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VA, Walgreens team to improve care coordination

VA, Walgreens team to improve care coordination

WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to improve care coordination for Veterans, the department is working with pharmacy services provider Walgreens to coordinate patient and pharmaceutical care for VA-enrolled patients. With the click of a button, VA providers will be able to see the entire medication and immunization history

Perrier brings bold and tasty refreshment to Los Angeles

Perrier brings bold and tasty refreshment to Los Angeles

STAMFORD, Conn. — Perrier Carbonated Mineral Water introduces Perrier & Juice drink, a bold refreshment available for the first time in the U.S., and brought exclusively to the Los Angeles area. The new product line features the iconic Perrier mineral water, mixed with real fruit juices and a touch of sugar, for a treat worth savoring during

Hy-Vee stocked with vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season

Hy-Vee stocked with vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that the flu vaccine is available at its more than 250 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year to prevent getting and

Raley’s rolls out new pharmacy mobile app

Raley’s rolls out new pharmacy mobile app

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Raley’s announces a partnership with mscripts to integrate their mobile pharmacy solutions with a new Raley’s Pharmacy app, Rx Refill On-The-Go.  In an ongoing effort to make the shopping experience more convenient, Raley’s is offering a new tool that will support text notifications when a prescription is ready for pick up and a

Hy-Vee ranks high in seafood sustainability

Hy-Vee ranks high in seafood sustainability

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. ranked No. 2 out of the 22 largest supermarket chains in the U.S. for its sustainability efforts, according to the recently released Greenpeace’s 2018 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report. Since 2008, Greenpeace has evaluated and ranked supermarkets based on their efforts to protect both the oceans and

Walmart’s second quarter sales soar

Walmart’s second quarter sales soar

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday reported fiscal second quarter earnings and sales that topped analysts’ forecasts, as digital sales ticked higher and more shoppers visited its stores and spent more per visit. Same-store sales in the United States increased 4.5%, the retailer’s strongest comp growth in more than a decade. Sales were particularly vigorous

ShopRite opens new Long Island store

ShopRite opens new Long Island store

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — ShopRite recently a new supermarket in this Long Island community. The 45,000-square-foot store is in a building that formerly housed a Waldbaum’s supermarket, but that has been completely renovated to reflect ShopRite’s take on a convenient grocery format with a focus on fresh food. The store was outfitted with the latest

NRF reports July retail sales increased 4.9%

NRF reports July retail sales increased 4.9%

WASHINGTON – July retail sales were up 0.4% seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9% unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation reported today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Today’s numbers

Coke and BodyArmor announce new strategic relationship

Coke and BodyArmor announce new strategic relationship

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola Co. will acquire a minority ownership stake in the sports drink maker BodyArmor. As part of the deal, BodyArmor will gain access to Coca-Cola’s extensive bottling facilities, which should allow the brand to accelerate its growth. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The BodyArmor investment will be part of the

Walmart teams with Ellen DeGeneres on apparel

Walmart teams with Ellen DeGeneres on apparel

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is launching a new fashion line with talk show host and actress Ellen DeGeneres. The denim-based collection, EV1, will be available beginning September 10 on Walmart.com and in about 2,300 Walmart stores, according to the retailer, which said the line includes jeans, shirts, shoes and accessories, with individual items priced at

Elena Kraus named to Retail Litigation Center board

Elena Kraus named to Retail Litigation Center board

ARLINGTON, Va. — Elena Kraus, senior vice president and general counsel of Walgreens, has been named to the Retail Litigation Center’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to welcome Elena to the RLC board,” said Deborah White, president of the RLC and general counsel for the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “Elena brings significant experience

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