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Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Walgreens is launching a pilot program here that incorporates new approaches to pricing, promotions, product assortment and service offerings to create a new customer experience. The program, which has been implemented in 17 stores in the Gainesville area, will be monitored over the next 12 to 18 months to gauge customer reaction

Walgreens raises beauty to an even higher level

Walgreens raises beauty to an even higher level

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The elevation of beauty at Walgreens continues to take the category to new heights. The retailer has just completed the second phase of the Walgreens Beauty Differentiation concept rollout, diversifying its department mix with new brands and tonics. The new experience offers an updated and stress-free beauty shopping experience with testers and

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

NEW YORK — At a reception in Manhattan this month, Chain Drug Review honored the recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year Awards. In the spotlight before a throng of their retail peers and supplier partners were Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), who was named Retailer of the Year; Kevin

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Executives from regional drug and supermarket chains from across the country met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. This year’s theme, “Igniting Possibilities,” underscored the opportunity for attendees to share insights and ideas, engage in business and benefit from strategy sessions conducted by peers. “I have a

Hello unveils Replenishmint Subscription Service

Hello unveils Replenishmint Subscription Service

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Hello Products is launching a subscription service that will enable consumer to stay supplied with its “naturally friendly” oral care products. Dubbed the Replenishmint Subscription Service, the offering is slated to debut on Feb. 21. To use the service, consumers visit a dedicated website, select their product and choose “subscribe.” Next, they

i+care Pharmacy debuts boutique format

i+care Pharmacy debuts boutique format

A New York metro-area community pharmacy operator has embraced a boutique concept with the opening of i+care Pharmacy in downtown Brooklyn. The i+care Pharmacy store melds a pharmacy with an optical center in an upscale retail setting that caters to an increasingly affluent customer base that’s rapidly evolving around the location, situated across from Macy’s and

Lewis Drug opens new-concept store

Lewis Drug opens new-concept store

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Lewis Drug has opened a “next generation” store here designed to offer consumers the “highest level of convenience.” The 25,000-square-foot store,  opened last month, is located at Minnesota Avenue and 37th Street and replaces the 27-year-old Southgate store just a few blocks away. “Our pledge is to provide our guests with

Public health in focus at NACDS Foundation Dinner

Public health in focus at NACDS Foundation Dinner

At its 19th Annual Foundation Dinner in Manhattan, the NACDS Foundation raised $1.8 million to support evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic efforts aimed at improving patient health outcomes and advancing population health. More than 100 companies and people sponsored the 2017 NACDS Foundation Dinner. Attendees included executives from national and regional drug chains, consumer

WBA puts on makeup party for CYO Cosmetics brand

WBA puts on makeup party for CYO Cosmetics brand

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) held a launch party for its new CYO Cosmetics makeup line targeted at Generation Z shoppers. The event featured makeup stations where beauty influencers were invited to a get makeover from leading makeup artists. CYO Cosmetics made its debut in select Walgreens stores and on Walgreens.com in late

Rep. Tom Suozzi visits N.Y. specialty pharmacy

Rep. Tom Suozzi visits N.Y. specialty pharmacy

GREAT NECK, N.Y. — Rep. Tom Suozzi (D., N.Y.) gauged cost dynamics of the specialty pharmacy market in a tour of oncology pharmacy Onco360 here with members of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). Seeking insight on what’s driving skyrocketing drug costs and the impact on patients, Suozzi met with Sheila Arquette, executive director

CVS Pharmacy makes Times Square debut

CVS Pharmacy makes Times Square debut

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has officially opened a new, 13,000-square-foot flagship store in Manhattan’s Times Square. Located at 1440 Broadway on the northeast corner of 40th Street, the two-floor store features CVS’ new front-end format that brings a deeper, expanded health and beauty focus across aisles, the company said Wednesday. Along with a full-service

Code 3 brings pharmacy to travelers

Code 3 brings pharmacy to travelers

Travel health care products and services have been a popular addition in recent years at both chain and independent drug stores, including those with retail clinics. But another health care operator is going to where the travelers are. Code 3 Emergency Partners LLC, a Frisco, Texas-based privately owned and operated group of over 100 physicians

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