11/15/2012 - 5:32pm

Increased attention was given to Walmart’s multichannel efforts in this year’s supplier survey — and for good reason. Amazon.com is now in a virtual dead heat with the dollar store channel in terms of the retailer/channel that suppliers view as the most significant competitive threat.


11/15/2012 - 5:32pm

Continued growth and increased competition from Amazon.com and the dollar stores. Improved in-stock levels offset by questionable in-store execution. Reduced buyer turnover and senior executives receptive to trading partner views.


11/15/2012 - 5:32pm

When planning commission officials in Northwest Arkansas gave Walmart the go ahead for a 40,000-sq.-ft. store in Bentonville, Ark., back in 1998, it was the retail industry’s biggest story that year.


11/15/2012 - 5:32pm

Walmart’s pharmacy footprint is poised for its most meaningful expansion in decades, thanks to shifting capital expenditure priorities that have begun to favor more aggressive expansion of smaller stores.


10/22/2012 - 9:16am

Sanofi Pasteur announced Monday the presentation of three clinical trials of an experimental influenza vaccine.

10/09/2012 - 11:13am

While CVS/pharmacy’s store clustering initiatives and store brands are fueling front-store profitability, there’s no doubt that its successful, long-standing ExtraCare loyalty program remains a key driver of front-store sales, and it arms the company with a powerful competitive advantage, especially as CVS looks to take the program to new heights. 


10/09/2012 - 11:13am

With healthcare reform on track to bring 32 million more Americans into the healthcare system in 2014, and with payers and patients looking for solutions to curb costs as the nation battles a shortage of primary care physicians and access to quality care, CVS Caremark’s role in reinventing pharmacy through its distinctive business model couldn’t be more imperative than it is today.


09/25/2012 - 2:11pm

The nation’s health system is critically short of front-line doctors and in dire need of new solutions. Walgreens is ready to step into that breach.

09/25/2012 - 1:43pm

Employee engagement and customer experience. These are not just buzzwords or empty promises for Walgreens.