Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid now expect the transaction will close in early calendar 2017.
Ron Loveless, the first CEO of Sam's Club who grew the retailer for several years before retiring in 1986, has died.
With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.
The new Sam's Club Scan & Go mobile app allows members to use their smartphone to completely bypass the checkout lane.
In the latest episode of DSNTV, associate publisher and editor in chief Rob Eder spoke with Trygve Anderson, clinical executive at Elsevier, about delivering drug information faster to customers. “[We] get the data in, including all product data and patient safety data, and we deliver it in a timely fashion,” Anderson said. “We don’t feel that a customer of ours should have to wait for data. And that allows us to create what we now coin as a ‘true daily update’ in order to better serve those customers.”
At its annual ThoughtSpot 2016 conference held in Las Vegas in late July, AmerisourceBergen outdid itself with the number of new tools designed to augment store operations, streamline pharmacy workflow and help better connect independent operators to several of their many healthcare stakeholders, including patients, payers and legislators.