George Riedl wasn’t at Walmart very long before he helped the retail and pharmacy giant adapt to the changing marketplace for generic drug purchasing. Upon arriving at Walmart late last year as senior vice president and president of the health and wellness business, Riedl — who spent most of his career at Walgreens — quickly
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has become the latest retailer to ally with a pharmaceutical distributor for generic drug sourcing. The mass merchandiser’s partnership with McKesson Corp. includes an expanded long-term distribution pact and will add scale and value for both companies, they said. The agreement positions Walmart and McKesson to compete with partnerships between Walgreens
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. and McKesson Corp. have expanded their distribution agreement to cover a longer time frame and include both generic and brand-name drugs. The companies said Tuesday that the new five-year agreement runs to March 2019. The deal marks a second extension of Rite Aid and McKesson’s primary distribution relationship.