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Liebmann sees road ahead for retailing ‘totally open’

Liebmann sees road ahead for retailing ‘totally open’

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a recent webinar sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Wendy Liebmann, chief executive officer and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail, discussed how shoppers have been, and are being, transformed by the pandemic and offered insights on how retailers are responding and need to respond to meet the

Tech Roundtable: Technology’s contribution to change

Tech Roundtable: Technology’s contribution to change

The pandemic has brought pharmacists to the fore as essential providers in a health care system under duress. The role of technology in the efficient operation of pharmacies has never been more critical. In this virtual roundtable, retailers and suppliers discuss what COVID-19 has meant for pharmacy technology thus far, and what the future may

Pharmacy operators on chain drug industry’s 2021 outlook

Pharmacy operators on chain drug industry’s 2021 outlook

The year that was like no other is over, and pharmacy operators are looking forward to more normal times, at least starting around summer. One question is how much the elevated status of pharmacists during the pandemic will propel long-term gains for the profession. On the following pages top industry executives address that question and

Rx groups hail Medicaid ruling

Rx groups hail Medicaid ruling

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a show of solidarity, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) welcomed a recent court decision that confirmed the pharmacy reimbursement plan for the state of Washington violates Medicaid rules. The pharmacy groups are also urging the

Walmart names Dr. Cheryl Pegus EVP, Health & Wellness

Walmart names Dr. Cheryl Pegus EVP, Health & Wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has named Dr. Cheryl Pegus executive vice president of Health & Wellness. When she assumes the role on December 21, Dr. Pegus will be in charge of further shaping the strategy of a retailer on a mission to make quality health care more readily available and less costly for American consumers.

Wholesalers will help get vaccines to stores

Wholesalers will help get vaccines to stores

NEW YORK — Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. will be network administrators in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19, which will enable independent, small chain and long-term-care pharmacies to participate in the vaccination effort. McKesson Corp., which will be a centralized vaccine distributor, is preparing to carry out the Centers for Disease Control

WBA projects higher profits in fiscal 2021

WBA projects higher profits in fiscal 2021

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) projected single-digit profit growth in fiscal 2021 after reporting better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, helped by higher sales at U.S. stores. U.S. store sales in the quarter ended August 31 advanced 3.6% from the year-ago period to $27 billion, with same-store sales rising by the same amount. WBA said

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