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.
Rite Aid has appointed Trent Kruse as svp/investor relations and treasury.
As the company released its first global diversity and inclusion report, Walgreens Boots Alliance detailed recent efforts aimed at addressing health care disparity in underserved communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Todd Beauty, which offers the Soniclear brand of sonic facial cleansing brushes, is planning to launch a line of Clarisonic-compatible replacement brushes. The company said the move is in response to retail partners and Clarisonic users reaching out for replacement brushes following L’Oreal’s decision to shut down Clarisonic.
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.
CVS Health chief operating officer Jon Roberts has provided the following update on the use of face coverings at CVS Pharmacy locations.
For the fourth consecutive year, the 2020 Disability Equality Index, a joint initiative by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, has awarded Walgreens a top score of 100%.