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Publix honors managers with company’s most prestigious awards

Publix honors managers with company’s most prestigious awards

LAKELAND, Fla. — Twelve Publix Super Markets managers were recognized for their leadership and dedication during a dinner this week at the company’s annual Retail Operations Conference in Orlando, Fla. The George W. Jenkins Award and the President’s Award are Publix’s two most prestigious recognitions.

NACDS cites Harvard Business Review article to advance roles of pharmacists

NACDS cites Harvard Business Review article to advance roles of pharmacists

ARLINGTON, Va. – The current edition of NACDS Cites Harvard Business Review Article to Advance Roles of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians Harvard Business Review presents more than 300,000 readers with a compelling case for pharmacy patient care, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is working to

NCPA CEO says new report should shock policymakers, inspire reforms

NCPA CEO says new report should shock policymakers, inspire reforms

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – A new report by one of the country’s top pharmacy industry analysts shows how giant corporate middlemen are using “obscure” fees to scoop up billions in additional profits at the expense of patients and their neighborhood pharmacies, said the National Community Pharmacists

Benzer Pharmacy launches at-home medication disposal program

Benzer Pharmacy launches at-home medication disposal program

TAMPA, Fla. – Benzer Pharmacy announced it will begin offering DisposeRx’s market leading at-home medication disposal packets. The packets will be offered by pharmacists during the comprehensive in-person consultations to patients with unused and expired medications at home. “Our culture is built on a ‘people first’ philosophy,

CVS Health beats Q4 earnings and revenue

CVS Health beats Q4 earnings and revenue

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health reported Wednesday fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street’s expectations, aided by higher sales in its pharmacy benefit management business. The company also announced some leadership changes, including the departure of CVS Caremark president Derica Rice and his replacement

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RETAIL NEWS

CVS Health invests $67 million in affordable housing

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — To help provide support to underserved populations across the country, CVS Health invested $67 million in affordable housing in 2019. The investments helped to create more than 2,200 affordable homes with supportive services for individuals and families across 24 cities in six

WBA issues 2019 global sustainability report

LONDON — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday the publication of its “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2019,” which details the company’s global sustainability initiatives, including efforts to improve access to quality health care, deliver support programs for people living with cancer and reduce

Kinney Drugs honored by the American Heart Association

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. – Kinney Drugs has earned special recognition for 2019 as the No. 2 fundraiser in the country from the American Heart Association. Kinney raised $41,000 through a month-long in-store National Wear Red Day fundraising campaign. Wear Red Day, the first Friday in February, is the

ShopRite’s Big Brand Bash follows January’s Can Can sale

KEASBEY, N.J. — ShopRite’s famous January Can Can sale may be over, but the supermarket’s digital coupon extravaganza, Big Brand Bash, hits stores and ShopRite’s online shopping platform starting Friday, Feb. 7.  Shoppers who clip coupons online during Big Brand Bash can save on hundreds of products

The Vitamin Shoppe launches Jocko Fuel

SECAUCUS, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe announced Thursday the launch of a premium sports nutrition brand from John “Jocko” Willink, a renowned former Navy SEAL officer, New York Times best-selling author, host of the popular Jocko podcast, Partner in Origin, and co-founder of Echelon Front,

SUPPLIER NEWS

Alcon launching Pataday eye allergy drops

FORT WORTH — Alcon announced that Pataday Once Daily Relief (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.2%) and Pataday Twice Daily Relief (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1%) have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale over-the-counter (O-T-C) in the U.S. The Pataday brand

Charlotte’s Web earns NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practice registration

BOULDER, Colo. — Charlotte’s Web announced Friday that its manufacturing facility here was recently added to NSF International’s dietary supplements Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration. Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that a manufacturing facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in

PepsiCo partners with Exploria Stadium as official non-alcoholic pouring partner

ORLANDO, Fla. — PepsiCo Beverages North America announced on Friday its official partnership with Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride and Exploria Stadium as the official non-alcoholic pouring partner. The five-year deal makes PepsiCo Beverages North America the exclusive carbonated soft drink, water (flat, sparkling, carbonated,

ReadyRefresh has been certified as a CarbonNeutral company for the year 2020

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) announced on Wednesday that its ReadyRefresh by Nestlé direct-to-consumer beverage delivery service has achieved carbon neutrality and earned the CarbonNeutral company certification for the year 2020 in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, a global standard for carbon

Pharmavite names Publicis New York as agency lead for Nature Made

NEW YORK — Pharmavite announced Publicis New York as agency-of-record for Nature Made vitamins and supplements. Following a competitive review, Publicis New York was chosen as the marketing partner to catapult Nature Made into the next decade leading their brand transformation, and building on the