Rite Aid Foundation supports wildfire relief efforts

Rite Aid Foundation supports wildfire relief efforts

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation has committed $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support wildfire relief efforts in California, Oregon and Washington, where devastating fires have consumed millions of acres, forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and created tremendous demand for resources needed for recovery. The funding will

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

TORONTO — Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discussed recent developments at the company including the launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats with Chain Drug Review editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Woldt, in a video forum hosted by CDR and sister publication

Vaccine makers will not be rushed

Vaccine makers will not be rushed

NEW YORK — The effort to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 has been an all-hands-on-deck approach ever since the virus began wreaking havoc across the globe earlier this year. But it seems now, with the presidential election less than two months away — and with President Trump promising a vaccine “very soon”

HHS: Pharmacists can administer COVID-19 vaccine

HHS: Pharmacists can administer COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this month authorized pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccination, a move welcomed by pharmacy advocates. “This is an extremely important decision by the administration,” said National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson. “When safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations

Bud Light encourages fantasy fans to draft Jaguars QB

Bud Light encourages fantasy fans to draft Jaguars QB

NEW YORK — Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the NFL,  announced Tuesday that fans who select Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, Gardner Minshew II, in the first round of their Fantasy Football draft can enter for a chance to win a case worth of Bud Light. Until now, Fantasy Football players made selections based entirely

NACDS’ Anderson discusses industry, leadership

NACDS’ Anderson discusses industry, leadership

Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and Dr. Peter Cressy, Director of Executive Programs at the George Washington Leadership Institute, have a conversation about the challenges facing associations and how leaders of today can learn from leaders of the past.

Gillette Venus rolls out ‘Skinclusive Summer Line’

Gillette Venus rolls out  ‘Skinclusive Summer Line’

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble Co.’s Gillette Venus brand is showcasing its new Skinclusive Summer Line by Venus on the social simulation video game Animal Crossing. Venus partnered with digital designer Nicole Cuddihy to co-create new avatar designs within Animal Crossing that represent the largest offering of skin-inclusive designs ever offered within the game, including

CVS expands same-day delivery, tests robotic service

CVS expands same-day delivery, tests robotic service

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has launched a new partnership with DoorDash that will offer consumers the opportunity to have over-the-counter medications, grocery products and other items delivered to their front door as part of same-day delivery services. These expanded delivery services are intended to allow customers to continue shopping while staying safely at home

Ashton Maaraba named president of Bonum Health

Ashton Maaraba named president of Bonum Health

TAMPA — Trxade Group, Inc., an integrated drug procurement, delivery and healthcare platform, has announced that Ashton Maaraba is joining the Company as President of Bonum Health, Trxade Group’s telemedicine practice. Maaraba joins Trxade Group with over 20 years of experience in developing and directing strategic national sales, marketing, and operating initiatives in ever-changing, dynamic

PLMA president Brian Sharoff dies

PLMA president Brian Sharoff dies

NEW YORK – Private Label Manufacturers Association president Brian Sharoff died on Saturday after a brief illness, according to Tim Simmons, the trade group’s vice president of communications. Sharoff was named president of PLMA in 1981, shortly after the association was founded. During his tenure the PLMA’s membership grew from two hundred manufacturers, suppliers, and

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