CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has won the 2022 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Champion Award. The award honors individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities. The APhA Immunization Champion Award recognizes Kroger Health as being an organization that continuously advances the role of pharmacists as valued immunization administrators. It
MMR‘s sister publication, Chain Drug Review, has named the National Association of Chain Drug Stores its Retailer of the Year. The designation might seem odd for an association, but NACDS is an organization comprised of retailers, with C-suite executives from member companies comprising the board of directors. This edition of Video Forum features three of
ARLINGTON, Va. — Working as partners, the retailer and supplier members of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores are delivering a new era of retail health, characterized by an interdisciplinary team approach to health and wellness, said Colleen Lindholz, who chairs the association and serves as president of Kroger Health. “I cannot think of
ARLINGTON, Va.– National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz and NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson kicked off the virtual 2021 NACDS Total Store Expo (TSE) Monday with a clear and consistent message: The COVID pandemic has presented the pharmacy industry with unprecedented challenges, yet retailers and suppliers – united through NACDS –
ARLINGTON, Va. — One of the highlights of the annual meeting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores held virtually last month was the passing of the leadership torch to new chair Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health at Kroger Co. Lindholz’ message to associate members was clear: “We’re all in this together,” she stated.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has decided to make this year’s edition of Total Store Expo a virtual event. While the news comes as a disappointment for retailers, CPG suppliers and others in the industry eager to return to face-to-face interaction with business partners, the move makes perfect sense in
ARLINGTON Va.— During the virtual 2021 NACDS Annual Meeting, NACDS elected new officers, one new Executive Committee member and four newly elected Board of Directors members for the coming year. NACDS also re-elected three Board of Directors members whose terms were expiring. Colleen Lindholz, president, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., will serve as the new
Colleen Lindholz will succeed Rick Keyes as NACDS chair at the association’s virtual Annual Meeting this week. Lindholz, who also is president of Kroger Health, shares her assessment of NACDS, talks about the agenda for her new role and looks to the future of retail pharmacy in a post-COVID world.
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has significantly increased its capacity to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, and can now deliver one million doses per week through in-store pharmacies and clinics, and mass vaccination off-site events. To vaccinate more Americans more quickly, Kroger Health will dedicate the first hour of pharmacy operations each day to administering the three
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has launched rapid antibody testing across its family of pharmacies. This move expands the company’s existing portfolio of in-clinic and at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests, to help inform patients if they have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroger Heath has remained committed to helping people
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced on Wednesday a comprehensive flu shot program, designed to help Americans get their recommended vaccines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes touchless in-store appointments and drive-thru vaccinations at community Flu Shot Centers across the country – both of which can be booked online. Kroger Health will also provide on-site
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has launched a new interactive prescription drug safety course for adults. The free wellness resource is made available through Kroger Health’s relationship with leading social-impact technology innovator EVERFI. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified opioid overdoses as the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S.,