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Albertsons names Jim Donald president, CEO

Albertsons names Jim Donald president, CEO

BOISE, Idaho — Jim Donald has been named president and chief executive officer of Albertsons Cos. effective immediately. He had been president and chief operating officer. Robert Miller, currently the company’s chairman and CEO, will continue as chairman . Donald’s 47-year retail career began as a trainee in Florida with Publix Super Markets Inc. He

NACDS joins “Americans for Free Trade” coalition

NACDS joins “Americans for Free Trade” coalition

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores  has joined Americans for Free Trade (AFT), which is a coalition focused on averting what it calls the harmful consequences of the emerging trade war, including new U.S.-imposed tariffs and retaliatory actions by trading partners. AFT will also collaborate with Farmers for Free Trade. The

CVS helps customers prepare for Hurricane Florence

CVS helps customers prepare for Hurricane Florence

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health  will issue a number of advisories to help customers and patients prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. “The health and safety of our customers, patients and colleagues are most important to us,” said Kevin Hourican, executive vice president, CVS Health and president, CVS Pharmacy. “In light of weather

Stater Bros. Markets leaving the pharmacy business

Stater Bros. Markets leaving the pharmacy business

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets announced that is exiting the pharmacy business and expects to complete the sale of certain assets of its SuperRx Pharmacies to CVS Pharmacy later this month.  When the transaction is complete, pharmacy records and inventory from all 22 Stater Bros. SuperRx pharmacy locations will be transferred to nearby

Texture on the Runway kicks off Fashion Week in NYC

Texture on the Runway kicks off Fashion Week in NYC

NEW YORK — More than 900 influencers, media and VIPs filled NYC’s Iconic Gotham Hall to celebrate NaturallyCurly’s signature event Texture on the Runway last week during New York’s Spring 2019 Fashion Week to celebrate the beauty of curls and coils. Retailer Sally Beauty returned as the retail sponsor for the innovative runway show that

Walgreens to buy pharmacy files from Fred’s

Walgreens to buy pharmacy files from Fred’s

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Fred’s announced on Monday that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement, where Walgreens will acquire pharmacy patient prescription files and related pharmacy inventory of 185 Fred’s stores located across 10 Southeastern states. Under the terms of the agreement, the aggregate consideration to be paid by Walgreens to

August retail jobs increase nearly 90,000 over 2017

August retail jobs increase nearly 90,000 over 2017

WASHINGTON — Retail industry employment last month increased by 89,100, unadjusted for seasonal fluctuations, compared to the same month in 2017, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported Friday. The August employment figure represents a seasonally adjusted decline of 9,700 jobs from the previous month, NRF said. Seasonal distortions are common in August. The NRF’s jobs figures

Kroger expands prescription drug safety program for teens

Kroger expands prescription drug safety program for teens

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies today announced an expansion of its partnership with EVERFI to provide additional classrooms and high school students with drug abuse prevention education through the Prescription Drug Safety Network. The flagship digital program equips students with knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions about prescription medications. “We

Approval reportedly near for CVS-Aetna deal

Approval reportedly near for CVS-Aetna deal

WASHINGTON — CVS Health Corp.’s planned acquisition of Aetna Inc. is close to getting the official go-ahead from federal regulators, according to a report published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, which said the deal could receive formal antitrust approval from the U.S. Department of Justice within the next few weeks. That approval is expected to

NACDS TSE exhibitors donate products to Denver charities

NACDS TSE exhibitors donate products to Denver charities

. DENVER – With retailers and suppliers advancing to the crucial stage of following up on their meetings at the 2018 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo, one more important piece of on-site work remained: donating leftover products to local Denver charities and the people they serve. As is the practice at

Winners of 2018 TSE Product Showcase announced

Winners of 2018 TSE Product Showcase announced

DENVER – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced the winners of the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase. Products ranging from baby care to home healthcare were on display in the “Product Showcase” on the exhibit floor. The Showcase provided increased visibility for suppliers to market their products to retailers. Evaluated