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Bartell store to premiere major expansion

Bartell store to premiere major expansion

SEATTLE — This weekend, Bartell Drugs plans to debut new in-store features for customer convenience with the completion of a major expansion and remodel at its Bellevue Village store. The Seattle-area drug chain said Wednesday that the 5,500-square-foot expansion, to be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 8, makes the Bellevue Village store — now at 20,100

Bartell Drugs, Oberto kick off in-store donation program

Bartell Drugs, Oberto kick off in-store donation program

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs and the all-natural jerky snack brand Oberto Beef Jerky have teamed up to raise money for the Seattle Children’s Hospital in support of its mission to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric diseases. The companies said Thursday that, during October, a financial contribution will be made to the hospital for each bag

Frestedt is promoted at Bartell

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs this month announced the promotion of Steven Frestedt to vice president of marketing. Frestedt had been the company’s marketing director. He also spent 20 years with advertising agencies in Seattle and Los ­Angeles. “Steve brings great experience to the role and is committed to our marketing effectiveness by using an evolving

Bartell Drugs appoints marketing VP

Bartell Drugs appoints marketing VP

SEATTLE — Steven Frestedt has been promoted to vice president of marketing at Bartell Drugs. The Puget Sound, Wash.-area drug chain said Wednesday that Frestedt supervise marketing initiatives for the retailer’s 64 stores in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Most recently, Frestedt served as marketing director for Bartell Drugs. The company noted that he has

Unmacht named CEO at Bartell

Unmacht named CEO at Bartell

SEATTLE — Brian Unmacht has been named chief executive officer of Bartell Drugs, becoming the first person from outside the Bartell family to hold that title. George D. Bartell, who had been the 62-store, Seattle-area chain’s CEO for 25 years, will continue to serve as chairman. His sister, Jean Bartell Barber, is vice chairman and treasurer. Unmacht,

Bartell Drugs names Unmacht as new CEO

Bartell Drugs names Unmacht as new CEO

SEATTLE — Brian Unmacht has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Bartell Drugs, succeeding longtime CEO George Bartell as the head of the 125-year-old, family-owned drug chain. The Seattle drug chain said late Wednesday that Bartell, who has served as CEO for the past 25 years, will remain chairman. Also, Jean Bartell Barber will continue to serve

Bartell Drugs goes outside the family for new president

SEATTLE — Brian Unmacht has been named president of Bartell Drugs, becoming the first person outside the Bartell family to hold the title at the 125-year-old chain. nmacht, 54, former executive vice president and chief operating officer at retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) has served as a member of Bartell’s board of directors since 2011. The