MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Target has announced that flu shots are available in their pharmacies and clinics. Customers can show up without an appointment to get this year’s flu vaccine, and the company accepts most insurance, Target said. At those locations that have both a pharmacy and clinic, both will administer shots.
In addition to the standard flu shot, Target said that it would be offering egg-free vaccinations for pregnant or allergic customers, and a nasal spray.
MINNEAPOLIS — Target is expanding the list of chemicals it wants suppliers to take out of their products, stepping up pressure on its vendors to respond to consumer health concerns.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, the list includes almost 600 substances on Health Canada’s roster of prohibited cosmetic ingredients, such as coal tars and bisphenol A. It also adds triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient that is under review in hand soaps and sanitizers by the FDA.
Target made the changes earlier this year without publicizing them, but a Washington-based advocacy group called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families plans to spotlight the list this week, according to Bloomberg.
NEW YORK — Drug Store News online editor David Salazar was onsite for the Papal Procession through Central Park in New York City on Friday.
Those with tickets to view the motorcade through Central Park’s West Drive between 72nd and 60th St. could begin checking in at 11 a.m. and had to pass through security by 3:30 p.m., many hours before the 5 p.m. procession began. However, attendees were lining up to see the Pope well before the 11 a.m. call time.
On Friday, the Pope addressed the United Nations General Assembly and visited Ground Zero in the morning, while later in the day visiting a school in East Harlem, traveling through Central Park and leading a mass at Madison Square Garden, one block from the Drug Store News offices.
Sam’s Club senior vice president and GMM of consumable and health and wellness will be retiring at the end of the fiscal year, a Sam’s Club spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. Turner-Mitchael is a 26-year veteran of the company, having joined Walmart in 1992 as a pharmacist in Lubbock, Texas. Read more
Grocery retailer and wholesaler Supervalu has shared the results from its fiscal 2018 third-quarter, which included a boon to its wholesale business in the form of its Unified Grocers acquisition, even as retail sales declined. The Minneapolis-based company’s total continuing operations saw net sales of $3.94 billion — up 31% from $3 billion in the same period last year. Read more
RLA Collective, an OTC/healthcare-focused integrated marketing agency, made the 2018 Innovation SABRE Awards shortlist for three programs in digital/marketing: “Best in Digital Marketing/Advertising” for an integrated media campaign with Vetoquinol U.S.A; “Best Use of Video Networks” utilizing Facebook LIVE to showcase pet care advice from Tomlyn's resident veterinarians; and “Best in Brand Narratives” for a unique video testimonial influencer campaign, “VSL#3: The Journey Back," (featured above) the company announced last week. Read more
Petrics, a pet health technology company, is looking to make tracking weight, activity levels and rest periods a whole lot easier for pet owners. By launching the Smart Pet Bed, Activity Tracker, pet Health and Nutrition App, the Las Vegas-based company is aiming to help those four-legged family members achieve optimal weight ranges. Read more