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DSNTV tours RAD's new look

Don’t think of it as a set prototype — it’s an evolution. That’s what Rite Aid executives have always maintained, since first launching its Wellness store format in 2010. If you want to see where the evolution has taken the chain, and how the very latest thinking is reflected in the current format, watch Rite Aid president and COO Ken Martindale walk DSN through the company’s newly remodeled Wellness store in Beverly Hills, Calif., on North Canon Road.

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Same-day delivery continues to gain steam as Uber jumps aboard

Feeling under the weather and need an over-the-counter medication delivered to your door or diapers for the little one? Call Uber.

That’s right. Uber, a taxi app company, has announced that it is experimenting with a drug store shopping and delivery service in a limited area to Washington, D.C., residents.

One question that comes to mind is what does it mean for pharmacy retailers? Well, one thing that’s for sure is that if Uber’s service takes off and becomes standard (Uber has said that “the more you love it, the more likely it will last”) it could help pharmacy retailers better compete with rivals who are beefing up their same-day delivery offerings.

 

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Walmart opens two Georgia clinics

Walmart will be opening two Walmart Care Clinics in Columbus, Ga., and in Carrollton, Ga., on Aug. 29, according to a report in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published Wednesday.