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Hy-Vee acquires Shopko script files

Hy-Vee acquires Shopko script files

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  — Hy-Vee Inc. has acquired the prescription files of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Shopko patient files will merge into existing Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in the 17 cities where the acquisitions have taken place. “As we continue to grow our pharmacy business, we pride

Fred’s reports third quarter results

Fred’s reports third quarter results

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s, Inc. on Thursday reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended November 3. The retailer also announced it will complete the transfer of prescription files from 179 of its pharmacies to Walgreens Boots Alliance early next year. Joe Anto, Fred’s interim chief executive officer and chief financial officer, stated “We

Kroger and GoodRx launch Rx Savings Club

Kroger and GoodRx launch Rx Savings Club

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. announced today the launch of its Rx Savings Club, a new program designed to significantly reduce the cost of prescription drugs for customers across the country, adding to the retailer’s Wellness Your Way platform. The program was developed in partnership with GoodRx. The Kroger Rx Savings Club provides customers with exclusive access

Walmart, Express Scripts to extend Rx network

Walmart, Express Scripts to extend Rx network

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Today, Walmart and Express Scripts announced an extension to the companies’ existing network agreement to provide access to Walmart’s prescription services for Express Scripts clients’ covered members.  The companies also made a commitment to deliver additional affordable prescription solutions to millions of underinsured and uninsured Americans. As part of the ongoing relationship, Walmart is

Coty launches Clairol Color Expert for the Google Assistant

Coty launches Clairol Color Expert for the Google Assistant

NEW YORK — Coty has launched the first at-home hair color Action for the Google Assistant on Google Home smart speakers and smartphones. The ‘Clairol Color Expert’ provides consumers a hands-free voice activated guide to the entire at-home hair color process – from finding the right shade at the shelf to applying color, re-application and

Kellogg’s will launch new snacks from popular brands

Kellogg’s will launch new snacks from popular brands

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.— Kellogg Co. is launching new offerings from some of its popular brands including Cheez-It Snap’d, Pringles Wavy and Rice Krispies Treats Snap Crackle Poppers. The new offerings will be available nationwide in January 2019. They are: Cheez-It Snap’d – thin, crispy snacks made with cheese inside and out. Cheez-It Snap’d will be available

Walgreens, FedEx roll out Rx delivery service

Walgreens, FedEx roll out Rx delivery service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and FedEx Corp. on Thursday announced a nationwide rollout of next-day prescription delivery service, bringing together Walgreens extensive network of neighborhood pharmacy locations with the FedEx air-and-ground delivery network to enhance convenience for patients to fill prescriptions. Walgreens is now the fastest choice for next-day prescription delivery across the nation. Patients

Bartells names John Lewis as senior category manager

Bartells names John Lewis as senior category manager

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has appointed John Lewis to senior category manager of food and beverage. Lewis has been with Bartells for 34 years. He began his career at store level and advanced through the company holding various positions. Lewis spent 11 years as a district manager. In addition,  he most recently served as the

Small businesses accelerate growth with RangeMe Services

Small businesses accelerate growth with RangeMe Services

SAN FRANCISCO — RangeMe has launched an opportunity for consumer packaged goods suppliers to get their products ready for retail faster and more efficiently. RangeMe Services says it will help suppliers ensure their products are shelf ready and optimized for buyer discovery. “On the RangeMe platform, you can go right to the ‘discover providers’ link

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