Albertsons, in partnership with Oregon State University, developed the processes that now allow Oregon pharmacists to be paid by Medicaid for the consultation service fee when prescribing birth control.
Under the acquisition, MedCart will continue to operate as it did before, but as a new business unit under Albertsons’ pharmacy team structure, with the leadership team reporting directly to Albertsons group VP pharmacy operations, Dain Rusik.
Karl Varsanyi, Albertsons’ new group VP product management and user experience, and Ramiya Iyer, who was named group VP IT digital and marketing/merchandising, possess a collective 30 years of experience in digital leadership.
Cygan was most recently Jewel-Osco’s VP marketing and merchandising. He joined the company in April 1980 as a part-time clerk, staying with the chain as he completed his education at Western Michigan University and moving into roles of increasing responsibility.
In addition to continuing to oversee Albertsons’ store operations, Wayne Denningham will add supply chain, manufacturing, integration and marketing and merchandising to his duties as president and COO.
Through a pilot program from Washington State University College of Pharmacy and with the Idaho Board of Pharmacy’s permission, Albertsons helped bring a pharmacy tech immunization program to its employees.
Albertsons, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart all saw significant rises in year-over-year satisfaction, with all advancing at least 3% year over year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Through April 30, there will be free, guided tours at 400 of the company’s stores with in-store pharmacies under the Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, ACME, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Pavilions, Star Market and Carrs banners.
After four decades in retailing, Panzer has been lucky enough to have a number of great mentors in business, but the Albertson’s healthcare chief tells DSN some of the most important lessons he ever learned came as a young cowhand on his grandmother’s Santa Fe ranch.