June 7, 2016

In a new study released exclusively to Adweek, Boston-based consultancy C Space homed in on consumer loyalty among the big retail players, attempting to flesh out some insights about what makes shoppers come back. (Adweek

June 3, 2016

As a decentralized organization, Albertsons invests in its local operations and empowers them to make decisions locally while still leveraging the scale of a large company. 

May 24, 2016

Among supermarket rankings, Wegmans was the only supermarket that improved its score between 2015 and 2016, with a gain of one point, while whole foods dropped 10 points, Albertsons dropped 9 points, and Hannaford and Trader Joe’s both dropped eight points.

April 29, 2016

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

April 18, 2016

Albertsons plans to provide free hearing tests to customers in 24 stores using a unique testing kiosk developed by Hearing Wellness Network.

April 13, 2016

In February, CEO Update named National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson Trade Association CEO of the Year. DSN looks at some of the more important work accomplished by NACDS under Anderson’s leadership.

April 11, 2016

Lebhar-Friedman launches Go Health Events website that connects consumers to retailer-hosted health events.

March 15, 2016

Antitrust clearance of the acquisition was obtained last week. The company expects to close on the transaction in the coming weeks, pending customary legal and bankruptcy court approvals.   

March 15, 2016

IRI will work with Albertsons to facilitate collaboration between Albertsons Companies and its manufacturer partners to make better and faster decisions, founded in data and insights.

March 9, 2016

Citing union sources, The Bellingham Herald on Tuesday reported that Albertsons is prepared to acquire the remaining core stores of Haggen with the blessing of the Federal Trade Commission. 

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article64889352.html#storylink=cpy

 

March 4, 2016

Going back at least to the mid-1800s, many community pharmacists have been given the informal title of “doc” or “doctor” by grateful local residents, particularly in smaller towns and rural communities where the local pharmacist might be the only health provider within miles. These days, the title is more than honorary; it’s a requirement.

February 17, 2016
Separately, Paul’s Market also announced plans today to close its three stores in Caldwell, Mountain Home and Nampa. As a part of the transaction, Albertsons will acquire the properties.
 
February 2, 2016

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. 

January 29, 2016

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

November 30, 2015

All 30 stores sold back to Albertsons were former Albertsons, Safeway or Vons stores that had been sold to Haggen earlier this year. 

November 25, 2015

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Albertsons is buying back 33 stores from bankrupt grocery chain Haggen — the same 33 stores it was required to sell when it acquired Safeway. Earlier reports suggested that Albertsons would likely be the buyer of the stores, but now the move is official. (Wall Street Journal

November 19, 2015

Anuj Dhanda has most recently served as chief information officer and SVP digital commerce for Giant Eagle.

November 10, 2015

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]

October 16, 2015

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.

October 12, 2015

DON’T be this pharmacist. Be more like the ones Drug Store News profiles in this special section, compiled in honor of National Pharmacist Month in October.

September 25, 2015

Albertsons expects to raise more than $1.8 billion through its proposed initial public offering, according to an SEC filing made Friday.

September 22, 2015

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. 

September 15, 2015

McKesson and Albertsons announced the signing of a five-year distribution agreement to include the sourcing and distribution of both branded and generic pharmaceuticals.

September 9, 2015

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.