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Albertsons releases new online informational tools for flu season

Albertsons releases new online informational tools for flu season

BOISE, Idaho —  To bolster the public’s awareness about flu vaccinations and the fact that many insurance plans will cover most or all of the cost, Albertsons Cos. pharmacies have fully revamped their informational consumer flu websites with new features, easier navigation, and interactive tools this flu season. The online campaign is designed to make

NACDS is committed in changing times

NACDS is committed in changing times

DENVER — The chain pharmacy industry is going through a period of dramatic transformation, according to Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. During the business program at the NACDS Total Store Expo here last month, Anderson highlighted the emerging trade war stemming from President Trump’s tariffs

NACDS remains committed in changing times

NACDS remains committed in changing times

NACDS chairman of the board Mark Panzer, senior vice president, pharmacy, health and wellness of Albertsons Companies, described the value that NACDS members appreciate most. “In short, it’s about business community and intelligence, it’s about effective government advocacy, and it’s about powerful and practical information on policy,” Panzer explained. DENVER – The business program of

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and BOISE, Idaho — The Western Union Company is strengthening its presence across the U.S., after signing a deal with Albertsons Cos. The agreement will enable consumer access to international and domestic money transfer and money order services, as well as bill payment services at Albertsons Cos. locations—operating under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons,

Albertsons first chain pharmacy to practice new Idaho law

Albertsons first chain pharmacy to practice new Idaho law

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced this week their Idaho pharmacists can now prescribe for more health conditions under a new state law. Prior to the law’s July 1 effective date, targeted Albertsons Cos. pharmacies received agency approval to pilot the new program, making them the first large retail chain pharmacy to provide these services

Albertsons offers increased access to Naloxone

Albertsons offers increased access to Naloxone

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced that more than 1,600 of its pharmacies across 21 states have pharmacists with the ability to independently provide naloxone, a medication used to reverse the impacts of an opioid overdose, and to educate patients and caregivers about its use. These pharmacies are located under store banners Acme, Albertsons, Carrs,

Retailers gain added value at Total Store Expo

Retailers gain added value at Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — Leading-edge retailers approach the NACDS Total Store Expo (TSE) creatively and strategically, in ways that enhance team performance and sharpen differentiation in the marketplace. NACDS has compiled some of the top advice from retailers, which can guide preparations for the 2018 NACDS TSE, to be held August 25 to 27 in Denver.

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Speakers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting here last month argued that retailers need to respond to new consumer priorities and competitive pressures by embracing change while preserving and building on their traditional strengths. Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos.,

NACDS Annual Meeting sets the stage for NACDS Total Store Expo

NACDS Annual Meeting sets the stage for NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. – During remarks at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting in April, the NACDS leadership emphasized the importance of retailer-supplier collaboration across diverse product categories, and positioned the NACDS Total Store Expo as a natural progression of retailer-supplier collaboration throughout the year. With a theme of “Leading Health and

Panzer vows to keep NACDS focused on patients’ needs

Panzer vows to keep NACDS focused on patients’ needs

BOISE, Idaho — Mark Panzer, chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has been involved with the chain drug business for over 40 years. During that time, he has seen the industry transformed, above all by consolidation, but also in response to broader changes in retailing and consumer behavior as well as changing

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Albertsons sounds call for flu vaccination

Albertsons sounds call for flu vaccination

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is highlighting no-appointment flu shots at its pharmacies in response to reports of heightened influenza activity in parts of the country. The food and drug retailer said late Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flu Surveillance Report indicated local, regional and widespread flu activity in the United States,

PBS TV to air segment on ScriptDrop, Albertsons

PBS TV to air segment on ScriptDrop, Albertsons

COLUMBUS, Ohio — ScriptDrop and Albertsons Cos. will be featured on the educational television series “Success Files” for their efforts to provide patients with their prescription medications following Hurricane Harvey. Plans call for Success Files, hosted by Rob Lowe, to tape the ScriptDrop-Albertsons segment in Houston on Nov. 14 and air it nationally via PBS member

NACDS recognizes Kinney Drugs with PEP Award

NACDS recognizes Kinney Drugs with PEP Award

SAN DIEGO — Regional drug chain Kinney Drugs was honored for political engagement by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo here. Mike Duteau, vice president of business development and strategic relations for KPH Healthcare Services, accepted the 2017 Politically Engaged Pharmacy Award (2017 PEP Award) at this

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