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NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

NACDS provides input on opioid abuse policies

ARLINGTON, Va. — The pain management and opioid policies advanced by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores can help guide the federal government’s action plan to prevent and treat opioid addiction, according to the association, which recently conveyed this message to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). NACDS submitted comments to CMS

Nestlé Waters North America expands ReadyRefresh by Nestlé beverage delivery service to New Jersey Coast

Nestlé Waters North America expands ReadyRefresh by Nestlé beverage delivery service to New Jersey Coast

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestlé Waters North America Inc. (NWNA) announced Friday that it is expanding its ReadyRefresh by Nestlé operations with the acquisition of Watchung Spring Water Co., Inc. (Watchung) in Lakewood, New Jersey, one of NWNA’s largest distributors in the U.S. As part of the transaction, NWNA will acquire the Watchung service and assume

Godiva unwraps 2019 holiday collection

Godiva unwraps 2019 holiday collection

NEW YORK — Godiva announced on Friday the arrival of its limited-edition holiday gift collection and seasonally inspired treats, available on Godiva.com and in Godiva Cafés and boutiques nationwide. The festive new collection and seasonal offerings come on the heels of GODIVA’s latest advertising campaign, Wonder Awaits, which delivers on the brand’s promise to open

Amazon Prime to include free grocery delivery

Amazon Prime to include free grocery delivery

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. will offer free two-hour grocery delivery to its Prime members, the company said on Tuesday. The move eliminates an additional $14.99 per month fee that Prime members previously had to pay to access the company’s Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service.“I think this offering is truly a game changer and that this

Bartell’s encourages inclusivity on Halloween with Teal Pumpkin Project

Bartell’s encourages inclusivity on Halloween with Teal Pumpkin Project

SEATTLE – Halloween sparks excitement for costumes, pumpkin carving and planning safe trick-or-treating routes. Parents are more cautious than ever before when it comes to what their children receive from neighbors during Trick-or-Treating. Bartell’s is offering a solution by participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Parents and children alike have food allergies or preferences that make

Sharon Sherrer awarded 2019 National Preceptor of the Year Award by NCPA Foundation

Sharon Sherrer awarded 2019 National Preceptor of the Year Award by NCPA Foundation

SAN DIEGO  — Sharon Sherrer  was honored as the recipient of the 2019 National Preceptor of the Year Award by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation during the NCPA 2019 Annual Convention in San Diego. With forty years of experience as a practicing pharmacist, Sherrer has extensive experience in many aspects of the profession. She

Amazon adds thousands of new locations for free package pickup across the U.S.

Amazon adds thousands of new locations for free package pickup across the U.S.

SEATTLE — Amazon has announced the expansion of Counter, a network of staffed pickup points that gives customers the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store at a partner location. With this expansion, customers now have access to thousands more Amazon Hub Counter locations with Amazon’s new store partners GNC, Health Mart and Stage

Brindley among the honorees at Beauty Cares DreamBall

Brindley among the honorees at Beauty Cares DreamBall

NEW YORK — Walgreens’ Lauren Brindley, group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, was among the beauty industry executives honored last month at the Beauty Cares DreamBall here. The annual event, attended by 500 beauty, fashion and media representatives, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Look Good

Warner to succeed Hart as CEO of Kinney parent

Warner to succeed Hart as CEO of Kinney parent

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Bridget-ann Hart will retire as president and chief executive officer of Kinney Drugs operator KPH Healthcare Services Inc. at the end of the year. She will continue to serve on the board of KPH, a national provider of health care services with more than 4,000 employees across four divisions. In addition to

Retailers take action following gun violence

Retailers take action following gun violence

NEW YORK — With mass shootings becoming an all too frequent occurrence in American life, the debate over gun control continues to be a hot-button topic for the nation. As many politicians, including presidential candidates, as well as a growing number of citizens, call for tighter gun control measures, many retailers are adhering to the