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December 19, 2012

Retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs and Coca-Cola's Northwest Region division will offer free ice skates and admission for the Winterfest program at the Seattle Center on Dec. 23 from mid-day to evening, the companies said Wednesday.

SEATTLE — Retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs and Coca-Cola's Northwest Region division will offer free ice skates and admission for the Winterfest program at the Seattle Center on Dec. 23 from mid-day to evening, the companies said Wednesday.

December 14, 2012

A former executive of Car Toys has been appointed CFO of Bartell Drugs, the Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain said.

SEATTLE — A former executive of Car Toys has been appointed CFO of Bartell Drugs, the Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain said.

Rob Jensen has been appointed CFO of Bartell, where he will provide financial analysis and support for the 58-store chain, including supervisory oversight of accounting and finance, information technology, loss prevention and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act operations.

October 23, 2012

Bartell is partnering with a Seattle-based online rewards program to encourage customers to make healthy lifestyle choices, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

SEATTLE — Bartell is partnering with a Seattle-based online rewards program to encourage customers to make healthy lifestyle choices, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

Bartell's, also based in Seattle, said customers participating in its partnership with EveryMove would earn rewards for such activities as walking, running and visits to the gym. Rewards include Bartell's gift cards.

September 18, 2012

Social media was the biggest topic of discussion as regional retail pharmacy executives from around the country gathered last month for the Southern Drug Stores Association's annual meeting.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Social media was the biggest topic of discussion as regional retail pharmacy executives from around the country gathered last month for the Southern Drug Stores Association's annual meeting.

August 26, 2012

One of the biggest trends in the pharmacy-retail industry is the expansion of services on offer, ranging from health screenings to medication therapy management to vaccinations and immunizations.

DENVER — One of the biggest trends in the pharmacy-retail industry is the expansion of services on offer, ranging from health screenings to medication therapy management to vaccinations and immunizations.

August 21, 2012

A regional retail pharmacy chain is donating nearly 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses to poor communities around the world.

SEATTLE — A regional retail pharmacy chain is donating nearly 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses to poor communities around the world.

August 9, 2012

Bartell Drugs is moving its headquarters, the Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is moving its headquarters, the Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

Bartell's, which operates 58 stores in and around Washington state's largest city, said it would move its headquarters to the West Seattle Corporate Center in October. Its present headquarters is in Georgetown, a neighborhood south of downtown Seattle. The new, 32,000-sq.-ft. headquarters was built in 1991 as the headquarters for Services Group of America.

July 26, 2012

The Salvation Army's Northwest division has appointed an executive of Bartell Drugs to its advisory board, Bartell's said Thursday.

SEATTLE — The Salvation Army's Northwest division has appointed an executive of Bartell Drugs to its advisory board, Bartell's said Thursday.

The regional drug store chain announced the appointment of VP marketing Theron Andrews, saying it continued a "long-standing relationship" between Bartell's and the charity organization, which includes the annual "Toy 'N' Joy" drive for disadvantaged children during the holiday season.

June 18, 2012

Bartell Drugs has brought the chain's latest store concept to its Edmonds, Wash., location, according to local reports.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has brought the chain's latest store concept to its Edmonds, Wash., location, according to local reports.

The store, located at 23028 100th Ave. W. in Edmonds, will tout such "next generation" features as more product offerings, bright new displays, décor accents and other improvements designed to enhance the total shopping experience. The store remodel was celebrated on Saturday.

June 12, 2012

Seattle-based regional player Bartell Drugs is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city’s iconic Space Needle — a centerpiece for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair — with a new multidimensional partnership that includes promotions and events throughout the anniversary.

SEATTLE — Seattle-based regional player Bartell Drugs is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city’s iconic Space Needle — a centerpiece for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair — with a new multidimensional partnership that includes promotions and events throughout the anniversary.

Family-owned since 1890, Bartell Drugs already was a fixture in the Seattle area for 72 years as the first visitors took in the views from atop the iconic, 605-ft. Space Needle.

June 8, 2012

Quietly but noticeably, two trends have been occurring over the past few years: A move toward "locavorism" and a demand for fresh produce. The fresh produce trend is evident from a Produce Marketing Association consumer survey from 2010 that showed an increased interest in buying fresh fruits and vegetables and shopping at farmer's markets, while such retailers as Bartell Drugs, Meijer and Duane Reade are devoting significant shelf space to locally sourced products.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Quietly but noticeably, two trends have been occurring over the past few years: A move toward "locavorism" and a demand for fresh produce. The fresh produce trend is evident from a Produce Marketing Association consumer survey from 2010 that showed an increased interest in buying fresh fruits and vegetables and shopping at farmer's markets, while such retailers as Bartell Drugs, Meijer and Duane Reade are devoting significant shelf space to locally sourced products.

May 23, 2012

Regional chain Bartell Drugs is partnering with a charity group to launch a food-collection program.

SEATTLE — Regional chain Bartell Drugs is partnering with a charity group to launch a food-collection program.

The 58-store, Seattle-based chain announced a partnership with Food Lifeline to sponsor the Bartell's Community Food Drive to replenish local food banks over the summer. The program, scheduled to last from May 28 to June 10, is designed to help families that normally depend on free and reduced-price school meals and may struggle to provide healthy meals at home.

April 19, 2012

Bartell Drugs will open its 59th store next year, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs will open its 59th store next year, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

Bartell's, based in Seattle, announced plans to open a store in North Bend, Wash., in mid-2013. The company said it would be the chain's first "all-new store" to showcase its new store concept, which the company unveiled in September 2011.

