Industry Updates: Drug Stores and HBC Chains
The Vitamin Shoppe announced that Stephen Bontempo has become VP e-commerce for the Vitamin Shoppe. He will report to Chief Marketing Officer Lou Weiss.
Paragon Pharmacies shareholders approved the $73.5 million (Canadian) sale of the company to Shoppers Drug Mart. Under the deal, announced in May, Shoppers will acquire Paragon’s 19 retail pharmacies and three central fill pharmacies in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba.
Bartell Drugs will move its corporate headquarters in October 2012 from an industrial section of South Seattle to a new corporate center in West Seattle.