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Fred’s to move HQ from Tennessee to Texas

Fred’s to move HQ from Tennessee to Texas

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. announced last month that it will soon be moving its corporate headquarters from Memphis to Dallas — a move that doesn’t come as a surprise. Fred’s, which is a general merchandise and pharmacy chain, recently listed job postings for a variety of positions, including director of human resources, corporate, digital marketing

CarePass pilot comes to Boston area

CarePass pilot comes to Boston area

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced last month that customers in the greater Boston area can enroll in CarePass, a new pilot membership rewards program offering additional benefits to the company’s popular ExtraCare Rewards Program. CarePass offers members a suite of in-store and online perks including free delivery on most medications and purchases, access to

Approval reportedly near for CVS-Aetna deal

Approval reportedly near for CVS-Aetna deal

WASHINGTON — CVS Health Corp.’s planned acquisition of Aetna Inc. is close to getting the official go-ahead from federal regulators, according to a report published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, which said the deal could receive formal antitrust approval from the U.S. Department of Justice within the next few weeks. That approval is expected to

Industry ready for flu season

Industry ready for flu season

NEW YORK — Drug makers and health care professionals are gearing up for the 2018-2019 flu season, with much of the initial activity focused on raising vaccination rates. While anyone can get the flu, it can be particularly serious for young children, older people, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions, such as asthma,

Walmart names new SVP of health and wellness

Walmart names new SVP of health and wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has hired healthcare industry veteran Sean Slovenski to serve as senior vice president of health and wellness at Walmart U.S., effective August 1. He will report directly to Walmart U.S. president and CEO Greg Foran. “Sean is a proven leader and entrepreneur with an established track record in defining and building

Walgreens to open Chicago facility

Walgreens to open Chicago facility

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens last month said it will open a new 200,000-square-foot corporate facility in the former Chicago Post Office building. The company expects 1,800 people will work in the new offices, with some 1,300 of the jobs being relocated from other offices. The company’s headquarters, and about 3,200 jobs, will remain here. Alex

Humana, Walgreens team up for senior care

Humana, Walgreens team up for senior care

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Humana Inc. and Walgreens have partnered to provide easier access to primary care and other services for seniors as part of the two companies’ ongoing and shared commitment to the health and well-being of people in the Kansas City area. The companies said the collaboration will establish a senior-focused neighborhood approach to

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

LAKELAND, Fla. — As of June 1, Dain Rusk joined Publix Super Markets Inc. as vice president of pharmacy. In his new role, Rusk oversees pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and health care centers. He reports to

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