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Amazon targets Medicaid population

Amazon targets Medicaid population

SEATTLE— Amazon.com plans to offer discounts on its Amazon Prime service to Medicaid recipients. Low-income individuals who are eligible for the government health insurance program will be able to sign up for Prime for $5.99 a month, a $7 discount from its standard monthly cost of $12.99. To qualify for the Amazon Prime Medicaid discount,

Walmart ‘moving with speed to win with customer’

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The growing convergence of its physical and digital assets has put Walmart in the retail sector’s sweet spot, according to company executives. “We have good momentum in the business, we’re executing our strategy and moving with speed to win with the customer, who is more connected than ever and embracing tools that

Eosera’s Earwax MD rolls out at CVS Pharmacy

Eosera’s Earwax MD rolls out at CVS Pharmacy

DALLAS — Building on a successful retail debut this spring at Amazon.com, Eosera Inc. has launched its Earwax MD earwax removal solution nationwide at CVS Pharmacy stores. Elyse Dickerson, co-founder and chief executive officer of Eosera, said between 6,000 and 7,000 CVS locations are now carrying Earwax MD, which began appearing on shelves in the

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, including debt, in the biggest deal ever for the e-tailer as it continues to encroach on the grocery sector. Amazon will pay $42 a share in cash for the natural food chain, the companies said Friday. Whole Foods cofounder and chief executive

Amazon may be mulling pharmacy market entry

Amazon may be mulling pharmacy market entry

NEW YORK — The retail pharmacy market may soon face an unwelcome challenge from e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. According to a recent report by CNBC, the company has hired a number of people from the pharmacy industry and is conducting a search for a general manager to lead a team and create a ­strategy. The

Earwax MD launches at Amazon; CVS rollout planned

Earwax MD launches at Amazon; CVS rollout planned

DALLAS — Eosera Inc. has launched its Earwax MD earwax removal solution on Amazon Exclusives and plans to roll out the product to CVS Pharmacy stores this summer. Eosera said Tuesday that Amazon.com is the first retailer to carry Earwax MD. Amazon Exclusives focuses on new and innovative products only sold on Amazon, including items

Perez-Tenessa leaves CVS to join Amazon

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Alex Perez-Tenessa, the chief beauty care merchant who helped steer CVS Pharmacy’s campaign to forge a link between health and beauty, has left the company to join e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. Perez-Tenessa joined CVS in January 2013 to lead beauty and personal care merchandising after the retailer promoted beauty retail veteran Cheryl

CVS’ Alex Perez-Tenessa to depart

CVS’ Alex Perez-Tenessa to depart

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Alex Perez-Tenessa, chief beauty care merchant at CVS Pharmacy, is leaving the company. CVS confirmed on Monday that Perez-Tenessa, vice president of merchandising for beauty and personal care for the drug chain, is departing to pursue other career opportunities. Published reports said Perez-Tenessa is joining online retail giant Amazon.com. Perez-Tenessa joined CVS in

Bartell, Amazon step up collaboration

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. is expanding delivery of Bartell Drugs’ inventory to its Amazon Prime Now customers in the Greater Seattle area. The expansion was announced about 10 weeks after Amazon selected Bartells as the first drug store to sell merchandise through its Prime Now one- and two-hour delivery service. About 90% of Bartell’s inventory

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

NEW YORK — Walmart plans to streamline its buying process so that the same merchants can purchase products for the retailer’s stores and its web site, according to published reports. The move should help Walmart leverage its considerable buying power to make its online offering more compelling to consumers. The new approach will mean that

Retail innovations continue to emerge at Amazon

Retail innovations continue to emerge at Amazon

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. continues to push the retail innovation envelope, recently unveiling a store without checkouts and field testing delivery by drones in the United Kingdom. The 1,800-square-foot Amazon Go store perhaps most closely resembles a high-end, high-tech convenience store. Customers do not need to scan their purchases or go through a checkout line.

Bartell Drugs leverages Amazon service

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has become the first drug chain offering free two-hour delivery through the Amazon.com Prime Now service. Amazon Prime Now members in Greater Seattle can shop for thousands of health and beauty aids, groceries and snacks from Bartells — including local products — and have them delivered to their door within 120

Report: Amazon plans convenience food stores

Report: Amazon plans convenience food stores

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. reportedly plans to boost its grocery business by opening small brick-and-mortar stores. The outlets would sell perishable items such as milk, meat and produce, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited anonymous sources familiar with retailer’s intentions. Once inside the stores, shoppers could use their mobile devices, or possibly touch