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NACDS urges Operation Warp Speed to rely on pharmacies

NACDS urges Operation Warp Speed to rely on pharmacies

ARLINGTON – In a letter, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) urged the administration’s Operation Warp Speed to rely on the proven record of pharmacies and pharmacists for the rapid deployment of COVID-19 vaccines when they are available. “For more than a decade since the 2009

Surescripts empowers pharmacies with benefits-based prescription price transparency tool

Surescripts empowers pharmacies with benefits-based prescription price transparency tool

ARLINGTON, Va. — Surescripts Real-Time Prescription Benefit for Pharmacy service is now available, enabling pharmacists to access information on out-of-pocket prescription costs and therapeutic alternatives at the point of dispensing. This new tool empowers pharmacists to seamlessly collaborate with patients and prescribers on choosing an alternative

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

  ARLINGTON, Va. — Taking on a new leadership role is never easy; taking the helm during a global pandemic, however, especially when job No. 1 for the organization’s members involves keeping the country’s vital medical supply chain running smoothly, defines daunting. But being named

Kroger CEO shares reopening plan at White House

Kroger CEO shares reopening plan at White House

WASHINGTON — Kroger Co. chief executive officer Rodney McMullen shared his company’s vision for safely reopening the country’s businesses during a recent meeting with President Trump. McCullen and six other business leaders participated in the “Opening Up America Again” event that was held on Friday

Vizuri Health Sciences becomes Vizuri Health Sciences Consumer Healthcare and prescription-focused Propella Therapeutics

Vizuri Health Sciences becomes Vizuri Health Sciences Consumer Healthcare and prescription-focused Propella Therapeutics

FAIRFAX, Va. — Vizuri Health Sciences  has completed a strategic reorganization to form two new corporations. The new entities are Propella Therapeutics Inc., focusing on prescription drugs, and Vizuri Health Sciences Consumer Healthcare Inc., developing non-prescription pain management products. The restructuring, which occurred on May 1,

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RETAIL NEWS

Commerce Signals introduces COVID-19 Consumer Spending Impact Tracker

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Commerce Signals, a Verisk Financial company and leading source of U.S. retail payment insights, has announced the availability of the Covid-19 Consumer Spending Impact Tracker, enabling companies to quickly and easily gain valuable insights into U.S. consumer spending behavior across key retail

IRI unveils 2019 New Product Pacesetters

CHICAGO  — IRI announced on Monday the release of its 2019 New Product Pacesetters™, the 25th annual report highlighting the most successful new product launches across food and beverage, nonfood and convenience store sectors. Both large and small companies were successful in 2019, thanks to consumers’

Walgreens’ Pessina issues statement on George Floyd’s death

Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance has issued the following statement to customers, store team members and communities across America on the killing of George Floyd and protests that followed: “On behalf of everyone at Walgreens Boots Alliance,

SUPPLIER NEWS

PopSockets and Burt’s Bees team on natural product

BOULDER, Colo. — PopSockets, maker of expandable phone grips and lifestyle accessories, and Burt’s Bees announced Tuesday their new collaboration, PopGrip Lips x Burt’s Bees. PopGrip Lips x Burt’s Bees will provide consumers with a two-in-one product that features the classic functionality of a PopGrip

Edgewell announces evolution of its executive leadership structure and team

SHELTON, Conn.— Edgewell Personal Care Co. announced an evolution of its executive leadership structure and the team reporting to Rod Little, president and chief executive officer. “Over the last several months, we have focused on improving our underlying performance by strengthening the value-proposition of our core brands,

CHPA rebrands for holistic approach

WASHINGTON — Coming off one of the most significant public policy victories in its 139-year history, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is updating its brand image and revamping its structure to better reflect the expanding scope of the over-the-counter health care sector. “We asked

ECRM unveils virtual platform

SOLON, Ohio — More than 70 retail buyers participated in 630 digital face-to-face meetings with suppliers of vitamins, supplements and nutritional products during ECRM’s Healthy Living, Vitamin and Nutrition Program, the first session to go live on its new virtual platform. The efficiency, effectiveness and