Bartell Drugs launches 2017 Gift Guide

More than 200 local treats, holiday-themed goodies and unique gift items featured

SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holiday season is upon us and Bartell Drugs is here to make your gift-giving and entertaining easy and convenient with our much-anticipated Gift Guide.

The Gift Guide launches November 12 in all Bartell locations, and in the Seattle Times, Everett Herald, the Tacoma News Tribune and other local newspapers, and at Bartelldrugs.com for browsing, list making and inspiration!

With more than 200 unique products—many locally made—there are items expressly for everyone in your life, from gamers to gourmands. There is even a great selection of “ugly” holiday sweaters and other seasonal apparel.

Bartell’s emphasis on local includes favorites like Almond Roca (Tacoma), Seattle Chocolate, Aplets & Cotlets (Cashmere), Funko Toys (Everett), and quirky products from Seattle-based Archie McPhee, you are guaranteed to please everyone on your list. There are even items exclusive to Bartells, such as our annual collectible ornament, Seattle Nutcracker and a host of other fun products.

“The Bartell Drugs’ Gift Guide has become a holiday tradition,” says Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Brent Beebe. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to highlight local products, as well as provide a convenient place for gift-giving ideas for everyone on your list.”

This is the 30th anniversary of the Gift Guide and every year it is anticipated by thousands of Puget Sound residents and families as the favorite place to choose gifts for family, friends, white elephant party gifts and more. With 65 store locations to shop, it is also a quick and easy trip to pick up last-minute party items.

Amazon Prime Now members can even order Gift Guide items online and get their orders in two-hours (locations and delivery may vary; check your Amazon Prime Now account to see if your zip code is available).

About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 127-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 67 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.  For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contact:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs
206-933-9416
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

Bartell Drugs honored its vendors, product suppliers and partners at its 27th annual Vendor Breakfast

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs welcomed more than 150 guests at its annual Vendor Breakfast, the 27th such event it has hosted to thank the vendor and supplier community for their business and support.

The event was held at the Ballard Bay Club on September 29 and featured owners, CEOs, presidents, product representatives and others to foster the partnerships Bartell’s values with more than 80 companies, including more than 25 locally based organizations.

“Bartell Drugs is extremely appreciative of the relationships it has with its many vendors,” said Brent Beebe, Senior Vice president of Merchandising for the 126-year-old, Seattle-based pharmacy/retail chain. “We place a high value not only on the products these companies carry, but also the collaborative atmosphere and shared goal of offering quality products at competitive prices.”

The event also provides the opportunity for Bartells to present a number of awards to those vendors that go above-and-beyond in assisting the company, the oldest, family-owned pharmacy chain in the country.

The Family Values Award, given by the company’s owners for exceptional service,  was given to Geoffrey Clark with Kodak Alaris, an independent, global technology company on a mission to unlock the power of images and information for businesses and consumers. Sales Representative of the Year was awarded to Brian Balistrieri with Johnson & Johnson, an international group of companies devoted to consumer health products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Ron Runyan with Cashco garnered the Local Vendor of the Year award. The Portland, Oregon-based distributor specializes in travel and trail-size products.

About Bartell Drugs:

Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.  For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contact:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs
206-933-9416 (office)
206-276-5200 (cell)
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs