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Meijer launches Consumer Drug Take-Back Program in all stores

Meijer launches Consumer Drug Take-Back Program in all stores

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer announced Tuesday it is launching its new Consumer Drug Take-Back Program by installing secure in-store kiosks designed to help customers safely and properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at no cost. Customers can find the easily identifiable kiosks in the pharmacy area in all 241 Meijer supercenters across

Mass retailers test myriad formats, concepts

Mass retailers test myriad formats, concepts

NEW YORK — Faced with unprecedented change in customer behavior and expectations and the growing challenge of e-commerce, retailers across channels are testing new formats and fine-tuning existing store models. The innovation is being driven by a number of different factors, including the hope of luring emerging customer segments, the desire to penetrate new geographic

Meijer pharmacies to hold immunization clinics

Meijer pharmacies to hold immunization clinics

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — This weekend, Meijer pharmacies plan to hold Back to School Immunization Events to help families build up protection against the flu before classes get under way. The supercenter retailer said pharmacists in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky will offer vaccines and information about other conditions that commonly affect schoolchildren

Meijer unveils store expansion plans

Meijer unveils store expansion plans

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. plans to invest more than $375 million this year in new and remodeled stores. The retailer said Thursday that its investment plan includes construction of seven new Meijer supercenters and 22 remodel projects. Meijer said its new store commitment follows its focus on steady growth throughout its six-state footprint.

Pharmacy retailers win Rx adherence challenge

Pharmacy retailers win Rx adherence challenge

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Publix Super Markets, Albertsons/Safeway, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Discount Drug Mart and Wegmans Food Market were named the winners of UnitedHealthcare’s 2016 Targeted Intervention Program (TIP) Challenge to boost patients’ medication adherence. Through the UnitedHealthcare TIP Challenge, the pharmacies work with Medicare Advantage Part D plan members to help them take their prescription

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

Pharmacy chains point to rising flu activity

NEW YORK — Reports from pharmacy retailers indicate that flu activity has been on the rise. Supercenter chain Meijer Inc. said Monday that purchases of over-the-counter cold and flu remedies at its stores have climbed 30% in recent weeks. The sales increase, according to Meijer pharmacists, suggests a troubling trend: Many consumers may have passed

Rick Keyes becomes chief executive at Meijer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. president Rick Keyes has added the title of chief executive officer. Keyes took the CEO reins effective January 1. He succeeded Hank Meijer, who has become executive chairman of Meijer, which operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores, with pharmacies, in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. “We have

Meijer boosts pharmacy’s health care standing

Meijer boosts pharmacy’s health care standing

Supercenter retailer Meijer continues to be a driver in expanding pharmacy’s health care role. Under a partnership announced this week, Meijer pharmacies will provide hypertension management services for University of Michigan Health System patients. U-M said its patients can go to a participating Meijer pharmacy for a blood pressure check and assessment. If their blood

Community pharmacies gear up for flu shot season

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over the age of six months, and retail pharmacies across the nation are spreading the word of their ability to provide such health services. Walgreens is now offering flu shots at all of its pharmacies (including Duane Reade

Meijer plans more retail health clinics

Meijer plans more retail health clinics

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. aims to open more in-store medical clinics and has established new relationships with health systems in Wisconsin and Michigan to boost services. The supercenter retailer said Tuesday that it has partnered with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, based in Milwaukee, to open clinics inside its

Meijer plans more supercenters, store upgrades

Meijer plans more supercenters, store upgrades

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc.’s expansion plans for the year include an investment of more than $400 million in projects that will include the construction of nine new Meijer supercenters and the remodeling of 32 other outlets. The company said Wednesday that new Meijer supercenters set to open in 2016 will be located in

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