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10/21/17 - Can Retailers be the Disrupters? WD Partners releases new Health & Wellness centered WayfinD Issue
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness& Wellness Week Did you know that the first retail health clinic opened in Minnesota in 2001 after a frustrated father experienced a long wait at an urgent care facility to treat his son's strep throat? There are now more than 3,000 clinics in drug stores, supermarkets and big box mass merch
10/20/17 - Halitron, Inc. Acquires The Hopp Companies, Inc.
Halitron, Inc., a multisector holding company, today announced that it has closed on the acquisition of The Hopp Companies, Inc. in an asset purchase agreement valued at $700,000. Hardware Stores Department Stores Auto Parts Stores Warehouse Stores Drug Stores Convenience Stores Supermarkets Jewelry Stores Liquor Stores Magic Shops.
10/18/17 - Addicted teen charged with jumping Walgreens counter, grabbing 300+ pills [Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.]
Oct. 18 A young St. Paul man addicted to opioid-based painkillers hopped over the counter at a Walgreens on Monday afternoon and ordered a pharmacist to empty all the prescription narcotics out of a safe, authorities say. I want the drugs, " Manuel Christopher Lee Young, 19, demanded during the robbery at the pharmacy chain on the 1700 block of H
10/18/17 - Google's parent Alphabet testing burrito deliveries by drone in Australia
Google' s parent company Alphabet has teamed up with a Mexican restaurant and a pharmacy chain to test drone deliveries in Australia. "Guzman y Gomez, a Mexican food chain, and Chemist Warehouse, a chain of pharmacies, will receive orders from our testers who've purchased items using the Project Wing app on their smartphones," James Ryan Burgess,
10/18/17 - Japan's drugstore chain Matsumotokiyoshi to move into Taiwan
Japan's major drugstore chain operator Matsumotokiyoshi Co. is planning to open an outlet in Taiwan as early as next year in partnership with a local firm, aiming to capitalize on locals already familiar with the store brand through visits to Japan. Its parent company, Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings Co., signed a basic agreement last week with Tai Lung
10/18/17 - Kyodo news summary -2-
Japan's drugstore chain Matsumotokiyoshi to move into Taiwan. TAIPEI- Japan's major drugstore chain operator Matsumotokiyoshi Co. is planning to open an outlet in Taiwan as early as next year in partnership with a local firm, aiming to capitalize on locals already familiar with the store brand through visits to Japan. TOKYO- The U.S. dollar hovered
10/18/17 - UnitedHealth Group shrugs off reports that Amazon may enter pharmacy business [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Oct. 18 Profit continued to pile up at Minnetonka- based UnitedHealth Group during the third quarter, the health insurance giant said Tuesday, as company executives didn't sound worried about a rumored entrance by retail giant Amazon in the pharmacy business. UnitedHealth Group shares advanced 5.5 percent Tuesday after the company said earnings j
10/17/17 - Sarwar pharmacy chain gets funding injection
Asim Sarwar, who is also managing director of United Wholesale, teamed up with Kasim Gulzar to launch the Honey Pharmacy Group and has grown turnover to Pounds 7 million. Honey Pharmacy Group is owned by United Wholesale managing director Asim Sarwar, and pharmacist Kasim Gulzar. The investment integrates the remaining two Apple Pharmacy stores fro
10/16/17 - fred's Pharmacy Offers Personal Consultations to Help People Enrolled in Medicare Part D Save Money
With Medicare Part D Open Enrollment happening October 15- December 7, fred's Pharmacy advises enrollees to turn to their trusted local pharmacist for help reviewing plans to ensure they have best plan for the medication they take. Because plans change from year to year, the open enrollment period is good time for people to compare their 2017 pla
10/14/17 - Amazon eyeing entry into prescription drug sales
A report that online retail giant Amazon is eyeing an entry into the prescription drug sales market sent shares tumbling for brick-and-mortar drug store chains Walgreens and CVS. In 1999, when Amazon was a relative infant in the retail sector, the company purchased the online drug sales site After failing to garner a significant shar
10/12/17 - Chicago Tribune Robert Reed column [Chicago Tribune]
Oct. 12 Wall Street is buzzing with talk that Amazon soon will swoop down on the $460 billion prescription drug business an entry that would pit the online powerhouse against locally based drugstore kingpin Walgreens Boots Alliance. On top of taking on Walgreens, CVS and other savvy prescription sellers, Amazon will have to navigate its way thr
10/12/17 - Drug store retailer Jean Coutu reports profit down from year ago, revenue up
MONTREAL Quebec-based pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group Inc. earned $47.8 million in its latest quarter, down from $51.5 million a year ago even as revenue improved.
