News Briefs

08/01/2022

EnlivenHealth intros Amplicare Clinical Solution

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EnlivenHealth, the retail pharmacy solutions division of Omnicell, is releasing Amplicare Clinical Solution, a comprehensive suite of integrated technology solutions.  

The automated technology suite is designed to enable pharmacies to shift from focusing primarily on dispensing medications to providing and efficiently billing for a growing array of high value clinical services, such as vaccinations, point-of-care testing and health-and-wellness counseling, the company said. 

Amplicare noted that in the face of declining reimbursements and rising direct and indirect remuneration fees, as well as the persistent challenges of inefficient pharmacy workflows, many retail pharmacies have realized they need to transform both their clinical practices and business operations to continue to thrive and grow. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend of pharmacies becoming an increasingly central, and uniquely trusted, player in community health care, according to Amplicare.

[Read more: Leveraging robotics to increase pharmacists’ time for clinical services]

EnlivenHealth’s Amplicare Clinical Solution is intended to provide a fully integrated and automated suite of technology solutions that should enable pharmacies to meet these growing challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities to provide highly accessible and trusted healthcare services, the company said.

It is expected to enable pharmacies to become true clinical services providers by automating the process of identifying patient opportunities, providing appropriate clinical care and efficiently billing for those services, all in one integrated platform, according to the company.

“Retail pharmacy now finds itself at the epicenter of community health care,” said Danny Sanchez, senior vice president and general manager of EnlivenHealth.

[Read more: REX Awards 2022: Technology and Automation]

“Our new Amplicare Clinical Solution was purpose-built to help pharmacies strengthen and expand that growing role, and was designed to keep patients healthy through medication adherence while enabling revenue-generating clinical services,” Sanchez said. “Our automated solutions suite should also help pharmacies reduce the administrative and operational burdens that keep pharmacists from practicing at the top of their license. We believe this really is a win-win for pharmacies, their patients and community health care overall.”

Key clinical services enabled by the EnlivenHealth Amplicare Clinical Solution include:

  • Clinical documentation and task management;
  • Guided care;
  • Interoperability;
  • Appointment scheduling;
  • Care opportunities for intervention (i.e., vaccinations for COVID-19, flu, etc.);
  • Medication therapy management;
  • Medical billing; and
  • Promotional opportunities.
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07/28/2022

Town House rolls out football-shaped dippers

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Football season is just around the corner and Town House is taking game-day snacks to the next level.

The brand recently released its limited-edition Game Day Dippers, which are football-themed crackers.

Featuring a variety of seasonal patterns carved into each oven-baked football-shaped cracker, the snack is ideal to bring to any tailgate and adds a splash of festivity, the company said.

Town House’s Game Day Dippers will be available at grocery stores nationwide for a limited time beginning in August.

07/28/2022

Bio-Oil Body Lotion hydrates skin

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Bio-Oil recently debuted a brand-new product — Bio-Oil Body Lotion.

Featuring a high-oil formula that is delivered in a nongreasy and ultralight fluid lotion, the product contains natural plant oils, vitamins and antioxidants, the company said.

Suitable for use on hands, arms and legs, the Bio-Oil Body Lotion is vegan, cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.

Designed to spread easily, the lotion is quickly absorbed into the skin, contains 42% oil and does not leave behind a greasy residue. In addition, it also features a thin fluid-like consistency in which the water and oil are very lightly bound together, the company said.

It currently comes in an 8.5-oz. size that retails for $14.99 on Amazon and a 5.9-oz. size that retails for $11.99 on Amazon and for $15.99 at Ulta Beauty. 

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07/27/2022

Cinnamon Toast Crunch unleashes fiery cereal

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch is adding a hint of sweetness and heat to the breakfast aisle with its new CinnaFuego Toast Crunch.

The cereal, which combines sweet cinnamon and fiery spices including spicy pepper, looks the same as the original cereal, the brand said.

“CTC is always looking to give our fans the most absurd and exciting experiences,” said Mindy Murray, General Mills senior marketing communications manager. “So when we were thinking about what to do next, we realized snack time was a moment that could be spiced up. We can’t wait for CTC lovers to try CinnaFuego, and if they dare, eat it with some milk for breakfast.”

Sold in a resealable pouch, CinnaFuego Toast Crunch will be available on August 12 exclusively at Walmart.com for a limited time.

07/27/2022

Clarvue releases advanced dark site management tool

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Clarvue, a leading custom software solutions company, has launched a new dark site management tool to help retailers manage their closed locations.

The tool allows for asset tracking, risk management and mitigation, compliance, lease management, vendor management, and remote monitoring, as well as reduces the operation and financial burden of dark sites from time of announcement, until they are no longer part of the real estate portfolio.

“This rapidly changing retail environment has created a tremendous need for retailers to effectively and efficiently manage dark sites,” said Mike MacKenzie, president and founder of Clarvue.

“The majority of retail management tools are designed to open and operate new and/or existing sites, with very little attention to effective management of closures. There are substantial cost savings and efficiencies retailers can realize with our dark site management tool, and Clarvue is pleased to assist retailers with this overlooked market need,” he said.

“Our platform serves as a single efficiency tool for associates, multiple departments, merchants and outside facility vendors, delivering tangible ROI and financial and operational results,” said Robin Walker, Clarvue’s chief operating officer.

“We have a passion for executing projects that make mundane operations and processes more effective and efficient for all types of retailers — health care, discount, specialty, casual/fast dining — whether they operate a handful or thousands of locations,” Walker said. “In our history, we have managed thousands of different projects over tens of thousands of separate locations.”

07/25/2022

Nestlé Toll House brings back seasonal fall-inspired cookie doughs

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Although summer is still in full swing, Nestlé Toll House already has fall on the brain.

The brand recently shared that it will be bringing back its fan-favorite seasonal cookie doughs for a limited time in August.

Two flavors making a comeback include:

  • Pumpkin Spice Cookie Dough: A blend of sweet pumpkin spice flavor and premier white morsels; and
  • M&M’s Ghoul’s Mix Sugar Cookie Dough: A sweet sugar cookie dough with colorful M&M’s Ghoul’s Mix.

Retailing for $3.49 each, consumers can find Nestlé Toll House’s Pumpkin Spice Cookie Dough and M&M’s Ghoul’s Mix Sugar Cookie Dough at grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide.