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Jeffrey Woldt

Video Forum: John Standley, Walgreens

Video Forum: John Standley, Walgreens

  John Standley, who joined Walgreens as president last August, talks about changes under way that will strengthen the drug chain’s position in pharmacy, health care and retailing. Among the subjects Standley addresses in this week’s Video Forum are Walgreens’ expanding partnership with VillageMD, the retailer’s revamped loyalty program, and its big investment in digital

It’s full speed ahead for WBA in the new year

Walgreens Boots Alliance has shifted into high gear since the start of 2021. Building on a foundation that it painstakingly laid in recent years, the company has unleashed a salvo of initiatives designed to buttress its central role in health care and retailing. Following the realignment of its partnership with AmerisourceBergen — a transaction that

Walgreens plans tech-enabled startup

Walgreens plans tech-enabled startup

Walgreens Boots Alliance has shifted into high gear since the start of 2021. Building on a foundation that it painstakingly laid in recent years, the company has unleashed a salvo of initiatives designed to buttress its central role in health care and retailing. Following the realignment of its partnership with AmerisourceBergen — a transaction that

A shift in pharmacies’ relationship to PBMs

The Supreme Court’s decision in Rutledge v. PCMA to uphold Arkansas’ right to regulate pharmacy benefits managers signals a turning point in the protracted battle to make the relationship between PBMs and retail pharmacies more equitable. In a unanimous ruling (Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not hear the case), the court found that an Arkansas

Sankaran: Albertsons ready for changing times

Albertsons Cos. president and chief executive officer Vivek Sankaran recently spoke with Mass Market Retailers editor-in-chief Jeffrey Woldt about the need to remain nimble and flexible as consumer behavior changes, the company’s response to COVID-19, and Albertsons’ growth strategy. This is an edited version of that conversation, which is available in video form on massmarketretailers.com.

Amazon’s sharp rise is hardly an accident

Amazon’s sharp rise is hardly an accident

Much has been made of shoppers’ changing behavior during the holiday selling season. Driven by fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift away from brick-and-mortar stores toward e-commerce has accelerated significantly. Adobe Analytics reports that online sales set records on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, rising some 22% on the first two days and

Wysong details reasons for Care Pharmacies’ fast growth

Care Pharmacies chief executive officer Mike Wysong recently spoke with Mass Market Retailers editor-in-chief Jeffrey Woldt about the reasons behind Care’s robust growth. This is an edited version of that conversation, which is available in video form on massmarketretailers.com. WOLDT: Maybe you can talk a little bit about your growth trajectory and the strategy behind

It’s an apt time to give pharmacies their due

The centrality of retail pharmacies in protecting the health of Americans was underscored earlier this month when the Department of Health and Human Services reached an agreement with a group of national retailers, regional chains and networks of independent drug stores to facilitate COVID-19 immunizations, after one or more vaccines receive Food and Drug Administration

Video Forum: Jon Roberts, CVS Health

Video Forum: Jon Roberts, CVS Health

In this week’s Video Forum, Jon Roberts, chief operating officer of CVS Health, discusses the company’s unique health care model and its performance during the COVID-19 crisis. He also addresses the response of patients and payers to CVS’ HealthHUB format, the important place that front-end merchandise has in the company’s retail strategy, and the impact

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