Issue 02-12-2018

Communications team strengthened at WBA

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has named Gulden Mesara-Dogan vice president of communications USA. In her new role at WBA, Mesara-Dogan will oversee a number of communications areas serving the enterprise and U.S. businesses and operations. These include the Walgreens communications division, Walgreens external communications, and the WBA internal communications and corporate events

Publix pharmacies introduce Next Best Thing to Free

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets Inc. is offering a new prescription drug program called Next Best Thing to Free, by which it will sell 29 common generic medications for $7.50 for a three-month supply. Regardless of insurance coverage, Publix Pharmacy will dispense selected medications for the same out-of-pocket cost to help individuals get the

Former CVS exec Cheryl Mahoney passes

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Longtime CVS merchandising and beauty executive Cheryl Mahoney recently passed away after a long illness. Mahoney was with the company for more than 40 years, most recently serving as vice president of retail merchandising and promotion and business development at CVS Health. “Cheryl Mahoney was part of the CVS family for over

Beauty innovation only the start at CVS

Beauty innovation only the start at CVS

The announcement by CVS Pharmacy president Helena Foulkes at last month’s National Retail Federation Big Show that the retailer will adopt standards that bring a new level of transparency to the images used to promote its beauty business caused a stir in the category and triggered a long overdue discussion about the impact of such

Crowdsourced network design transforms logistics

Crowdsourced network design transforms logistics

A perfect storm is brewing for drug retailers’ supply chain managers, third-party logistics suppliers (3PLs) and the carriers they work with. After U.S. logistics costs declined 1.5% in 2016, the first half of 2017 was flat due to lingering overcapacity and rate pressures that had shippers asking for — and still getting — rate reductions.