IRVING, Texas — With the end of a career spanning almost four decades of involvement in community pharmacy close at hand, Chris Dimos remains as optimistic about the business and the meaningful contributions it can make to health care delivery as when he earned a pharmacy degree from Purdue University in 1988. Dimos — who
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said on Thursday its financial results for the fiscal 2020 third quarter, which ended May 31, were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Prior to the pandemic our financial performance for fiscal 2020 was on track with our expectations. However, this unprecedented global crisis led to a loss
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD announced Wednesday that Walgreens will be the first national pharmacy chain to offer full-service doctor offices co-located at its stores at a large scale, following a highly successful trial begun last year. This expanded partnership will open 500 to 700 “Village Medical at Walgreens” physician-led primary care clinics
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced the retirement of Joe Grieshaber, senior vice president and chief merchant, after more than 37 years of distinguished service, effective August 15. Grieshaber will be succeeded by Stuart Aitken, currently senior vice president of alternative business and CEO of 84.51˚, Kroger’s data analytics subsidiary. Yael Cosset, senior vice president
Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Co.’s health care business, talks about the company’s response to COVID-19, the evolution of community pharmacy, the link between health and nutrition, and the move toward value-based care.
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit. The testing solution combines the safety and convenience of at-home sample collection with the expert guidance of a telehealth consultation to help improve the quality of the collection process.
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform to deliver personalized health care and shopping offerings. It will provide Walgreens and Boots customers with products and services from its global pharmacy and retail
In the latest installment in our Video Forum series, Randy Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Inc., talks about the food/drug combination store operator’s response to the unprecedented challenges of recent months, the need to take care of customers and staffers, and retailing in an omnichannel world.
CAMP HILL, Pa. — As part of its ongoing efforts to closely manage and reduce costs, Rite Aid has eliminated 254 corporate office positions across its retail pharmacy and pharmacy services segments, the company reported today in the release of its earnings report for the first quarter. Rite Aid has also taken steps to reduce other
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Walmart on Wednesday opened its fourth Walmart Health Center and its first outside of Georgia. The new outlet is located adjacent to a Walmart Supercenter in Springdale, Ark., which is less than 20 miles from Walmart’s home town of Bentonville, Ark. “This is our first Walmart Health prototype outside of Georgia, and we’re
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has launched Return Ready, a comprehensive, customizable COVID-19 testing solution for employers and universities. The solution helps return employees to worksites and students, faculty and staff to campuses, and integrates COVID-19 testing for ongoing business continuity. With flexible technology options for on-site testing and/or drive-thru testing at CVS Pharmacy locations, organizations
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is making progress in its efforts to reopen recently damaged stores in Philadelphia and to serve the needs of the local community. Currently, 11 of Walgreens 17 Philadelphia stores are open and operating with regular business hours and two additional stores have partially reopened. The Walgreens at 4201 N. Broad Street
Health Mart president Nimesh Jhaveri and franchisee Ghada Zuhair Abu Kuwaik, owner and chief pharmacist at CureMed Pharmacy in Clifton, N.J., discuss the network’s response to COVID-19 and the future role of community pharmacy.
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has launched an initial public offering involving 6.8 million shares of its common stock, the company announced Thursday. The retailer plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ACI.” The stock will be sold by some of the company’s stockholders at an expected price