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With WBA-Rite Aid pending, Kroger’s name pops up

With WBA-Rite Aid pending, Kroger’s name pops up

The suspense (or impatience?) continues to build in the investor and retailing communities as Walgreens Boots Alliance’s $17.2 billion deal to buy Rite Aid remains under review by the Federal Trade Commission. Lately, speculation has centered on Kroger as a potential buyer of stores that would be divested by WBA for the FTC to sign

Bartell, QFC begin pharmacy immunization project

Bartell, QFC begin pharmacy immunization project

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs and QFC Pharmacy, the pharmacy arm of Kroger Co.’s QFC Stores supermarket chain, have launched projects to test models for pharmacy-provided immunizations. As part of a National Association of Chain Drug Stores initiative announced in late July, Bartell and QFC are partnering with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy (UWSOP)

Kroger, The Little Clinic take aim at the flu, hunger

Kroger, The Little Clinic take aim at the flu, hunger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is supporting Feeding America food banks through a new health and wellness program with its in-store pharmacies and The Little Clinic retail health clinics. Kroger said Monday that through April 1, 2017, it will donate one meal via the Feeding America food bank network for each flu shot administered at its

Kroger ups stake in specialty pharmacy

Kroger ups stake in specialty pharmacy

CINCINNATI — Axium Pharmacy Holdings Inc., a unit of Kroger Co., has agreed to acquire Modern HC Holdings Inc. (ModernHEALTH), a specialty pharmacy operator, to create a combined specialty pharmacy organization. Terms of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, were not disclosed. The new entity will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of

Is it doomsday for retail chains? Not yet

Is it doomsday for retail chains? Not yet

The continuous roller coaster of retail sales results could make even the greatest optimist weep. In recent months, when retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Target reported less than stellar results, it was hard not to take on a Chicken Little view that the sky was falling. Retailers blamed a variety of factors:

Kroger to buy specialty pharmacy ModernHEALTH

Kroger to buy specialty pharmacy ModernHEALTH

CINCINNATI — Boosting its presence in the fast-growing specialty pharmacy arena, Kroger Co. has unveiled a deal for its Axium Pharmacy Holdings Inc. subsidiary to acquire Modern HC Holdings Inc., the parent of pharmacy services operator ModernHEALTH. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Plans call for Axium and ModernHEALTH to operate as a combined

Kroger appoints group VP of retail operations

Kroger appoints group VP of retail operations

CINCINNATI — Mary Ellen Adcock has been promoted to group vice president of retail operations at The Kroger Co. The food and drug retailer said Wednesday that Adcock, currently vice president of operations for Kroger’s Columbus division, assumes the new position on May 16. She succeeds Marnette Perry, whose retirement was previously announced. “Mary Ellen brings

Anti-drug abuse efforts advance

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is urging the Senate to pass legislation that it says would spur collaboration among health and enforcement authorities for drug abuse solutions “that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications” while fighting opioid abuse. The trade organization supports the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act

Retailers recognized by UnitedHealthcare for Rx adherence

Retailers recognized by UnitedHealthcare for Rx adherence

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Kroger Co., Target Corp., Giant Eagle, Meijer and Wegmans Food Markets Inc. were winners in UnitedHealthcare’s 2015 Targeted Intervention Program (TIP) Challenge, aimed at improving medication adherence. UnitedHealthcare said Monday that Kroger and Target won in the large retail pharmacy chain category (900 or more locations), Giant Eagle and Meijer were the

Fred Meyer to get new president

Fred Meyer to get new president

CINCINNATI — Lynn Gust is retiring from his post as president of Kroger Co.’s Fred Meyer Stores division and will be succeeded by Jeff Burt, president of Kroger’s Central division. Kroger said Tuesday that Gust is slated to retire effective Jan. 31. Based in Portland, Ore., Fred Meyer offers one-stop shopping, including pharmacies, at 132

Kroger to buy Roundy’s in $800 million deal

Kroger to buy Roundy’s in $800 million deal

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. plans to acquire food and drug retailer Roundy’s Inc. in a deal valued at about $800 million. Kroger said Wednesday that under the agreement it will buy all outstanding shares of Roundy’s for nearly $178 million in cash, or $3.60 per share, and assume Roundy’s $646 million in debt. Unanimously approved

Appointments strengthen Kroger’s senior leadership team

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has named four executive vice presidents to lead key parts of its business. Mike Donnelly is now EVP of merchandising, Chris Hjelm is EVP and chief information officer, Fred Morganthall is EVP of retail operations, and Mike Schlotman is EVP and chief financial officer. “This new organizational structure will help Kroger