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David Salazar

Managing Editor

David Salazar is the managing editor of Drug Store News. 

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March 2020

Mar
25
Dan Ochwat examines how COVID-19 has led retailers and suppliers to get creative about connecting virtually in the wake of several postponed or canceled industry events.
Mar
25
Pharmacogenomics pharmacist Adrijana Kekic outlines what pharmacogenomics testing can mean for patients and pharmacy practice.
Mar
19
DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses how retailers are still managing to deliver on the necessities during a pandemic.
Mar
16
DSN managing editor David Salazar discusses how Rite Aid is standing by its customers by standing by associates, and how the industry can lead in that area.
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June 2020

Revenue for the Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer totaled $6.03 billion and its net loss totaled $72.7 million for the quarter ended May 30, down from the $99.3 million net loss it posted in Q1 of its previous fiscal year. 

Thrifty White Pharmacy is teaming up with RxE2 to create a new dispensing service for drugs in clinical development.

Urban Therapy won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers' Choice Award for its Twisted Sista hair products at ECRM’s Hair Care and Multicultural Hair virtual session in June.

DSN's June cover story takes a look at what customers will be looking for and what retailers are doing as they take the next steps in reopening.

With plans to sell 65.8 million shares of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ABI, Albertsons could bring in between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion with its initial public offering.

As it opens its third Walmart Health Center, the retailer is promising to expand the concept.

Perrigo has struck a deal that will see it partnering with CBD supplier Kazmira to ultimately bring store-brand CBD products to market. 

The Tampa, Fla.-based company named Ashton Maaraba president of Bonum Health, its telemedicine practice.

LifeStyles is expanding its lineup and looking to give back with its latest product.

A longtime Walgreens executive is joining Market Performance Group to help support the company’s business development efforts for the retailer.

In Chicago, the company has 100 of its 118 area stores up and running, and 107 of its 113 stores in Minneapolis-St. Paul are open with regular business hours. 

The company is teaming up with Paula Abdul, who uses the product for her arthritis pain, to help highlight the product. 

ECRM CEO Greg Farrar talked to DSN about the company's new virtual sessions and how it is keeping retailers and suppliers in communication in spite of distance.

The letter, from GMDC | Retail Tomorrow, the National Grocers Association and the International Housewares Association, is aimed at encouraging collaboration and partnerships in support of smaller suppliers of "non-essential" categories.

After piloting its curbside pickup at 16 locations, Sam's Club is expanding the service to all of its 597 stores by the end of June.

CVS Pharmacy is adding more than 80 products across nine categories under its Live Better by CVS Health brand.

The company will be opening 21 additional drive-thru sites on June 11 via its partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, bringing its total number of testing sites to 92. 

The company won a Communicator Award of Distinction in the marketing/promotion category for the campaign that Colgate-Palmolive undertook with HRG in early 2019.

Medterra's Immune Boost Drops combine the company’s CBD isolate with various ingredients meant to support a healthy immune system.

The report showcases its progress on environmental, social and governance efforts while highlighting its focus on the health and well-being of its customers, employees and communities served.

The San Antonio-based retailer is creating a $1 million fund president Craig Boyan said would be used to advance the conversation around race and racial inequities.

ECRM’s first-ever virtual meeting managed to deliver, according to attendees of the event, which saw more than 70 retail buyers participate in 630 digital face-to-face meetings.

The 139-year-old trade organization has a new logo, tagline and brand narrative meant to reflect its full scope, which now includes consumer medical devices alongside OTC medicines and dietary supplements.

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