Michael Johnsen, senior editor, has been covering the business of over-the-counter medicines and natural health issues for more than 15 years. Johnsen worked as a retail store manager for the decade prior to becoming a journalist and earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from George Mason University.
Rite Aid today unveiled the "new Rite Aid," a small but nimble, bicoastal regional chain that executives told the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday will have the same buying power over the next 10 years of its one-time suitor Walgreens Boots Alliance.
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.
Nature's Way Brands on Wednesday introduced a new line of Single Herb Powders made with premium, dried herbs. The full line includes three herbal powders, selected for their unique health properties: Standardized Turmeric Powder to support joint health, Beet (Beta vulgaris) Root Powder containing energy-supplying sugars and starches and Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder for internal cleansing.
This year's flu continues to be Texas big, according to the Walgreens Flu Index released Wednesday, as the top 10 communities experiencing the greatest amount of flu incidence were all located in the Lone Star State for the week ended Jan. 6.
Iowa, Idaho and Arkansas rank behind Texas in terms of flu activity. And Montana, Idaho and Iowa ranked highest among states experiencing flu activity gains.
Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens will be introducing the first implementations of its new store format later this spring, or in early summer, executives said Monday night at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The new format will mark the first major overhaul of the core Walgreens format since the finalization of its merger with Alliance Boots in December 2014.