Mark Panzer

Albertsons pilots hearing test kiosks

Albertsons pilots hearing test kiosks

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is piloting free hearing tests in select stores via self-serve kiosks located near the pharmacy department. The food and drug retailer said Monday that 24 stores under multiple banners — including Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market and Tom Thumb — now have diagnostic testing kiosks called the Hearing Touch

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores elected a new chairman this weekend at the NACDS Annual Meeting here. Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer at food and drug retailer H-E-B, will serve as the new NACDS chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Randy Edeker, chairman, chief executive

Panzer promoted by Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. is expanding the role of Mark Panzer, who joined the company last spring as senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness. The retailer announced early this month that it was also putting Panzer in charge of general merchandise and health and beauty aids. “Mark’s impact on our operation in

Panzer to lead GM, HBA at Albertsons

Panzer to lead GM, HBA at Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. pharmacy chief Mark Panzer has added oversight of the food and drug chain’s general merchandise and health and beauty aids businesses to his duties. The supermarket retailer announced the move Tuesday. Panzer became senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness in May, coming to the company from Pharmaca Integrative

Pharmaca names new CEO

Pharmaca names new CEO

BOULDER, Colo. — Richard Willis has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. Pharmaca said Monday that the 56-year-old Willis, who most recently served as the president and CEO of SpeedCommerce, also joins the board of directors. “I am excited for the opportunity to lead this outstanding senior management team

Albertsons taps Panzer to lead health business

Albertsons taps Panzer to lead health business

BOISE, Idaho — Mark Panzer has been named senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons LLC. Between Albertsons and Safeway stores, the company has 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states. Panzer, who had been president and chief executive officer of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy Inc., replaces Darren Singer, who has left ­Albertsons. The appointment

Panzer to head pharmacy at Albertsons

Panzer to head pharmacy at Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Mark Panzer is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy to become senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at AB Acquisition LLC, the parent company of food and drug chains Albertsons and Safeway. AB Acquisition said Friday that Panzer will oversee the company’s 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states

Pharmaca flourishes as omnichannel retailer

Pharmaca flourishes as omnichannel retailer

BOULDER, Colo. — With solid sales growth in its stores, an expanding e-commerce business and a successful loyalty program, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is well-positioned for continued success as it maintains its plans for steady expansion as an innovative omni­channel retailer in health and beauty. The 15-year-old pharmacy and natural health chain opened three new stores

Kmart names pharmacy president

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Phil Keough has joined Sears Holdings Corp. as senior vice president and president of pharmacy. In the role, Keough will oversee Kmart Pharmacy and help drive member engagement for the Shop Your Way customer rewards program to drive in-store and online growth of the company’s health and wellness business. “The Kmart pharmacy