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4/28/17 - Sears to remain in Altus Altus Sears Hometown Store safe from Sears Holdings closings
The listed included 150 non-profitable stores comprised of 108 Kmart and 42 Sears locations, 92 underperforming pharmacy operations and 50 Sears Auto Center locations. According to Larry Cassady, owner of Sears in Altus, the locations operate under Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Incorporated, which separated from Sears Holdings Corporation in Oc
4/26/17 - Walgreens Medication Disposal Program Collects 72 Tons of Unused Medications in First Year; Opioid Antidote Medication Naloxone Available without Prescription at Walgreens in 44 States
The program, launched in February 2016, is the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer to combat the national drug abuse crisis and help fight the rise in overdose-related deaths in the U.S.. Walgreens installed safe medication disposal kiosks, available during regular pharmacy hours, in more than 600 pharmacies across 45 states and
4/25/17 - Hospital front shops help Clicks grow its footprint [Bizcommunity (South Africa)]
Taking over the front shops in Netcare hospitals helped Clicks grow its flagship brand to 600 stores at the end of February, the retail group said in its interim results statement on Friday morning... A net 89 Clicks stores were opened during the six months to end-February, of which 41 were front shops in Netcare hospitals. Its pharmacy network gre
4/25/17 - PCMA: The Independent Drugstore Lobby Agenda Leads to Higher Drug Prices, Fewer Choices in Medicare
As the independent drugstore lobby descends on Capitol Hill this week to promote costly new government health mandates, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association is launching the next phase of its national campaignDrugBenefitSolutionshighlighting how pharmacy benefit managers reduce prescription drug costs and improve benefits for...
4/25/17 - South African pharmacy to install digital signage network
Clicks, a South African pharmacy chain, has teamed with Moving Tactics to deploy a digital signage network in its stores. The displays will engage customers through advertising and infotainment, according to a press release. The company has already deployed digital signage to 250 stores, with another 150 to be completed by this October, according t
4/24/17 - Drug prices in Oman may fall after new profit cap introduced [Times of Oman]
by Times News Service Ministry officials say some pharmacy agents and retailers used to charge more than 45 percent of profit on medicines. Muscat: A 45 per cent profit cap on medicines introduced by the Ministry of Health may bring down prices of medicines at local drugstores. Ministry officials say some pharmacy agents and retailers used to charg
4/24/17 - PCMA: The Independent Drugstore Lobby Agenda Leads to Higher Drug Prices, Fewer Choices in Medicare
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ As the independent drugstore lobby descends on Capitol Hill this week to promote costly new government health mandates, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association is launching the next phase of its national campaign DrugBenefitSolutions highlighting how pharmacy benefit managers reduce.
4/24/17 - Shares Drop After Yet Another Hiccup in Merger Deal: Today's Research Reports on Rite Aid and Walgreens Boots Alliance
NEW YORK, NY/ ACCESSWIRE/ April 24, 2017/ Rite-Aid and Walgreens Boots Alliance are now facing yet another twist in the plot to the story of their potential and highly anticipated merger. Walgreens had been planning to sell up to 1,200 Rite Aid stores to Fred's Pharmacy as a part of an effort to win over FTC approval. The drugstore chain had been s
4/24/17 - ShopRite Joins Aetna's Preferred Medicare Pharmacy Network
ShopRite and Aetna today announced ShopRite has joined Aetna's national network of preferred pharmacies. Effective immediately, Aetna Medicare members with drug coverage can fill their prescriptions at preferred copay levels at any ShopRite pharmacy. That means Aetna Medicare customers can get their prescriptions at low, preferred cost shares while
4/24/17 - ShopRite Joins Aetna's Preferred Medicare Pharmacy Network
KEASBEY, N.J.& HARTFORD, Conn. ShopRite and Aetna today announced ShopRite has joined Aetna s national network of preferred pharmacies. We know affordable prescriptions and the convenience of one-stop shopping for groceries and pharmacy needs is important to our customers, said Karen Meleta, a spokeswoman for ShopRite. Our goal is to make
4/22/17 - Sears to close 50 auto centers, 92 Kmart pharmacies
Retail giant Sears said it will close 50 auto centers and 92 underperforming pharmacies inside Kmart stores in a bid to further cut costs in the face of rising red ink. The cuts come just four months after the Hoffman Estates, Illl-based retailer announced it would close 150 Sears and Kmart department stores across the country. And in yet another m
4/22/17 - Sears to close 50 auto centers, 92 Kmart pharmacies to cut costs [Chicago Tribune]
April 22 Sears Holdings plans to close scores of Sears Auto Center locations and underperforming Kmart pharmacies as part of its effort to cut costs by $1.25 billion this year. Closing 50 Sears Auto Center locations and 92 pharmacy operations in certain Kmart stores will help the company reach its $1.25 billion cost-cutting goal, which it increas
