H-E-B has won high marks for its performance throughout the COVID-19 crisis. In this installment of our Video Forum, Martin Otto, the company’s chief operating officer, talks about H-E-B’s response to the crisis, the role community pharmacy can play in making health care more effective and efficient, and what grocers and pharmacies need to do
In the inaugural episode of Winning in the New World, Brian Owens, senior vice president of global health and wellness retail insights at Kantar, reflects on what recent developments in the marketplace mean for retailers and suppliers. Topics include the safety imperative created by COVID-19, omnichannel capabilities, and coronavirus’ long-term impact on business.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sean Slovenski, senior vice president and president of health and wellness for Walmart U.S., is leaving the company. “We are excited to continue building and expanding on what he created at Walmart,” Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner wrote in a memo to staff Tuesday night. The company will name a new health
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health on Wednesday posted second quarter revenue and earnings well ahead of Wall Street’s expectations. The company also boosted its full-year guidance, as Aetna sales continue to help lift the group’s overall bottom line. The company reported net income of $2.986 billion, or $2.26 a share, in the period ended June
This week’s Video Forum examines developments in the supermarket sector with Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI: The Food Industry Association. Sarasin talks about the FDA’s recent move to improve food safety, the industry response to COVID-19, and the impact of shifts in consumer behavior.
NEW YORK — Earlier this week, the “WE Move Forward” panel series discussed strategies to develop more African-American talent and growth in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries. Here is the video of the event. Panelists were Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice president and global chief human resources officer; Latriece Watkins, executive
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. is participating in the Share a Meal campaign to help feed needy families, the company said Wednesday. The supermarket chain is partnering in the campaign with the SEG Gives Foundation and Coca-Cola Co. Shoppers at the deli departments at Southeastern Grocers’ stores under the Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, Fresco y Mas
In this edition of our Video Forum, Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, provides an update on the company’s strategic priorities — creating neighborhood health care destinations, accelerating digitalization, transforming the retail offering, and stepping up cost management efforts to free capital for reinvestment in the business.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is planning to open Walmart Health centers in the Florida market beginning next year as the retailer looks to expand low cost health care services to tens of thousands of its customers, the company said Wednesday. Like the four health care services centers Walmart has opened in Supercenters to date, the
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is launching a new campaign to support literacy and education programs in the United States. The Yellow Glasses Project offers shoppers at more than 16,500 Dollar General stores the opportunity to purchase a pair of yellow sunglasses for $2, with 100% of the proceeds going to the
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart shoppers will have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to do their Black Friday shopping this year, the company said on Tuesday. Unlike in recent years, the company plans to close its Walmart stores and Sam’s Club outlets in the United States on Thanksgiving day. The move was framed as
In this installment of our Video Forum, Mark Griffin, president and chief executive officer of Lewis Drug, talks about the regional drug chain’s groundbreaking partnership with Sanford Health, meeting consumer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Lewis’ innovative guerrilla retailing strategy.