Joe Biden provided validation of community pharmacy’s ongoing evolution in his State of the Union address at the beginning of the month. Speaking before a joint session of Congress, the president unveiled plans to increase the industry’s already formidable role in the ongoing quest to end the COVID pandemic. “We’re launching the Test to Treat
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced Thursday the expansion of its digital health platform, Walgreens Find Care, to include 11 new and four expanded collaborations with service providers, offering easier access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic. These new and broadened services span regional health systems and leaders in diabetes health care technology, hearing, vision, at-home
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee, Inc. is awarding $75,000 to 55 schools across its eight-state region as part of its commitment to support local communities and schools throughout the pandemic. The schools were chosen by Hy-Vee customers who were selected as winners of the Fuel Your School sweepstakes. All 55 customers won prizes up
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new survey from retail chain Meijer documents how the pandemic has changed the ways in which both parents and teachers prepare for fall as school districts reveal return-to-learn plans for in-person and virtual learning. Among the results, the study reveals that nine out 10 parents rate safety measures as a
As Bob Dylan once famously wrote: The Times They Are a-Changin’. These times, at retail, certainly are a-changin’ — quickly. America is quickly reopening — and the mass retailing community can’t yet accurately read whether initial indications are positive or negative. On the plus side, retail sales in May lept ahead by over 16% compared
CHICAGO — The latest report in IRI’s “Recession-Proof Your Business”series takes a closer look at common themes among the most successful new CPG product launches and how they can be applied in the current environment. Consumers are spending less time in the store and are changing their working habits, which fuels more in-home consumption that had
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid announced Wednesday it has taken several steps to support its employees, customers and the local communities the company serves during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Medication Availability/Delivery Beginning immediately, home-delivery service from Rite Aid will be available upon request and the company will waive delivery-service fees for eligible prescriptions.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that the company will be assisting with COVID-19 testing. The drug chain released the following statement: “Given our physical presence in communities across the country and ability to reach millions of consumers with innovative, local solutions, we’re in a unique position to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re working