As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News hosted the Chronic Care and Retail Health Roundtable, expanding the program for the first time in its 15 year-existence beyond the diabetes management.
Rite Aid Pharmacy & Business News
Rite Aid stockholders have voted to approve the proposed merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Pennsylvania retailer announced Thursday morning.
For the industry’s third-largest drug store chain, health events aren’t just something that happens once or twice a year; they’re an ongoing commitment that’s now embedded in Rite Aid's DNA.
Store shelves are stocked with gifts perfect for that special loved one including classic chocolate hearts, heartfelt greeting cards, fresh cut roses or bouquets, cuddly plush and love-inspired décor.
RediClinic and Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, announced Tuesday that they are entering into an alliance that will offer greater convenience, increased access and more affordable healthcare to residents of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County in Pennsylvania.
Albertsons has tapped an executive with more than 40 years retail pharmacy experience to help better connect the center store in grocery to the pharmacy. In another personnel move, Albertsons emphasized its digital marketing and ecommerce capabilities.
The availability of the antidote to opioid overdoses through retail pharmacy is increasing.
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)
“Our January promotion, ‘2016 Starting Points,’ was well received by our customers, so we decided to offer our loyal shoppers another chance to easily and quickly earn more Plenti points,” reported John Learish, Rite Aid SVP marketing.
Overall same-store sales decreased 1.4% over the prior-year period, including a front-end same-store sales decline of 1.9% and a pharmacy same-store sales decrease of 1.2%.