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WBA appoints Mike Maresca new CTO

WBA appoints Mike Maresca new CTO

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Friday that Mike Maresca has been named the company’s  new chief technology officer. Maresca joined WBA at the end of June from Accenture, where he most recently served as global managing director leading business transformation and IT operations for global business applications and enterprise analytics. In

Giant Food partners with Volta to provide free electric vehicle charging stations

Giant Food partners with Volta to provide free electric vehicle charging stations

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food has begun to install electric vehicle charging stations that are free to use for EV drivers at select locations across Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Working with Volta, the industry leader in electric vehicle charging networks, installation of 60 EV charging stations will be completed by the end of 2020, and 200 are expected to be

Walmart acquires select assets of CareZone

Walmart acquires select assets of CareZone

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart announced in a blog post from Sean Slovenski, senior vice president of Walmart U.S. Health & Wellness and Lori Flees, SVP of Sam’s Health & Wellness that it has acquired specific assets – the technology platform, patents and key intellectual property – of CareZone, which offers a worry-free way to organize health

The critical need for a seamless digital experience

The critical need for a seamless digital experience

The rise of e-commerce is often cited as the key contributor to the struggles of venerable brick-and-mortar retailers that once ruled their sectors — Sears, Payless and Toys ‘R’ Us, to name a few. Digital disruption is also accelerating in traditionally more insulated sectors such as retail pharmacy. At the same time, Amazon is continuing

WBA expands technology partnership

WBA expands technology partnership

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have expanded their partnership with the launch of a new operating model for WBA’s IT run and operational services. The new model will enable WBA to accelerate its digitalization program to advance innovation for customers, drive organizational efficiencies  and further reduce its cost

L’Oréal USA announces call For applications for 2020 for Women In Science Fellowship Program

L’Oréal USA announces call For applications for 2020 for Women In Science Fellowship Program

NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA announced Monday the opening of the application period of the 2020 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program, the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards program. The national fellowship recognizes and rewards women researchers at a critical stage in their careers for their scientific contributions, as

Technology: Advancing the practice of pharmacy

Technology: Advancing the practice of pharmacy

It’s no secret that community pharmacy is facing a period of tremendous challenge. With diminishing reimbursement, the continued prevalence and negative impact of DIR (direct and indirect remuneration) fees, and market pressures born by the vertical integration of health care, there may have never been a time as challenging as the present for pharmacy. However,

Kroger announces technology leadership succession plan

Kroger announces technology leadership succession plan

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced its technology leadership succession plans in support of Restock Kroger. Christopher Hjelm, executive vice president and chief information officer, will be succeeded by Yael Cosset, Kroger’s chief digital officer, effective May 1, 2019. Hjelm will remain executive vice president, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Rodney McMullen, until his retirement on August

New technologies: opportunities and challenges

New technologies: opportunities and challenges

Editor’s note: The second in a series of seven articles by A.T. Kearney on the trends that are radically transforming the health sector. There is no question that science is rapidly accelerating the health care opportunities we see in the marketplace. Broader genetics capabilities could mean new services and treatments based on genetic makeup that