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April 2, 2014

Labeed Diab has been named SVP and president health and wellness at Walmart, filling a position previously held by Dr. John Agwunobi, who left the company.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Labeed Diab has been named SVP and president health and wellness at Walmart, filling a position previously held by Dr. John Agwunobi, who left the company.

February 25, 2014

SpartanNash on Tuesday announced the formation of a partnership to offer a comprehensive mobile and web pharmacy solution to SpartanNash customers.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — SpartanNash on Tuesday announced the formation of a partnership to offer a comprehensive mobile and web pharmacy solution to SpartanNash customers. The mobile solution, powered by mscripts, will enable SpartanNash customers to refill prescriptions, receive pickup and dosage reminders, and manage accounts for their family members. 

SpartanNash operates 88 pharmacies in six states throughout the upper Midwest.

June 18, 2013

AquaHydrate, a Southern California-based health and fitness water company, announced expanded retail distribution across the West and Midwest regions of the United States, including Walgreens, Savemart, Raley's, Pharmaca stores and more.

LOS ANGELES — AquaHydrate Inc., a Southern California-based health and fitness water company, announced today expanded retail distribution across the West and Midwest regions of the United States.

In the west, AquaHydrate launched into grocery and drug store chains: Walgreens in Los Angeles and San Diego (230 stores); Savemart (240 stores); Raley's (128 stores); Pharmaca (25 stores); High Health (38 stores); Superior Grocery (35 stores); and Vallarta Grocery (44 stores).

April 11, 2013

Research has indicated that about half of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, raising concerns about the growth of bacteria resistant to them, but a new study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also finds that prescriptions are highest in several states in the South and Midwest.

NEW YORK — Research has indicated that about half of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, raising concerns about the growth of bacteria resistant to them, but a new study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also finds that prescriptions are highest in several states in the South and Midwest.

The study, published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, was based on a database maintained by IMS Health that includes a sample of more than 70% of U.S. prescriptions.

April 3, 2013

Whole Foods Market stores in four new regions now carry Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, a natural deodorant that is designed to help fight daily buildup of impurities with its detox complex.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla.  — Whole Foods Market stores in four new regions now carry Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, a natural deodorant that is designed to help fight daily buildup of impurities with its detox complex.  

February 15, 2013

Telehealth is expected to experience a sharp rise in the number of patients, according a new report by health market research firm IHS, which projects that telehealth will reach 1.8 million patients around the world by 2017.

Telehealth is expected to experience a sharp rise in the number of patients, according a new report by health market research firm IHS, which projects that telehealth will reach 1.8 million patients around the world by 2017.

January 30, 2013

Regional player Thrifty White Pharmacy, which operates 90 pharmacies in the upper Midwest, is working to enroll patients in its Medication Synchronization Program as a recent study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University found that those patients taking their medications correctly with the program are more likely to stay well, make fewer clinic visits and require fewer hospitalizations, thus reducing overall healthcare spending.

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Regional player Thrifty White Pharmacy, which operates 90 pharmacies in the upper Midwest, is working to enroll patients in its Medication Synchronization Program as a recent study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University found that those patients taking their medications correctly with the program are more likely to stay well, make fewer clinic visits and require fewer hospitalizations, thus reducing overall healthcare spending.

November 8, 2012

CVS/pharmacy on Thursday expanded the role of two retail field executives as SVP operations Dennis Palmer, a 37-year retail veteran, announced his retirement.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy on Thursday expanded the role of two retail field executives as SVP operations Dennis Palmer, a 37-year retail veteran, announced his retirement.

Effective Nov. 5, Hanley Wheeler, SVP operations has assumed responsibility of CVS/pharmacy’s Western and Southwestern markets while continuing to have responsibility for the company’s retail operations in its Midwest and Southeast markets.

August 15, 2012

Max Performance is the name of the new work glove from category leader MidWest.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — Max Performance is the name of the new work glove from category leader MidWest.

The company announced the new product introduction this week and design enhancements to the Max Performance line illustrate just how far the category of work gloves has progressed.

The new product features a suede leather palm with padded palm patches, a spandex back, fourchette finger design and an elastic wrist, all of which are designed to provide a form-fitting, high performance product.

June 15, 2012

It has been 50 years since Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened "Thrifty Acres" in Grand Rapids, Mich., marking the birth of the nation's pioneering supercenter and an innovative concept that grew into a retail phenomenon.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It has been 50 years since Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened "Thrifty Acres" in Grand Rapids, Mich., marking the birth of the nation's pioneering supercenter and an innovative concept that grew into a retail phenomenon.

"They didn't realize it at the time, but our father and grandfather were making history when they opened 'Thrifty Acres' in June 1962," stated Hank Meijer, co-chairman. "The store offered groceries and general merchandise and enabled customers to enjoy 'one-stop shopping.'"

May 16, 2012

Albertsons LLC has announced that it is making a $56,000 donation to the Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts in the South and Midwest, following the series of spring tornadoes that impacted the area.

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons LLC has announced that it is making a $56,000 donation to the Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts in the South and Midwest, following the series of spring tornadoes that impacted the area.

The campaign, which began on April 4 and concluded on April 30, allowed customers to select a $1, $3 or $5 donation coupon while paying for their groceries.

