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Retail Business Services to launch ScanIt Mobile technology

Retail Business Services to launch ScanIt Mobile technology

QUINCY, MASS. – Retail Business Services, a subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize USA, on Thursday said implementation of its ScanIt Mobile solution for frictionless checkout is on track to reach 30 grocery stores by year’s end. The ScanIt Mobile technology was developed in Retail Business Services’ innovation lab and tech hub and is now in use

Walgreens, Centene and RxAdvance form partnership

Walgreens, Centene and RxAdvance form partnership

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens, Centene Corp. and RxAdvance announced on Thursday a strategic partnership to introduce an innovative model for pharmacy management that aims to increase transparency, enhance customer experience and ultimately result in better health outcomes at lower costs. The partnership builds upon an existing Walgreens and Centene  relationship, leveraging Walgreens trusted retail pharmacy

Walgreens collects over 885 tons of unwanted meds

Walgreens collects over 885 tons of unwanted meds

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens said Wednesday its first of its kind safe medication disposal kiosk program has collected and safely disposed of more than 885 tons – the combined weight of about 350 pickup trucks – of unwanted prescriptions, including controlled substances and other medications, as of Aug. 31, 2019. Walgreens said it continues to

September retail sales down from August

September retail sales down from August

WASHINGTON – Retail sales in September were down 0.1% seasonally adjusted from August but up 4.5% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said on Wednesday. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The pullback in September compared with August is possibly a reaction to increased fears over U.S.-China tensions,” NRF Chief Economist Jack

Ahold Delhaize USA opens fresh foods facility

Ahold Delhaize USA opens fresh foods facility

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Ahold Delhaize USA on Wednesday announced the opening of its fresh foods processing facility, which has begun preparing salads, sandwiches, wraps and other items for the deli and grab-and-go sections of its supermarkets. Production of cut fruits and vegetables is slated to begin next year. “We’re proud to officially open our doors

KIND Healthy Snacks acquires Creative Snacks Co.

KIND Healthy Snacks acquires Creative Snacks Co.

NEW YORK — KIND Healthy Snacks has acquired Creative Snacks Co., a family owned manufacturer based in North Carolina. Creative Snacks offerings feature premium ingredients and include almond and coconut nut clusters, trail mixes, granolas and pretzels. KIND said the partnership allows both companies to offer healthy and tasty snacks across more categories. Creative Snacks

Walmart innovates

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Four recent moves show how serious Walmart is about transforming the way health care is delivered in America. The most recent was the announcement earlier this month that the company will pilot a program designed to help its more than 1 million employees with health insurance find quality care more easily. Just

More stores are planned by Amazon

SEATTLE — Amazon is accelerating its grocery push with signed leases for more than a dozen locations in Los Angeles as well as sites in Chicago and Philadelphia, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month. The newspaper cited anonymous sources in reporting that the stores will carry groceries that won’t compete with its Whole

Peters succeeds Everett as Rite Aid COO

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has named Jim Peters chief operating officer. He succeeds Bryan Everett, who is leaving the company to pursue other ­interests. Peters will lead all aspects of Rite Aid’s pharmacy and clinical strategy development and execution; health plan, health system and strategic corporate relationships; marketing and merchandising; and corporate

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