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Ritzman ‘pharmacy of the future’ makes debut

Ritzman ‘pharmacy of the future’ makes debut

WADSWORTH, Ohio — Ritzman Pharmacy is holding the grand opening of its “pharmacy of the future” location in the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Education and Wellness Center. Ritzman said the weeklong event, kicking off on March 7, will introduce a new pharmacy experience that puts the pharmacist “front and center of patient care” and

Regional drug chains look to build on strengths

Regional drug chains look to build on strengths

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Stakeholders in chain pharmacy understandably direct a lot of attention to the giants of the industry, such companies as CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, McKesson and Kroger. Yet they shouldn’t lose sight of the regional players that, in the aggregate, still account for a substantial part of the business and remain

Issues top of mind at Regional Chain Conference

Issues top of mind at Regional Chain Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Fresh off the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory last evening, policy and politics moved into the spotlight as the main program of the 2016 NACDS Regional Chain Conference got under way. At the Opening General Session here on Monday, political analyst Morton Kondracke gave attendees his take on the national political

In NYC, a rapid remodel for Rite Aid

In NYC, a rapid remodel for Rite Aid

NEW YORK — It’s not evident to anyone entering Rite Aid’s busy store at 50th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan that this location was totally remodeled in 10 days. Adjacent to the theater district in Times Square, the convenience-focused store has the pharmacy situated up front and offers a wide assortment of groceries, grab-and-go food,

Shoppers Drug Mart launches more beautyBOUTIQUEs

Shoppers Drug Mart launches more beautyBOUTIQUEs

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) has debuted its sixth and seventh enhanced beautyBOUTIQUE store-within-a-stores in Ottawa and Montreal. The Ottawa boutique was unveiled at a store in the Rideau Centre. The Montreal boutique, named galerieBEAUTÉ, was unveiled in a Pharmaprix unit on Rue Sainte-Catherine. It is SDM’s first enhanced boutique in Quebec. The 4,000-square-foot

2015 NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.9 million

2015 NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.9 million

This year’s NACDS Foundation Dinner, the 17th annual, raised $1.9 million, which will be earmarked for the foundation’s patient-centered care research agenda. More than 87 companies from a range of industries sponsored the event, held Thursday evening in Manhattan. Hy-Vee Inc. was the premier sponsor. The evening’s program emphasized the research portfolio of the NACDS

Bartell store to premiere major expansion

Bartell store to premiere major expansion

SEATTLE — This weekend, Bartell Drugs plans to debut new in-store features for customer convenience with the completion of a major expansion and remodel at its Bellevue Village store. The Seattle-area drug chain said Wednesday that the 5,500-square-foot expansion, to be unveiled on Sunday, Nov. 8, makes the Bellevue Village store — now at 20,100

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

Rite Aid’s latest take on the Wellness Store

Rite Aid’s latest take on the Wellness Store

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Opened earlier this year, Rite Aid’s spacious store on Jonestown Road in Harrisburg, Pa., represents one of the latest prototypes of the retailer’s successful “Wellness Store” format. The suburban corner location, situated at 4999 Jonestown Rd. just a few miles outside downtown Harrisburg, incorporates many of the innovations (plus a few twists)

Ulta makes impact on ‘fun side’ of beauty care

Ulta makes impact on ‘fun side’ of beauty care

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty’s chief executive officer, Mary Dillon, has more to celebrate than the company’s 25th birthday. The company is growing at a rate enviable in retailing today, and it is on virtually every beauty care brand’s wish list. The financial community considers Ulta Beauty and Dillon among the best in the business.

More to see from 2015 Total Store Expo

More to see from 2015 Total Store Expo

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores reported that the consensus of attendees at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo is clear: This year’s conference was a rewarding experience. NACDS said there was a tangible energy reverberating throughout the event, held Aug. 22 to 25 in Denver, where more than 5,600 retailers and suppliers met

The 2015 Total Store Expo in pictures

The 2015 Total Store Expo in pictures

The 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo, the third year of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ marquee event, brought together more than 5,600 retailers and suppliers for four days of innovative programming and exhibits at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from Aug. 22 to 25. Attesting to the high level of interest that

Diplomat Pharmacy: A multifaceted company

Diplomat Pharmacy: A multifaceted company

Describing itself as the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. serves patients and physicians in all 50 states and offers medication management programs for complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. The specialty pharmacy provider has made the most of