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Albertsons Cos.

Albertsons taps Turner as senior advisor

Albertsons taps Turner as senior advisor

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. said Monday that it has appointed former Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner to serve as vice chairman of the board of managers at its direct parent company, AB Acquisition LLC. Turner will also serve as senior advisor to Albertsons chairman and chief executive officer Bob Miller. Turner brings extensive

Albertsons acquires MedCart Specialty Pharmacy

Albertsons acquires MedCart Specialty Pharmacy

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has acquired MedCart Specialty Pharmacy, a Livonia, Mich.-based provider of pharmacy services for people with complex diseases. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Plans call for MedCart, privately owned since 2012, to operate under its current leadership as a new business unit in Albertsons’ pharmacy organization. The MedCart unit

Albertsons pharmacy tech is first to give immunization

Albertsons pharmacy tech is first to give immunization

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. and the Washington State University College of Pharmacy collaborated on a pilot program to provide immunization training for pharmacy technicians. Aimed at expanding patient access to health care services, the pilot led to the first law allowing pharmacy technicians to administer vaccinations, Albertsons said. In turn, that led to an

Technology to facilitate Albertsons procurement

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is partnering with RangeMe, an online platform for product discovery, to scale its retail buying efforts for the general merchandise and health and beauty categories across all of the company’s 19 banners. “This new technology directly benefits our customers and employees alike,” comments Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy,

Albertsons pairs grocery, pharmacy in healthy eating tours

Albertsons pairs grocery, pharmacy in healthy eating tours

BOISE, Idaho — Leveraging the grocery and pharmacy areas of its stores, Albertsons Cos. has expanded its Eating Healthy with Diabetes food tours to help diabetes patients better manage their health. Albertsons said Thursday that through April 30, the Eating Healthy with Diabetes program will offer free guided tours with local registered dietitians at 400

Albertsons enlists RangeMe buying platform for HBA, GM

Albertsons enlists RangeMe buying platform for HBA, GM

SAN FRANCISCO — Food and drug retailer Albertsons Cos. is adopting the RangeMe platform to scale its retail buying for health and beauty aids and general merchandise. RangeMe said Thursday that Albertsons plans to use the solution across all of its 19 banners, which include more than 2,200 supermarkets and 1,700-plus in-store pharmacies in 35 states

Albertsons pharmacies expand access to naloxone

Albertsons pharmacies expand access to naloxone

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is providing no-prescription access to opioid overdose antidote naloxone through its supermarket pharmacies in more than half of the states where it operates. The food and drug retailer said Thursday that nearly 3,000 of its pharmacists have been specially trained to administer Narcan, a naloxone nasal spray, as well as