October 16, 2015

Drug Store News has announced a top-notch lineup of retail executives slated to participate in the 17th annual DSN Industry Issues conference, on Dec. 3 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 16, 2015

For Rite Aid’s pharmacist Femi Afilaka, pharmacy is about “going above and beyond.” Afilaka is a pharmacist in a Newark, Del.-based Rite Aid store and has been with the company since March 2003. In that time he has developed a reputation for his devotion to patient care, for delivering that extra touch of customer service and for truly embracing the “fast and friendly” company initiative.

October 16, 2015

Sam’s Club pharmacy manager Sarah Caven loves people, and it shows in how she treats the patients at the company’s warehouse club in Mankato, Minn. “I know it’s a cliché, but I’m a people person,” she said recently. “I love the opportunity to talk to the patient. I see them a lot more than they see their physician, and I know that their contact with me is important for them.”

October 16, 2015

The efforts of four individuals underscore how Ahold approaches community pharmacy, showing that the company’s pharmacists are willing to do what it takes to help people stay healthy.

October 16, 2015

Define “American heartland” and the town of Topeka, Ind., could easily fit the bill. And independently owned Topeka Pharmacy, honored as Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year at AmerisourceBergen’s ThoughtSpot 2015, could just as easily define the concept of drug store as an indispensible fixture of small-town life.

October 16, 2015

When she left her native Jamaica and entered St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., two decades ago, 16-year-old Shauna Markes-Wilson aspired to be a pediatrician. However, it wasn’t long before a chance meeting altered those plans and sent her career in a slightly different direction.

October 16, 2015

New patient-care and business solutions won three independent pharmacies special recognition at Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas in July.

October 14, 2015

NACDS’ Carol Kelly has been nominated for an advocacy award given by the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference. 

October 14, 2015

Adam Chesler will head up retail pharmacy location operations, for the company, which uses a digital platform to operate rural pharmacies with certifiec pharmacy technicians and connects patients to remote pharmacists. 

October 12, 2015

The National Community Pharmacists Association has named the recipient of its 2015 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year winner. 

October 12, 2015

The recipient of this year’s NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award has worked for years to ensure that those who need naloxone have access to it. 

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.

October 12, 2015

Wakefern Food Corp. announced Monday that it had promoted three of its executives to new leadership roles.

October 9, 2015

An executive who played a key role in helping Publix deliver on its “where shopping is a pleasure” brand promise has stepped down after nearly half a century with the company. 

October 9, 2015

After more than two decades in top finance roles at Walmart, Charles Holley, 59, is stepping down as CFO at the world’s largest retailer.

October 9, 2015

On the same day that it announced a new CFO, Walmart has filled its empty chief merchant spot and named other executives to key leadership roles within the organization, including a new head merchant at Sam’s Club.

October 8, 2015

Twenty-year Walmart veteran Laura Phillips is set to become the company's senior VP of sustainability, effective Jan. 1, according to GreenBiz. “"She was part of the original group of key leaders that our former CEO Lee Scott assembled in 2004 to help develop Walmart’s sustainability strategy, initial goals and principles," Walmart’s chief sustainability officer Kathleen McLaughlin said in a memo about Phillips’ new job. (GreenBiz)

October 7, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar adds another senior-level retail pharmacy executive to its C-suite.  

October 5, 2015

Lebhar-Friedman, Inc. announces two personnel changes, including a new publisher for Drug Store News. 

October 5, 2015

The seventh president in Meijer's 81-year history hails from Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio Northern University’s College of Pharmacy.

October 5, 2015

In a contribution to PhRMA’s conversation about preparedness month, NACDS’s Kathleen Jaeger touts the important role community pharmacies can play in disaster preparedness and the need for its role to grow. 

October 5, 2015

Jason Ausili joined NACDS this week as the director of pharmacy affairs. Ausili will drive NACDS' initiatives designed to optimize pharmacy care and will assist with emerging care models.

October 5, 2015

Sam’s Club made some expansive personnel and strategy changes focused on merchandising on the same day that Walmart announced job cuts at its home office in Bentonville, Ark.

October 2, 2015

Cohen had more than 30 years’ experience working in pharmacy- and specialty pharmacy-related organizations, and was known in the field as an advocate and visionary.