Publix represents mass market retail on Computerworld’s ‘Best Places to Work in IT’ list
LAKELAND, Fla. — For the eighth consecutive year, Publix has been named as one of IDG’s Computerworld top workplaces for information technology professionals, the grocer announced Monday.
“Our I/S associates’ contributions and commitment to premier service make our department and Publix a great place to work,” stated Publix chief information officer and SVP Laurie Douglas. “Our associates believe so strongly in our company and mission. I’m proud they continue to be recognized for the important work they do for our company.”
Publix ranks No. 88 on this year’s list and remains the only mass retail chain to be recognized. In addition, Publix ranks No. 49 for companies with 10,000 or more associates.
The "Best Places to Work in IT" list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals compiled by IDG’s Computerworld. The full list was published in the June 18 issue of Computerworld.
NCPA seeks nominations for awards that recognize independent pharmacists, pharmacy educators
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association currently is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the group’s annual convention and trade expo this fall.
The NCPA said it is seeking nominations for the NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award — which recognizes an independent pharmacist for exceptional leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy and the community — as well as the NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award, which recognizes a pharmacist who has served as an outreach resource to his/her community in the provision of education about the benefits of the correct use of prescription drug products and the hazards of their improper use.
The NCPA also now is accepting nominations for the recently established Outstanding Adherence Practitioner and Outstanding Adherence Educator awards, which respectively will recognize a community pharmacist who demonstrates a commitment to improving medication adherence and improving patient outcomes in a community pharmacy setting; and a pharmacy educator who makes a significant contribution to the education of pharmacy students in the area of medication adherence.
The deadline for submissions is July 31. The awards will be presented at the NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, which will be held from Oct. 13 to 17 in San Diego.
"With these awards, NCPA is proud to recognize the work of our members and the invaluable contributions they make every day to our healthcare system," NCPA president Lonny Wilson said.
Report: Bartell brings ‘next generation’ store concept to Edmonds, Wash.
SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has brought the chain’s latest store concept to its Edmonds, Wash., location, according to local reports.
The store, located at 23028 100th Ave. W. in Edmonds, will tout such "next generation" features as more product offerings, bright new displays, décor accents and other improvements designed to enhance the total shopping experience. The store remodel was celebrated on Saturday.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, Bartell last year introduced a next generation remodel of an existing store in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. The company developed the new concept in conjunction with Hartmann Group, a consumer consulting firm based in Bellevue, Wash.