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Bartell Drugs

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 —

Bartell Drugs launches 65th store

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs held a grand opening November 19 for its newest store, its 65th overall, in the city’s burgeoning Ballard neighborhood. The 14,200-square-foot store extends the retailer’s recent focus on urban locales. It features a full-service pharmacy that offers a spacious waiting area and a range of health care options focused on convenience,

Amazon to offer delivery from Bartell Drugs

Amazon to offer delivery from Bartell Drugs

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. has launched free two-hour delivery of products from Bartell Drugs, the first drug chain included in the service. Prime Now members in Greater Seattle can now shop for thousands of health and beauty aids and groceries, including locally sourced products, from Bartells. The delivery area, initially including Capitol Hill, Columbia City,

Bartell Drugs readies launch of 65th store

Bartell Drugs readies launch of 65th store

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is set to mark the opening of its newest store, in Seattle’s burgeoning Ballard neighborhood. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said is plans to hold a grand opening event for the Ballard store, its 65th overall, on Nov. 19. The 14,200-square-foot store extends the retailer’s recent focus on urban locales. It

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

Trade classes battle in changing pharmacy market

NEW YORK — Competition remains fierce in the chain pharmacy industry, albeit with a decreasing number of players. If the pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. goes through, the field will diminish dramatically, especially in major metropolitan areas. Depending on the number of stores WBA divests to meet antitrust requirements,

Bartell ensures visually impaired patients know their Rx

Bartell ensures visually impaired patients know their Rx

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is making sure that visually impaired customers are able to understand their prescription information. The Seattle-area drug chain said Monday that has started offering three solutions for people with visual impairment who can’t read the print on their prescription drug container labels. Based on their need, these patients can now receive

Opening increases Bartell’s store count to 65

SEATTLE — Family-owned Bartell Drug Co. unveiled its newest location in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID) this month, showcasing new features for convenience and quality products. Located at the intersection of Fourth and Jackson Streets near one of the region’s major public transportation hubs, the 11,656-square-foot store is the chain’s 65th location and is being considered