COVID-19

Meijer partners with Michigan to administer vaccines

Meijer partners with Michigan to administer vaccines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Midwest retailer Meijer has been chosen by Michigan as an initial pharmacy partner to help administer COVID-19 vaccines. Meijer has 120 pharmacies throughout the state and more than 250 pharmacies throughout its six-state footprint. The retailer also announced a text-based registration process for those who want to register to receive the

NRF urges early vaccines for retail workers

NRF urges early vaccines for retail workers

WASHINGTON – Retail workers should be among the early recipients of COVID-19 vaccines, the National Retail Federation contended on Wednesday. “Retailers have been on the front lines throughout the pandemic protecting associates, serving customers, and keeping the communities in which they live and work safe and healthy,” NRF president and chief executive officer Matthew Shay

Meijer gets ready for COVID-19 vaccine

Meijer gets ready for COVID-19 vaccine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As more pharmaceutical manufacturers move closer to approved COVID-19 vaccines, pharmacies within Meijer locations are gearing up for an extensive vaccine administration program throughout its six-state footprint.   “Throughout this pandemic our stores and store teams have played an important role in supporting communities throughout the Midwest,” Meijer president and CEO

In-store holiday sales start sluggishly

NEW YORK — As expected, consumer caution stemming from an ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases combined with early promotions by retailers resulted in dramatically lower foot traffic and higher online sales during the Thanksgiving weekend. According to the annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the National Retail Federation (NRF), the number of

Video Forum: Dan Leonard, AAM

Video Forum: Dan Leonard, AAM

Dan Leonard, longtime leader of the National Pharmaceutical Council who became CEO of the Association for Accessible Medicines in September, discusses the impact of generic medications on health care, and the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Among the issues addressed are generics’ role in treating COVID-19 patients, the emergence of biosimilars, and the Medicaid

COVID surge to reshape shopping plans

COVID surge to reshape shopping plans

NEW YORK — The COVID-19 surge has convinced many consumers to shop from home on Black Friday, according to the Deloitte  2020 Pre-Thanksgiving Pulse Survey released today. For the first time since the survey’s inception, more consumers plan to shop online (61%) than in-store (54%) on Black Friday. “As COVID-19 brings added health and financial concerns, both consumers and retailers are

Hy-Vee reinstates reserved hour for at-risk shoppers

Hy-Vee reinstates reserved hour for at-risk shoppers

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee is reinstating its reserved shopping hour for customers considered “high risk” for COVID-19, the company said Monday. The move is in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the retailer’s eight-state operating region. The reserved hour will be offered at all Hy-Vee locations from 7 a.m. to

Study: food shoppers still fret over COVID

NEW YORK — With numbers of new cases of the COVID-19 virus setting records in the United States, it is no surprise that a new study by Hartman Group and FMI – The Food Industry Association reveals that American grocery shoppers remain concerned about their vulnerability to the disease. The good news for the grocery

Video Forum: Lynne Fruth, Fruth Pharmacy

Video Forum: Lynne Fruth, Fruth Pharmacy

  Lynne Fruth, president of Fruth Pharmacy, tells this week’s Video Forum about how the COVID-19 pandemic has made the drug chain’s contributions to the communities it serves more important than ever. Issues covered include Fruth’s coronavirus testing initiatives, efforts to expand pharmacy’s role in health care, and the threat to the profession posed by

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