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Vivek Sood

Sobeys promotes pharmacy chief Vivek Sood to bigger role

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Vivek Sood, pharmacy chief at Sobeys Inc., has been appointed executive vice president of related businesses at the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent, Empire Co. In his new role, Sood will oversee the company’s pharmacy, wholesale, fuel, convenience and liquor businesses and report to Michael Medline, president and chief executive

Sobeys’ Vivek Sood takes new post at Empire Co.

Sobeys’ Vivek Sood takes new post at Empire Co.

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Vivek Sood, pharmacy chief at Sobeys Inc., has been appointed executive vice president of related businesses at the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent, Empire Co. Ltd. In his new role, Sood will oversee the company’s pharmacy, wholesale, fuel, convenience and liquor businesses and report to Michael Medline, president and CEO

Strategic plan mapped out by Neighbourhood Pharmacies

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) has released its new 900 Day Strategic Plan, a mission statement for how the organization can advance the interests of its retail pharmacy members. The new plan represents not simply a change in focus but a renewal and enhancement of the organization’s strategic orientation, Neighbourhood

Loblaw decides to rejoin Canadian association

TORONTO — Loblaw Cos./Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM), Canada’s largest food and drug retailer, has rejoined the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada. The company’s return “is an important recognition of the benefits of association membership, our strategic plan and the work under way to innovate the pharmacy reimbursement model with emphasis on patient health outcomes,” stated

Loblaw, SDM rejoin Neighbourhood Pharmacies

Loblaw, SDM rejoin Neighbourhood Pharmacies

TORONTO — Loblaw Cos., which as Canada’s largest food and drug retailer operates the Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw chains, is rejoining the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, the nation’s retail pharmacy trade group. Neighbourhood Pharmacies said Friday that Loblaw/Shoppers Drug Mart is returning to the association’s membership in time for one of the group’s

Neighbourhood Pharmacies names full-time CEO

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) has appointed Justin Bates as its permanent chief executive officer. Speaking to the appointment, board chair Vivek Sood said: “I am very pleased to announce Justin’s appointment as permanent CEO. The board is confident that, under his leadership, we will succeed in increasing member engagement,

Neighbourhood Pharmacies tabs Bates as CEO

Neighbourhood Pharmacies tabs Bates as CEO

TORONTO — Justin Bates has been named as full-time chief executive officer at the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada. Neighbourhood Pharmacies announced the appointment on Monday. Bates became interim CEO of the association in May following the departure of Denise Carpenter. Bates joined Neighbourhood Pharmacies’ predecessor organization, the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS),

Neighbourhood Pharmacies rejuvenated

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) is exhibiting a renewed sense of energy and optimism in its role as a national pharmacy trade association. Building on the momentum created at last month’s Neighbourhood Pharmacy Expo in Toronto, “Neighbourhood Pharmacies has never been stronger or more united in its mandate to serve

Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO Carpenter exits

Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO Carpenter exits

TORONTO — Denise Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, has left the organization. Neighbourhood Pharmacies said late Tuesday that Justin Bates, vice president of pharmacy affairs, will become senior vice president of pharmacy and CEO of the association on an interim basis. A search to recruit a permanent

Neighbourhood Pharmacies elects board at annual conference

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, the nation’s chain drug store trade group, announced its board of directors for the coming year at its 2015 annual conference this week. Elected to the Neighbourhood Pharmacies board were Carmen Churcott, chief executive officer of Pharmasave Drugs (National), a new member to the board; Russell Cohen, executive vice president of