02/04/2016 - 10:45am

The shift this year of the Super Bowl from late January to early February impacted Costco's January results, the retailer reported. 

02/02/2016 - 3:49pm

How does a big-box warehouse club operator generate awareness of its health services when its pharmacies are dwarfed by a vast array of electronics, case-pack groceries, apparel and general merchandise? Work with what you’ve got by tapping into the massive stream of customer traffic flooding the stores, and by highlighting your health-and-wellness offerings through pharmacist-provided counseling, preventive-health services and free health screening events.

01/29/2016 - 10:39am

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

01/07/2016 - 11:14am

Comparable results were best among the company's hearing aid, optical and pharmacy categories, Jeff Elliott, AVP financial planning and investor relations, shared in a pre-recorded call for investors. 

12/09/2015 - 11:48am

Costco’s first quarter of FY16 saw an increase of 2% in U.S. sales and an overall dip of 1% for the company's entire operation.

12/07/2015 - 5:05pm

Vitamins have made a comeback.

12/03/2015 - 5:47pm

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

12/03/2015 - 11:42am

Costco’s comparable sales saw no growth for the month of November and a dip of 1% for the first quarter of FY2016, whose operating results the company plans to release on Dec. 8. 

11/05/2015 - 12:34pm

Though Costco’s U.S. sales saw a 1% increase over both the four weeks and nine weeks ended Nov. 1 compared to last year, its Canadian stores saw an 8% decrease in comparable sales.