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Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies reported that it is taking several steps as part of a comprehensive commitment to help communities combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. Kroger currently stocks naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversing drug, in its 2,300 pharmacies across 35 states and the District of Columbia with more than 1,900 of those

Kroger to sell convenience stores for $2.15 billion

Kroger to sell convenience stores for $2.15 billion

CINCINNATI — Several months after putting its convenience store business on the block, The Kroger Co. has landed a $2.15 billion deal to sell the unit to EG Group, a United Kingdom-based fuel station convenience store retailer. Kroger said Monday that the companies expect to finalize the transaction in its fiscal first quarter, pending regulatory approval and

Kroger pharmacies in N.C. now Pharmacist eCare-ready

Kroger pharmacies in N.C. now Pharmacist eCare-ready

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and health technology provider AssureCare have achieved Level III capability from Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) for the Pharmacist eCare Plan initiative. The companies said Monday that Kroger pharmacies in North Carolina using AssureCare’s MedCompass solution can now share care plans electronically, support care coordination, and actively participate with CCNC and its patient-centered medical home and

APhA teams with Kroger, Solera to prevent diabetes

APhA teams with Kroger, Solera to prevent diabetes

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has partnered with The Kroger Co. and Solera Health for a program to help reduce the incidence of diabetes through community pharmacies. Under the project, called “Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention,” the APhA Foundation was selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build infrastructure

Kroger promotes Mike Donnelly to COO

Kroger promotes Mike Donnelly to COO

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has named Mike Donnelly as executive vice president and chief operating officer. The supermarket giant said Tuesday that Donnelly, currently executive vice president of merchandising, will start in the new post on Nov. 1. In the role, he will assume responsibility for both operations and merchandising. Donnelly succeeds Fred Morganthall, who

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

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 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

Walmart, Kroger part of major food safety project

Walmart, Kroger part of major food safety project

ARMONK, N.Y. — Walmart and Kroger Co., two of the nation’s biggest retailers, are participating in a major blockchain collaboration with IBM Corp. and food companies to bolster consumer confidence in the global food system. IBM said Tuesday that is working with the consortium — also including Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, McCormick and Co.,

Consumer-driven health care takes center stage

MORRISTOWN, N.J.— “Retail clinics have become mainstream and are helping expand access to high-quality and affordable care,” according to Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the Convenient Care Association. Hansen-Turton delivered her remarks in a presentation titled  “The Value Proposition of Convenient Care and How Retail-based Healthcare Clinics Can Build a Culture of Consumer-Driven Healthcare” at

Little Clinic partnership provides opioid alternatives

Little Clinic partnership provides opioid alternatives

NASHVILLE — Kroger Co.’s The Little Clinic has collaborated with Results Physiotherapy to offer patients additional treatments for a wide variety of conditions and injuries with a joint commitment to help patients live pain-free without prescription opioid medications. Clinics in Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Indiana will participate. “The Little Clinic increases access to important health

Express Scripts forms partnership to reduce drug costs

Express Scripts forms partnership to reduce drug costs

ST. LOUIS — Express Scripts Inc. has launched Inside Rx, a partially owned subsidiary applying the pharmacy benefit manager’s purchasing power to make branded and generic medications more affordable. Express Scripts said Monday that Inside Rx is partnering with pharmacy pricing comparison service GoodRx to deliver average savings of more than one-third on prescription drugs

Kroger tabs Colleen Lindholz as new pharmacy chief

Kroger tabs Colleen Lindholz as new pharmacy chief

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Colleen Lindholz to president of pharmacy at Kroger in addition to her current role as president of The Little Clinic. Kroger said Monday that Lindholz, who has been The Little Clinic’s president since 2015, takes the Kroger pharmacy president reins from Philecia Avery, who resigned earlier this month to

Kroger pharmacies integrate with Michigan PDMP

Kroger pharmacies integrate with Michigan PDMP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kroger pharmacies in Michigan have integrated Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) data and advanced analytics into their workflow to better track prescription drug abuse. Kroger’s integration into MAPS was facilitated by Appriss Health, a technology partner for Michigan’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). Appriss Health said Tuesday that Kroger can now directly