Ritzman Pharmacy introduces fall series of popular Ritzman Restores program
WADSWORTH, Ohio — Ritzman Pharmacies continues to innovate their modern pharmacy experience with a fall series of the Ritzman Restores program. Community members are invited to de-stress and stimulate their minds by creating their own custom Ohio necklace or keychain while learning about stress management from a Ritzman pharmacist.
“With such a positive response from our previous Restores events, we are excited to bring the new fall program into our communities,” stated Christina Cyrus, general manager marketing and brand development, Ritzman Pharmacies. “Teaching customers to craft handmade items while learning how to relax and manage stress, is a holistic approach to their well-being. This is just one way Ritzman is different from other pharmacies. We invite our community to enjoy time with others in a relaxed setting, have the opportunity to see local Ohio made products, and in this case, create one for themselves.”
Various locations will host the upcoming Ritzman Restores events beginning Sept. 13 through mid-November. Cost for Restores events are $19.99 per person and covers the cost of supplies. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Space is limited and guests are encouraged to register for the events at Ritzman practices or online.
Creating the Ohio necklace or keychain represents Ritzman’s dedication to Ohio and locally produced items. “We offer an extensive, unique selection of Ohio made items in our practices,” Cyrus said. “There are items you can’t find online, and are special to our area of Ohio. We encourage all community to support local and stop in to see the products even if they cannot participate in the Restores events.”
CVS Health to host job fair to staff Pittsburgh-area call centers
PITTSBURGH — Looking to fill more than 200 full-time positions, CVS Health on Friday announced a job fair here, set to take place in Monroeville, Pa., from 1-6 p.m. on Sept. 14. The positions are at the company’s Pittsburgh and Monroeville customer support inbound call centers.
"CVS Health is actively adding to its workforce to support increased demand from our growing customer base," CVS Health VP talent acquisition Jeffrey Lackey said. "The job fair is designed so interested candidates can learn more about our open positions, talk with existing employees and become part of a company helping people on their path to better health."
Open positions include customer service representatives to ield inbound calls from benefit members, as well as representatives to support inbound calls from specialty patients. It also will be recruiting for specialty processing pharmacy technicians, who will read and interpret prescriptions to ensure patients’ orders are processed accurately and efficiently. It also is looking for candidates in the Monroeville area with finance, medical billing, medical benefit verification, pharmacist, shipping and receiving and inventory experience.
"From my very first day on the job, it was clear to me that CVS Health was a 'caring' organization, and a company where I could grow and progress," customer care supervisor Lee Myers, who recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with CVS Health, said. "I am proof that the company presents career opportunities to those who are willing to come in and show a high level of passion for caring for customers and patients."
The job fair will take place at the company’s Monroeville customer support call center, 105 Mall Blvd. More info can be found here.
Kroger Q2 sales up 3.9% to $27.6 billion
CINCINNATI — Kroger on Friday reported net earnings of $353 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, and identical supermarket sales growth, without fuel, of 0.7% in the second quarter of 2017, which ended Aug. 12.
"Through innovation, Kroger is redefining the food and grocery customer experience based on our core strengths," stated Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO, Kroger. "Our second quarter results demonstrate the progress we've made. We returned to positive identical supermarket sales growth in the second quarter. We had strong growth in both loyal and total households. Traffic is up, unit movement is up, market share is up and our customers' price perception is excellent and continues to improve."
Kroger's net earnings for the second quarter last year were $383 million, or $0.40 per diluted share.
Total sales increased 3.9% to $27.6 billion in the second quarter compared to $26.6 billion for the same period last year. Total sales, excluding fuel, increased 3.8% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.