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  1. Trends & External Forces
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is hosting wellness days at about 4,700 of its stores on Saturday. The retailer said the free events will offer customers access to screenings, immunizations and health information. The goal is to help people get back on track with preventive health measures they may have missed over the past year, especially […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
TAMPA, Fla. — TRxADE Health’s Bonum Health unit has signed a Telemedicine Service Distribution Deal with Southeastern Grocers Inc., which operates Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarket and Fresco y Más grocery stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. Bonum Health will provide affordable telemedicine services and prescription discount savings to the patients of all Winn-Dixie, Harveys […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BOISE, IDAHO – Albertsons Cos. said Monday that it is adding new COVID-19 services designed to help its customers to stay well this summer. These offerings build on the company’s leading efforts in administering 6 million COVID-19 vaccinations to date through its 1,700 pharmacies nationwide. “As front-line healthcare providers, our pharmacy teams have been heroic […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. recently posted results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 that fell short of some analysts’ projections, although the company’s Retail Pharmacy Segment achieved robust sales and profit growth. However, the company’s full-year earnings forecast disappointed Wall Street, which drove down Rite Aid’s stock price by nearly 15% […]
  1. Department & Category
In this week’s Video Forum, Kevin Hourican, president and chief executive officer of Sysco Corp., a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and nonfood products, primarily to restaurants and institutional customers, talks about the company’s recently unveiled Recipe for Growth. The former president of CVS Pharmacy also discusses the state of the food […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  At the intersection of food sales and retail brands selling food is a time starved consumer looking for solutions on how to put dinner on the table faster with less work and still have a fresh prepared meal.  At fist glance the DoorDash and Albertsons Cos., new partnership that offers on-demand grocery delivery from […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. added Dr. Daniel Fick to its leadership team as chief medical officer. In this role, Fick will help oversee all of Hy-Vee’s existing health and medical initiatives and the development of new services and offerings to improve the health and wellness of the retailer’s customers and employees. Dr. […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has expanded same-day prescription delivery, the company said Thursday. The service is now available in nearly all store locations seven days a week. “Same day prescription delivery is one more way Walgreens is empowering patients to easily and conveniently manage their health,” Walgreens president John Standley said. “We are pleased to […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD plan to open 29 new Village Medical at Walgreens practices in Houston, Austin and El Paso this year, the companies said Thursday. The openings are part of an overall goal of adding at least 600 Village Medical at Walgreens locations in more than 30 U.S. markets over […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Walgreens reported that prescription medicine sales at its pharmacies jumped 9.8 percent in the chain’s third-quarter, with COVID-19 vaccines representing six percent of that increase. The drugstore retailer, which raised its annual sales and earnings guidance, posted a profit of $1.38 a share in the most recent quarter, compared to a loss of $1.95 a […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
TAMPA — TRxADE Health, an integrated drug procurement, delivery, and health care platform, announced on Thursday that Bonum Health, a digital health care business subsidiary, has signed a telemedicine service distribution deal with Big Y Pharmacy and Wellness Centers within their supermarkets in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Bonum Health will provide affordable telemedicine services to the patients of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. – A cogent amicus brief filed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) points directly to U.S. Supreme Court precedent in defending “one of numerous state laws that help protect the health and safety of their citizens by promoting the economic viability of their trusted community pharmacies.” NACDS filed the brief […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
My cat woke me at 5:15 this morning because he wanted to go and play outside. I have to admit, I was a tad grumpy, but he has been a source of amusement (not comfort: he’s not that kind of cat) over the past year when we’ve been stuck at home. And my family is […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Happy 245th birthday, America! As you declare your vaccinated independence, celebrate with these Drug Channels fireworks: Amazon’s teeny step toward pharmacy disruption How patients view copay accumulators My $0.02 on generic and biosimilar trends Some hospitals seem to be gaming their 340B eligibility Plus, tips on effective hospital marketing. P.S. Please join the nearly 12,000 […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
QUINCY, Mass., June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, made two important announcements as part of the company’s commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community: its official signing to become a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, and two donations of $5,000 each […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has launched a private label analog insulin through its ReliOn brand, available in both analog insulin vials and FlexPens. The new medication is priced to help customers save 58% to 75% off the cash price of branded analog insulin products. The NovoLog Insulin injection, which is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, will become available in […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Customers getting a COVID-19 vaccination at Walgreens will now receive $25 in Walgreens Cash rewards, the company announced Tuesday. The Walgreens Cash rewards will be available immediately following the vaccination for those who have myWalgreens accounts. Individuals without a myWalgreens account can opt to receive a $25 Walgreens gift card following vaccination […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
👋  Hi friends, happy Friday! Welcome back to This Week in Retail. I wanted to give a quick welcome to all of my new subscribers and say thank you to those of you who have been following me here for a while. I put a ton of work into this weekly newsletter and it means […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Hi friends, happy Friday! 👋   I’m BACK! It’s been a while since my last newsletter. I took a bit of break over the holidays but I’m really excited to get back to writing. This week’s topic is probably one of the most important pieces that I’ve written for my newsletter so far. It may seem […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. posted results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 that fell short of some analysts’ projections although the company’s retail pharmacy segment achieved robust sales and profit growth. Heyward Donigan The reported net loss from continuing operations for the 13 weeks ended May 29 fell to $13.1 million, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Amazon is looking to expand within the U.S. pharmacy and virtual care markets. Our research indicates the company’s current priority within that space is to have their digital capabilities fully vetted prior to partnering/buying brick and mortar assets. We believe a central part of Amazon’s pharmacy strategy is Amazon Care, with the most attractive […]
  1. Channel: Drug
  Back in the day Walgreens was the largest chain of restaurants in the U.S. with lunch counters serving hot meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Walgreens was the first to offer the ‘fourth meal’ serving coffee and pie all day as a meal or a snack.  The ability to expand its speed of service […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. today reported its first quarter 2021 results and will update investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital initiatives are positioning Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Channel: Drug
ZDNet reports that “WebsitePlanet, together with researcher Jeremiah Fowler, revealed the discovery of an online database belonging to CVS Health. The database was not password-protected and had no form of authentication in place to prevent unauthorized entry. “Upon examination of the database, the team found over one billion records that were connected to the US […]
  1. Channel: Mass
   At the intersection of keeping the family fed, food in the refrigerator, snacks on the shelf, milk, coffee, dippers; and work, Walmart has a new service that can help. When Mom and Dad are asked What’s for Dinner, the solution just may be Walmartmore often than not according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]

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