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News and information on merchandising trends and retail pharmacies at Albertsons

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Bartell Drugs outlines expanded safety measures

Bartell's is taking additional safety measures to protect employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Albertsons hiring focuses on furloughed workers

Albertsons has forged a partnership with 17 companies to provide part-time jobs to partners' employees who have been furloughed or had their employment hours cut back. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the industry is taking steps to keep stores safe for consumers and associates while still serving as a resource. 

The retailer said it has not determined the number of shares of common stock it will offer, nor did it offer a price range.

Wakefern Food named a new chief merchandising officer and made an appointment to the position of chief customer officer.

The Wall Street Journal, citing sources close to the discussions, reported that Albertsons is set to decide in the coming weeks on whether to proceed with an initial public offering that might value the company at roughly $19 billion.

Albertsons’ third quarter saw the Boise, Idaho-based retailer posting identical sales gains, as well as continued growth in its omnichannel offerings and penetration of its Own Brands’ offerings.

The Boise, Idaho-based company is bringing prescription delivery in as little as one to two hours to banner pharmacies in Louisiana, Texas and the District of Columbia.

Albertsons is expanding on a pilot of “micro-fulfillment” centers supported by a hyperlocal fulfillment solution from Takeoff Technologies.

C4’s products are hitting Albertsons’ Safeway, Jewel Osco and Shaw’s grocery chain banners.

Albertsons will add personalized offers and messages to the nearly two billion paper and digital receipts it issues annually companywide.

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

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.

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