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Rite Aid to launch Performance Media powered by Quotient

Rite Aid to launch Performance Media powered by Quotient

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has enhanced its targeted digital media capability through a partnership with the leading digital promotions, media, and analytics company, Quotient, to exclusively connect brands and advertisers to Rite Aid digital customers. At a time when marketers are foregoing traditional channels in favor of more targeted and measurable alternatives, Rite

WBA’s Barra honored for responsible business leadership

WBA’s Barra honored for responsible business leadership

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday that co-chief operating officer Ornella Barra was praised for her sustainability leadership at the Responsible Business Awards 2020, recognizing her innovation and her passionate commitment to promoting community health. Barra chairs WBA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and leads the company’s CSR strategy and partnerships

Emerson Group holds virtual Industry Day

Emerson Group holds virtual Industry Day

NEW YORK — The COVID-19 pandemic has left few major business sectors untouched, and retail — as well as the supplier community that serves it — is adapting to a landscape transformed by profound changes in consumer behavior and priorities. To help the industry navigate these uncharted waters, Chain Drug Review and Mass Market Retailers

Rite Aid to acquire Bartell Drugs

Rite Aid to acquire Bartell Drugs

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid announced on Wednesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bartell Drugs for $95 million. Founded in 1890, family-owned Bartell Drugs generates over $550 million in revenue and fills approximately 5.5 million prescriptions annually across its 67 stores in Seattle and throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce

Walgreens addressing health disparities in Chicago

Walgreens addressing health disparities in Chicago

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens is looking to address health disparities and improve outcomes in its hometown of Chicago, through a number of community-focused pharmacy and healthcare initiatives, beginning in the city’s underserved neighborhoods on the south side. This builds on the more than $35 million Walgreens invested this summer to re-open Chicago stores that had

Video Forum: Debbie Weitzman, Cardinal Health

Video Forum: Debbie Weitzman, Cardinal Health

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

Walmart holds virtual Open Call event

Walmart holds virtual Open Call event

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

Rite Aid celebrates “Pharmacy Heroes” with program kick-off

Rite Aid celebrates “Pharmacy Heroes” with program kick-off

 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

Walmart launches new store and shopping concept

Walmart launches new store and shopping concept

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

Video Forum: Doug Hoey, NCPA

Video Forum: Doug Hoey, NCPA

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

Rite Aid’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

Rite Aid’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

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

Sam’s Club teams up with 98point6

Sam’s Club teams up with 98point6

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

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