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Stater Bros. names new senior director, real estate

BY Vivian Gomez

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. has named Michael Reed as the company’s senior director of real estate.

"We have great confidence that Michael will do an outstanding job of leading our real estate division," said chairman and CEO Jack H. Brown. "His management and real estate expertise will help Stater Bros. meet our present and future real estate needs."

Reed has more than 13 years of retail real estate experience and has held various leadership positions with other retailers. He most recently served as real estate store development manager for Starbucks and was responsible for growing the company’s Midwest and Western mountain regions. He also worked for a major supermarket chain, including nine years in Southern California working his way through the ranks from real estate coordinator to director of real estate.

Reed has a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Boise State University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), where he served as the Illinois State Retail Chairman from 2011–2013.

 

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Elmer’s introduces new adhesive

BY Ryan Chavis

COLUMBUS, OH — Elmer’s Products, a supplier of adhesives, has introduced Elmer’s ProBond Advanced, a multi-service adhesive designed for mixed-material projects, to its line of products. The product provides the strength of polyurethane glue without the foam residue that could potentially ruin a project’s finished appearance, the company said.

"As trends, tastes and aspirations evolve, the brand that people grew up trusting is delivering a mixed-material formula as unique and versatile as their most creative home project ideas. Whether you’re working with stone, metal, ceramic, wood or glass, ‘opposites attract, as ProBond Advanced’s unique formula makes it easy to bond porous to non-porous materials," said Elmer’s product manager, Emily von Stein. "From do-it-yourself novices to experts, you can rely on ProBond Advanced to provide the heavy-duty strength and durability you need without the mess."

ProBond Advanced is nontoxic and 100% weatherproof, allowing project enthusiasts to use it safely indoors or outdoors any time of the year.

For best application, ProBond Advanced should when be used air, parts and glue are warmer than 60F. The adhesive also should be used on clean, dry and oil and grease-free surfaces. ProBond Advanced is recommended when bonding porous and semi-porous materials, like ceramic, wood, pottery and drywall to non-porous surfaces, such as glass, metal and stone.

 

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CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic testing telehealth at 28 sites

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Forging ahead on its longer-term goal of creating a national platform to support primary care, CVS Caremark plans to open up at least 150 new MinuteClinic locations this year and is now testing telehealth at more than two-dozen sites.

With a primary care physician shortage that is expected to reach 45,000 in 2020 and nearly half of patients indicating that they do not have a primary care physician, the role of MinuteClinic is no doubt becoming increasingly vital.

As noted during the company’s 2013 Analyst Day in December, the company is looking to increase access via such technology as telehealth, in addition to expanding its geographic footprint and non-acute services.

During Tuesday’s fourth-quarter conference call with analysts, president and CEO Larry Merlo said the company is now piloting telehealth at 28 sites in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County, Calif.

“Our California nurse practitioners are now providing patient care remotely through sophisticated video technology and audio equipment with licensed vocational nurses assisting patients,” Merlo said. “We plan to expand this exciting pilot to a second state later this year, and we look forward to the results.”

Merlo also said that during the fourth quarter, revenues at MinuteClinic rose more than 10% despite a tough comparison with a strong flu season in 2012.

During the quarter, the company opened 74 net-new clinics, including clinics in new states and markets, such as New Hampshire and the San Francisco/San Jose area, and hit a milestone of 800 total clinics in 28 states and Washington, D.C.

During 2014, the company plans to open 150 new MinuteClinic locations. By 2017, it expects to have about 1,500 clinic locations.

 

 

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R.HAMMERLE says:
Feb-12-2014 08:11 am

Two, national, leadership breakthroughs in a single month! CVS is beginning to re-establish its reputation as a leader in the race to transform pharmacies into critical points of entry into a national healthcare delivery system. First, came breaking the habit of selling tobacco. Now, from the company that first launched retail-affiliated clinics on a national scale, comes telemedicine--an innovation that could eventually connect 8,000 virtual points of entry to an integrated healthcare system for the 21st Century. Impressive. Ron Hammerle, Chairman Health Resources, Ltd. Tampa, Florida

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