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Kroger Health president Colleen Lindholz

Kroger Health Center marks first anniversary

Kroger Health Center marks first anniversary

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students

Industry Day focuses on health, partnerships

Industry Day focuses on health, partnerships

PHILADELPHIA — High inflation and the fear that the only way to fix it is to start a recession are among the concerns facing mass retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers in the coming months, according to speakers at The Emerson Group’s recent Industry Day event here. But while the challenges are real, participants in

Kroger Health hits COVID-19 vaccine milestone

Kroger Health hits COVID-19 vaccine milestone

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health said Monday that it has administered its 10 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The healthcare division of The Kroger Co. reached this milestone as the Omicron variant surges across the country, and Kroger Health continues to expand its options for the detection, prevention and treatment of COVID-19. “As Kroger Health reaches

The Wellness Experience by Kroger and Jewel returns

The Wellness Experience by Kroger and Jewel returns

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has announced plans to host The Wellness Experience by Kroger and co-founder and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel. The third annual wellness festival will take place August 20-21, 2021 at The Banks in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The Wellness Experience by Kroger is one of the largest wellness and entertainment events in the Midwest region. The two-day festival, presented by Molson

Kroger Health promotes vaccines in Atlanta

Kroger Health promotes vaccines in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Kroger Health is working to boost access to the COVID-19 vaccine in Atlanta’s underserved communities and is partnering with Turner Sports, NBA on TNT, and Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young to raise awareness. According to the CDC, 62% of adults in America have received at least one vaccination shot; however, underserved communities

NACDS Total Store Expo 2021 going virtual

NACDS Total Store Expo 2021 going virtual

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

New NACDS chair Colleen Lindholz on industry’s power

New NACDS chair Colleen Lindholz on industry’s power

ARLINGTON, Va. – “We’re all in this together,” newly elected National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz told NACDS chain and associate members Tuesday morning. Lindholz, president of Kroger Co.’s Kroger Health division, spoke at the NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program Tuesday morning. She accepted the NACDS chair’s gavel from Rick Keyes, president

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

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.

Kroger Health adds vaccine scheduling solutions

Kroger Health adds vaccine scheduling solutions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has introduced a new vaccine scheduling tool designed to make it easy and efficient to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments online.   The new tool can manage more than 250,000 requests daily and will reflect the amount of vaccine doses confirmed within Kroger’s system while allowing visitors to check vaccine eligibility and

Kroger Health offering COVID-19 rapid antibody tests

Kroger Health offering COVID-19 rapid antibody tests

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

Kroger Health launches Rx wellness resource

Kroger Health launches Rx wellness resource

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.,