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David Salazar

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January 2020

The company said the new name is meant to underscore its focus on providing insights and technology to help its clients push forward. 

Bloomberg is reporting that Walmart is increasing the hourly pay for certain front-end workers in 500 stores using its new "Great Workplace" operating model.

Vthrive, The Vitamin Shoppe brand includes vitamins, supplements, minerals and essential oils.

Micro Labs USA and Saptalis Pharmaceuticals have formed a strategic collaboration to launch single-source and multisource generics in the United States.

GlaxoSmithKline temporarily is pausing production on two varieties of its migraine medication Excedrin, according to multiple news reports.

Kroger Health pharmacies in Idaho and Michigan are providing rapid strep throat and flu tests carried out by pharmacists on a walk-in basis. 

As the president of its central division is set to retire, Kroger has named a new president of the division and a president of its Dillons division

An Eosera spokesperson said the company now is a registered vendor with Cardinal Health and McKesson.

Walmart is changing some of the faces at the top of its U.S. operations.

Sales and marketing agency Acosta, fresh off its recapitalization, has named a new board of directors.

Higi is partnering with senior-focused provider Papa to improve seniors’ access to health screening and monitoring.

The New York-based company, previously a direct-to-consumer brand is making its physical retail debut exclusively in Target through a partnership with the retailer. 

Green Gorilla has launched its organic botanical CBD balm in a 750-mg concentration

In addition to promoting several staffers, the Council for Responsible Nutrition has added Luke Huber as vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs and Amanda Darlington as director of government relations. 

Industry experts say the category is showing continued changes in how people shop for their vitamins, supplements and sports nutrition products.

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.

The retailer has kicked off a donation drive in Puerto Rico and southern Florida, as well as made product donations to local emergency shelters.

The Solon, Ohio-based company on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned logo it said is meant to signal a new era for the company.

Walgreens is deploying a digital merchandising platform from Cooler Screens to 50 stores in Chicago ahead of a planned expansion to 2,500 stores.

PurWell has unveiled its Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Tincture in an unflavored 2,000-mg formulation.

SlimFast Keto is expanding its lineup to include 21 products that span meal replacement shakes, meal replacement bars, snacks and shake mixes.

Manna Molecular Science has introduced Manna SX Vella, a topical serum the company said has shown the clinical efficacy of CBD in women’s sexual enhancement products. 

DSN spoke to Cognivue president and CEO Tom O'Neill about the role pharmacies can play in cognitive testing for their patients.

Walgreens Boots Alliance affirmed its guidance of roughly flat earnings per share as headwinds mitigated solid performance in the retail pharmacy USA division, including strong specialty growth and increasing prescription volume.

Benzer Pharmacy has inked a deal with QualityCare Pharmacies, adding its nearly 800 members to its group purchasing organization.

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 Publix launch follows the product being added to Target stores, and executives from Taro attribute the brand’s growing customer base to its convenience and dosing method. 

Kevin Ban joins Walgreens from athenahealth, where he was chief medical officer, and brings more than 20 years of clinical experience, medical systems innovation leadership and performance improvement efforts to the role.

Walgreens has earned the first enterprise-wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy accreditation for its network of more than 300 community specialty pharmacies.

Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team sorted through 528 products that debuted in December to choose these five top contenders. 

From functional products to targeted options, vitamin shoppers are looking beyond letter vitamins and searching for products they know are safe and able to help them achieve their wellness goals.

December 2019

Rite Aid posted earnings of $52.3 million, compared with a $17.3 million net loss in the prior year’s third quarter, which CEO Heyward Donigan said offers momentum as the company plans to unveil a long-term growth strategy.

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.

The company has named Dan Robson president of EnvisionRxOptions from his role as president of MedTrakRx, one of the PBM's subsidiary.

This month, Drug Store News is presenting upper respiratory category insights from the GMDC | Retail Tomorrow Selfcare Roadmap tool.

The Solon, Ohio-based company has announced Daymond John, entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” cast member as the speaker at the events, which will take place at the end of January in Las Vegas.

See a highlight video from this year's DSN Industry Issues Summit, which was held Dec. 4 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

The company said the My H-E-B app is part of its efforts to focus on innovation and build out its digital services.

Publix, DSN’s 2019 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, takes an approach to cultivating and promoting talent in its organization that sets it apart.

The joint-venture group purchasing organization called Retail Procurement Alliance, which Walgreens and Kroger said is aimed at driving purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources. 

Read about DSN’s 2019 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, Publix, and how its team focuses on relationships with patients, payers and partners to build an exceptional pharmacy operation.

The Downer’s Grove, Ill.-based company has launched Gold Standard Fit 40, aimed at active adults older than 40 years old in need of sports nutrition options. 

H-E-B is investing in growing its footprint in south Austin, announcing a $200 million investment that will bring three new stores to the area and remodel an existing location.

See photos from the 21st annual DSN Industry Issues Summit, which was held Dec. 4 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Kroger delivered solid results from its fiscal third quarter and offered an update on its Restock Kroger efforts. 

See photos from the 2019 DSN Industry Issues Summit Reception, held Dec. 3 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Perrigo has completed its acquisition of the OTC rights to Prevacid 24HR.

The Rite Aid Foundation is marking “Giving Tuesday” by awarding more than $2 million to partner charities through its Full of Thanks Holiday Program.

Hamacher Resource Group vice president of strategic relations, Dave Wendland, will be marking his 16th time moderating a panel at the event, which is set for Dec. 4 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. 

The Ewing, N.J.-based Church & Dwight brand has introduced its CBD Full Spectrum Hemp Extract product line on its website and through certain retailers. 

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