Whole Foods Market names regional presidents
AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market has named Scott Allshouse, Omar Gaye and Rob Twyman as regional presidents following the promotion of David Lannon and Kenneth Meyer to EVPs of operations.
Allshouse fills Meyer’s former role as president of the company’s Mid-Atlantic region. He moves from his position as president of the South region.
Gaye takes the South region president position vacated by Allshouse, moving from his position as the South region’s VP.
Twyman is now president of Whole Foods Market’s northern California region. He fills David Lannon’s former role and moves from his position as VP of the Northeast region.
Walgreens’ in-store community rooms driving consultation opportunities
GLENDALE, Ind. — Walgreens clinicians here took the initiative and fashioned a recurring "Weight Check Wednesdays" event to help educate new moms on baby care, the Indianopolis Star reported online Tuesday morning.
Walgreens pharmacist Amy Lenell in April repurposed a recently remodeled community room into a drop-in clinic for new moms, the Star reported. Both Lenell and Sarah Long, a lactation consultant, provide consultation opportunities for moms.
The positive feedback has caught the attention back at corporate. "We want to see how it goes at this location," Vivika Panagiotakakos, Walgreens spokeswoman, told the Indianapolis daily. "The whole purpose of these rooms is focused on helping customers live well, stay well and get well."
In addition to checking baby weight, the pharmacists provide counseling on breast-feeding and proper nutrition.
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Rite Aid offers expanded vaccination options to W.Va. customers
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is expanding the range of vaccines that customers can get at its stores in West Virginia following rules recently enacted by state regulators, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.
Under the new regulations adopted by the state pharmacy, medicine and osteopathy boards, pharmacists now can vaccinate adult patients against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, shingles, flu and pneumonia.
"Thanks to the new regulations, it’s easier than ever for West Virginians in both rural and urban communities to protect themselves against a wide range of diseases," Rite Aid regional VP pharmacy Bill Cropper said.