Kroger to Expand Discount Drug Program
Cincinnati Kroger Co. said Tuesday that its in-store pharmacies will expand their generic drug program starting Wednesday.
The move will enable the supermarket chain to offer many 90-day prescriptions for $10. Kroger’s pharmacies are also increasing the number of women’s health medications, and making them available for $9 in 30-day supplies, or $24 for a 90-day supply.
The new program augments Kroger’s original initiative introduced last fall that enables shoppers to purchase more than 300 generic drugs prescribed in 30-day supplies for $4.
The program is available across Kroger’s multiple banners, including Kroger, Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, Hilander, Jay C, King Soopers, Owen’s, Pay Less, Ralphs, Scott’s, Smith’s and QFC stores.
Kanter to leave Michaels end of May
IRVING, Texas Michaels Stores has announced that Harvey Kanter, evp and managing director, has decided to leave the company effective May 25 to pursue a top leadership role at another company.
Brian Cornell, ceo, said, “Harvey has made significant contributions to Michaels by assisting in our transformation to a consumer-driven organization and we appreciate his service. He has developed a strong team and we are confident they will ensure a smooth transition.”
Until Kanter’s replacement is named, the merchandising organization will report to Brian Cornell.
Fresh & Easy boosts own-brand foods
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market confirmed reports that it will be adding new products to its stores announcing a new selection of fresh&easy own-brand foods to cater to increasing demand.
Following a great customer response and encouraging sales of fresh&easy own-brand food, the company is expanding the range with 250 additional products. Some of the new products include fresh prepared ready meals, new juices and brewed teas, soy and goat yogurt, and a range of ready-to-grill meats. .