Chain Drug Review

Execs honored with Retailer of the Year awards

Execs honored with Retailer of the Year awards

NEW YORK — Racher Press Inc., the publisher of Chain Drug Review and Mass Market Retailers, presented its 2015 Retailer of the Year awards last evening in New York City. The annual event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channel to a ballroom at the new headquarters of Time

Hypertension challenge begins

Hypertension challenge begins

NEW YORK — PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review have launched a groundbreaking partnership designed to help patients lower their blood pressure at the pharmacy point of care. For the next year, the two companies will generate awareness across community pharmacy about hypertension and help jump-start efforts to reduce rates of uncontrolled blood pressure.

PharmaSmart, CDR launch ‘Pharmacist Challenge’

PharmaSmart, CDR launch ‘Pharmacist Challenge’

NEW YORK — PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review have launched a partnership designed to help pharmacy patients lower their blood pressure. Over the next year, the first-of-its-kind collaboration aims to generate awareness in U.S. and Canadian community pharmacies about hypertension and spur efforts to reduce rates of uncontrolled blood pressure. Under the partnership,

Walmart recognized for innovation in pharmacy

Walmart recognized for innovation in pharmacy

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has had a long history of making health care more accessible and affordable. From the launch of $4 generics in 2006 to the recent introduction of Walmart Care Clinics, which promise to have the same kind of impact on pricing in that sector as the earlier program did in pharmacy, the

CVS’ Judy Sansone is Merchant of Year

CVS’ Judy Sansone is Merchant of Year

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Over the course of the past decade, CVS Health has undergone profound changes, transforming itself from a traditional drug store operator into a health care innovation company. One constant throughout the process has been the rock-solid performance of the front-end retail business to which the company traces its origins. Health and beauty

Rite Aid team earns Retailer of the Year honors

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is widening the scope of health and wellness retailing. The drug chain’s recent addition of pharmacy benefit manager Envision Rx — plus the 2014 acquisitions of in-store clinic operator RediClinic and health coaching/analytics firm Health Dialog — bring its traditional pharmacy services into the bigger realm of retail

Pessina, Rite Aid team named Retailers of Year

Pessina, Rite Aid team named Retailers of Year

For 2015, the editors of Chain Drug Review have chosen to give the publication’s annual Retailer of the Year honors to two chain drug retail industry leaders: Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., and the management team at Rite Aid Corp., led by chairman and CEO John Standley. Pessina’s

PharmaSmart partners with Chain Drug Review

PharmaSmart partners with Chain Drug Review

NEW YORK — PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review have teamed up to help pharmacists help their patients lower their blood pressure. Under the partnership, PharmaSmart biometric screening technology and health IT systems will serve as the driver for generating and streaming patients’ blood pressure readings to a secure, HIPPA-compliant data center. Qualified clinicians

ECRM webcast to feature Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin

ECRM webcast to feature Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin

SOLON, Ohio — Next month, Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) plans to air a supplier webcast on beauty care and personal care featuring Walgreens executive Shannon Curtin. Curtin, who serves as group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care at Walgreens, will focus on strategies and tools that suppliers can use

Retailer of the Year Reception in NYC

Retailer of the Year Reception in NYC

NEW YORK — More than 200 people honored Chain Drug Review’s 2014 Retailer of the Year award winners at the Time-Life Building in Manhattan. Honorees included the CVS/pharmacy retail leadership team for Retailer of the Year, Rite Aid’s Tony Montini for Merchant of the Year, Health Mart’s Steve Courtman for Pharmacy Innovator of the Year

CDR gives top honor to Foulkes, CVS team

CDR gives top honor to Foulkes, CVS team

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The editors of Chain Drug Review have named Helena Foulkes, president of CVS/pharmacy, and her colleagues on the company’s retail leadership team as the publication’s Chain Drug Retailers of the Year for 2014. Though Foulkes has been in this position for only 12 months, the group of veteran executives that she heads

Rite Aid’s Montini is named Merchant of the Year

Rite Aid’s Montini is named Merchant of the Year

CAMP HILL, Pa. — There’s an underlying principle guiding Tony Montini and the merchandising and category management teams at Rite Aid Corp.: Be quick to act, but only when you have facts and data to support decisions. In the fast-changing arena of health and convenience retailing, Montini, the drug chain’s executive vice president of merchandising,

Pharmacy innovation award goes to Health Mart

Pharmacy innovation award goes to Health Mart

SAN FRANCISCO — What the ideal health care delivery model will look like in five or 10 years remains a mystery, but a few things that most experts agree will be key to shaping the future of health care are rooted in the words “value” and “­empowerment.” Patients, payers and providers all will be more

Crawford lauded for life’s work at Walgreens

Crawford lauded for life’s work at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Kermit Crawford, who retired as Walgreen Co.’s president of pharmacy, health and wellness on December 31, ended his career at Walgreens the same way he began it 31 years ago — providing the best in patient care. Building on the ethos instilled in him by his mother, Doris Crawford, while he was