box, convenience-focused format called LDExpress. Located on Stephen Avenue in Calgary’s Venator Building, LDExpress is described by London Drugs as a “grab-and-go,” “hypercondensed” version of the western Canada drug chain’s stores. Besides a pharmacy and traditional front-end sections, many London Drugs stores also house a large consumer

Rite Aid reopens Harrisburg Market Street store

Rite Aid reopens Harrisburg Market Street store

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is officially reopening its relocated Harrisburg Market Street store, now remodeled to the drug chain’s Wellness Store format. On Tuesday morning, Rite Aid plans a grand reopening ceremony for the 14,000-square-foot store, now situated at 304 Market Street inside Strawberry Square, a 1 million-square-foot, mixed-use center in the

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Hospital Express Care clinics have opened at 15 Walgreens drug stores in the Tampa Bay area. Grand opening events for the walk-in clinics, bannered Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens, were held this week at three Walgreens stores in Land O’ Lakes, Tampa (North Dale Mabry Highway) and Dunedin, Fla. The

Execs connect at NACDS Annual Meeting

Execs connect at NACDS Annual Meeting

The 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., gathered industry leaders for four days of interaction. Retailers and suppliers addressed issues affecting chain pharmacy in various settings — business programs, Meet the Retailer sessions and one-on-one meetings — and connected at a host of social events. “The theme for today, and moving forward, is the

Meet the Retailers at 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting

Meet the Retailers at 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting

One of the most popular elements of the NACDS Annual Meeting is Meet the Retailer. The brief sessions provide an opportunity for suppliers to meet with executives from drug, mass and other retailers. The retailer presentations typically include an overview of company, how they use Annual Meeting to conduct business, topics to discuss with suppliers

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