In this week’s installment of our Video Forum, Debbie Weitzman, president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Distribution at Cardinal Health, talks about the company’s commitment to supporting all aspects of the pharmacy profession. Among the subjects covered are Cardinal’s expanding range of capabilities, the health care system’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the benefits of allowing
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – More than 800 small businesses from across the country pitched their U.S.-manufactured products yesterday during 30-minute, one-on-one meetings with Walmart and Sam’s Club merchants as part of the company’s first-ever virtual Open Call event. Approximately 56% of these businesses self-report as diverse, and more than 175 received a “yes,” advancing them to the
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid today announced the kick-off of the company’s annual Pharmacy Champions program, which the drug store chain is rebranding “Pharmacy Heroes” to acknowledge the heroism and remarkable service provided by Rite Aid’s pharmacy team in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Held throughout October during American Pharmacists Month, the Pharmacy
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has reimagined its Supercenter format to make it easier to navigate and more consistent with its omnichannel strategy. “We’re always listening to our customers and innovating our in-store, online and mobile experiences to meet and exceed their expectations,” Walmart executive vice president and chief customer officer Janey Whiteside explained in a
In this week’s Video Forum, Doug Hoey, chief executive officer of the National Community Pharmacists Association, talks about some of the issues confronting independent drug stores and the larger pharmacy sector. Scope of practice, DIR fees, and Rutledge vs. PCMA, which will be taken up by the Supreme Court in October, are among the subjects
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid’s second quarter sales and earnings beat Wall Street’s forecast. Adjusted earnings per share of 25 cents topped analysts’ projection of a 1 cent loss. Revenue for the period ended August 29 climbed 11.5% to $5.98 billion, driven by store and PBM gains, and bettering the forecast $5.75 billion. The
SEATTLE — Amazon has introduced Climate Pledge Friendly, an initiative designed to make it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. With this new program, customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Sam’s Club announced on Tuesday that it is working with virtual primary care provider 98point6 to provide members exclusive offerings on 98point6’s telehealth virtual clinic via a text-based app. Through the collaboration with 98point6, Sam’s Club members with either a Club or a Plus membership can purchase a quarterly subscription at a
On the verge of his retirement from McKesson Corp., Chris Dimos, president of retail solutions, talks about the company’s evolution, how to unlock the full potential of community pharmacy, and his plans for the future.
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has issued its inaugural report on diversity and inclusion within the company. The report, titled “All Together. Different,” details the numerous multifaceted programs that have been implemented throughout the company, across different geographies and businesses; explains the key initiatives that have driven progress, particularly over the last two
WOONSOCKET, R.I. _ CVS Health announced Tuesday it is offering special access for clients, customers and employees to Apple Fitness+, the first fitness experience built for Apple Watch, arriving later this year. CVS is developing a one-year subscription offer for Aetna commercial and CVS Caremark members and will share details soon. Additionally, a free two-month
TORONTO — Loblaw Companies announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Shoppers Drug Mart will invest $75 million in a minority stake in Maple Corporation, the leading virtual care provider in Canada. Maple is a thriving Canadian telemedicine provider that allows patients to connect online with a variety of healthcare professionals, including general practitioners, specialists
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) this week are encouraging state legislators to help sustain the momentum behind a critical public health message: getting the flu vaccination this year is critical to prevent a perfect storm of flu and COVID-19 that could
Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discusses recent developments at the company in this week’s Video Forum. The launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats, and the medical marijuana business are among the subjects covered.