04/22/2015 - 10:03am

Measured by sheer number of stores in its service network, geographic reach and market penetration, Cardinal Health wields enormous clout as an independent pharmacy provider. The healthcare giant now distributes pharmaceuticals and provides marketing and support services to more than 8,400 independent pharmacies.

04/22/2015 - 10:03am

Today, Target has moved beyond the data breach of late 2013, recording a 4.1% lift in fourth-quarter sales for the period ended Jan. 31, and discontinued its Canadian operations.

04/22/2015 - 10:03am

“Our health-and-wellness experts are leading the way for the future of health care in our stores and beyond.”

For any retail pharmacy provider, that would be a bold, perhaps even overly confident, assertion. But coming as it does from Walmart, it’s something that both the U.S. healthcare system and Walmart’s competitors are taking seriously.

04/22/2015 - 10:03am

When news of Rite Aid’s acquisition of the $5 billion-large PBM EnvisionRx broke on Feb. 11, the company’s shares closed 6.6% higher that day at $8.08. That’s because Wall Street knows a good deal when it sees one, and the acquisition of EnvisionRx is a good deal.

04/22/2015 - 10:02am

With a new moniker designed to reflect its broader commitment to health care, CVS Health is “positioned for today, preparing for tomorrow,” executives told Wall Street during its 2014 Analyst Day in December.

04/22/2015 - 10:02am

Competition within the retail beauty space continues to heat up as Whole Foods Market, which has long been lauded for its beauty standards, made an even bigger splash with its inaugural “Beauty Week” that took place in late March.

04/22/2015 - 10:02am

Smartphones and digital technology are no doubt revolutionizing how shoppers experience and purchase products. To stay ahead of the trend, Unilever’s Dove and Intel have teamed up to develop the Dove intelligent shelf, using Intel RealSense technology, to showcase multiple ways to use technology to sell product.

04/22/2015 - 10:01am

Striving to be a digital leader in beauty retail, Sephora is feverishly developing new technologies.

04/22/2015 - 10:01am

‘Tis the season to be — beautiful.

It is no secret that the change of seasons gives manufacturers reason to introduce colors or scents but, according to Mintel Beauty & Personal Care, there’s a much larger beauty trend at play. Enter seasonality.