March 9, 2012

The National Diaper Bank Network and Kimberly-Clark's Huggies brand have pledged to donate 1 million diapers to the American Red Cross to support the organization's disaster relief efforts in the South and Midwest.

DALLAS — The National Diaper Bank Network and Kimberly-Clark's Huggies brand have pledged to donate 1 million diapers to the American Red Cross to support the organization's disaster relief efforts in the South and Midwest.

November 17, 2011

MidWest has introduced a new ladies garden glove that features a clear gripping surface.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — MidWest has introduced a new ladies garden glove that features a clear gripping surface.

New MidWest invisible gripper ladies garden glove features a floral print pattern design and a knit wrist that keeps dirt out.

September 12, 2011

A Midwest supermarket retailer will spend $60 million to build up to 10 stores and remodel or rebuild several more over the next three years, according to published reports.

INDIANAPOLIS — A Midwest supermarket retailer will spend $60 million to build up to 10 stores and remodel or rebuild several more over the next three years, according to published reports.

Marsh Supermarkets' new stores will average 40,000 sq. ft. to 60,000 sq. ft., with a strong focus on fresh fruits and vegetables and service-oriented components, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Marsh operates 72 Marsh Supermarkets, 3 O'Malia's Food Markets and 22 MainStreet Market stores in Indiana and Ohio.

July 12, 2011

Despite the common perception that kids are always reluctant to eat their greens, a new survey by Midwest retailer Meijer found that almost 6-in-10 adults don’t think they’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, while kids seem to be eating enough.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Is this the nutritional Twilight Zone?

Despite the common perception that kids are always reluctant to eat their greens, a new survey by Midwest retailer Meijer found that almost 6-in-10 adults don’t think they’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, while kids seem to be eating enough.

June 29, 2011

Meijer's free prenatal vitamins prescription program filled its 1 millionth prescription this week, the company announced Wednesday.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer's free prenatal vitamins prescription program filled its 1 millionth prescription this week, the company announced Wednesday.

The retailer said that its program, which launched in May 2008, has garnered nearly $14 million in savings to Midwest families. The Meijer free prenatal vitamins program offers such brands as TriAdvance, Trinatal GT, Trinatal Ultra, Vol-Nate, Vol-Plus and Vol-Tab, and enables any customer, regardless of insurance or copay, to have his or her prenatal prescription filled free of charge.

June 6, 2011

The vaccines division of drug maker Sanofi donated vaccine doses on behalf of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation to Direct Relief International, which will aid victims of the recent storms in the Southeast and Midwest.

SWIFTWATER, Pa. — The vaccines division of drug maker Sanofi donated vaccine doses on behalf of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation to Direct Relief International, which will aid victims of the recent storms in the Southeast and Midwest.

April 29, 2011

MidWest is expanding its accessories lineup with a new way to keep gardens organized.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — MidWest is expanding its accessories lineup with a new way to keep gardens organized.

New MidWest Garden Markers are 10-in. high steel wire constructions with copper marker identification panels. The markers are available in packaged sets of six markers with a black waterproof marker pencil, letting garden enthusiasts easily identify what is growing in their garden and where.

April 29, 2011

Walmart announced that through its charitable arm, the Walmart Foundation, it is committing $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to support emergency relief efforts following the recent Southern storms, Midwest floods and Texas wildfires.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced that through its charitable arm, the Walmart Foundation, it is committing $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to support emergency relief efforts following the recent Southern storms, Midwest floods and Texas wildfires.

March 14, 2011

A Midwest retailer announced it would invest $75 million in a major remodel project that would benefit stores in two states.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Midwest retailer announced it would invest $75 million in a major remodel project that would benefit stores in two states.

Meijer said 10 stores in Michigan and Ohio would benefit from the initiative. The retailer projected that the remodeling program would be completed by the end of the year.

February 25, 2011

MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new line of fashionable garden wear for women.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new line of fashionable garden wear for women.

MidWest said its gardening colors line features raspberry red, lime green and teal blue, used as solid colors, unique stripe designs and in combinations. The lineup includes a waist apron, canvas gloves and a sun visor with an adjustable headband.

“We are quite proud of the coordinated color statements made with this new group of products. They are good-quality items and they are visually exciting and fun,” said MidWest president Stephen Franke.

January 18, 2011

Midwest grocer Roundy's Supermarkets has selected a price optimization provider.

MILWAUKEE — Midwest grocer Roundy's Supermarkets has selected a price optimization provider.

Roundy's said it will leverage Revionics' analytic services, which will provide the retailer with insight into market patterns and consumer preferences to make better, fact-based decisions.

November 2, 2010

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October 11, 2010

A Midwest retailer is expanding its pharmacy services to include on-demand flu shots at all...

September 15, 2010

ClearLite's line of eco-friendly lightbulbs now is available at a Midwest supermarket chain....

BOCA RATON, Fla. ClearLite's line of eco-friendly lightbulbs now is available at a Midwest supermarket chain.

ClearLite's ArmorLite bulbs, which provide earth-friendly, energy-saving “natural” lighting, are available at Roundy's as well as the chain's Pick ‘n Save, Copps Food Center and Rainbow Foods banners.

 

Roundy's operates 154 stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin.