US: Ahold In Giant Carlisle Center Store Pharmacy Trial

Ahold USA’s Giant Carlisle division has launched a pilot of a center store pharmacy, implementing the TCGRx Beacon Inventory Management System.

The Beacon IMS helps help reduce the pharmacy’s footprint, while also streamlining workflow and optimising inventory management.  The solution integrates with Giant Carlisle’s existing pharmacy information system to offer efficiencies in both inventory management and customer pick-up, to grow the number of prescriptions filled.

Employing Beacon’s high density shelving units results in a cleaner, more organised pharmacy utilising a smaller footprint. Beacon’s will call solution, DeliverRx, facilitates returning aging prescriptions to stock and finding prescriptions quickly at the time of pick-up.

Giant Carlisle is trialling the solution at one outlet in Pennsylvania, and will implement it at a second store in the state in autumn 2016.  Following an evaluation, it will then decide whether to implement it across other pharmacies across the division.