WSL Future of Health Event

Issue 07-26-2021

DG will add up to 50,000 employees

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. said this month it plans to hire up to 50,000 workers by Labor Day. The company is recruiting people to work in its 17,400 stores, its 27 distribution centers and in store operations, a category that includes roles as regional directors, district managers, store managers and sales associates. The

WBA, VillageMD to open 29 clinics in Texas

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD plan to open 29 new Village Medical at Walgreens practices in Houston, Austin and El Paso, Texas, this year, the companies said. The openings are part of an overall goal of adding at least 600 Village Medical at Walgreens locations in more than 30 U.S. markets over

Walmart adds high-tech DC system

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart is implementing new warehouse technology that “will fundamentally alter how products get to stores,” says executive vice president of supply chain operations Joe Metzger. The discounter is installing Symbotic’s high-tech automation system in 25 regional distribution centers. Walmart and Symbotic have piloted the system in the chain’s Brooksville, Fla., warehouse since

Global supply chains under strain

WASHINGTON — Imports at retail container ports reflect robust consumer demand in the United States as well as the economic and logistical disruptions that have snarled global supply chains over the past 17 months, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. “Operational constraints brought about

New purpose statement apt for an evolving CVS

New purpose statement apt for an evolving CVS

As it rose to become the nation’s largest health care provider and fourth-biggest company of any kind, CVS Health benefitted from a clear, concise raison d’être: “Helping people on their path to better health.” Those eight words encapsulated the overarching objective of an organization with deep roots in community pharmacy, which over the past 15