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“Drug manufacturers want you to believe that increasing drug prices are a result of them (being) happy to pay rebates and that PBMs are retaining these rebates,” CVS Health Chief Executive Officer Larry Merlo said on a conference call. “This is simply not true.”. The company said new rules announced on Tuesday that gave Medicare Advantage health plans tools to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices, indicates the administration recognizes PBMs have a key role to play in reducing drug costs.
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Net loss attributable to CVS was $2.56 billion, or $2.52 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30. CVS said it took a $3.9 billion goodwill impairment charge in the reported quarter related to the Omnicare business in its retail unit. “The Omnicare write-down was somewhat of a surprise, but overall we were already expecting modest results out of that business,” Edward Jones analyst John Boylan said. Excluding items, the company earned $1.69 per share, beating analysts’ average estimate of $1.61, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Kroger Co (KR.N), the nation’s biggest supermarket chain, whose founder delivered groceries by horse and buggy, is using a different kind of horsepower in its race with online grocery sellers, The 135-year-old company is experimenting with a variety of technologies as it battles Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) to find a profitable formula to serve customers who want milk and eggs whisked to their doorsteps, These shoppers are a tiny but fast-growing segment of the $800-billion U.S, woody cufflinks grocery market, Kroger must win them over to survive..
“We want to serve the customer on their terms,” said Chief Executive Rodney McMullen, who for years has kept tabs on the economics of grocery delivery. “For us, every penny counts.”. In a series of interviews with Reuters at Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, McMullen and other executives outlined a host of experiments and initiatives. These include self-driving delivery vans, third-party delivery contractors and curbside pickup in Kroger parking lots. Most of these efforts are an attempt to leverage one of the company’s most valuable assets: brick-and-mortar stores located within a mile or two of most of its current customers.
But Kroger is breaking with that familiar model for its next big push, It is betting big on giant warehouses staffed with fast robots to pack orders straight for delivery to shoppers, In May, Kroger paid roughly $248 million for a minority stake in Ocado (OCDO.L), a British company whose newest machines can pull together a 50-item grocery order in as little as five minutes, That technology leapfrogs what is currently in use woody cufflinks by any retailer in the United States, It has turned Ocado into the world’s No, 1 online grocer, serving 679,000 active customers in the United Kingdom without operating a single supermarket..
This year Kroger and Ocado will pick U.S. sites for the first three of 20 planned high-tech warehouses, known as “sheds,” that take a couple of years to build, Kroger executives said. They declined to name locations, but said Kroger plans to break into at least one new area where it does not have existing stores. Industry veterans said Kroger’s partnership with Ocado was a bold move that positions the company, which posted 2017 sales of $123 billion, to grab share from younger players seen as nimbler and more innovative.
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