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Merger will enhance Kroger’s clout in Rx

Merger will enhance Kroger’s clout in Rx

Much attention has been paid to the impact on the grocery market of Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons Cos. If the deal passes muster with antitrust regulators, it will significantly strengthen Kroger’s position as the second-largest seller of food and related products in the United States. The importance of that development, however, shouldn’t

Kroger, Albertsons confirm merger plans

Kroger, Albertsons confirm merger plans

CINCINNATI  — Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. on Friday confirmed that they planned to merge, formally announcing a $25 billion deal that would combine the nation’s two largest supermarket operators into a single company that operates 4,996 stores, 66 distribution centers, 52 manufacturing plants, 3,972 pharmacies and 2,015 fuel centers. The combined company will operate

Kroger reportedly seeking to buy Albertsons

Kroger reportedly seeking to buy Albertsons

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is seeking to acquire Albertsons Cos. and could announce a deal this week, according to published reports. Kroger is the nation’s top traditional grocery store operator, with almost 2,800 food stores operating under about 20 different banners, including Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C,

Albertsons invests in community health with pharmacy enhancements

Albertsons invests in community health with pharmacy enhancements

BOISE, Idaho  — Albertsons Cos. announced investments in technology, vaccine inventory and patient services to increase immunization access and personalized care at more than 1,700 pharmacy locations. Pharmacy teams across Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs and more, are now administering flu vaccines, as well

Eosera further expands national exposure

Eosera further expands national exposure

FORT WORTH — Ear care company Eosera announced it has added Walgreens, Walmart, Albertsons, and Kroger to the list of nationwide retailers selling their products. This follows Eosera’s already established presence in major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Amazon, and a variety of food stores, bringing their total number of locations to 28,000, a rapid

Albertsons Cos. to review strategic alternatives

Albertsons Cos. to review strategic alternatives

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos.’ board of directors said Monday that it is leading a review of “potential strategic alternatives aimed at enhancing Albertsons’ growth and maximizing shareholder value.” The review will include the consideration of possible financial transactions, potential deals, and strategic initiatives that could complement the grocery retailer’s existing businesses. Albertsons, which went

Albertsons Cos. pharmacies joins Humana’s Medicare Part D pharmacy network

Albertsons Cos. pharmacies joins Humana’s Medicare Part D pharmacy network

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Humana Inc. announced  on Wednesday that many of its Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) members will soon have even more low-cost and convenient options with the addition of one of the nation’s largest retail pharmacy companies to its preferred Medicare Part D pharmacy network. Starting in 2022, Albertsons Cos. pharmacies, which includes Albertsons,

Albertsons Cos. offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines

Albertsons Cos. offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines

BOISE, Idaho –  COVID-19 vaccines are now available on a walk-in basis at Albertsons Cos. pharmacies nationwide, the company announced Tuesday. Albertsons has pharmacies at its Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Haggen and Carrs chains. “We are committed to offering convenient and easy to access vaccination solutions

Albertsons pharmacies team with Idaho to offer free at-home COVID tests

Albertsons pharmacies team with Idaho to offer free at-home COVID tests

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. and Safeway pharmacies announced that they are teaming with the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy to offer free at-home COVID-19 tests to state residents. This partnership will provide free saliva tests to Idahoans with no appointment, line or nasal swab. The test can be shipped directly to  homes after finishing

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Chain drug industry veteran Mark Panzer, who most recently headed Albertsons Cos.’ pharmacy operations, has left the company to pursue other interests. A former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Panzer had been senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons since 2015. “We sincerely thank Mark

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