Walmart also is testing a self-service kiosk for pickup of groceries ordered online, with the installation of a 20-ft.-by-80-ft. kiosk, or small building, in the parking lot of its supercenter in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.
New parents undergo lasting changes in terms of what they look for from their personal care products once they have children, according to new insights from pregnancy and parenting resource BabyCenter’s “2017 Skincare and Bathtime Study,” which was shared exclusively with Drug Store News.
AlixPartners estimates that retail collectively stands to lose $70.7 billion during the next 10 years if the proposed cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly referred to as food stamps) turn into reality, CNBC reported.
GlobalData Retail managing director Neil Saunders weighs in on the ‘pragmatic approach’ to a lengthy regulatory process that Walgreens and Rite Aid have undertaken by scrapping their proposed merger and creating a new deal.
Before he took over the chairmanship of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Walgreens Boots Alliance co-COO Alex Gourlay spoke to Drug Store News about the coming year at NACDS and what still excites him about the business he’s been part of since he was 17 years old.
This new agreement replaces the previous merger agreement with Rite Aid, announced in October 2015 and amended in January 2017, as well as the agreement to divest certain Rite Aid stores to Fred’s, announced in December 2016.
The co-branded sites are set to launch at select stores in Florida and Texas, initially offering lab testing services with the expectation that they will expand to include other basic healthcare services.
By expanding its digital strategy to one that encompasses mobility and other digital disruptors, group VP product and innovation Deepika Pande said Walgreens is removing friction from the shopping experience — streamlining customer engagement and driving more connections with shoppers.