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August 01, 2014

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Jeffery returns to Rexall as chief operating officer

Retail pharmacy industry veteran Warren Jeffery is rejoining Rexall as chief operating officer.

The Canadian drug chain, which operates approximately 450 stores, said that as COO Jeffery will lead store operations, merchandising, real estate and acquisitions as part of the retailer's efforts to accelerate growth. He had retired from the company in 2011.

 

RETAIL NEWS BREAKS

Good Neighbor Pharmacy-NCPA student competition finalists named

The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students are finalists in the 2014 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

HHS tallies Medicare Rx savings under ACA

More than 8.2 million seniors and people with disabilities under Medicare saved $11.5 billion on prescription drugs since 2010 because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Good Neighbor Pharmacy gets ThoughtSpot 2014 under way

Thousands of community pharmacists and other industry stakeholders have converged on Las Vegas for ThoughtSpot 2014, the annual trade show of AmerisourceBergen Corp. and its Good Neighbor Pharmacy network.

CVS now accredited as 'community pharmacy'

CVS/pharmacy is the nation's first pharmacy to earn the new Community Pharmacy accreditation from health standards body URAC.

Same-store sales rise in July at Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. maintained its same-store sales momentum in reporting solid growth for July.

Target names Cornell as new CEO

For the first time in its history Target Corp. has appointed a chief executive officer from outside the company, hiring Brian Cornell as chairman and CEO.

McKesson, CVS Caremark extend distribution pact

McKesson Corp. and CVS Caremark Corp. have extended their distribution agreement for pharmaceuticals.

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SUPPLIER NEWS BREAKS

Procter & Gamble to shed up to 100 brands

Procter & Gamble Co. plans to drop as many as 100 brands over the next couple of years to sharpen its focus on its most profitable product lines.

J&J exec named Crossmark Drug vice president

Steve Valentino has joined sales and marketing firm Crossmark as vice president of the Crossmark Drug division.

PuraMed Bioscience rebrands LipiGesic M

PuraMed BioScience Inc. is changing the name and logo of its LipiGesic M homeopathic migraine headache pain reliever.

P&G enlists Strahan for launch of new wellness product line

Michael Strahan, former NFL star and the co-host of "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," has teamed up with Procter & Gamble, the maker of Metamucil, to launch Meta, a new line of wellness products.

Hello ushers in new executive leadership

Hello Products LLC has announced a flurry of executive moves, including the appointment of chief operating and financial officers.

SmartStory delivers videos to pharmacies via Stayhealthy kiosks

SmartStory Technologies has deployed its SmartStory enterprise platform, which automates the delivery of short, sequenced and personalized videos in retail pharmacies.

Zim's introduces cold sore kit

Perfecta Products Inc. has expanded its line of Zim's topical skin care, lip care and pain relief products with the debut of Zim's Advanced Cold Sore kit.

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