health care

Retail
Rite Aid Appoints Peters Chief Operating Officer

Rite Aid has appointed Jim Peters as the company’s chief operating officer. Peters will lead all aspects of Rite Aid’s pharmacy and clinical strategy development and execution; health plan, health system and strategic corporate relationships; marketing and merchandising; corporate development, strategy and communications.

Retail
Walgreens Testing Drone Delivery

Walgreens and Wing, a member of the Alphabet family of companies, are partnering on “store to door” delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage and convenience items via state-of-the-art drone technology.

Appliances
Fitbit Launches Bluetooth Scale

Fitbit has expanded its Aria Air collection with the launch of a Bluetooth scale that tracks weight and syncs with its app to calculate one’s body mass index (BMI) and other key health metrics.

Financials
Comp Gain Boosts CVS Q2

CVS Health posted second quarter results satisfactory enough to prompt a guidance upgrade even if the division including stores produced somewhat soft results.

Retail
Rite Aid Appoints Donigan CEO

Rite Aid’s board of directors has appointed Heyward Donigan as chief executive officer and a member of the board, effective immediately. As planned, John Standley will step down from his role as CEO.

Financials
Rite Aid Net Loss Grows In Q1

For the first quarter, Rite Aid posted a deeper net loss as the retailer continued to explore ways to drive future growth, including striking a deal with Amazon’s new Counter package pickup program. 

Other
Selling A Better Quality Of Life

The annual HomeWorld Business Health & Wellness Report in the June 24, 2019, issue underscores an evolving consumer state of mind and the brimming opportunity for housewares suppliers and retailers that have responded by placing healthy living and wellness at the heart of their marketing and merchandising execution.

Retail
Rite Aid Foundation Donates To Folds Of Honor

Over the Memorial Day weekend, The Rite Aid Foundation announced a three-year, $6 million commitment to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children of military service members who have been killed or seriously wounded while serving the country.

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