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Albertsons names Gajial head of pharmacy

Albertsons names Gajial head of pharmacy

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has named Omer Gajial as its new senior vice president of pharmacy and health, according the the retailer’s LinkedIn page. He previously held positions at Amazon and PepsiCo. Gajial replaces Mark Panzer, who left his role as senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness in August. A  former chairman

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

Mark Panzer leaves Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Chain drug industry veteran Mark Panzer, who most recently headed Albertsons Cos.’ pharmacy operations, has left the company to pursue other interests. A former chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Panzer had been senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons since 2015. “We sincerely thank Mark

Retailers respond to COVID-19: Albertsons Cos.

Retailers respond to COVID-19: Albertsons Cos.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. As we all navigate this public health crisis together, Albertsons Cos. is doing everything we can to prioritize the health and safety of our customers, our communities and our associates, and to ensure our customers have

Albertsons Cos. rolls out 1-2 hour Rx delivery

Albertsons Cos. rolls out 1-2 hour Rx delivery

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced on Thursday that it is offering one- to two-hour delivery service at selected Albertsons Cos. pharmacies in Louisiana, Texas and the District of Columbia, decreasing the time patients must wait to receive critical medications. The new one- to two-hour delivery service is now available at Albertsons Cos. pharmacies in

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Six Who Made a Difference in 2019. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Brian Eason, Vice President of Consumer Health and Wellness, CVS Health. Lori Flees, Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness,

NACDS announces 2019-2020 officers, board members

NACDS announces 2019-2020 officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. – During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting, NACDS named new officers, one new executive committee member and seven newly elected board of directors members for the coming year. Additionally, the Association re-elected seven board of directors members whose terms were expiring. Chris Lane, executive vice president of

NACDS campaigns for pharmacy’s future

NACDS campaigns for pharmacy’s future

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is fighting for the retail pharmacy industry’s future on a number of fronts, and the stakes are high. Of particular import is the issue of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, which represent a major threat. “Let’s be clear,” NACDS chairman Mark Panzer said

NACDS Foundation gala raises over $1.8 million

NEW YORK — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation raised more than $1.8 million at its 20th Annual Foundation Dinner here last month. The money will help support evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic initiatives to improve patient outcomes and advance population health. “Today, innovative delivery care models are emerging, which include physicians

NACDS offers value in changing times

NACDS offers value in changing times

DENVER – The business program of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo today emphasized NACDS’ commitment to the success of retailer and supplier members amid times of dramatic change. It also delivered a compelling message to Washington, D.C. decision makers and opinion leaders that the emerging trade war jeopardizes business’

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and BOISE, Idaho — The Western Union Company is strengthening its presence across the U.S., after signing a deal with Albertsons Cos. The agreement will enable consumer access to international and domestic money transfer and money order services, as well as bill payment services at Albertsons Cos. locations—operating under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons,

Albertsons pharmacies in Idaho practicing under new law

Albertsons pharmacies in Idaho practicing under new law

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced this week their Idaho pharmacists can now prescribe for more health conditions under a new state law. Prior to the law’s July 1 effective date, targeted Albertsons Cos. pharmacies received agency approval to pilot the new program, making them the first large retail chain pharmacy to provide these services

Panzer hails mentorship and collaboration

Panzer hails mentorship and collaboration

PALM BEACH, Fla. — In his first remarks as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Mark Panzer thanked those who have taught and collaborated with him throughout his 46-year retail career. He said that NACDS chain and associate members alike can rely on the same formula of “listen, learn and engage” to