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Bartell Drugs hires Adam Wampler to lead operations

Bartell Drugs hires Adam Wampler to lead operations

SEATTLE — Former Albertsons Cos. and Safeway executive Adam Wampler has joined Bartell Drugs as senior vice president of operations. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said Monday that Wampler most recently served as senior vice president of operations for Northern California at Albertsons. In the position, he oversaw profitability, store conditions, diversity, and employee development across

Fred’s appoints retail veterans to its board

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. recently announced three new members — industry veterans Christopher Bodine, Peter Bocian and Mike Bloom — to its board of directors. At the same time, the company announced the retirement of Michael Hayes, John Eisenman and Jerry Shore from the board. During his 24-year tenure at CVS Caremark Corp., Bodine held

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

Safeway to open Bay Area weight-loss clinics

Safeway to open Bay Area weight-loss clinics

SAN FRANCISCO — Food and drug retailer Safeway plans to open the first medically based weight-loss clinics in supermarkets in California. Weight management specialist Lean for Life by Lindora Clinic said Friday that five of its clinics are slated to open in Safeway stores in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Menlo Park and San Jose, Calif., on

Safeway, Quest plan more in-store clinical test centers

Safeway, Quest plan more in-store clinical test centers

MADISON, N.J. — Safeway and Quest Diagnostics are expanding diagnostic testing services to more of the food and drug retailer’s stores. Quest said this week that diagnostic testing will be offered in 12 Safeway stores — in  California, Colorado, Texas, Virginia and Maryland — in addition to the two locations operating in Arizona through Quest’s

Albertsons IPO is postponed

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. said that its planned initial public offering has been postponed indefinitely. The announcement came on October 14, the day that Walmart shares fell 10% — their largest one-day decline in nearly 30 years — after the company warned that its earnings would decline in the fiscal year that begins in

Albertsons expands Rx distribution with McKesson

Albertsons expands Rx distribution with McKesson

SAN FRANCISCO and BOISE, Idaho — Food and drug retailer Albertsons has signed a five-year distribution pact for the sourcing and distribution of branded and generic drugs with McKesson Corp. The companies said late Tuesday that the pharmaceutical distribution agreement will go into effect on April 1, 2016. Boise-based Albertsons operates about 1,700 pharmacies in

Haggen files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Haggen files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Haggen Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as the food and drug retailer has struggled since expanding into California via the acquisition of Albertsons and Safeway stores late last year. The filing came a week after Haggen filed a lawsuit against Albertsons LLC and Albertsons Holdings LLC that seeks more

IPO in the works at Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos., the nation’s second-largest supermarket company and one of the biggest retail pharmacy operators, plans to go public. The company filed a registration statement last month with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of common stock. The number of shares to be offered, their price range and

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

First-quarter results portend challenging year

First-quarter results portend challenging year

The fiscal first quarter of 2015 is in the books for many of the largest retailers, and the results tend to bear out the idea that the current year will be one of struggle and uncertainty despite signs that the economy is rebounding from the recession that plagued it so sorely in recent years. The

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