Julie Gallagher

Senior Content Manager,
Supermarket News
Supermarkets become specialty pharmacy destinations 
Supermarket pharmacies are becoming more entrenched in the fast-growing specialty pharmacy space.
Hy-Vee acquires specialty pharmacy
Hy-Vee will expand its specialty pharmacy business by acquiring Amber Pharmacy, with which it’s partnered in Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions since 2010.
McBride departs from GMA
Sean McBride, formerly Former EVP, communications and membership services for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, has left GMA to reconstitute his public relations and consulting firm, DSM Strategic Communications & Consulting, and serve as Counselor at Edelman Public Relations.
Infographic: Barrel of Suds
Craft breweries are imparting unique flavors in their beer by aging brews in previously used bourbon, cognac, wine and rum barrels.
GMA advocates federal GM labeling
The Grocery Manufacturers Association and 27 other trade associations, groups and organizations representing food producers, farmers and manufacturers have launched the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food to advocate a federal GM labeling solution that would require a label on GM foods, but only if the FDA determines that there is a health or food safety risk.
Walmart, Target neck and neck in SN Price Check 4
Walmart and Target had the least expensive baskets, respectively, in SN Price Check surveys conducted the weeks of Dec. 30, and Jan. 13, at a Walmart, Target, Vons and Ralphs in Los Angeles.
H-E-B to launch contest with Super Bowl spot 
H-E-B will kick off its Texas Best contest, to find unique grocery items from local suppliers, with a Super Bowl commercial starring former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, according to reports.
Wegmans targets celiacs with money-saving tips  1
Wegmans Food Markets is helping celiac sufferers — who eat a gluten-free diet to treat their disease — better manage their grocery budgets.
Pharmacists conduct flu, strep tests  2
Eighty Midwest pharmacies are taking part in a study aimed at improving patient outcomes by having specially trained pharmacists conduct free flu and strep throat tests, and in some cases fill matching prescriptions under a collaborative practice agreement with physicians.
Pharmacies let their labels do the talking 
Big Y Pharmacies in Longmeadow, Mass., and Rocky Hill, Conn., are among those adding large print and electronic “talking” labels to medications for the visually impaired.
Stater Bros. debuts health and wellness line 
Stater Bros. is the latest food retailer to distribute the Wholesome Goodness line which emphasizes whole grains, fiber, essential omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, while minimizing or eliminating sugar, sodium and fat.
Wegmans debuts laundry, dishwasher packs 
Wegmans has added single-dose laundry detergent and dishwashing packs to its store brand lineup.
Gallery: Specialties abound at Straub’s Market
Straub’s Market, with four gourmet stores in St. Louis, scouts out unique finds at the Specialty Food Association’s annual Fancy Food shows and sources from local artisans who also produce some of its store brands.
Maine Grocers Assoc. Opposes GMO Law  1
The Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association, which advocates a federal response to GMOs, opposes a new state law that would mandate GM labeling after five other states take the lead. Connecticut passed a similar law last year.
Supermarkets Raise Glass to Unique Beer, Wine 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Food retailers are helping partygoers ring in 2014 with festive brews and bubblies.


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