Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.
As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.
A CNBC report on Wednesday noted that a software coding error may be behind making the prescription history and other basic information for a few thousand online U.S. pharmacy customers of Wal-Mart Stores visible to other users.
Following a strong showing on Super Tuesday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has caught the attention of former Walmart CEO Bill Simon, Fox Business reported Wednesday. "While Simon says Trump needs to earn his support before he commits to backing the nominee, he believes the billionaire businessman has the opportunity to unite the Repubican party," the report noted. "I think he's got some work to do ... I think it's time for him now to demonstrate that he supports the party and if he does, I think that many people will rally behind him," Simon told Fox Business. (Fox Business)
A modest increase in fourth quarter same store sales at Walmart’s U.S. stores marked a sixth consecutive period of growth and helped the company exceed analysts’ profit targets, but a reduced 2016 sales outlooks caught some investors by surprise.