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Inside This Issue - Opinion

At bottom, Shewmaker was a great retailer

Jack Shewmaker’s sudden death in mid-November, the result of a massive heart attack at his home in Bentonville, Ark., stunned, shocked and saddened those many people to whom the former Walmart executive was a friend, mentor and confidant, among them several of the editors and salespeople who work at Racher Press, publisher of Chain Drug Review.

Once again, Walmart impacts health care

New evidence of Walmart’s ability to influence the development of the health care market emerged last month when UnitedHealthcare and its Prescription Solutions division teamed up with Kroger Co. and Safeway Inc., two of the nation’s premier food/drug combination store operators, to launch Pharmacy Saver.