health care

Appliances
Sunbeam Releases Heat Therapy Lineup

Sunbeam, a division of Newell Brands, recently released five new heating pads and wraps that use heat therapy. The new heat therapy products target common, hard-to-treat areas of pain including the back, knee, elbow, arms and legs.

Retail
CVS Opens Retail Location In Oregon

CVS Pharmacy has celebrated the grand opening of its first-ever standalone store in Oregon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new store at 105 NW 13th Ave. in Portland, OR, is the first of three retail locations to open in the greater Portland market in 2019, with one more store opening in 2020.

Financials
Walgreens Weighs Cost Cutting Moves

Walgreens Boots Alliance maintained that it was encouraged by its sales growth in its fiscal year and fourth quarter results ended August 31, while the retailer stayed on track with its cost cutting initiatives.

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.

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