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Albertsons pharmacies in Idaho practicing under new law

Albertsons pharmacies in Idaho practicing under new law

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced this week their Idaho pharmacists can now prescribe for more health conditions under a new state law. Prior to the law’s July 1 effective date, targeted Albertsons Cos. pharmacies received agency approval to pilot the new program, making them the first large retail chain pharmacy to provide these services

Walmart hires outside executives for key roles

Walmart hires outside executives for key roles

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has recruited experienced women executives to fill two top posts, including the newly created position of chief customer officer. That post is going to Janey Whiteside, an American Express Co. veteran who is set to assume her new job on August 1. The company is also bringing in Barbara Messing, an

GMDC MarketPlace launched at conference

GMDC MarketPlace launched at conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) launched the GMDC MarketPlace at its General Merchandise conference here this week. Powered by ReposiTrak Inc., the platform is meant to serve as a supplier discovery and business-to-business e-commerce vehicle for GMDC members. At the conference, GMDC MarketPlace was used by attendees to facilitate and support meetings

Walgreens Boots Alliance Q3 results top forecast

Walgreens Boots Alliance Q3 results top forecast

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which entered the Dow this week, topped analysts’s forecasts with its third quarter earnings, boosted its dividend and announced a $10 billion share buyback. “I am pleased that, in what has been a challenging environment, we have again delivered solid earnings per share growth combined with healthy cash flow,” said

Rite Aid touts merits of merger in letter to shareholders

Rite Aid touts merits of merger in letter to shareholders

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. on Tuesday announced that the registration statement on Form S-4, in connection with its proposed merger with Albertsons Cos., has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In connection with the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, Rite Aid issued a letter to shareholders detailing the merits

CVS assembles team

WOONSOCKET, R.I.­ — Ahead of its planned acquisition of Aetna, CVS Health announced the management team selected to lead the combined company. Once the deal closes, Aetna will operate as a stand-alone business unit within CVS Health and be led by members of its current management team. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval,

Dollar Tree rolls out Snack Zone

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. is expanding its Snack Zone concept based on a test program’s early success in driving incremental sales. The retailer tested the initiative at selected stores earlier this year. More than 200 Dollar Tree stores had a Snack Zone on May 5, the last day of the retailer’s fiscal first