October 20, 2014

Advocate Health Care and Abbott on Monday announced a major research program to demonstrate how nutrition protocols can reduce both patients' readmission rates and costs in the hospital.

October 20, 2014

The complex interplay between online and in-person shopping in the United States has tilted slightly in favor of bricks-and-mortar retailers.

October 17, 2014

Apple announced Thursday that customers can start making payments with the touch of a finger on Monday, Oct. 20 when Apple Pay becomes available in the United States at retailers including Walgreens. 

October 17, 2014

H.D. Smith is employing cutting-edge pricing technology through SAP, the wholesaler noted on Tuesday in a video posting.

October 17, 2014

Healthentic, an analytics company that identifies health savings for employers, found the overall vaccination rate of employees was only 10%.

October 17, 2014
Canadian pharmacy retailers are up in arms in British Columbia, threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of BC if the group attempts to block tobacco sales in their stores. It's a juxtaposition between advocating for health in all parts of the pharmacy and being responsible to the shareholders of the company. 
 
To sell or not to sell? That has become the question in both Canada and the United States. 
October 17, 2014

Target Canada announced on Friday the official opening of three new stores in Canada, marking the final stores scheduled to open in 2014 and bringing to 133 the total number of Target Canada stores open across the country.

October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 16, 2014

Dollar General on Thursday announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in San Antonio.

October 16, 2014

Cigna-HealthSpring Rx, a national Part D plan, on Thursday announced that members of EPIC Pharmacy Network will be part of its 2015 pharmacy network.

October 16, 2014

Goldman Sachs is recognizing entrepreneur and UrgentRx founder and CEO Jordan Eisenberg as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014 at its Builders + Innovators Summit.

October 16, 2014

CCA Industries, a maker of health and beauty aids, posted an increase in third-quarter revenues fueled by the strength of its Bikini Zone and Sudden Change skin care brands, which were supported with national TV advertising during the quarter.

October 16, 2014

Supervalu reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 net sales of $4 billion and net earnings from continuing operations of $31 million.

 

October 16, 2014

Wahl Clipper, maker of hair clippers, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity are urging college students nationwide to "Get Buzzed for Good" by picking up a clipper and raising funds to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation and its fight against childhood cancers.

October 15, 2014

AbbVie has notified Shire of its board of directors' intention to reconsider the recommendation made on July 18 that AbbVie stockholders adopt the merger agreement needed to complete the proposed combination of AbbVie and Shire.

 

October 15, 2014

Organizational capacity.” That’s Dollar General’s shorthand for the discipline and rigorous financial modeling that the company applies to its rapid store expansion and remodeling program. 

October 15, 2014

If any U.S. retail company understands the importance of selling not just its product, but also the experience of consuming that product in its stores, that company is Starbucks. The Seattle-based king of coffee excels at hiring friendly, motivated and upbeat sales people to help create the relaxed, refuge-from-the-world atmosphere that sets Starbucks apart and keeps customers coming back.

October 15, 2014

"We no longer ship hummingbird feeders to Florida.”

That’s one example of how Dollar General has smartened up its store replenishment and supply-chain processes in recent years, said John Flanigan, EVP global supply chain.

October 15, 2014

Most of the products and brands sold in a Dollar General store can be found in any number of competing drug, supermarket, club and mass merchandise stores. So what draws millions of loyal customers back to its more than 11,500 locations every day?

October 15, 2014

In September, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to fund youth literacy and education programs at more than 800 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the United States, supporting the company’s mission of “Serving Others.”

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

Drug Store News has announced a top-notch lineup of retail executives slated to participate in the 16th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit conference, Dec. 2 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 15, 2014

Could the regulatory and scientific logjam that’s keeping copycat biotech medicines off the market and out of the hands of patients and health providers in the United States finally be breaking?

October 15, 2014

Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform, in July debuted the Instant.ly Shelf Score, an index that measures consumer intent to purchase new consumer packaged goods for either products still in the concept phase or products that are on store shelves.