MMR's articles

  1. Channel: Mass
Dr. David Carmouche, senior vice president of omnichannel care at Walmart, tells this week’s Video Forum about the company’s plan to double the footprint of its eponymous health centers. He also shares his insights about the evolution of the format since its inception in 2019, how the clinics relate to the Supercenters they adjoin, Walmart’s […]
  1. Media & Marketing
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported strong sales for the fourth quarter and fiscal year (53 weeks) ended February 3, although store traffic was down and sales came in below expectations. Fourth quarter net sales increased 17.9%, and fiscal year net sales increased 10.6%. Same-store sales in the fourth quarter increased 5.7%, falling short […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Andre Persaud, chief retail officer at Rite Aid, has left the company. Bill Miller, senior vice president of central retail operations, will serve as acting head of retail operations. Chief pharmacy officer Karen Staniforth will oversee store pharmacy operations. The company provided no details on Persaud’s departure, saying, “We appreciate his […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that it will host its next quarterly Best of Local Brands Summit in May to expand and enhance the product offerings at its more than 285 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Since the Best of Local Brands summits began […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ROCHESTER, N.Y.– Wegmans Food Markets recently announced the introduction of enhanced in-store pharmacy auxiliary aids and accessibility options for customers with sensory disabilities, including persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing and/or persons with visual impairments. Those aids and accessibility options include: Video remote interpretation services in American Sign Language (“ASL”); Video Relay Service […]
  1. Associates & Employees
CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. recently recognized its outstanding team members at its annual business meeting last week, handing out 15 awards to stores, employees and teams. “The dedication of our team members to serve our customers and our communities never wavers, as they continue to demonstrate every day how nimble, agile, and resourceful […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Christine Baeder, chief operating officer for generics and biosimilars at Teva USA and newly named chair of the Association for Accessible Medicines, tells this week’s Video Forum about the threats facing the generic pharmaceutical industry and what should be done to counter them. She also discusses the relatively slow pace of adoption of biosimilars in […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has released its fiscal year 2022 ESG report, detailing the company’s efforts to live up to its stated purpose of creating more joyful lives through better health. WBA yesterday hosted a virtual event, featuring report highlights and discussions with ESG thought leaders. In addition to sharing the company’s […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK — The state of California will not renew a $54 million contract with Walgreens because of the chain’s decision to not dispense abortion pills in some states where abortion remains legal, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) office announced this week. Walgreens said that it would not be dispensing mifepristone — used in medication abortions — in some […]
  1. Channel: Mass
WASHINGTON – Walmart maintains its No. 1 position on the National Retail Federation’s latest list of the Top 50 Global Retailers. Conducted by Kantar, the 2023 list ranks the world’s most impactful retailers based on their operations at the beginning of 2022. Kantar’s ranking system gives points to retailers according to their domestic and international […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WAUKESHA, Wis. – HRG’s new item review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, examined 1,875 new health, beauty, and wellness (HBW) items in 2022. This is a decrease of 15.8% from the 2,227 products reviewed in 2021, and it is the third consecutive year with a decrease in […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in Iowa will begin offering a new COVID-19 and flu test-to-treat service as part of a pilot through eTrueNorth. Hy-Vee is one of the first pharmacy providers in the state of Iowa to offer this service. With one test, patients can […]