Issue 02-08-2016

Photo capabilities enhanced by London Drugs

RICHMOND, British Columbia — With the launch of its new Photolab website and in-store kiosks, London Drugs says it is continuing its commitment to superior customer service. At 78 London Drugs locations across Western Canada, the new touchscreen kiosks and technology have been installed in the Photolab departments, according to the company. With upgraded software,

Care Pharmacies tabs Ey as VP of Rx Operations

LINTHICUM, Md. — Care Pharmacies has promoted Mark Ey to vice president of pharmacy operations. He will lead all chain-level operational functions. “We are very excited to have Mark take on an increased level of responsibility within the drug chain,”stated Michael Wysong, chief executive officer. “Mark’s direct impact on our ability to serve our customers

Agenda for NACDS Annual Meeting takes shape

ARLINGTON, Va. — Larry Sabato, election analyst and founder of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, will keynote the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Political Action Committee breakfast on Monday, April 18, as part of the Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson noted that Sabato

Walgreens honored by NRF

NEW YORK — Walgreen Co. was among the firms honored by the National Retail Federation at the trade association’s convention here last month. Walgreens was named Retail Innovator of the Year at the NRF’s convention and expo, dubbed Retail’s Big Show. According to NRF, the award is given annually to “a company that is well

Rite Aid Foundation backs children’s TV creator

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program has donated $2 million to the Fred Rogers Co., the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that creates the children’s program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). As part of the partnership, a Rite Aid Foundation underwriting spot will air before and after each episode of

AMP issue illustrates the pressure on Rx

AMP issue illustrates the pressure on Rx

After years of political and legal wrangling, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its final rule on Covered Outpatient Drugs, which governs reimbursement to retail pharmacies for generic medications dispensed under Medicaid. The history of the regulation goes all the way back to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), which

Data-driven insights can fuel CPG sales gains

Data-driven insights can fuel CPG sales gains

CHICAGO — Challenging conditions notwithstanding, advanced data science provides cause for optimism this year for consumer packaged goods marketers. That is the message of IRI’s latest Times & Trends report, “Taking Stock of CPG Past and Future: Gear Up Now for a Year of Growth.” “Advancing technology has really given retailers and manufacturers a distinct