July 24, 2015

Anthem, Inc. will acquire all outstanding shares of Cigna Corporation in a transaction valued at $54.2 billion.

July 24, 2015

On Friday, Stichting Preferred Shares Mylan, an independent foundation established in the Netherlands, announced that it would exercise its full call option to purchase 488,388,431 preferred shares in Mylan.

July 24, 2015

Regional grocery chain Southeastern Grocers has agreed to sell 29 Bi-Lo stores to another regional grocery chain: K-VA-T Food Stores.

July 24, 2015

Color cosmetics trends, particularly eye makeup, are driving U.S. consumers’ beauty spending, according to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics U.S. 2015 report.

July 23, 2015

Lupin announced Thursday that it will acquire Gavis Pharmaceuticals and Novel Laboratories in a $880 million, cash- and debt-free transaction. 

July 23, 2015

More than 8,100 independent pharmacists and pharmacy owners flocked to the tradeshow floor, here this week at Cardinal Health’s 25th annual Retail Business Convention.

July 23, 2015

A recent survey conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association revealed that private label products offered significant savings.

July 22, 2015

The National Retail Federation revised its full year retail sales forecast ahead of second-quarter earnings announcements from major retailers next month.

July 22, 2015

While paid search and email marketing still top retailers’ lists of effective customer acquisition channels, social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging with and attracting new customers.

July 21, 2015

ACME will enter new markets in Connecticut and New York with its acquisition of A&P stores. 

July 21, 2015

Hy-Vee is preparing to make a big splash in the Twin Cities market, according to a report in Minneapolis' Star Tribune published Saturday. 

July 21, 2015

With back-to-school shopping on the horizon, parents are looking to get their shopping started early in the hope of getting the best deals, according to Meijer’s customer survey. 

July 21, 2015

E-commerce technology company Mobeam has appointed George Garrick as president and CEO, and Joseph Battoe as executive VP of retail and consumer solutions.

July 20, 2015

A&P is looking into liquidating its store base after filing for bankruptcy protection. 

July 20, 2015

Rite Aid's first-of-its-kind model pairs licensed healthcare providers with state-of-the-art technology to deliver a truly unique solution to consumers looking for convenient and quality healthcare.

July 20, 2015

Together with customer and vendor donations, Southeastern Grocers donated profits from July 4 sales to the Wounded Warrior Project Independence Program. 

July 17, 2015

Witynski has served as SVP stores since joining Dollar Tree in 2010.

July 16, 2015

The 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. collectively spend more than $470 billion taking care of their charges. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid recently deployed an internal social media app called Applause that gives the entire team an easy way to quickly praise their colleagues. “Recognition and celebration is an important part of our culture,” Bob Thompson, EVP of operations at Rite Aid, told DSN.

July 16, 2015

After three fiscal years of profitability and an impressive transformation, it’s obvious that there is strength in Rite Aid.

July 16, 2015

Brush Buddies has added Shopkins, a collectible line of grocery-themed characters from Moose Toys, to its line of character-based oral care products for kids. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid’s wellness+ loyalty program was a key catalyst in the company’s turnaround, Ken Martindale, Rite Aid president and COO, told Drug Store News. And now that the loyalty program is evolving into wellness+ with Plenti, part of a first-of-its-kind loyalty coalition, it may serve as another bellwether for Rite Aid as the company transforms into a comprehensive retail healthcare company.

July 16, 2015

Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, issued a statement last month criticizing the FDA at the organization’s public meeting on the Generic Drug User Free Act.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is experimenting with a new interactive kiosk to help consumers navigate a complex category to shop — vitamins and nutritional supplements. According to Rite Aid EVP of merchandising Tony Montini, the initial customer response has been extremely positive.