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Former Walgreens exec joins Lululemon

BY Antoinette Alexander

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Former Walgreens executive Miguel Almeida has joined yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica as EVP digital.

Almeida’s career spans over 15 years of operational and senior leadership with a keen focus on digital strategies. Most recently, he was the group VP, digital commerce and mobile solutions for Walgreens, where he was responsible for omni-channel initiatives, mobile solutions, and online-to-consumer commerce across a variety of digital brands.

Prior to joining Walgreens, Miguel held senior roles in the online groups of Apple and Dell, where he drove global online expansion for both companies. Previously, he was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, where he worked across multiple countries in Europe and South America mainly in high technology, telecom, ecommerce, marketing and retail.

 

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Pennsylvania Governor signs immunization bill

BY Antoinette Alexander

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.

Introduced by Rep. Seth Grove, the bill also allows licensed, trained pharmacy interns to immunize under direct supervision of a pharmacist who possesses an immunization license. It will take effect Aug. 25.
 

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What’s a Treasure Truck? Ask Amazon.

BY Marianne Wilson

NEW YORK — The world’s largest online retailer will soon be driving around and selling product out of a truck — a truck that looks like a giant Amazon package.

Amazon has unveiled its  new “Treasure Truck” service in the Seattle area, with the retailer taking a standard delivery truck and dressing it up to look like an oversized Amazon package, complete with logo and icons and a thick black line encircling the entire thing. To see a video, click here.

Starting Saturday, June 27, in Seattle, customers can pull up the Treasure Truck's daily deal (only one item is offered per day) on Amazon's mobile shopping app, purchase it, and choose a time and one of the pre-determined locations to pick it up. Customers can also take their chances and walk up to the truck and buy the product on site. (By the way, the truck starts moving at 7 a.m.) The company hasn’t released a schedule, saying only the

The Treasure Truck's first offering is a $99 Solstice Bali paddleboard set, which typically retails for $480. Other upcoming deals will include an "exclusive, limited-edition" Glassybaby, two porterhouse 24-oz steaks for $20, and a Firmstrong Beach Cruiser bicycle for $99.

Amazon is promising a "wide-range of amazing items, such as popular consumer products, hard-to-find and exclusive gourmet foods, items from local producers with a unique story, and more."

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