The membership club operator appears to have found a balance between its compelling in-store offerings and the convenience of delivery, which it offers in partnership with Instacart and other third-party delivery firms.
The nation’s leading warehouse club operator continues to push into new markets with a determined expansion program both in the United States and internationally. In the process, Costco Wholesale also is extending its reach into the market for pharmacy and preventive health services, surging past the 500 mark in total pharmacies operating in the United States and expanding its menu of health screenings, immunizations and clinical-care offerings.
Chronic care management was the focus of a panel at the DSN Industry Issues Summit in New York City, at which much of the discussion centered on challenges related to diabetes, and the role pharmacy can play in keeping patients healthy.
Charles “Charlie” Burnett, a longtime Costco pharmacy executive, passed away early in the morning on June 1, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced Friday. Burnett is being remembered for his work as a pharmacy pioneer who helped build and grow Costco’s pharmacy business.
During his lifetime, Burnett became the only person to win both of NACDS’ highest honors — the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award and the Harold W. Pratt Award.