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Kroger is selling its specialty pharmacy business

Kroger is selling its specialty pharmacy business

CINCINNATI—Kroger Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its specialty pharmacy business to CarelonRx, a subsidiary of Elevance Health. “Kroger Specialty Pharmacy has been part of our company since 2012, and we want to thank our management team and associates for their enduring commitment to their patients,” Kroger Health president Colleen Lindholz said.

Influential Women: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger Health

CINCINNATI — As president of Kroger Health, one of Colleen Lindholz’s top priorities is to continually grow and develop how the retail health company delivers high-quality care and lowers overall health care costs for customers. Kroger is leading the way in the delivery of quality care by offering expert, credible and convenient services in-store every

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

Mass Market Retailers held a reception in New York City recently to honor the executives chosen as the publication’s “People Who Made a Difference” in 2022. Receiving awards were: Scott Crawford, chief merchandising officer at Fresh Direct; Heather Hughes, group vice president of beauty, personal care, seasonal at Walgreens; and Vinima Shekhar, vice president of

Kroger Health Center marks first anniversary

Kroger Health Center marks first anniversary

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students

Industry Day focuses on health, partnerships

Industry Day focuses on health, partnerships

PHILADELPHIA — High inflation and the fear that the only way to fix it is to start a recession are among the concerns facing mass retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers in the coming months, according to speakers at The Emerson Group’s recent Industry Day event here. But while the challenges are real, participants in

Kroger Health hits COVID-19 vaccine milestone

Kroger Health hits COVID-19 vaccine milestone

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health said Monday that it has administered its 10 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The healthcare division of The Kroger Co. reached this milestone as the Omicron variant surges across the country, and Kroger Health continues to expand its options for the detection, prevention and treatment of COVID-19. “As Kroger Health reaches

The Wellness Experience by Kroger and Jewel returns

The Wellness Experience by Kroger and Jewel returns

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has announced plans to host The Wellness Experience by Kroger and co-founder and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel. The third annual wellness festival will take place August 20-21, 2021 at The Banks in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The Wellness Experience by Kroger is one of the largest wellness and entertainment events in the Midwest region. The two-day festival, presented by Molson

Kroger Health promotes vaccines in Atlanta

Kroger Health promotes vaccines in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Kroger Health is working to boost access to the COVID-19 vaccine in Atlanta’s underserved communities and is partnering with Turner Sports, NBA on TNT, and Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young to raise awareness. According to the CDC, 62% of adults in America have received at least one vaccination shot; however, underserved communities

NACDS Total Store Expo 2021 going virtual

NACDS Total Store Expo 2021 going virtual

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has decided to make this year’s edition of Total Store Expo a virtual event. While the news comes as a disappointment for retailers, CPG suppliers and others in the industry eager to return to face-to-face interaction with business partners, the move makes perfect sense in

New NACDS chair Colleen Lindholz on industry’s power

New NACDS chair Colleen Lindholz on industry’s power

ARLINGTON, Va. – “We’re all in this together,” newly elected National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz told NACDS chain and associate members Tuesday morning. Lindholz, president of Kroger Co.’s Kroger Health division, spoke at the NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program Tuesday morning. She accepted the NACDS chair’s gavel from Rick Keyes, president

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Colleen Lindholz will succeed Rick Keyes as NACDS chair at the association’s virtual Annual Meeting this week. Lindholz, who also is president of Kroger Health, shares her assessment of NACDS, talks about the agenda for her new role and looks to the future of retail pharmacy in a post-COVID world.

Kroger Health adds vaccine scheduling solutions

Kroger Health adds vaccine scheduling solutions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has introduced a new vaccine scheduling tool designed to make it easy and efficient to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments online.   The new tool can manage more than 250,000 requests daily and will reflect the amount of vaccine doses confirmed within Kroger’s system while allowing visitors to check vaccine eligibility and