health care

Retail
Sam’s Club Emphasizes Wellness With Telehealth Deal

In another indication that wellness is becoming a bigger influence on retail, Sam’s Club has entered into a collaboration with virtual primary care provider 98point6 to provide its members exclusive telehealth virtual clinic services via a text-based app.

Appliances
Sunbeam Supporting Pain Awareness Month

Newell Brands’ Sunbeam is collaborating with the U.S. Pain Foundation for September’s Pain Awareness Month to call attention to the real-life barriers chronic pain patients face in accessing proper pain treatment. The initiative will also offer perspective into pain management solutions, including heat therapy.

Retail
Walmart To Host Online Wellness Event

As social distancing measures keep more consumers home, Walmart is making health care resources accessible for all with Walmart Wellness Live, a free online wellness event. This marks the first time Walmart is hosting its health care forum online, as Walmart Wellness Days and other in-store activities are limited during the pandemic.

Retail
Kroger Expands COVID-19 Testing Locations

Kroger Health, the health care division of Kroger, is expanding its COVID-19 testing offerings at more than 220 clinic locations by appointment for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The expansion comes on the heels of the launch of the company’s employer-focused COVIDCare Plus testing program.

Retail
Rite Aid Names Schwans, Bohrer To SVP Roles

Rite Aid has deepened its bench of health industry leaders with the appointment of two new executives: Roxanne Schwans has joined the company to lead market access and pharmacy purchasing, and Chris Bohrer has joined to build out Rite Aid’s health plan solutions business and strategic initiatives.

Retail
CVS Expanding Workforce In Arizona

In anticipation of the increased demand for influenza vaccinations and the likely ongoing presence of COVID-19 this fall, CVS Health said it is hiring for approximately 300 new jobs throughout Arizona over the coming months. 

Retail
Rite Aid Names Gilbert General Counsel

Rite Aid has named Paul Gilbert general counsel and corporate secretary. As general counsel, he will serve on Rite Aid’s executive leadership team and senior leadership team, and will assume leadership over the organization’s legal efforts.

Retail
Pessina To Step Down As Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO

Stefano Pessina has decided to step down as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. The board of directors will begin a search for a new CEO, and at the time of this appointment, Pessina will assume the role of executive chairman and James Skinner will step down as executive chairman but remain on the board to facilitate a smooth leadership transition.

Trade Shows
NACDS Cancels Total Store Expo

The San Diego Convention Center has announced that it will now be closed for events until September. As a result, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is unable to hold the 2020 Total Store Expo (TSE), which had been scheduled for August 8 to 10 at the convention center.

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