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Nice-Pak honored with Walmart supplier award

Nice-Pak honored with Walmart supplier award

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Nice-Pak has received the Private Brand Supplier of the Year Award from Walmart. Nice-Pak said Tuesday that it was honored with the Private Brand Supplier of the Year Award, new for Walmart this year, because of its overall collaboration with product innovation, thought leadership and category insights. Walmart is one of the

Walmart enhances experience for pharmacy patients

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart plans to make the shopping experience faster and easier for its pharmacy customers with the addition of express lanes in its stores and a new feature in its mobile app. The Walmart mobile app’s “easy refill” feature will allow patients — after a simple, one-time setup — to quickly refill prescriptions,

Walmart plans express lanes, new Rx app functions

Walmart plans express lanes, new Rx app functions

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart plans to launch new pharmacy and money services functions in its mobile app that will take advantage of new “express lanes” coming to its stores. Walmart said Tuesday that the express lanes will give customers a “new store experience” by enabling them to skip its traditional checkout lines. Meanwhile, the new

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

NEW YORK — Walmart plans to streamline its buying process so that the same merchants can purchase products for the retailer’s stores and its web site, according to published reports. The move should help Walmart leverage its considerable buying power to make its online offering more compelling to consumers. The new approach will mean that

Walmart pharmacists enlist TRC medication toolkit

Walmart pharmacists enlist TRC medication toolkit

STOCKTON, Calif. — Walmart’s health and wellness unit has deployed TRC’s Medication Therapy Management Special Edition Toolkit, an online patient care resource for pharmacists. TRC said Monday that the toolkit, available through the Walmart portal, delivers targeted medication learning and continuing education (CE) in a user-friendly, easily accessible format that provides the most relevant and

Furner set to take helm at Sam’s Club as Brewer exits

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — John Furner has been named president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club. He succeeds Rosalind Brewer, who is retiring effective February 1. Furner has been chief merchandising officer at Sam’s Club, with responsibility for global sourcing, packaging and private brands. He was named to the post in October 2015. Before that

Duncan Mac Naughton to lead Family Dollar chain

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has tapped former Walmart executive Duncan Mac Naughton to serve as president and chief operating officer of its Family Dollar chain. Mac Naughton succeeds and will report to Gary Philbin, who has been promoted to a new role as enterprise president of Dollar Tree. Mac Naughton most recently served

The leaders are there; who will stand out in chain drug?

The leaders are there; who will stand out in chain drug?

Going into the new year, several key personnel questions await answers, foremost among them the age-old problem of determining who, in 2017, will emerge as the most influential senior staffers at America’s drug chains. The determination is made more difficult by the fact that, as of this writing, Walgreens’ acquisition of Rite Aid remains unresolved.

Report: Walmart reorganizes executive ranks

Report: Walmart reorganizes executive ranks

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reportedly is realigning its top management to have several executives oversee both online and in-store operations. Chief marketing officer Tony Rogers will now take on online and digital marketing efforts, including for Jet.com, according to an internal company memo cited by The Wall Street Journal. Jeremy King, head of the WalmartLabs

Walmart Wellness Day set for this weekend

Walmart Wellness Day set for this weekend

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — This Saturday, free health screenings will be offered at more than 5,200 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores nationwide in what Walmart called its biggest screening event ever. The company said Wednesday that Walmart Wellness Day will be held on Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in over 4,600 Walmart stores

Industry mourns passing of MPG’s John Westling Sr.

Industry mourns passing of MPG’s John Westling Sr.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Retail industry veteran and former Walmart executive John Westling Sr., president of sales services at Market Performance Group (MPG), passed away on Monday. He was 60. Westling joined MPG as president of sales services in April 2013 after running his own consulting firm serving consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers and manufacturers for

New year to answer key questions in chain drug retailing

New year to answer key questions in chain drug retailing

The new year is finally here. On balance, 2016 was a year best forgotten. Very few events of a positive nature will be remembered. On the other hand, many unsettling moments would best be reviewed at another time — if at all. As 2017 dawns, several important questions remain to be resolved, a few of

Carmen Bauza exits Walmart to join HSN

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wal­mart health and wellness executive Carmen Bauza is leaving the company to join the television and online retailer HSN Inc. Bauza is slated to join HSN/Home Shopping Network as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, effective November 28, the interactive multichannel retail company announced. In her new role, Bauza will

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