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Walgreens introduces Walgreens Advertising Group

Walgreens introduces Walgreens Advertising Group

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced today the launch of the Walgreens Advertising Group, a modern, full-service, personalization-driven advertising offering rooted in insights and rich first-party data. Walgreens Advertising Group (wag) aims to help brands maximize ROI through data-led execution and optimization on Walgreens owned platforms and through other external brand-safe channels. By combining the scale

Walgreens and VillageMD to open additional clinics

Walgreens and VillageMD to open additional clinics

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD announced on Wednesday plans to open the next 40 new Village Medical at Walgreens full-service primary care clinics by the end of next summer. The news comes on the heels of a successful pilot that began in Houston last year and will eventually lead to hundreds

Rite Aid Foundation supporting 480 charities on Giving Tuesday

Rite Aid Foundation supporting 480 charities on Giving Tuesday

CAMP HILL, Pa. – As philanthropists large and small come together today for Giving Tuesday – the global generosity movement that has taken on added significance during the COVID-19 pandemic – The Rite Aid Foundation is investing $4.8 million in grant funding to 480 local nonprofit organizations in Rite Aid communities as part of its annual holiday

Rite Aid updates COVID-19 testing program

Rite Aid updates COVID-19 testing program

CAMP HILL, Pa. — To continue to provide its customers with an essential service during the pandemic, Rite Aid  is updating its COVID-19 testing program through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Effective immediately, no-charge testing at Rite Aid’s existing testing sites will be expanded to individuals 13 years

Rite Aid announces partnerships to help young people

Rite Aid announces partnerships to help young people

CAMP HILL, Pa. – As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates community-level health challenges, especially for underserved and vulnerable populations, The Rite Aid Foundation is partnering with two leading organizations, Girls on the Run International and SeriousFun Children’s Network (SeriousFun), to support the health and wellness of children today and into the future. The Rite Aid Foundation

CVS Health names Neela Montgomery president of CVS Pharmacy

CVS Health names Neela Montgomery president of CVS Pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced today that Neela Montgomery has been named executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. “Neela is a seasoned retail industry leader with extensive digital and e-commerce experience,” said Karen Lynch, who will become president and

Critical issues in retail pharmacy

Critical issues in retail pharmacy

Key leaders in community pharmacy recently assembled for a roundtable sponsored by Chain Drug Review to discuss the profession’s impact on health care during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond. In these highlights from the meeting, panelists from the retailing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and technology sides of the business address the industry’s response to the pandemic, the

Walmart Health concept makes Chicago debut

Walmart Health concept makes Chicago debut

CHICAGO — Two Walmart Supercenters here that were damaged during civil unrest in May have reopened with new health centers attached. “These last few months have been especially difficult for this great city, and it has done a remarkable job facing its challenges head on,” said Keith Wyche, Walmart vice president for community engagement and

Walgreens rolls out new loyalty program

Walgreens rolls out new loyalty program

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens has launched myWalgreens, a complete reinvention of its customer loyalty program to offer customers extensive new benefits, including the fastest same-day retail pickup currently available. Customers can now shop online and on a fully-redesigned mobile app for health and wellness items, and then pick them up in the store, curbside or

Amazon’s disruptive actions bring opportunities

Amazon’s disruptive actions bring opportunities

Ever since its launch as an online bookstore 25 years ago, Amazon has ignored traditional economics as it solves customer challenges in new ways — raising expectations and forcing competitors to do better in the process. Over the past few years, Amazon has ramped up the number of experiments, acquisitions and offerings across the health

Amazon offers new online pharmacy services

Amazon offers new online pharmacy services

SEATTLE — Amazon is rolling out two new pharmacy offerings to help customers conveniently purchase their prescription medications. Amazon Pharmacy, a new store on Amazon, allows customers to complete an entire pharmacy transaction on their desktop or mobile device through the Amazon App. The company is also offering special discounts to Prime members. Using a

Video Forum: Lynne Fruth, Fruth Pharmacy

Video Forum: Lynne Fruth, Fruth Pharmacy

  Lynne Fruth, president of Fruth Pharmacy, tells this week’s Video Forum about how the COVID-19 pandemic has made the drug chain’s contributions to the communities it serves more important than ever. Issues covered include Fruth’s coronavirus testing initiatives, efforts to expand pharmacy’s role in health care, and the threat to the profession posed by

NACDS issues statement on HHS COVID-19 vaccination announcement

NACDS issues statement on HHS COVID-19 vaccination announcement

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson issued the following statement, upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement about national and regional chain pharmacies’ and independent pharmacies’ role in increasing access to future COVID-19 vaccinations:  “This announcement reflects continued progress to put the trust, accessibility and professionalism of pharmacies and pharmacists to work for the American people – including the traditionally underserved

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