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Bartell Drugs

Bartell Drugs launches specialty pharmacy service

Bartell Drugs launches specialty pharmacy service

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has begun offering specialty pharmacy services that provide personalized support for people with chronic conditions. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said Tuesday that the Bartell Specialty Pharmacy programs are available at all of its 65 locations in Washington’s King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. The service provides pharmacy care for such complex

More in-store clinics coming to Bartell Drugs

More in-store clinics coming to Bartell Drugs

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs and health care and benefits provider Kaiser Permanente have opened the first of five CareClinic in-store clinics planned for this year. The Seattle-area drug chain said a CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente location opened Monday at 21615 Pacific Highway South in Des Moines, Wash. The new clinic will provide preventive health care

Bartell Drugs names human resources chief

Bartell Drugs names human resources chief

SEATTLE — Cindy Demeules has joined Bartell Drugs as senior vice president of human resources. The Seattle-area drug chain said Demeules brings a strong background in human resources planning, strategy and functions and will lead HR throughout the Bartell organization, representing the needs of more than 1,700 employees. Demeules previously held HR positions at coffee

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

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Although sometimes overlooked amid the swirl of activity surrounding the largest players in retail pharmacy, regional drug chains remain an integral part of the industry. The assets and aspirations of those companies — defined as operating between four and 250 stores — along with the challenges they face, were on display at the National Association

Bartell Drugs to turn spotlight on local vendors

Bartell Drugs to turn spotlight on local vendors

SEATTLE — This weekend, Bartell Drugs will kick off a weeklong promotion highlighting locally and regionally based companies and their products. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said late Wednesday that it will showcase offerings from the Pacific Northwest during its Loving Local week running Feb. 12 to 18. Special vendor sampling and in-store events will

Bartells redesigns weekly ad circular

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has revamped its weekly ad circular, switching from a broadsheet to a tabloid format, and using cleaner graphics and feature-oriented headings to make it easier for consumers to read and use. “We’ve completely redesigned the piece with the customer in mind,” says Bartells senior marketing manager Ryan Short. “The circular has

Bartell Drugs aims to ‘work faster, work better’

Bartell Drugs aims to ‘work faster, work better’

For Bartell Drugs and chief executive officer Brian Unmacht, 2017 is shaping up to be a watershed year. If all goes according to plan, the 127-year-old company, which for many consumers in the Puget Sound region is synonymous with community pharmacy, will begin to reap the benefits of an enterprisewide reengineering project designed to position

Bartell Drugs ups the ante in fresh food

Bartell Drugs ups the ante in fresh food

SEATTLE — Rising demand for healthier fare from today’s on-the-go consumers has led Bartell Drugs to expand its offering of fresh food and snacks. The Seattle-based drug chain said Thursday that it has launched a new Fresh Food Fast section in select stores throughout the Seattle-Bellevue, Wash., area. New offerings include a range of local

Amazon Prime Now extends delivery with Bartell Drugs

Amazon Prime Now extends delivery with Bartell Drugs

SEATTLE — Amazon Inc. has expanded its delivery of products from Bartell Drugs in the Seattle area. The online retail giant said Tuesday that its Amazon Prime Now service has more than doubled its reach for Bartell Drugs to include the Everett, Greenwood and downtown Seattle, Wash., neighborhoods. Bartell Drugs was the first drug chain

Bartell Drugs debuts revamped ad circular

Bartell Drugs debuts revamped ad circular

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has launched a redesigned weekly ad circular, which it said remains a staple marketing vehicle. The Seattle-area drug chain said the new circular, which features eye-catching graphics and better navigation, rolled out to mailboxes and stores this past Sunday. For the last three years, the circular sported a broadsheet format but,

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

NEW YORK — Reports from pharmacy retailers indicate that flu activity has been on the rise. Supercenter chain Meijer Inc. said Monday that purchases of over-the-counter cold and flu remedies at its stores have climbed 30% in recent weeks. The sales increase, according to Meijer pharmacists, suggests a troubling trend: Many consumers may have passed

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

Bartell Drugs’ success all in the family

Bartell Drugs’ success all in the family

The Bartell family, owners of the Seattle-area chain Bartell Drugs, this week received some well-earned recognition for their dedication to the community and business heritage. Seattle Business magazine presented the Bartells with the 2016 Washington Family Business Award for Legacy in an event Wednesday evening at Seattle’s Westin Hotel. Eleven other Washington family enterprises —