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Kathi Lentzsch

Bartell Drugs focuses on providing customers safe health care options

Bartell Drugs focuses on providing customers safe health care options

SEATTLE— Bartell Drugs is transforming existing retail clinic spaces over the next 30 days to adapt to challenges introduced by the pandemic. Kaiser Permanente has decided to refocus their efforts in other arenas and will no longer operate CareClinics within Bartell’s locations. “Since 2013, CareClinics by Kaiser Permanente have been an important growth strategy for

Bartell’s names Brent Beebe executive vice president of merchandising

Bartell’s names Brent Beebe executive vice president of merchandising

SEATTLE – Brent Beebe has been promoted to the position of executive vice president of merchandising and supply chain at Bartell Drugs. “I’m proud to continue to work alongside Brent in his new role. Brent consistently challenges the company status quo and has brought to Bartell’s an innovative and thoughtful approach to the business.” said

Bartell’s keeping shelves stocked amid growing COVID-19 concerns

Bartell’s keeping shelves stocked amid growing COVID-19 concerns

SEATTLE – Bartell’s is shipping more over-the-counter products to stores after experiencing high demand due to concerns relative to COVID-19 this weekend. The most sought-after items include O-T-C medications, hand sanitizers, disinfectants and antibacterial sprays. “We are shipping thousands of units to the stores this week.” said Ken Mahoney, senior vice president of operations at

Bartell Drugs opens newest location in the heart of Belltown

Bartell Drugs opens newest location in the heart of Belltown

SEATTLE  — Bartell’s will be serving Belltown neighbors with a brand new location. “Belltown is a vibrant community and Bartell’s is excited to serve new and loyal customers,” said company chief executive officer, Kathi Lentzsch. “The store boasts unique features that reflect the needs of the community, not to mention our extensive product selection including

Over $116,000 collected during Bartell’s School Tools donation drive

Over $116,000 collected during Bartell’s School Tools donation drive

 SEATTLE – Bartell Drugs, in partnership with local radio station STAR 101.5 and World Vision, is helping more students than ever. The 17th Annual School Tools program collected $116,270 in donations from generous communities in Pierce, Snohomish and King counties. 100% of the donations of school supplies and hygiene products will directly support local students in

Bartell Drugs recruits top talent for key leadership roles

Bartell Drugs recruits top talent for key leadership roles

SEATTLE – Bartell Drugs is prepared for the future with two key positions now occupied by dynamic, experienced professionals. Kelly Kennedy has joined Bartell’s as the chief financial officer. Kelly brings 25 years of experience working in management and finance for retail organizations such as Williams Sonoma, See’s Candies and food companies including Annie’s, Dreyer’s

Bartells Drugs names Kathi Lentzsch as CEO

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs, the country’s largest and oldest family-owned pharmacy, announced two significant hires to its executive ranks last month, including Kathi Lentzsch as the company’s chief executive officer, who becomes only the fifth CEO in the company’s 128-year history. Lentzsch comes to the company with more than three decades of retail experience with

Bartell Drugs hires Adam Wampler to lead operations

Bartell Drugs hires Adam Wampler to lead operations

SEATTLE — Former Albertsons Cos. and Safeway executive Adam Wampler has joined Bartell Drugs as senior vice president of operations. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said Monday that Wampler most recently served as senior vice president of operations for Northern California at Albertsons. In the position, he oversaw profitability, store conditions, diversity, and employee development across

Kathi Lentzsch named CEO of Bartell Drugs

Kathi Lentzsch named CEO of Bartell Drugs

SEATTLE — Retail veteran Kathi Lentzsch has joined regional pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs as chief executive officer. Lentzsch, most recently interim CEO of Gump’s, a luxury specialty  store and direct-to-consumer retailer based in San Francisco, marks only the fifth chief executive in Bartell Drugs’ history. She takes over from Brian Unmacht, who resigned from Bartell Drugs last