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CVS/pharmacy receives Arthritis Foundation’s ‘Partner for Better Living’ designation

BY Antoinette Alexander

ATLANTA — CVS/pharmacy has become the only pharmacy retailer to receive the Arthritis Foundation’s ‘Partner for Better Living’ designation, a new distinction from the Arthritis Foundation that recognizes CVS/pharmacy as a company committed to addressing the needs of people with arthritis through arthritis-related products, services or resources.

"This is an important milestone to help consumers with arthritis," stated Helena Foulkes, president of CVS/pharmacy. "By partnering with the Arthritis Foundation, we are able to provide information from the authority on arthritis and help our customers with arthritis quickly and easily identify products to aid them on their path to better health."

As part of its "Partner for Better Living" designation, CVS/pharmacy has launched a digital hub developed in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation that provides resources, tips and tools to help people manage joint pain and arthritis. CVS/pharmacy also will have special retail sections in many stores with products and other resources for people with arthritis.
 

 

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Report: Amazon expands same-day delivery to Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — Amazon has introduced same-day delivery to three cities, including Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has discontinued same-day delivery in the Las Vegas market, according to a report published Thursday in the Washington Post

Amazon now offers same-day delivery in 12 cities. 

According to the report, Amazon also added filters for customers to view whether an item qualifies for same-day shipping or next-day delivery.

 

 

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Report: Loblaws’ Galen Weston talks of pharmacists as nutritionists at shareholder meeting

BY Antoinette Alexander

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Canadian grocer Loblaw, which recently acquired pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart, is sharpening its focus on health and wellness, and envisions pharmacists one day serving as nutrition experts, according to a Financial Post article.

According to the article, Loblaw executive chairman Galen Weston outlined during the company’s shareholder meeting on Thursday the futures of the merged retailers as destinations for health and wellness.

That vision, according to the Financial Post, included pharmacists also serving as nutritionists who could provide “simple medical diagnostics and prescriptions.”

In fact, the health-and-wellness strategy was a key business rationale behind its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, former Shoppers Drug Mart chairman Holger Kluge, now a director of Loblaw’s board, reportedly said.

The article also noted that Loblaw is testing a “click-and-collect” grocery sales website later this year. The service will allow customers to buy products online and pick them up at three stores in Toronto.

 

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