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Video Forum: The Drug Store Market in China

Video Forum: The Drug Store Market in China

In the first of two episodes, Ed Rowland, principal of Rowland Global LLC, and Alice Wang, a Shanghai-based consultant and instructor at Alibaba’s Taobao University, share insights about the brick-and-mortar pharmacy business in China. Among the topics they discuss are the Chinese consumer’s expectations of a drug store, the role of the pharmacist, and the

CVS expands Project Health program

CVS expands Project Health program

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Friday that it has launched an expansion of Project Health, the company’s no-cost, community-based screening program, which helps people without regular access to health care understand their risk for chronic conditions and connect to free or low-cost providers and services to support their unique health care needs. As

CVS providing more access to vaccines

CVS providing more access to vaccines

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday that it recently began administering COVID-19 vaccines at employer-based vaccination clinics through Return Ready, helping to increase access to vaccinations for employees following expanded eligibility to all adults in the United States and an increasing vaccine supply. With vaccine hesitancy on the rise, federal and state governments are

New NACDS chair highlights group’s unifying power

New NACDS chair highlights group’s unifying power

ARLINGTON, Va. —  Newly elected National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz on Tuesday addressed the group’s chain and associate members with a clear and consistent message: “We’re all in this together.” Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, delivered her remarks at the NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program, and accepted the chair’s gavel from

NACDS emphasizes industry’s role in restoring hope

NACDS emphasizes industry’s role in restoring hope

ARLINGTON, Va. – During remarks at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting Business Program Monday, the NACDS leadership underscored the commitment of pharmacies and pharmacy teams to serving, safeguarding and healing the nation, and detailed the industry’s accomplishments, adaptability and resilience in response to the ongoing and historic challenges of the COVID-19

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Colleen Lindholz will succeed Rick Keyes as NACDS chair at the association’s virtual Annual Meeting this week. Lindholz, who also is president of Kroger Health, shares her assessment of NACDS, talks about the agenda for her new role and looks to the future of retail pharmacy in a post-COVID world.

WBA rebrands beauty business

WBA rebrands beauty business

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance is leveraging the strength of its beauty brands by putting them under one umbrella. The six logos — No7, Liz Earl Beauty Co., Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp and YourGoodSkin — create a new business called No7 Beauty Co. Together, they reach every skin type, ethnicity, age and

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

In the second of three episodes leading up to the National Association of Chain Drugs Stores Annual Meeting, which begins on April 26, NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson talks about chain pharmacy’s success in establishing itself as the face of neighborhood health care, the association’s “one team” approach to pursing its agenda,

London Drugs unveils get fit program

London Drugs unveils get fit program

VICTORIA, B.C. – London Drugs is on a mission to help people be fit and healthy – and that means finding new ways to support and motivate them to get active.  Now Vancouver Island residents using Apple Watch and iPhone can download the LDExtras Achieve app, which lets users earn up to $369 in LDExtras

Video Forum: Rick Keyes, Meijer

Video Forum: Rick Keyes, Meijer

In the first of three episodes leading up to the NACDS Annual Meeting later this month, Video Forum talks with Rick Keyes, president and CEO of Meijer Inc., about his year as the association’s chairman. Among the topics discussed are chain pharmacy’s response to COVID-19, other issues of importance to the industry and NACDS’ ability

MinuteClinic Video Visits now available in Montana

MinuteClinic Video Visits now available in Montana

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced this week that MinuteClinic, the medical clinic inside CVS Pharmacy, is now offering Video Visits for patients in the state of Montana. The service is available in 47 states and Washington, D.C. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in communities across the country, our MinuteClinic Video Visits are a convenient, affordable

Retail sales hit double-digit gains in March

Retail sales hit double-digit gains in March

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. retail sales grew by double-digits in March as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the first lockdowns imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, U.S. retail sales excluding automotive and gasoline increased 26.3% year-over-year

Video Forum: Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid

Video Forum: Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid

Jocelyn Konrad, executive vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Rite Aid, tells this week’s Video Forum about the drug chain’s efforts to combat COVID-19, including robust testing and immunization programs. She also addresses lessons learned from the pandemic, Rite Aid’s innovative approach to health and wellness, and the future of retail pharmacy.