4/22/17 - TODD HALE: Owatonna drug stores, a trustworthy friend of the family
When I arrived in Owatonna in 1959, one of the first people I met was Clint Rohrer, owner of Rohrer Drugs, located at the corner of Cedar and Broadway. When Rohrer retired, the drug store became Thrifty White, which remained on that corner location until they moved to a bigger store on Broadway John Holcomb and Jerry Wing maintained the pharmacy at
4/21/17 - London Drugs Gets Closer to Zero Waste
The tallies are in and Canadian retailer London Drugs is reporting another record year for waste diversion in 2016. The chain's 79 stores' continuous sustainability efforts resulted in 92.8% waste diversion totaling 12.5 million pounds of waste diverted from city landfills across Canada. "We thrive on finding new ways to take care of people and, t
4/20/17 - A one-stop shop? You can now get prescriptions, blood work at 2 local pharmacies [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
April 20 Inside South Mountain Pharmacy, an independent operation in Allentown with just three employees, there's a new offering that you might expect to see in a much larger drugstore chain such as Rite Aid, Walgreens or CVS. But there, in the little pharmacy off Emmaus Avenue, there's now an in-store patient service center operated by Health Ne
4/20/17 - Al Nahdi Drives Growth and Insight with Oracle Retail Cloud Services
Today Oracle announced Saudi Arabian pharmacies' retailer Nahdi Medical Company deployed Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Merchandising Solutions, and Oracle Retail Category Management. Nahdi is considered the largest pharmacies' chain in Middle East and North Africa. Its mission is to exceed the expectations of 85
4/20/17 - CVS Health Takes Major Step to Address Chemicals of Consumer Concern; Parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors will be removed from extensive line of store brand beauty and personal care products
Release date- 19042017- WOONSOCKET, R.I- Today CVS Pharmacy, America's leading retail pharmacy, took a major step forward in advancing its efforts to address chemicals of consumer concern by announcing the removal of parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across nearly 600 beauty and personal care products from its store br
4/20/17 - CVS Pharmacy Unveils Enhanced Customer Experience, New Store Design
Together with its innovative digital programs, these changes represent the next evolution of the customer experience at CVS Pharmacy. "Pharmacy is the heart of our business and our focus on providing care to patients and customers defines everything we do in our stores," said Helena Foulkes, President of CVS Pharmacy and Executive Vice President,
4/19/17 - Al Nahdi Drives Growth and Insight with Oracle Retail Cloud Services
Today Oracle announced Saudi Arabian pharmacies' retailer Nahdi Medical Company deployed Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Merchandising Solutions, and Oracle Retail Category Management. Nahdi is considered the largest pharmacies' chain in Middle East and North Africa. Its mission is to exceed the expectations of 85
4/19/17 - Walgreens Alabama Customer Contact Center Adding 150 Jobs
Pharmacy giant Walgreens is adding 150 new jobs at its high-tech customer contact center in Muscle Shoals, pushing the total workforce at the Northwest Alabama facility to around 600, officials announced today. Deerfield, Illinois- based Walgreens, the second largest U.S. pharmacy chain, is seeking to fill the customer care advisor positions at the
4/15/17 - Author shares intimate portraits of bombing victims
Used with permission by Red Raku Press. Bingman's Drug Store was located on iconic Main Street, about a half-block from the center of town. Dean Bingman bought the store in 1953. Charlie Schieber came along the next year and bought the drug store from Dean.
4/15/17 - Supply, Installation, Integration And Implementation Of Retail Pharmacy Chain Software. [TendersInfo (India)]
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4/14/17 - 118 Health Care Groups Support Bills Banning Retroactive Pharmacy DIR Fees
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Newswire/ In a strong display of unity, 118 health care organizations have signed on to letters supporting companion bills in the Senate and House of Representatives- HYPERLINK "...
4/14/17 - Loblaw to slow new builds, accelerate renovations
Loblaw Cos. said Thursday that it expects to slow store openings and accelerate renovations this year, while holding capital expenditures at a steady rate from last year.s. The Brampton, Ont.- based retailer, Canada s largest grocer and drug store operator, expects to open 30 new stores this year, down from 50 last year, while renovating 500 sto
4/13/17 - FREDS INC - 10-K - : Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following information contains references to years 2016, 2015 and 2014, which represent fiscal years ended January 28, 2017, January 30, 2016 and January 31, 2015. Executive Overview As of January 28, 2017, Fred's and its subsidiaries operate 628 pharmacy and general merchandise stores and three specialty pharmacy-only locations along with 16..
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