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Publix makes pitch for Part D customers

Publix makes pitch for Part D customers

With many seniors moving to new Medicare Part D coverage for next year, Publix Super Markets is urging them to switch their prescriptions to its pharmacies. An online video posted this week by the food and drug chain notes that Publix Pharmacy is a preferred pharmacy in a number of insurance plans, so Part D recipients could save more on

Walmart launches own mobile payment platform

Walmart launches own mobile payment platform

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Despite the emergence of multiple mobile payment platforms, Walmart has gone ahead and launched its own: Walmart Pay. The retail giant said Thursday that the debut of Walmart Pay makes it the only retailer to offer its own payment solution that works with any iOS or Android device, at any checkout lane and with any major

GMDC, Nielsen release new GM Hierarchy data

GMDC, Nielsen release new GM Hierarchy data

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) and Nielsen have refreshed their proprietary GMDC/Nielsen General Merchandise Hierarchy data set. GMDC said Wednesday that the research provides a detailed look at GM category sales and trends in the food and drug channels, as well as across all retail channels. The GM Hierarchy reports data from more than 12,900

Walgreens touts telehealth’s convenience

Walgreens touts telehealth’s convenience

With convenience playing a bigger role in consumers’ health care decisions, Walgreens is showing how easy virtual health visits can be. In an online video posted this week, the drug chain demonstrates the user-friendly access to telehealth services via the Walgreens mobile app, powered by connected health provider MDLive. The video illustrates that after just

Conceivex rolls out Conception Kit to pharmacies

Conceivex rolls out Conception Kit to pharmacies

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Conceivex Inc. has released the Conception Kit at-home fertility system, which allows couples to determine the optimal time to get pregnant, to leading pharmacy retailers. Launched this week, the Conception Kit features an innovative cervical cap that protects and concentrates semen around the cervical opening, increasing the chances for sperm to

Analysts dissect Walgreens-Rite Aid deal

Zacks Investment Research stock strategists Tracey Ryniec and David Bartosiak discussed with Zacks’ Terry Ruffolo the Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposal to acquire Rite Aid Corp. for $9 per share in cash, and assumption of debt, for a total value of $17.2 billion. The companies announced the deal late Tuesday, after news reports about an impending

Personal service propels Good Neighbor Pharmacy

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Good Neighbor Pharmacy continues to earn recognition for its high level of service. For the third straight year, the independent pharmacy network — operated by drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp. — had the top rating among chain drug stores in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Pharmacy Study, which measures pharmacy customer satisfaction.

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