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Three join board as Bartell Drugs grows

SEATTLE — Two new Bartell Drugs locations were set to open this summer, as the family-owned company continues to expand its retail pharmacy chain in growing neighborhoods throughout the Puget Sound region. In addition, the company last month elected three new board members: Kathy Gersch, executive vice president at management consultant Kotter International Inc.; Kristi

Bartell Drugs announces new board members

Bartell Drugs announces new board members

SEATTLE  — Bartell Drugs has elected three new members to its board of directors. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said Tuesday that veteran business executives Kathy Gersch, Mark Schwartz and Kristi Marchbanks have joined the Bartell Drugs board, bringing range of strategic, entrepreneurial and cross-industry experience to the company. “We are delighted to add these

Bartell Drugs’ success all in the family

Bartell Drugs’ success all in the family

The Bartell family, owners of the Seattle-area chain Bartell Drugs, this week received some well-earned recognition for their dedication to the community and business heritage. Seattle Business magazine presented the Bartells with the 2016 Washington Family Business Award for Legacy in an event Wednesday evening at Seattle’s Westin Hotel. Eleven other Washington family enterprises —

Bartell adds Segrave to its board

SEATTLE — Former Walmart vice president of pharmacy Frank Segrave has joined the board of directors at Bartell Drugs. On the drug chain’s board, Segrave replaces Brian Unmacht, who was appointed as president and chief executive officer of Bartell Drugs in April. Unmacht joined Bartell’s management as president in January and has served on the

Bartell Drugs names Unmacht as new CEO

Bartell Drugs names Unmacht as new CEO

SEATTLE — Brian Unmacht has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Bartell Drugs, succeeding longtime CEO George Bartell as the head of the 125-year-old, family-owned drug chain. The Seattle drug chain said late Wednesday that Bartell, who has served as CEO for the past 25 years, will remain chairman. Also, Jean Bartell Barber will continue to serve

In its 125th year, Bartell Drugs keeps community focus

In its 125th year, Bartell Drugs keeps community focus

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is 125 going on 30. A largely new management team is reinvigorating the drug chain’s merchandising, marketing and operations, all the while reinforcing its 19th century roots in greater Seattle. “We have a somewhat different point of view than the major chains,” says chairman and chief executive officer George D. Bartell,

Bartell Drugs goes outside the family for new president

SEATTLE — Brian Unmacht has been named president of Bartell Drugs, becoming the first person outside the Bartell family to hold the title at the 125-year-old chain. nmacht, 54, former executive vice president and chief operating officer at retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) has served as a member of Bartell’s board of directors since 2011. The