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Albertsons releases new online informational tools for flu season

Albertsons releases new online informational tools for flu season

BOISE, Idaho —  To bolster the public’s awareness about flu vaccinations and the fact that many insurance plans will cover most or all of the cost, Albertsons Cos. pharmacies have fully revamped their informational consumer flu websites with new features, easier navigation, and interactive tools this flu season. The online campaign is designed to make

Rite Aid, Albertsons agree to terminate merger

Rite Aid, Albertsons agree to terminate merger

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid Corp. announced that it has mutually agreed with Albertsons Cos. to terminate their previously announced merger agreement. “While we believed in the merits of the combination with Albertsons, we have heard the views expressed by our stockholders and are committed to moving forward and executing our strategic plan as

Rite Aid, Albertsons announce deadline for election of form of consideration

Rite Aid, Albertsons announce deadline for election of form of consideration

CAMP HILL, Pa. and BOISE, Idaho – Rite Aid Corp. and Albertsons Cos. announced that, in connection with the pending merger between Albertsons and Rite Aid, the election deadline for holders of shares of Rite Aid common stock, former service providers that are holders of Rite Aid restricted stock units and holders of Rite Aid

Albertsons pharmacies stocked with flu vaccine for 2018-2019 season

Albertsons pharmacies stocked with flu vaccine for 2018-2019 season

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. pharmacies are alerting U.S. communities that they are stocked with the flu vaccine and ready to immunize for the 2018-19 flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available is currently the best way to prevent getting and spreading the flu virus. The Centers for Disease Control

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and BOISE, Idaho — The Western Union Company is strengthening its presence across the U.S., after signing a deal with Albertsons Cos. The agreement will enable consumer access to international and domestic money transfer and money order services, as well as bill payment services at Albertsons Cos. locations—operating under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons,

Rite Aid sends letter to shareholders outlining merger

Rite Aid sends letter to shareholders outlining merger

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid Corp. has sent a letter to shareholders in connection with its proposed merger with Albertsons Cos., Inc. The letter answers certain frequently asked questions from investors and outlines key reasons the Rite Aid Board and management team believe the proposed merger is in the best interest of shareholders, and

Albertsons reports sales up in first quarter

Albertsons reports sales up in first quarter

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. reported a sales increase of 1%, to $18.7 billion, during the 16-week fiscal first quarter ended June 16. The company attributed the $193.4 million increase in sales mainly to higher fuel sales (up $154.1 million). Same store sales for the quarter were up 0.2%. Gross profit margin increased to 27.7%

Albertsons first chain pharmacy to practice new Idaho law

Albertsons first chain pharmacy to practice new Idaho law

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced this week their Idaho pharmacists can now prescribe for more health conditions under a new state law. Prior to the law’s July 1 effective date, targeted Albertsons Cos. pharmacies received agency approval to pilot the new program, making them the first large retail chain pharmacy to provide these services

Albertsons offers increased access to Naloxone

Albertsons offers increased access to Naloxone

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced that more than 1,600 of its pharmacies across 21 states have pharmacists with the ability to independently provide naloxone, a medication used to reverse the impacts of an opioid overdose, and to educate patients and caregivers about its use. These pharmacies are located under store banners Acme, Albertsons, Carrs,

Albertsons names Sean Barrett SVP, advertising and marketing

Albertsons names Sean Barrett SVP, advertising and marketing

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced that Sean Barrett has been promoted to senior vice president of advertising and marketing. Barrett brings strong brand expertise and proven leadership from his tenure with the Albertson Companies Own Brands team and prior roles at Procter & Gamble, which culminated in his being named chief marketing officer of

IRI 2018 Summit wrap up: Staying one step ahead

IRI 2018 Summit wrap up: Staying one step ahead

LAS VEGAS — The IRI 2018 Growth Summit wrapped up this week at the Wynn Las Vegas. The three-day conference (April 16-18) brought together leaders from the world’s top CPG manufacturers, retailers and media agencies, as well as IRI’s extensive partner ecosystem.  The theme of this year’s meeting was 1 Step Ahead and providing attendees

Albertsons readies food, wellness digital marketplace

Albertsons readies food, wellness digital marketplace

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. has called on vendors to join its upcoming digital marketplace for food and wellness products. Set to open to consumers early this summer, the Albertsons digital marketplace will provide a venue where customers can find and buy hard-to-find products and to discover new items and trends, the food and drug

Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal seen as a ‘win-win’

Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal seen as a ‘win-win’

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The merger of Albertsons Cos. and Rite Aid Corp. will create a “truly differentiated” player in the food, health and wellness space, John Standley, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid, said when the deal was announced late last month. The proposed merger will transform Rite Aid through the addition

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