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Albertsons pharmacies to offer DisposeRx for drug disposal

The Boise, Idaho-based retailer has rolled out DisposeRx to its more than 1,800 pharmacies in 24 states across its various banners.

Albertsons appoints new EVP, chief merchandising officer

Own Brands president, Geoff White, has been appointed the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of Albertsons, the company said.

Two Albertsons locations will offer DogSpot houses, temperature-controlled dog houses with fresh air ventilation and puppy-cams to monitor dogs.

The retailer said Shane Sampson would be leaving as executive vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer at the end of its fiscal second quarter on Sept. 7, and that it had begun a search for his successor.

Gineal Davidson has been named president of Albertsons Portland division, and Mike Theilmann is joining as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Albertsons' identical sales were positive for the sixth consecutive quarter as the company continues to expand its e-commerce and digital capabilities.

Albertsons is unveiling enhancements to its online shopping sites and mobile applications meant to improve their accessibility and usability for its shoppers with disabilities.

As a new Idaho law allowing pharmacy technicians to prescribe naloxone takes effect, Albertsons announced that its Boise-area pharmacy technicians are the first in the state who have been trained to do so.

Albertsons implemented self-checkout systems across its Jewel, Acme, Shaw’s, Safeway, Carrs, Tom Thumb, Randalls, and Vons banners.

Albertsons remains a destination for consumers seeking a range of health-and-wellness solutions as it expands its e-commerce, private brands and prepared foods capabilities to stay relevant with today’s consumers.

Vivek Sankaran will take the reigns as president and CEO effective April 25. Current president and CEO Jim Donald will become co-chairman of the company's board, alongside Leonard Laufer.

Albertsons and Glympse are partnering to provide shoppers with real-time status of their grocery delivery or Drive Up & Go order.

Albertsons is changing from styrofoam to ClimaCell packaging in its pharmacy shipments, which is expected to divert up to 75,000 pounds of waste from landfills every year.

According to recent court filings, the company was the successful bidder on assets from 63 Shopko pharmacy locations, which include inventory and pharmacy files.

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