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Issue 05-14-2018

Albertsons appoints senior VP

Albertsons appoints senior VP

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has promoted Sean Barrett to senior vice president of advertising and marketing. Barrett has been at Albertsons since 2015. At the time of his promotion, he was serving on the retailer’s own brands team as group vice president of innovation, product and brands. “Sean’s depth of expertise in retail makes

Women executives form industry group

Women executives form industry group

PALM BEACH, Fla. — A group of 19 high-profile women in the retail and health care industries formally announced the creation of an organization called WE during a reception at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting here last month. The mission of WE, derived from the first two letters in well, is

MinuteClinic gets new exec

MinuteClinic gets new exec

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health last month named Dr. Marc-David Munk as the new chief medical officer of MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic subsidiary, as well as associate chief medical officer of CVS Health. In his new role, Munk will lead and oversee MinuteClinic’s patient care strategies, with a focus on ensuring that MinuteClinic

Otto represents industry at global congress

Otto represents industry at global congress

WASHINGTON — The role of National Association of Chain Drug Stores members in the conversation about improving health care and addressing related societal challenges was on display during the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress, held here last month. The World Health Care Congress brought together decision makers from payer, provider, pharmaceutical, government and solutions

Amazon drops hospital Rx plan

Amazon drops hospital Rx plan

SEATTLE — Amazon.com has dropped a plan to sell pharmaceutical products to hospitals due to the project’s complexity, reported CNBC, citing sources familiar with the matter. The setback illustrates the challenges Amazon faces in getting into the medical supply and pharmaceutical space, CNBC reported. Amazon has struggled to convince hospitals to alter a purchasing process

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Speakers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting here last month argued that retailers need to respond to new consumer priorities and competitive pressures by embracing change while preserving and building on their traditional strengths. Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos.,

Studies: Protectionism would mean fewer jobs

Studies: Protectionism would mean fewer jobs

WASHINGTON — Two protectionist policies being considered by the White House would result in significant job losses, according to research released by the National Retail ­Federation. Withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and tariffs against China would both cost domestic jobs, NRF found. The Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $50 billion of

The talk of the NACDS Annual Meeting

The talk of the NACDS Annual Meeting

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting last month in Palm Beach, Fla., unfolded against a backdrop of rapid-fire change in community pharmacy and the broader retailing and health care sectors. Leaders of many of the nation’s top mass market retailers, including discounters, supermarkets, dollar stores and even online merchants, as well as