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October 5, 2011

In an effort to encourage Americans to cook low-cost, heart-healthy meals at home, the charitable arm of Walmart and the American Heart Association have partnered on a new initiative.

October 3, 2011

Katz Group Canada on Monday announced the planned retirement Oct. 31 of Warren Jeffery, chief development officer and interim chief merchandising officer.

October 3, 2011

Safeway on Monday named Portland, Ore., as the winner of its "America's Most Natural City" contest and will donate $20,000 and 25 picnic tables constructed from the Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest picnic table.

September 28, 2011

CVS/pharmacy held a grand opening event on Tuesday at its distribution center in Chemung, N.Y., which attracted federal, state and local officials to celebrate the occasion.

September 27, 2011

Longtime CVS/pharmacy executive Mike Bloom has resigned from the company and will serve as president and COO of Family Dollar Stores.

September 14, 2011

Kleenex has debuted a new facial tissue designed to cool a sore nose on contact.

September 7, 2011

Kraft Foods chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld said that taking the company's performance to the next level required "a bold approach," referring to last month's announcement to split the business into two independent, publicly traded entities.

September 6, 2011

Latinos spend more than any other population segment on laundry and household cleaning supplies, according to the latest market research from Packaged Facts.

September 1, 2011

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is helping to support the relief efforts for communities along the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Irene by donating $75,000 to the American Red Cross and distributing supplies to local residents.

August 30, 2011

According to Winn-Dixie's chief Peter Lynch, Winn-Dixie is riding a strong headwind into fiscal 2012 powered by a number of influencers, including a marketing program that better sustains margins, its loyalty program Fuelperks!, an improved stocking system and a significant focus on improving the customer experience.

August 15, 2011

The Little Clinic, located in select Kroger, King Soopers and Fry’s Food Stores, has announced that, through sports physicals provided at the clinics, it is supporting U.S. troops through a special donation program with the USO.

August 8, 2011

So, who’s afraid of a bigger, badder Express Scripts-Medco? Apparently not its competitors.

August 8, 2011

Giant Eagle is preparing to open its first in-store clinic in Pennsylvania, according to a report published by the Pittsburgh Business Times on Friday.

August 4, 2011

CVS Caremark posted second-quarter results that were at the high end of its guidance and narrowed its 2011 outlook on continued confidence. But it was the pharmacy benefit management business — and the potential merger of PBM rivals Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions — that was top of mind for many industry observers, and was a topic that CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo hit head-on at the start of Thursday morning’s conference call.

August 2, 2011

Safeway announced its 10th annual campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association's efforts to develop treatments and assist people coping with neuromuscular diseases.

July 28, 2011

CVS Caremark is welcoming thousands of delegates to the 2011 National Urban League Conference as a title sponsor of the event that is taking place in Boston this week.

July 28, 2011

Henry Ford Health System is working to increase its capacity to serve patients in metropolitan Detroit through a new collaborative effort with CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic.

July 26, 2011

Kroger on Tuesday promoted Donna Giordano to the role of president of the Ralphs division.

July 25, 2011

In his July 20 letter to benefit consultants, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness Kermit Crawford made a direct appeal to plan sponsors to either “select a PBM that includes Walgreens” or consider “direct arrangements with plans currently using Express Scripts, to the extent permitted by their contracts.” The letter also included an attached “template agreement that can be used to implement such direct arrangements where permitted,” for consideration.

July 25, 2011


When Rite Aid chairman Mary Sammons accepted the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., in May, it was the culmination of a career that had seen Rite Aid emerge from a period of darkness that had lasted more than a decade.


July 25, 2011


The 19th century British writer William Hickson may have written, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again,” but he only had half the story. By all means, try again, but don’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results.


July 21, 2011

Two of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit managers plan to merge in a deal worth $29.1 billion.

July 20, 2011

The Partnership for a Healthier America, together with First Lady Michelle Obama, on Wednesday afternoon hosted a press conference announcing that leading grocery retailers have committed to bring healthy, affordable food to nearly 10 million people over the next five years in the form of new and expanded stores in areas that desperately need them.

July 15, 2011

Safeway on Thursday announced the resignation of Don Keprta, president of its Chicago-area Dominick's Finer Foods division.

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