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H-E-B opens Tech Hub in Austin

H-E-B opens Tech Hub in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas —  H-E-B announced the opening of its Eastside Tech Hub — the retailer’s state-of-the-art, East Austin office for its growing team of Austin-based H-E-B Digital Partners (employees), as well as the new headquarters for Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of H-E-B. Complementing its existing H-E-B Digital team

Leading U.K. hair fiber brand forges partnership with H-E-B

Leading U.K. hair fiber brand forges partnership with H-E-B

SAN ANTONIO — Nanogen, the U.K.’s No. 1 hair thickening brand, announces their partnership with H-E-B to bring their revolutionary Thickening Hair Fibres and select top-selling SKUs to select locations in Texas. Starting in January 2019, H-E-B customers will have direct access to the brand’s thinning hair solutions. “We know the US consumer is looking for

H-E-B receives award for political advocacy at TSE

H-E-B receives award for political advocacy at TSE

DENVER — H-E-B was honored for its political engagement during the Political Involvement Reception at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo on Saturday, August 25. NACDS past chairman Martin Otto, H-E-B’s chief operating officer, accepted the 2018 “Politically Engaged Pharmacy Award,” or PEP Award, on behalf of the company, in recognition of

SleepRight ProRx Custom Dental Guard now at H-E-B

SleepRight ProRx Custom Dental Guard now at H-E-B

LENEXA, Kan. — Splintek announced that its new SleepRight ProRx Custom Dental Guard is now available in select H-E-B stores and on their website. H-E-B serves communities across Texas and Mexico. This is the second retailer to offer the quick fit, full coverage, low temperature dental guard. In keeping with Splintek’s products, the ProRx Custom Dental

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

NEW YORK — At a reception in Manhattan this month, Chain Drug Review honored the recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year Awards. In the spotlight before a throng of their retail peers and supplier partners were Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), who was named Retailer of the Year; Kevin

H-E-B’s Martin Otto wins leadership award

H-E-B’s Martin Otto wins leadership award

SAN ANTONIO — Even the best-run, most effective organizations can benefit from occasionally reconsidering their work in a new light. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is a case in point. Long viewed as the country’s preeminent retail trade group, NACDS has in recent months broadened and deepened its already formidable commitment to the

Chains step up as Hurricane Irma takes toll on business

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, sent retail spending in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area of Florida spiraling downward, with sales plunging more than 72% over a three-day period, according to payment technology company First Data Corp. The company, which

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

ARLINGTON, Va. — Though Hurricane Harvey has dissipated, it has left many in the Greater Houston area as well as parts of southwestern Louisiana reeling in its aftermath. From initial estimates it appears Harvey’s economic impact will be every bit as staggering as its winds were. Financial analysis firm Moody’s Analytics tallies the costs of

Hurricane Harvey shuts stores

Hurricane Harvey shuts stores

HOUSTON — The number of pharmacies that Hurricane Harvey forced to close — at least temporarily — ran into the hundreds late last month as the mammoth storm pounded southeast Texas. Drug chains, mass merchandisers and supermarketers shuttered stores with prescription counters throughout the region as Harvey battered the area with high winds and rain

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

Hurricane Harvey forces store closures

HOUSTON — Along with residents, retailers in southeast Texas were pounded by Hurricane Harvey as the storm drenched the region with historical levels of rainfall. The hurricane, which hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, caused massive flooding throughout the region and forced hundreds of pharmacies

Customer is focal point at NACDS meeting

Customer is focal point at NACDS meeting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Responding to consumers’ rapidly changing needs is a top priority for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. co-chief executive officer Alex Gourlay said in his inaugural remarks as the organization’s new chairman. “The theme for today, and moving forward, is the customer — understanding the customer’s needs

For Gourlay, it’s all about the customer

For Gourlay, it’s all about the customer

Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, was named chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., last month, succeeding Martin Otto, who is H-E-B’s chief financial officer and chief merchant, in that post. In his initial remarks as NACDS chairman, Gourlay emphasized

It’s a wrap: NACDS Annual Meeting final day recap

It’s a wrap: NACDS Annual Meeting final day recap

A new NACDS chairman was inaugurated on the final day of the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting. Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, took the gavel from outgoing chairman Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer at H-E-B, at the conference’s Tuesday morning Business Program. “I think my role, really, is to

Qualitas alGeepa omega-3 supplement to debut at H-E-B

Qualitas alGeepa omega-3 supplement to debut at H-E-B

HOUSTON — Qualitas Health has introduced alGeepa, a sustainable omega-3 supplement that unleashes the power of algae. Announcing the product this week, Qualitas said has teamed up with Texas food and drug retailer H-E-B, which will begin carrying the supplement line exclusively on March 28. Qualitas chief executive officer Miguel Calatayud said alGeepa is 100%