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Foulkes exits CVS to become Hudson’s Bay CEO

Foulkes exits CVS to become Hudson’s Bay CEO

TORONTO — Helena Foulkes has been named chief executive officer of Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC), an international department store and off-price retailer. The move brings to an end a 25-year career at CVS Health, where Foulkes most recently served as corporate executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy, the company’s retail pharmacy business. Following

CVS moves to bring authenticity to beauty imagery

CVS moves to bring authenticity to beauty imagery

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Beginning in April, the beauty imagery that CVS Pharmacy produces for use in its stores and in its marketing materials will not be “materially altered” digitally. The drug chain is also asking its supplier partners to participate in the initiative, which is meant promote transparency in beauty marketing. “What we’re trying to

Beauty innovation only the start at CVS

Beauty innovation only the start at CVS

The announcement by CVS Pharmacy president Helena Foulkes at last month’s National Retail Federation Big Show that the retailer will adopt standards that bring a new level of transparency to the images used to promote its beauty business caused a stir in the category and triggered a long overdue discussion about the impact of such

Kevin Hourican named interim head of CVS Pharmacy

Kevin Hourican named interim head of CVS Pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Kevin Hourican, executive vice president of retail pharmacy and supply chain at CVS Health, will run the company’s retail division on an interim basis following the departure of Helena Foulkes. As the interim head of CVS Pharmacy, Hourican will report to CVS Health chief operating officer Jon Roberts, the company said Thursday.

CVS’ Helena Foulkes named Hudson’s Bay CEO

CVS’ Helena Foulkes named Hudson’s Bay CEO

TORONTO and NEW YORK — CVS Health executive Helena Foulkes is joining department store retailer Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC), operator of Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue, as chief executive officer. HBC said Monday that Foulkes is slated to begin in the new role on Feb. 19. At CVS, she currently serves as a corporate

Industry mourns passing of CVS veteran Cheryl Mahoney

Industry mourns passing of CVS veteran Cheryl Mahoney

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Longtime CVS merchandising and beauty executive Cheryl Mahoney has passed away after a long illness, Chain Drug Review has learned. Mahoney, who died on Sunday, was with the company for more than 40 years, most recently as vice president of retail merchandising and promotion and business development at CVS Health. “Cheryl Mahoney was

CVS raises transparency in beauty marketing

CVS raises transparency in beauty marketing

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is bringing more transparency to beauty care marketing with the introduction of the CVS Beauty Mark, a watermark highlighting imagery that hasn’t been materially altered. Plans call for the CVS Beauty Mark to begin appearing on CVS Pharmacy-produced beauty images — including for stores, websites, social media and marketing materials — this

CVS’ Helena Foulkes to speak at NRF ‘Big Show’

CVS’ Helena Foulkes to speak at NRF ‘Big Show’

WASHINGTON — CVS Health’s Helena Foulkes has been tabbed as one of the keynote speakers at the National Retail Federation’s 2018 annual convention in Manhattan. Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, will address the theme “empowering customers to make everyday health care better” in her presentation, scheduled for Jan.

CVS goes live with same-day Rx delivery in Manhattan

CVS goes live with same-day Rx delivery in Manhattan

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy this week launched free, same-day delivery for prescription drugs and certain over-the-counter products in Manhattan. CVS said Wednesday that the delivery service is being offered at all locations in Manhattan. Prescriptions and OTC items can be delivered directly from CVS Pharmacy in secure, tamper-proof packaging to the customer’s door. OTC

CVS to go national with next-day Rx delivery

CVS to go national with next-day Rx delivery

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Early next year, CVS Pharmacy plans to begin next-day delivery of prescriptions to patients nationwide. CVS said Monday that the next-day delivery service will bring prescriptions directly to customers’ doors. In addition, CVS will offer same-day delivery of prescriptions within hours in select cities. Plans call for CVS Pharmacy to launch free,

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

CVS makes moves to strengthen PBM business

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced two major agreements to boost pharmacy benefit management ­services. The company late last month introduced a 30,000-store performance-based pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens designed to deliver savings and improved clinical outcomes for CVS Caremark PBM members. That followed the company’s announcement of a five-year deal

CVS kicks off in-store fundraiser for cancer research

CVS kicks off in-store fundraiser for cancer research

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has launched its fourth annual in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide. Through Nov. 19, CVS Pharmacy customers can support Stand Up To Cancer by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at checkout or online at StandUpToCancer.org/CVSHealth. Funds raised will support Stand

CVS Caremark unveils performance-based Rx network

CVS Caremark unveils performance-based Rx network

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — For its CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Health next year plans to roll out a new 30,000-store pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. CVS said late Tuesday that the performance-based network also will include up to 10,000 independent community pharmacies nationwide. Besides yielding unit cost savings, the CVS Caremark

Industry does its part as another natural disaster hits

NEW YORK — Community pharmacy operators continue to respond to an unprecedented string of natural disasters across the United States. CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Rite Aid Corp., Discount Drug Mart, Albertsons Cos., Kroger Co. and Walmart are among the community pharmacy operators contributing funds and other assistance. The Albertsons Cos. Foundation organized an in-store fund-raiser to

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