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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

Meijer bullish on free Rx plan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. pharmacies marked a milestone recently when the retailer’s free prescription program hit 30 million prescriptions dispensed — 6 million alone in 2015 — since October 2006 when the program launched. The program has saved customers more than $422 million, said vice president of pharmacy Nat Love. “Meijer is a

Meijer reaches free Rx milestone

Meijer reaches free Rx milestone

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer pharmacies have passed the 30 million mark in free prescriptions dispensed. The supercenter retailer said Wednesday that it reached the milestone late last month. Its free prescription program began in October 2006, and 2015 alone saw 6 million free scripts dispensed. Since its launch, the program has saved customers more

Meijer opens pharmacy in Michigan hospital

Meijer opens pharmacy in Michigan hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supercenter operator Meijer has opened a full-service retail pharmacy here at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. Meijer said the opening, announced Monday, makes it one of the first major retailers to open a pharmacy in a large hospital system in Michigan. Owned and operated by Meijer, the pharmacy features comprehensive services and

Keyes named Meijer president

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After joining the company 26 years ago as a pharmacist, Rick Keyes has now become president of Meijer Inc. He takes over from J.K. Symancyk, who is leaving the supercenter chain to become the president and chief executive officer of Academy Sports + Outdoors, a sports and outdoor lifestyle retailer based

New Meijer president joined company as pharmacist

New Meijer president joined company as pharmacist

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An executive with a pharmacy background has been named as the new president of Meijer Inc. The supercenter chain said Friday that Rick Keyes, executive vice president of supply chain and manufacturing, takes over from J.K. Symancyk, who is leaving the company to become president and chief executive officer of Academy Sports