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Gourlay will lead Walgreens’ Daily Living business

Walgreen Co. has brought in new leadership and made several executive promotions within its Daily Living business. The moves came less than two months after president and chief executive officer Greg Wasson assured Wall Street that improving the chain’s front-end performance was a high ­priority.

Accelerating front-end strategy is Gourlay’s goal

From one perspective, Alex Gourlay’s imminent move from Alliance Boots to Walgreen Co. will represent a sea change for someone who has spent 37 years working for the United Kingdom’s top drug chain.

Total Store Expo signals new era

More than 5,700 retailers and suppliers descended on the Sands Expo and Convention Center here last month for the first National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo.

Spencer named Kinney Drugs president

Kinney Drugs Inc. has elevated chief operating officer Jim Spencer to president.

Calls arise to defund health law

Congressional legislators challenging the White House budget are making the health care law a major point of contention.

SDM updates beauty boutique

Continuing to enhance its upscale beauty care offering, Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) has unveiled its beauty­BOUTIQUE at the Toronto Eaton Centre.

Rexall, London Drugs build up Web presence

Rexall Pharma Plus and London Drugs have bolstered their online offerings with, respectively, a medical record site and two e-commerce fulfillment centers.

Pharmacy retailers launch annual flu shot campaigns

Retail pharmacies across the country are taking steps to help customers stave off illnesses in the 2013-2014 flu season.

CVS Caremark opens high-tech mail order facility

CVS Caremark Corp. has opened a state-of-the-art mail service pharmacy and customer center in this Illinois ­community.

Petraeus to speak at NACDS Foundation dinner

Gen. David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner to be held here on December 3.

Pratt Award goes to H-E-B’s Wiesner

H-E-B senior director of privacy, pharmacy and governmental affairs Dennis Wiesner was given the Harold W. Pratt Award at this year’s Total Store Expo.

Products star in the TSE Showcase

Eleven products were chosen as the top new items at this year’s NACDS Total Store Expo.