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LEADING HEADLINES

WBA’s brands enter Chinese consumer market through Tmall Global

WBA’s brands enter Chinese consumer market through Tmall Global

DEERFIELD, Ill. and HANGZHOU, China — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. today announced the launch of a Boots flagship store on Tmall Global, Alibaba’s B2C platform for international brands and retailers, to introduce a number of iconic Boots beauty brands to

Amazon looks at rollout of cashier-less stores

Amazon looks at rollout of cashier-less stores

SEATTLE — Amazon is considering opening as many as 3,000 of its cashier-less Amazon Go convenience stores by 2021, unnamed sources familiar with the plan told Bloomberg News. Ten Go stores would be up and running by the end of 2018, 50 by the end

Express Scripts earns high marks in 2018 PBMI report

Express Scripts earns high marks in 2018 PBMI report

ST. LOUI S — According to the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute’s (PBMI) 2018 PBM Customer Satisfaction Report of plan sponsors, Express Scripts leads the industry in customer satisfaction, earning the highest overall satisfaction rating, 8.1, among large PBMs serving more than 20 million members. Satisfaction is

Retailers say credit card swipe fee proposed settlement won’t work

Retailers say credit card swipe fee proposed settlement won’t work

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation said a proposed new class action settlement, which purports to resolve claims that Visa and MasterCard set credit card swipe fees in a multi-billion dollar price-fixing scheme, largely resembles part of an agreement that both a federal appellate court

AAOA releases toolkit to educate on opioid abuse and misuse

AAOA releases toolkit to educate on opioid abuse and misuse

ARLINGTON, Va. — Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA), a national initiative to help prevent prescription opioid abuse and misuse through education, has created a pharmacy toolkit to equip pharmacists with resources to engage and educate patients about the safe use, storage and disposal of pain medicines. AAOA,

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RETAIL NEWS

Maaraba joins Azova to head sales and operations

SALT LAKE CITY — Azova announced today that Ashton Maaraba has left eRx Network to join Azova as senior vice president, sales and operations, effective immediately. Maaraba will lead Azova’s sales and operations team, with responsibility for retail pharmacy, physician, pharma, patient and payer divisions

New study looks at breakfast trends

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day still rings true for most people, according to Packaged Facts’ report Breakfast: Retail Product Trends and Opportunities in the U.S., 2nd Edition, which is also available in a collection featuring

Walgreens donates $200,000 to Red Cross to aid areas hit by Florence

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is supporting relief efforts in North Carolina and South Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence through a number of measures, including an initial $200,000 donation to the American Red Cross relief efforts. The company has also donated non-perishable food items

Rite Aid Foundation awards $2M to support Folds of Honor Scholarships

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation announced that 422 students have been selected as 2018 Folds of Honor educational scholarship recipients through its KidCents program. This year’s $2 million award completes a three-year, $6 million commitment to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization

CVS Health’s Merlo to discuss changes in health care at Town Hall LA

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —  CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo will share his insights on the accelerated pace of change in health care and vision for transforming America’s $3.6 trillion health care system during a gathering of Town Hall Los Angeles, the city’s oldest and largest public

SUPPLIER NEWS

Sprig expands distribution of CBD-infused soda line

LOS ANGELES — Sprig, the market leader in cannabis-infused beverages, has begun sales of its CBD-infused soda line in New York, Florida, Nevada, and Illinois. Bolstering its already-strong market position in California, these groundbreaking distribution agreements dramatically increase the availability of the product in key markets

P&G launches new Crest toothpaste

CINCINNATI — Procter and Gamble has released new Crest Gum & Enamel Repair, a specially designed toothpaste that focuses on neutralizing plaque bacteria along and below the gum line while also boosting the repair of weakened enamel. The new Crest Gum & Enamel Repair formula

Camber Pharmaceuticals releases generic for Norvir

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Camber Pharmaceuticals announces the addition of ritonavir tablets to its growing portfolio of products. Ritonavir tablets are the generic version of Norvir  from Abbvie and is used to treat HIV. Ritonavir tablets is available in 100mg-30ct bottle. The company said in a

Mars looking at more sustainable business options

MCLEAN, Va. — Mars is changing how it does business — one year from the launch from its “Sustainable in a Generation” Plan. The move comes after Mars chief executive officer Grant Reid last year warned that the “global supply chain is broken,” and business needed to

Kellogg sending food to support Florence emergency relief efforts

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg Company is donating five semi-trailers of cereal, bars and crackers to help people in the Carolinas and Appalachia region impacted by Tropical Depression Florence. The storm made landfall as a hurricane and slowed to a tropical depression leaving widespread and potentially