10/11/17 - ARA Call Upon the NSW Government to Abandon Unnecessary Gift Card Regulations
The Australian Retailers Association issued the following news release:. The ARA on behalf of the NSW Business Chamber, Australian Sporting Goods Association, Franchise Council of Australia, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, and Restaurant and Catering Australia all disapprove of the proposed reforms to NSW gift cards as previous Federal inquiries into
10/11/17 - Indian Online Pharmaceuticals Market Outlook 2022 - Research and Markets
The "Indian Online Pharmaceuticals Market Outlook 2022" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. 4.1. 1 Benefits of Online Pharmaceuticals. 4.1. 2 Comparison of Offline& Online Pharmacy.
10/10/17 - An earnings booster
Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is poised to grow even bigger and some analysts say investors have yet to factor that into the stock. Last month, Walgreens detailed a plan to buy 1,932 stores from rival Rite Aid nearly two years after it proposed purchasing the whole company in a deal that met regulatory resistance. Walgreens will
10/10/17 - Bartell Drugs Signs with LexisNexis Risk Solutions/eRx Network to Use Real-time Prescriber Validation Solution
Announced today, Bartell Drugs, a family-owned pharmacy chain of 67 stores in the greater Puget Sound area, will use LexisNexis VerifyRx? to perform real-time, comprehensive prescription compliance checks within their existing workflows. "We were ready to take the next step in prescriber compliance and needed a turnkey solution that would not ta
10/10/17 - BRIEF: Police investigating pharmacy burglary [Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.]
Oct. 09 Bloomington police are investigating the apparent theft of prescription medicine during a burglary at Williams Bros. pharmacy. Officers responded to an alarm that had been triggered at the pharmacy, 574 S. Landmark Ave., at 12:56 a.m. Sunday. A pharmacist will have to do an inventory to provide a list of stolen medications to police, said
10/10/17 - China Jo-Jo Drugstores Adds Three Stores in Lin'an Market and on Track to Achieve Retail Expansion Goal
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. has opened three stores in the newly established Lin'an District of Hangzhou. There are now four China Jo-Jo drugstores in Lin'an District and the Company plans to open two more stores by the end of the year. Liu Lei commented, "We are well on our way to achiev
10/10/17 - Coastal Drug Store makes move down Main Street
SHALLOTTE- Coastal Drug Store was a fixture on Shallotte's Main Street for 51 years of its 81 years in business. Day one in the new location began Monday when Coastal Drug owner Theresa Mintz reopened the store at 4924 Main St., Unit 12 on the opposite end of the shopping center from Duffer's Bar and Grill. Theresa Mintz' parents, Fred Mintz Sr. an
10/10/17 - Indian Online Pharmaceuticals Market 2017 Industry Key Players, Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis,Forecast to 2022
PUNE, INDIA, October 10, 2017/ Online Pharmaceuticals Market: Executive Summary Technological prowess in healthcare indtry has empowered consumers with emergence of E-pharmacy. The market is characterized by leading trends such investments in E-Pharmacy and online presence of existing Brick-and-Mortar drug retailers. The r
10/10/17 - Indian Online Pharmaceuticals Market 2017- Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast by 2022
" adds" Online Pharmaceuticals Market 2017 Indian Analysis, Growth, Trends and Opportunities Research Report Forecasting to 2022 "reports to its database. Technological prowess in healthcare indtry has empowered consumers with emergence of E-pharmacy. The market is characterized by leading trends such investments in E-Pharmacy and
10/10/17 - The Beach Whiskey Company Continues Impressive National Expansion; Sees Growth of Nearly 300% in Last Three Months
The deals have the potential to place American Beach Whiskey? and American Harvest Organic Vodka in more than 2,000 additional grocery stores, retail outlets and casual dining restaurants across the country. Smoke Wallin, Co-Founder and founding CEO of Beach Whiskey, recently departed the company to devote his full energies to Taliera, Beach W
10/7/17 - Rite Aid stores to disappear from South Carolina after Walgreens buyout
Industry giant Walgreens recently received federal regulatory approval to purchase 1,932 stores from Rite Aid, leaving the nation's third-largest pharmacy chain with about 2,600 locations. It will have none once the transition to Walgreens is completed by next spring, according to Rite Aid spokeswoman Ashley Flower. Walgreens has targeted eight of
10/4/17 - Med-Fast paying $2.7M to settle claims it recycled drugs
A pharmacy chain has agreed to pay nearly $2.7 million to settle federal claims that it illegally recycled unused nursing home medications and overcharged government insurance programs for diabetic test strips, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh said Wednesday. The settlement concerns Aliquippa- based Med-Fast Pharmacy and its in-house subsidiary
10/3/17 - Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC Advises MedCart LTC, Inc. dba MedCart Specialty Pharmacy in its Sale
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to MedCart LTC, Inc. dba MedCart Specialty Pharmacy, a closed-door, URAC accredited, specialty pharmacy based in Livonia, Michigan, in its sale to an Idaho- based food and drug retailer. "MedCart's reputation for its best-in-class patient management programs across a variety
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