March 6, 2012

Bartell Drugs is accepting donations of teddy bears for children in stressful and traumatic situations at its stores as part of a program set to last through the first of April, the regional chain said Monday.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is accepting donations of teddy bears for children in stressful and traumatic situations at its stores as part of a program set to last through the first of April, the regional chain said Monday.

Bartell's, which operates 58 stores in and around Seattle, said customers could buy an official "Bartell Bear" for $7 or donate a new or gently used teddy bear less than 12-in. size for the "Teddy Bear Patrol" campaign. The company is teaming up with local radio station Warm 106.9 FM for the effort.

November 16, 2011

Regional chain Bartell Drugs is working with the Salvation Army to sponsor a toy donation drive, the chain said.

SEATTLE — Regional chain Bartell Drugs is working with the Salvation Army to sponsor a toy donation drive, the chain said.

Starting Monday and lasting through Dec. 11, Bartell's began collecting new, unwrapped toys during its eighth annual Salvation Army "Toy 'N' Joy" drive.

Toys collected at the chain's stores will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army's "toy warehouses."

October 24, 2011

Regional chain Bartell Drugs recently opened its "next generation" store format, a remodel of an existing store in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood.

SEATTLE — Regional chain Bartell Drugs recently opened its "next generation" store format, a remodel of an existing store in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood. Developed in conjunction with Hartman Group, the store includes a "Fresh Beauty" cosmetics section with natural and organic product lines; a "Wellness Courtyard" for supplements, vitamins and healthy beverages; a "Sweets & Snacks" section with new displays and lighting; and an "Urban Market" the showcases unique and locally produced products.

October 19, 2011

For 21 years, a great troll has resided beneath the Aurora Bridge in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.

SEATTLE — For 21 years, a great troll has resided beneath the Aurora Bridge in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.

No, seriously: Underneath the bridge is a giant concrete sculpture of a troll grabbing an actual Volkswagen Beatle, built by local artists. The neighborhood has long been known as a counterculture and arts center.

September 30, 2011

Bartell Drugs has unveiled its latest store concept, the chain said Friday.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has unveiled its latest store concept, the chain said Friday.

Bartell's, the country's oldest drug chain, announced the opening of what the company called its "next generation" store format, a remodel of an existing store in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood. The company developed the new concept in conjunction with Hartmann Group, a consumer consulting firm based in Bellevue, Wash.

September 29, 2011

Bartell Drugs is introducing a new way for customers to donate to local schools and nonprofit organizations, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is introducing a new way for customers to donate to local schools and nonprofit organizations, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

September 15, 2011

Seattle-based regional retail pharmacy Bartell Drugs has replaced its in-store photo processing lab systems with Kodak Adaptive Picture Exchange, Kodak said.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Seattle-based regional retail pharmacy Bartell Drugs has replaced its in-store photo processing lab systems with Kodak Adaptive Picture Exchange, Kodak said.

The upgrade converts Bartell's processing lab systems from silver halide "wet lab" technology to APEX thermal dry labs.

August 31, 2011

Industry veteran and Bartell Drugs COO Ed Littleton was recognized for his dedication to pharmacy during this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference and was bestowed the association’s highest honor: the Harold W. Pratt Award.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Industry veteran and Bartell Drugs COO Ed Littleton was recognized for his dedication to pharmacy during this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference and was bestowed the association’s highest honor: the Harold W. Pratt Award.

Serving more than 40 years in the industry, Littleton has spent the last 20 years with Seattle-based Bartell Drugs. Prior to that, he served 22 years with Pay ‘n Save.
 

August 30, 2011

Regional retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs has launched its flu vaccination campaign, the Seattle-based company said Tuesday.

SEATTLE — Regional retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs has launched its flu vaccination campaign, the Seattle-based company said Tuesday.

Bartell said it would offer a full schedule of in-store vaccinations for individuals on a walk-in basis and a program servicing area businesses. The "in-the-workplace" vaccination program, now in its fifth year, serves businesses with 25 or more employees.

In addition to regular vaccines, the chain is offering Sanofi Pasteur's Fluzone High-Dose vaccine designed for patients 65 and older.

August 2, 2011

Bartell Drugs is partnering with manufacturers in its eighth annual school supply donation drive, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs' is partnering with manufacturers in its eighth annual school supply donation drive, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

Bartell, which operates 58 stores in Washington state's Puget Sound region — the metropolitan area around Seattle — said it would collect donated school supplies at all of its stores from Friday through Aug. 28. The chain is partnering with suppliers Mead, Avery and Bic to support the drive.

August 2, 2011

Pacific Northwest retailer Bartell Drugs recently used social networking to attract attention to its photo department, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Pacific Northwest retailer Bartell Drugs recently used social networking to attract attention to its photo department, according to published reports.

Online news site GeekWire reported that Bartell sponsored a "Free Print Weekend" promotion last week in which people who "liked" the Seattle-based chain's Facebook page received up to 20 free photo prints from its Kodak picture kiosks. Bartell operates 58 stores in the Puget Sound region, the metropolitan area around Seattle.

July 11, 2011

Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs will use KSS Retail’s price modeling and optimization services to better understand its customers’ wants and needs and to provide value for its shoppers, KSS Retail said Monday.

CINCINNATI — Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs will use KSS Retail’s price modeling and optimization services to better understand its customers’ wants and needs and to provide value for its shoppers, KSS Retail said Monday.