CINCINNATI — Kroger Health on Thursday launched COVIDCare Plus, a coronavirus testing and health care solution for employers. The testing program is centered on Kroger Health’s FDA-authorized COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, which combines self-administered testing with virtual supervision by a licensed healthcare provider to help ensure the highest level of accuracy of test results.
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
WASHINGTON – Despite signs that reopening businesses have begun to lift the economy, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said Monday that conflicting data makes it difficult to say how steady the comeback will be. “Optimism about the economy and retail spending is being tested daily with the spread of the coronavirus,” Kleinhenz said.
BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. posted strong sales gains for its fiscal second quarter, as COVID-19 boosted consumer demand. But spending on safety measures related to the pandemic hurt earnings, the company said Thursday. “Loblaw delivered strong operational performance, as both our base business and strategic growth pillars performed well amidst the extraordinary conditions brought
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS on Wednesday urged Congress to take necessary action to help pharmacies and pharmacists scale and sustain COVID-19 testing services for the benefit of patients, communities, states and the nation. NACDS also expressed disappointment about lobbying by the American Medical Association (AMA) that stands in the way of patients’ enhanced access to
Editor’s note: In the eighth installment of their continuing series, Alice Wang and Ed Rowland, now joined by longtime colleague and advisor Alf Luo, will examine the central cultural role of the mouth and how that continues to impact COVID-19 consumer healthcare purchasing patterns in sometimes surprising ways. Part one is available here. Part two
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The next COVID-19 package should shield essential small businesses from opportunistic lawsuits, extend the Paycheck Protection Program, provide or ensure hazard pay and let pharmacists administer tests and vaccines, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association, which launched its “Essential” campaign Wednesday via social media. Doug Hoey “Essential businesses are taking great
Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Co.’s health care business, talks about the company’s response to COVID-19, the evolution of community pharmacy, the link between health and nutrition, and the move toward value-based care.
Editor’s note: In the seventh installment of their continuing series, Alice Wang and Ed Rowland examine the strategic use of digital coupons and how that system is enabling China to recover from the COVID-19 economic challenges. Did China use lessons from the past to solve a modern problem? China has been using a unique and
This installment of the Chain Drug Review/MMR Video Forum series features insights on McKesson’s network of franchised pharmacies. Health Mart president Nimesh Jhaveri and franchisee Ghada Zuhair Abu Kuwaik, owner and chief pharmacist at CureMed Pharmacy in Clifton, N.J., discuss the network’s response to COVID-19 and the future role of community pharmacy.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Industry Association (FMI) and The Hartman Group were in the midst of preparing their annual report on trends in grocery shopping when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. The “before” and “after” impacts illustrate the role the pandemic has played in accelerating the adoption of online food shopping, according
Retailers are understandably wondering what consumer behavior will look like as the economy opens up again. Will people venture back to stores and restaurants, or will they still be afraid that they could be exposed to the novel coronavirus? Will those who have tried online shopping for the first time during the early days of