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Walgreens’ Joe Magnacca walks DSN.TV 
through the company’s HOTTEST new store

BY DSN STAFF

In an exclusive video store tour, Walgreens president of daily living products and solutions Joe Magnacca walks Drug Store News editor Rob Eder and the DSN.TV cameras through the new Duane Reade flagship store at 40 Wall St. The first-ever co-branded Duane Reade-Walgreens store opened to the public July 6.


Among the key features Magnacca discusses during the tour of the store, which is located in the iconic Trump Building in the heart of downtown New York, were a vastly expanded beauty department, with in-store nail and hair salons, as well as the new “Up Market” food concept, which takes “fresh” to an entirely new level, with in-store sushi chefs and a fresh juice/smoothie bar.


To watch the video, click here.

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Walgreens’ Joe Magnacca walks DSN.TV through the company’s hottest new store

BY DSN STAFF

NEW YORK — In an exclusive video store tour, Walgreens’ president of daily living products and solutions Joe Magnacca walked Drug Store News editor Rob Eder and the DSN.TV cameras through the new Duane Reade flagship store at 40 Wall St.

The first-ever co-branded Duane Reade-Walgreens store, which opened to the public July 6, could be called the Dean & Deluca of drug store retailing. Among key features, the store, which is located in the iconic Trump Building in the heart of downtown NYC, includes a vastly expanded beauty department with in-store nail and hair salons, as well as the new "Up Market" food concept, which takes "fresh" to an entirely new level with two in-store sushi chefs, a fresh juice/smoothie bar and much more. Check out the store for yourself in this DSN.TV video exclusive!

Click here for the exclusive DSN.TV video store tour with Walgreens’ Joe Magnacca.

Click here to see extensive photos of the new store.

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Supervalu hosts Family Day at the Stockman & Dakota Corral at 11 stores

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu said that its banners are hosting an event at 11 locations nationwide on Saturday to celebrate the company’s private-label Angus premium beef brand.

The Family Day at the Stockman & Dakota Corral event will include games, a celebrity grill-off showdown and more.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time on Saturday, with the celebrity grill-off showdown will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Click here to view the list of stores participating.

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Broadening Take Care’s position in health care with fitness offering

BY Rob Eder

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — Fitness and nutrition programs have been core parts of employer-based wellness programs before, including the ones Take Care operates for such employers as Harrah’s Casinos. But, by taking an ownership position in the company that provides the fitness offering, Walgreens/Take Care has the opportunity to look for creative ways to bring new wellness-type programs to its stores through its retail clinics, perhaps even as part of a larger weight-loss management program. For example, RediClinic recently announced a new weight-loss program, Weigh Forward, which it offers in H-E-B stores.

(THE NEWS: Take Care to offer Core Performance wellness services to employer clients. For the full story, click here.)

And beyond just improving health outcomes, this is an opportunity for community pharmacy/retail clinics to build new relationships to customers and patients that keep them coming back to the store/clinic even when they are not sick. It could help expand the paradigm from sick care to well care and help build community. For instance, Nike stores, such as the one in Boston, host "running clubs" that keep people connected to the store. It’s not just a place to buy sneakers, it’s a part of their lives.

These kinds of programs don’t just drive customer loyalty; they also make customers rabid fans of your brand. Just think about Nike. People pay big money for Nike apparel just for the chance to be a human billboard to advertise their love of the brand.

So, a fitness club in a drug store/retail clinic? In the immortal words of Nike, DSN says: "Just do it."

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