Albertsons has tapped an executive with more than 40 years retail pharmacy experience to help better connect the center store in grocery to the pharmacy. In another personnel move, Albertsons emphasized its digital marketing and ecommerce capabilities.
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Anuj Dhanda has most recently served as chief information officer and SVP digital commerce for Giant Eagle.
The Seattle Times is reporting that, according to court documents filed last week, Albertsons currently bidding on 36 of 95 stores being sold by the now-bankrupt Haggen. Albertsons had previously sold 146 stores to Haggen as part of its acquisition of Safeway. [Seattle Times]
Five pharmacists at the company’s Randalls supermarkets in Austin, Texas have dedicated themselves to diabetes management. Since February 2013, the pharmacists — Clarissa Wallace, Kristy Solominsky, Deborah DeYoung, Sonia Borja and Sal Solis — have been working closely with the city of Austin, insurer United Healthcare and Austin-based Seton Hospital to help municipal employees learn how to manage their diabetes.
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Albertsons expects to raise more than $1.8 billion through its proposed initial public offering, according to an SEC filing made Friday.
The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that Haggen is attempting to sell its $12.16 million in assets to Albertsons and Safeway. Some $8.9 million of those assets include customer and prescription records, as well as other pharmacy information.
McKesson and Albertsons announced the signing of a five-year distribution agreement to include the sourcing and distribution of both branded and generic pharmaceuticals.
A week after suing Albertsons for $1 billion, west coast regional grocer Haggen has filed Chapter 11 and continues to cite Albertsons as the source of its difficulties.
Haggen’s acquisition of 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores is shaping up as a disaster and the reasons why are detailed in a new lawsuit that puts the blame squarely on the parent company — Albertsons Holdings — of the divested stores.