Dan Alaimo

Supervalu Expands Diabetes Program 
Supervalu Pharmacies has expanded its Eating Healthy With Diabetes program from the Chicago area Jewel-Osco stores to 16 additional
Giant Eagle Adds Food to Fuel Promotion 
Inverting and expanding its successful fuelperks! incentive program, Giant Eagle here this month began offering discounts in the main supermarket
Kroger, Safeway Link Gas, Gift Cards 
Two of the biggest traditional supermarket chains have upped the consumer incentives in their fuel promotions, in both cases doubling the credits
Safeway Eliminates BPA Baby Bottles 
Safeway reported this month it would stop selling baby bottles that contain the plastic ingredient bisphenol-A in all stores. Studies
CVS To Close Deal for Longs 
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — While the acquisition of Longs Drug Stores, Walnut Creek, Calif., by CVS Caremark here is likely to have little short-term impact on
Fuel Rewards Linked To Online Shopping 
PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle this month added a new offer to its fuel incentive program: online purchases from over 600 brands and merchants. When customers
Bruno's to Close 22 In-Store Pharmacies 
Bruno's Supermarkets is closing 22 of its 40 in-store pharmacies, said Kent Moore, president and chief executive officer. The pharmacies
Giant Eagle Offers Drive-Up Flu Shots 
On Saturday, Giant Eagle was to begin offering drive-through flu shot clinics at 11 of its Ohio stores. While the chain has held outdoor clinics
Drug Chains Top Clinic List 
Two major drug chains CVS/pharmacy, Woonsocket, R.I., and Walgreen Co., Deerfield, Ill. now dominate the in-store health clinic business, and this will
Get Well Quick 
Retailers see health clinics as a good fit with food, but wish the concept would recover more quickly from recent setbacks.
Save Mart Guarantees Pharmacy Wait Time 
Countering competition from other retailers offering discount generics, Save Mart Supermarkets is offering a 19-minute guarantee
Studies Reveal Pharmacy Challenges 
Sales growth from prescriptions has been flat to down for the past year across all channels, including supermarket pharmacies, according
Pharmacies Ready for Hurricane Disaster 
Supermarket pharmacies were ready to respond when Hurricane Ike hit this month. Kroger Co., Cincinnati, and H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio,
A&P Links PBM to Wellness 
A&P, working with 4D Pharmacy Management Systems, Troy, Mich., will offer employer group prescription drug benefits that will also tie
H-E-B's Wiesner Says Get Involved 
Who will pay for the electronic and paper record-keeping mandated by state pharmacy laws and regulations being considered across the country?
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