15 Jun

Rite Aid promotes Andre Persaud to chief retail officer

2021-06-15T23:43:27+00:00June 15th, 2021|Tags: |

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Longtime food and drug retail executive Andre Persaud has been elevated to the newly created role of chief retail officer at Rite Aid. Camp Hill, Pa.-based Rite Aid said Monday that Persaud, previously executive vice president of retail, will lead the drug chain’s retail [...]

15 Jun

California Workers to Lawmakers: State Budget Must not Forget Essential Workers’ Sacrifice

2021-06-15T23:35:45+00:00June 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Source: UFCW Western States Council The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today released the following statement from Amber Baur, Executive Director, UFCW Western States Council, in response to the California Legislature’s agreed upon budget for 2021-2022: “If California is going to roar back from this pandemic, [...]

15 Jun

Grocery retail to lead restaurants in food market share post-pandemic

2021-06-15T23:34:17+00:00June 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Grocery retailers will hold an edge in food spending market share over the foodservice sector as the nation heads into the post-pandemic period, according to FMI-The Food Industry Association’s annual U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends study. At the same time, within grocery retail, mass merchants have [...]

10 Jun

Mental health, specialty medications driving drug costs in 2020

2021-06-10T18:26:07+00:00June 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

By Lauren Bailey Source: Benefits Canada Canadians’ health priorities are shifting as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, as claims for medications to treat mental-health conditions continued to rise in 2020, along with claims for specialty drugs designed to treat rarer, yet increasingly chronic diseases, according to Telus Health’s annual drug [...]

10 Jun

Dollar stores are starting to offer fresh food after years of criticism

2021-06-10T18:19:10+00:00June 10th, 2021|Tags: |

By Nathaniel Meyersohn Source: CNN Business Dollar store chains are starting to offer fresh groceries at some stores after years of criticism that they don't provide enough healthy food options for their customers. Family Dollar has started selling apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, and other fruit and vegetables, and frozen poultry, [...]

10 Jun

Walmart, Amazon simultaneously add prescription discounts to membership perks

2021-06-10T18:16:40+00:00June 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

By Ben Unglesbee Source: Health Care Dive Walmart's membership service drew comparisons to Amazon's Prime before Walmart+ was made public. But for Walmart, any contrasts it can draw are likely more important than similarities, such as free shipping. With Amazon offering drug discounts of its own through Prime in a [...]

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