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Instacart unveils national expansion of new “Instacart Pickup” grocery service

Instacart unveils national expansion of new “Instacart Pickup” grocery service

SAN FRANCISCO — Instacart, the North American leader in online groceries, today announced the national expansion of Instacart Pickup, a new grocery click-and-collect service. Instacart Pickup gives customers the convenience of both delivery and/or pickup options, allowing them to order through Instacart and pick up their groceries from their favorite retailer. Instacart will be working with

Donald maintains continuity at Albertsons

Donald maintains continuity at Albertsons

The appointment of Jim Donald to succeed Bob Miller as chief executive officer of Albertsons Cos. earlier this month symbolizes the company’s ability to maintain its equilibrium when confronted with adversity and find new ways forward. The food/drug combination store operators’ strategic plan, which was centered on a merger with Rite Aid, was upended in

Mass retailers test myriad formats, concepts

Mass retailers test myriad formats, concepts

NEW YORK — Faced with unprecedented change in customer behavior and expectations and the growing challenge of e-commerce, retailers across channels are testing new formats and fine-tuning existing store models. The innovation is being driven by a number of different factors, including the hope of luring emerging customer segments, the desire to penetrate new geographic

Albertsons names Jim Donald CEO

Albertsons names Jim Donald CEO

BOISE, Idaho — Jim Donald has been named president and chief executive officer of Albertsons Cos., effective immediately. He had been president and chief operating officer. Robert Miller, currently the company’s chairman and CEO, will continue as chairman. Donald’s 47-year retail career began as a trainee in Florida with Publix Super Markets Inc. He joined

Albertsons offering mental illness testing

Albertsons offering mental illness testing

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has teamed up with Genomind to offer customers with mental illness a genetic test that could lead to improved results from medication ­therapy. Under the collaboration, pharmacy patients at certain Al­bertsons, Jewel-Osco and Acme stores can obtain free information about Genomind’s genetic test, called the Genecept Assay, which identifies patient-specific

Rite Aid reports fiscal 2019 first quarter results

Rite Aid reports fiscal 2019 first quarter results

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Ahead of the August 9 shareholders vote on the proposed merger with Albertsons, Rite Aid Corp. reported operating results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 2, 2018. For the first quarter, the company reported net loss from continuing operations of $41.7 million, or $0.04 per share, Adjusted net loss from

Albertsons, Rite Aid unveil merger’s strategies and synergies

Albertsons, Rite Aid unveil merger’s strategies and synergies

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. and Rite Aid Corp. on Tuesday hosted a joint analyst event to discuss the strategic and financial benefits of the proposed merger transaction between the two companies. Announced in late February, the merger will join the nation’s second-largest supermarket operator with its third-largest drug chain. Overall, the company will generate

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

Realignment in U.S. health care sector accelerates

Realignment in U.S. health care sector accelerates

NEW YORK — The U.S. health care industry has been in flux for a number of years, but the pace of transformation now appears to be accelerating rapidly. Several of the biggest players in the U.S. health care sector are making moves to confront an uncertain future — one that may bring unwelcome competition and

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Albertsons sounds call for flu vaccination

Albertsons sounds call for flu vaccination

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is highlighting no-appointment flu shots at its pharmacies in response to reports of heightened influenza activity in parts of the country. The food and drug retailer said late Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flu Surveillance Report indicated local, regional and widespread flu activity in the United States,

Industry does its part as another natural disaster hits

NEW YORK — Community pharmacy operators continue to respond to an unprecedented string of natural disasters across the United States. CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Rite Aid Corp., Discount Drug Mart, Albertsons Cos., Kroger Co. and Walmart are among the community pharmacy operators contributing funds and other assistance. The Albertsons Cos. Foundation organized an in-store fund-raiser to

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