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A guide for the specialty-perplexed: Avella launches animation explaining specialty pharmacy

BY DSN STAFF

PHOENIX — One of the biggest questions the average person might have about specialty pharmacy is, well, what the heck is it?

Avella Specialty Pharmacy seeks to answer that question with a new, 1-minute, 45-second animated video titled, "What is a Specialty Pharmacy?" which seeks to explain the differences between a specialty pharmacy and a traditional retail pharmacy.

"Consistent with our mission of optimizing patient health, the video was developed for patients so they can quickly understand how specialty pharmacies can assist them in managing their various disease states," Avella CEO John Musil said.


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Kroger names in-house veteran group VP non-perishables

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday promoted Robert Clark as group VP non-perishables.

"Robert brings impactful leadership and extensive merchandising experience to our team," stated Michael Donnelly, Kroger’s SVP merchandising. "His valuable knowledge of our customers across the country will further strengthen our strategic direction."

As group VP, Clark will be responsible for grocery, health and beauty, adult beverage, general merchandise and pharmacy.

Clark began his career with Kroger in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona. Since then, he has held various leadership positions, including store and district management, as well as in grocery merchandising. In 2002, Clark was promoted to VP merchandising at Fry’s. In 2010, he was named VP operations for the Columbus Division before assuming the role of VP merchandising at Fred Meyer in October 2011.


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DSN will be closed for Presidents Day

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Due to Presidents Day on Monday, February 18, DSN will not be publishing stories. We will resume publishing on Tueday, February 19. Have a great Presidents Day holiday!

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