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COVID-19

United for America: Unilever’s movement to support communities during COVID-19

United for America: Unilever’s movement to support communities during COVID-19

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Back in March when the COVID-19 crisis first took hold in the United States, Unilever moved quickly to create United for America: an initiative designed to support communities in need during the pandemic. Launched as part of its global commitment to contribute €100 million to protect lives and livelihoods, United for

Handwashing compliance tool instills confidence and improves customer experience

ST. LOUIS — Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are looking for additional ways to protect themselves from getting sick. Business owners are scrambling to add additional layers of protection to instill guest confidence and get people back into their stores and restaurants. Enter the Clean Hands Company, the St. Louis based technology-meets-hygiene manufacturers of the Clean Hands System.

ERT study indicates swift adoption of virtual clinical trials due to COVID-19

ERT study indicates swift adoption of virtual clinical trials due to COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA – ERT, the global leader in clinical endpoints data collection, announced the results of a recent industry survey that indicate an acceleration in the adoption of virtual clinical trials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the survey report, ‘Virtual Trials and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The State of the Industry,” 82% of clinical trial

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

New HDA chief awed by the resiliency of the supply chain

  ARLINGTON, Va. — Taking on a new leadership role is never easy; taking the helm during a global pandemic, however, especially when job No. 1 for the organization’s members involves keeping the country’s vital medical supply chain running smoothly, defines daunting. But being named president and chief executive officer of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Commerce Signals introduces COVID-19 Consumer Spending Impact Tracker

Commerce Signals introduces COVID-19 Consumer Spending Impact Tracker

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Commerce Signals, a Verisk Financial company and leading source of U.S. retail payment insights, has announced the availability of the Covid-19 Consumer Spending Impact Tracker, enabling companies to quickly and easily gain valuable insights into U.S. consumer spending behavior across key retail and direct-to-consumer business categories. The solution provides a granular view

COVID-19 will have lasting changes in the way local pharmacies operate

COVID-19 will have lasting changes in the way local pharmacies operate

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — COVID-19 is changing the way local pharmacies do business, perhaps for the long term, according to a new survey released Monday by the National Community Pharmacists Association. According to the survey, 61% of community pharmacists anticipate that more pharmacies will be offering point-of-care testing for various illnesses, including COVID-19 when that becomes

Automating and improving operations during covid-19

Automating and improving operations during covid-19

The novel COVID-19 virus has now infiltrated our communities on a global scale, forcing pharmacies to quickly adapt in order to sustain operations in the new normal. Community pharmacies in particular top the list of “essential businesses” as they remain on the front lines of public health by serving as the direct point of access

Rx can be a trailblazer for the post-pandemic world

Rx can be a trailblazer for the post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 crisis will eventually move past its peak and everyday life will phase into a new normal. When it does, it’s unlikely that customers or businesses will go back to their pre-pandemic ways. As “essential” businesses, retail pharmacies were some of the first to experience and respond to new changes in customer behaviors and

Improved COVID-19 testing access for medicare patients is subject of NACDS comments to CMS

Improved COVID-19 testing access for medicare patients is subject of NACDS comments to CMS

ARLINGTON, Va. – In comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) recommended changes to a pending rule for the purpose of further improving Medicare patients’ access to pharmacist-provided COVID-19 tests. NACDS says its recommendations are in the spirit of the administration’s prior efforts to empower pharmacies and pharmacists

Retail employees are caught in the crossfire

Retail employees are caught in the crossfire

Among the more compelling and moving tales to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic is an episode involving an employee at a Costco warehouse club and a disgruntled but smug and self-important shopper. The customer, it seems, had neglected to don a protective mask, an omission that not only defied Costco’s stated policy of barring entry

Race for a vaccine shows early promise

Race for a vaccine shows early promise

President Trump held a press briefing in the White House Rose Garden last month to formally launch Operation Warp Speed, a public-private program intended to foster the development of pharmaceuticals to combat the novel coronavirus. During the event, Trump reiterated his pledge that a vaccine that prevents COVID-19 will be available to Americans by the

Chains can be shielded from COVID-19 related legal action

Chains can be shielded from COVID-19 related legal action

As the retail pharmacy industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies in this space have had to keep in mind a variety of regulatory and enforcement concerns. Top among those are the threat of both government enforcement actions and private party civil litigation raising allegations of price gouging. In addition to forcing operational modifications to

Bartell’s stock the shelves food drive to benefit Food Lifeline

Bartell’s stock the shelves food drive to benefit Food Lifeline

SEATTLE – A pandemic creates widespread uncertainty, but one should never have to wonder where their next meal will come from. During the month of June, Bartell’s will be collecting non-perishable food items to support a local organization, Food Lifeline, that partners with 300 foodbanks, shelters and meal programs in the 17 counties of Western

Acosta finds shoppers have mixed views on when life will return to ‘normal’

Acosta finds shoppers have mixed views on when life will return to ‘normal’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —  Acosta has released its fifth round of research providing insight into the continuing evolution of consumer behavior and outlook amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as some states and counties begin to reopen. The report, which found just over half of shoppers expect life to return to normal in less than six months, also

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