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Week of Mon, Apr 15th, 2013

Kerr Drug eyes new ways to connect with customers

Kerr Drug will be spending much of 2013 in search of more ways to enhance customers' online and digital experiences as well as the in-store experience, according to vice president of merchandising and marketing Bill Baxley.

Care Pharmacies extends its reach

A hybrid franchising model has helped Care Pharmacies ramp up its store count and revenue.

Bill Clinton set to keynote NCPA annual convention

Former President Bill Clinton is slated to deliver the keynote address this fall at the National Community Pharmacists Association's annual convention.

Duane Reade's De Fazio appointed SVP at RadioShack

RadioShack Corp. announced that it has named former Duane Reade/Walgreen Co. executive Mike De Fazio as senior vice president of store concepts.

Sav-Mor sees its pharmacies as community health enablers

Sav-Mor Franchising has had all of its pharmacists trained to administer vaccinations. The chain drug retailer’s next step is for those professionals to foster customer engagement with all of the company’s wellness initiatives.

Kinney Drugs winds down rollout of new format

This year, Kinney Drugs expects to wrap up a long-term migration to a new store design across its 95 locations in upstate New York and Vermont.

NACDS gives take on 2014 U.S. budget proposal

With congressional committee hearings now focusing on the Obama administration's 2014 budget proposal, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores reiterated to lawmakers the value that community pharmacy brings to the nation's health care system.

Discount Drug Mart plans new stores

New stores are on the way from Discount Drug Mart as the regional drug chain comes off a very good fiscal year.

Action plan sketches bigger role for Rx in Canada

Canada's pharmacy community can cut the nation's health care costs by up to to $11 billion (Canadian) over three years by bringing more cost-effective care to more people, according to a new report.

Jean Coutu lowers stake in Rite Aid

The Jean Coutu Group has sold over 40% of its shares in Rite Aid Corp., reducing its equity stake in the U.S. drug chain.

London Drugs tallies results of recycling efforts

Initiatives by London Drugs to rein in the amount of waste produced by the company and its customers are paying off.

Bartell Drugs' store base gets bigger, better

Bartell Drugs aims to open a pair of new locations this year as it continues efforts to enhance the shopping experience at its Seattle-area stores.

NABP pursues .pharmacy domain for online Rx

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) envisions a safer online environment for buying medications with its proposed .pharmacy domain suffix.

Navarro's 33rd store makes its debut

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store, located on NW 7th Street in Miami.

NACDS, NCPA give thumbs-down to Medicaid reimbursement cuts

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to rethink proposed cuts in drug reimbursement.

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