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DisposeRx helps pharmacies in Texas

DisposeRx helps pharmacies in Texas

SANFORD, N.C. — DisposeRx, through its vast network of more than 2,000 pharmacies in Texas, is working to help pharmacists and pharmacies ensure compliance of HB 2088 through the availability of its safe, at-home disposal packets and patient education. In July, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 2088, which requires that all pharmacists

How to shield Rx from the opioid crisis fallout

How to shield Rx from the opioid crisis fallout

Chain drug retailing has thus far largely escaped the repercussions of the opioid epidemic, an ongoing tragedy which has seen so many people become addicted to pharmaceutical products that, when taken as prescribed and properly managed, can bring needed relief to patients with serious illnesses or injuries. Several of America’s most prominent pharmaceutical houses have

Albertsons first in Idaho to prescribe naloxone

Albertsons first in Idaho to prescribe naloxone

BOISE, Idaho  – Under a new state law that takes effect Monday, Albertsons pharmacy technicians in the Boise area are the first in the state with the training to prescribe the life-saving opioid antagonist naloxone. The new Idaho law, signed by Governor Brad Little in February, addresses the opioid epidemic head on by expanding to

Albertsons Cos. chooses EQuIPP for Rx performance reporting, tracking

Albertsons Cos. chooses EQuIPP for Rx performance reporting, tracking

BOISE — Albertsons Cos. has selected EQuIPP Analytics from Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) for  enhanced reporting and tracking capabilities related to pharmacy performance measures. EQuIPP will allow Albertsons Cos. pharmacies to identify key improvement opportunities and drive strategic quality performance measures using dynamic visualizations and intuitive dashboards. “EQuIPP Analytics reduces the amount of time organizations

Albertsons Cos.’ third quarter earnings jump 51%

Albertsons Cos.’ third quarter earnings jump 51%

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos.’ third quarter adjusted EBITDA rose 51.4% to $649.7 million, driven by an identical-store sales gain, increased gross profit and cost cutting. Sales and other revenue in the 12 weeks ended December 1 increased 1.8% from a year earlier to $13.8 billion, with identical-store sales rising 1.9%. “We continue to gain traction

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

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