Retail News Breaks Archives
Walgreen Co. confirmed that it has hired supermarket and convenience store veteran Jim Jensen to lead a new effort to market fresh food and ready-to-eat items.
In welcome news for pharmacy chains, the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) has released a briefing paper that highlights the value of pharmacist-led medication therapy management (MTM) services, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Walgreen Co. plans to acquire three Farmacias El Amal stores in Puerto Rico as well as prescription files from 11 other El Amal pharmacies.
Walgreen Co. said its stores nationwide have collected more than $1million for the Haiti earthquake relief effort, only days after the retailer enabled customers to make donations.
CVS Caremark Corp. has opened its first drug stores in the St. Louis market and plans another there later this year.
Rite Aid Corp. this summer plans to promote president and chief operating officer John Standley to chief executive officer.
As throughout its history, community pharmacy again will need to adapt to a new environment as the nation embraces health care reform, among other changes, Edith Rosato, senior vice president of pharmacy affairs for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, said in a presentation to the Massachusetts Health Council.
CVS/pharmacy said its ExtraCare loyalty card program delivered more savings to customers in 2009 and expanded its user base.
Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, urged students to become pharmacy advocates to help advance the profession in an address at the Ohio Northern University Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy.
Walgreen Co. has been awarded accreditation as a specialty pharmacy provider from URAC.
David Casey has been named vice president and diversity officer at CVS Caremark Corp.
Rite Aid Corp. has appointed Bryan Shirtliff senior vice president of business development, a new position at the company.