Bartell Drugs

Rite Aid buying Bartell Drugs

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is acquiring Bartell Drugs and will preserve the Bartell’s name that has endured for 130 years as a totem of independent, homegrown retail in Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound region. One of the oldest companies in Washington state, Bartell’s has been struggling with financial strains that intensified

Bartells names John Lewis as senior category manager

Bartells names John Lewis as senior category manager

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has appointed John Lewis to senior category manager of food and beverage. Lewis has been with Bartells for 34 years. He began his career at store level and advanced through the company holding various positions. Lewis spent 11 years as a district manager. In addition,  he most recently served as the

Retail veteran Kathi Lentzsch to head Bartells

Retail veteran Kathi Lentzsch to head Bartells

SEATTLE — Retail veteran Kathi Lentzsch has been named chief executive officer of Bartell Drugs. She succeeds Brian Unmacht, who resigned last spring. Unmacht was the first person outside of the Bartell family to head the company. Lentzsch has more than three decades of retail experience with executive positions in companies including Pier 1 Imports and Cost

Amazon to offer delivery from Bartell Drugs

Amazon to offer delivery from Bartell Drugs

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. has launched free two-hour delivery of products from Bartell Drugs, the first drug chain included in the service. Prime Now members in Greater Seattle can now shop for thousands of health and beauty aids and groceries, including locally sourced products, from Bartells. The delivery area, initially including Capitol Hill, Columbia City,

Bartell Drugs readies launch of 65th store

Bartell Drugs readies launch of 65th store

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is set to mark the opening of its newest store, in Seattle’s burgeoning Ballard neighborhood. The Puget Sound-area drug chain said it plans to hold a grand opening event for the Ballard store, its 65th overall, on Nov. 19. The 14,200-square-foot store extends the retailer’s recent focus on urban locales. It

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Bartell Drugs, Quality Food Centers (QFC), Hy-Vee and Giant Eagle are participating in National Association of Chain Drug Stores projects to demonstrate value-based payment models for pharmacy-administered immunizations. NACDS said that the three projects aim to develop and implement a scalable, replicable model for value-based payments that improves vaccination rates for a