Albertsons reaches 6 million COVID-19 vaccinations

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Albertsons Cos. has hit the 6 million mark in COVID-19 shots administered by its pharmacies and rolled out new tools to help people get tested and vaccinated, including a digital record, rapid antigen self-tests and a vaccine map. The new coronavirus vaccine milestone comes [...]

2021-07-22T21:42:52+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Tags: , |

‘The no mask policy is already giving me anxiety’: 4 retail workers on changing mask regulations

By Gabriela Barkho Source: Modern Retail Last month, the CDC announced the loosening of its mask guidance, saying people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus don’t need to wear a mask indoors unless local laws and regulations demanded it. It’s led to increasing confusion — and more difficult retail [...]

2021-06-21T21:05:29+00:00June 21st, 2021|Tags: , , |

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

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 [...]

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

Mental health, specialty medications driving drug costs in 2020

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 [...]

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