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COVID-19 therapeutics now at GIANT and MARTIN’S pharmacies

COVID-19 therapeutics now at GIANT and MARTIN’S pharmacies

CARLISLE, Pa. — The GIANT Company announced on Thursday that COVID-19 therapeutics are now available at all GIANT and MARTIN’S in-store pharmacies throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. “All stores have at either Molnupiravir or Paxlovid in-stock. These medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by a customer’s health care provider. If you are

Target earnings hit by higher costs

Target earnings hit by higher costs

MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp.  said Wednesday that sales increased in its first quarter but higher costs impinged on profits. Comparable sales increased 3.3% in the quarter, reflecting traffic growth of 3.9%, the company said. Store comps were up 3.4% while digital comps increased 3.2%. Sales growth was led by frequently purchased categories, including food and

Walgreens names pharmacy leaders

Walgreens names pharmacy leaders

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Anita Patel has joined Walgreens as vice president of pharmacy services development, a new role. She will be responsible for prioritizing improvements and advancements within existing pharmacy services as well as identifying and prioritizing new opportunities for growth and innovation within healthcare. She will also take on oversight of the company’s COVID-19 strategy

Biden asks Walmart, Target, manufacturers to ease baby formula shortage

Biden asks Walmart, Target, manufacturers to ease baby formula shortage

WASHINGTON — President Biden Thursday asked retailers and manufacturers, including Walmart, Target, Reckitt, and Gerber, to do more to help families purchase infant formula. He discussed Reckitt and Gerber’s efforts to increase production to make up for lost supply from Abbott, and asked them to identify other ways the administration can help them. The conversation

WBA sells six million shares of AmerisourceBergen

WBA sells six million shares of AmerisourceBergen

DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) has sold 6.0 million shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. common stock pursuant to Rule 144 at a price of $150 per share. After the sale, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s ownership of AmerisourceBergen’s common stock has decreased from approximately 28.1% to approximately 25.2%. The sale has no impact to the long-term

Walmart Canada makes leadership changes

Walmart Canada makes leadership changes

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Walmart Canada has named four executives to new leadership roles as part of a push to “transform the customer experience for millions of customers in-store and online,” the company said Wednesday. Nabeela Ixtabalan has been named chief operations officer, Sam Wankowski has been named chief merchandising officer, Laurent Duray has been named chief

Video Forum: Karlyn Mattson, GNC

Video Forum: Karlyn Mattson, GNC

Karlyn Mattson, chief merchandising officer at GNC, tells this week’s Video Forum about the specialty retailer’s commitment to keeping pace with the changing needs of health and wellness consumers. She talks about how her varied retail experience informs her approach to the nutritional supplements category, the company’s dedication to science-based innovation, and the need to

MasterCard: Retail sales still strong in April

MasterCard: Retail sales still strong in April

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Monthly retail sales growth continued to be strong in April, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which reported that total retail sales (excluding auto) for the month were up 7.2% year-over-year. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, also found that April sales increased 15.3% compared to

Walgreens names three to leadership team

Walgreens names three to leadership team

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced Wednesday the following key executive positions to its leadership team: Linh Peters, senior vice president and chief marketing officer; Luke Rauch, senior vice president and chief merchandising officer and Bala Visaltha, senior vice president and chief product officer. These additions will begin their new roles in May. “I am thrilled

CVS’ first quarter results beat projections

CVS’ first quarter results beat projections

WOONSOCKET, R.I. _ CVS Health reported strong first quarter results, topping analysts’ forecasts for revenue and earnings. Total revenue for the period ended March 31 climbed 11.2% from the year-ago quarter to $76.8 billion, driven by growth across all segments. Wall Street had estimated revenue of $75.3 billion. Adjusted earnings per share rose 8.8% to

Rite Aid and Afterpay partner

Rite Aid and Afterpay partner

SAN FRANCISCO — Afterpay and Rite Aid  announced a partnership Tuesday, offering Rite Aid’s online shoppers a new way to pay for everyday items in four installments at no additional cost when you pay on time. This partnership will help customers access and spend responsibly on everyday goods with Afterpay’s powerful budgeting tool. “Our relationship

NACDS urges continued push for comprehensive reforms

NACDS urges continued push for comprehensive reforms

ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS on Monday expressed appreciation for a new federal rule that will help to reduce seniors’ out-of-pocket prescription drug costs by improving transparency of exorbitant direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees imposed by payers on pharmacies. NACDS insists that comprehensive DIR fee reform now depends on further legislative and regulatory action to

Walgreens and VillageMD to expand into Massachusetts

Walgreens and VillageMD to expand into Massachusetts

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD announced Thursday their goal to open more than 10 new Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in Massachusetts by the beginning of 2023. The first location is expected to open this May in Quincy followed by locations across the state including locations in the Boston

NACDS chair Nightengale sees changes ahead

NACDS chair Nightengale sees changes ahead

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Newly elected NACDS Chair Brian Nightengale today addressed NACDS-member retailers and suppliers with a strong focus on “the challenges [the industry] face[s], the opportunities we have as a profession and how NACDS is well positioned to be a catalyst for … a new and transformative era for pharmacy.”   Nightengale, who oversees Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a

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