Net sales improved by 3 percent for the quarter ended Nov. 20.
President Obama said in his Dec. 3 weekly address that he would sign the legislation into law "as soon as it reaches my desk."
Kroger has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its commitment to active duty troops and the nation's 23 million veterans.
The certification was awarded by both the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), both national nonprofit standards organizations.
Wall Street has rewarded the company’s stock price in anticipation.
Drug Store News hosted an exclusive reception last week in Providence, R.I., to mark the release of the October 2016 issue of DSN, which featured the special cover feature, “CVS Doubles Down on Health.” In all, more than 100 guests attended, including about 25 CVS executives and select members of the vendor community.