December 4, 2014

Costco reported net sales of $9.43 billion for the month of November, a 7% increase from $8.79 billion during the similar period last year.

December 4, 2014

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has appointed Steve Schuckenbrock as CEO.

December 4, 2014

The company plans to get bigger faster in 2015 by opening two stores every day and enhancing the productivity of an already expansive footprint.

 

December 4, 2014

The number of drugstore sponsored flu clinics at the workplace is expected to triple by 2017

 

December 4, 2014

Sears Holdings announced on Thursday that third-quarter results were in-line with estimates, with Kmart comparable-store sales on the upswing.

December 4, 2014

Kroger on Thursday reported identical supermarket sales growth, without fuel, of 5.6% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, marking the 44th consecutive quarter of positive identical supermarket sales growth, excluding fuel. 

December 4, 2014

The Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership, whose participants include, among others, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Retail Federation, has sent a letter to Congress outlining cyber security information sharing legislation principles.

December 4, 2014

The year 2015 bodes well for retail pharmacy in terms of how health care is evolving.

December 4, 2014

Two ShopRite stores in Medford and Lawnside, N.J., will stop selling cigarettes beginning Jan. 1, according to an article by The Central Record.

December 4, 2014

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has received approval from the Competition Bureau of Canada to purchase two Shoppers Drug Mart stores — one in Sechelt, British Columbia and the other in Devon, Alberta.

December 4, 2014

Linda Filler has been named president retail products and chief merchandising officer effective Jan. 1.

 

December 3, 2014

More than half (58%) of shoppers who use mobile devices indicate that they prefer to look up information on their devices while shopping, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Electronics Association.

December 3, 2014

Datarithm on Wednesday announced their partnership with CARE Pharmacies Cooperative on a cloud-based platform for forecasting, balancing and cycle counting prescription inventory.

 

December 3, 2014

IRI and Datalogix announced Wednesday that IRI’s new “Platinum” line of solutions will use retail shopper transaction data from Datalogix to power its advanced insights and analytical models.

December 3, 2014

A number of chief marketing officers have increased their overall marketing budgets for 2014 with a focus on the enhanced omninchannel shopping experience, according to a BDO USA survey released Tuesday.

December 3, 2014

Health-and-wellness companies see increasing opportunity in the point-of-care channel to reach and engage with patients primed to receive information about their health.

 

December 3, 2014

A new study shows just how diluted Black Friday has become to holiday shoppers: Twenty-eight percent of shoppers shopped in stores on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 and 34% of shoppers chose to shop in stores the weekend after Black Friday (Nov. 29 to Nov. 30), while 25% shopped on Black Friday, according to Kantar Retail.

December 3, 2014

Drug Store News' sister publication Retailing Today has released the findings of the inaugural "Best Retailers to Work With" research report.

 

 

December 2, 2014

Walmart on Tuesday announced that Cyber Monday 2014 was the biggest online day in its history for orders.

 

December 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced that it has named Terry Bazyluk as VP communications, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Bazyluk has served in senior communications roles for trade associations, corporate CEOs and presidential cabinet secretaries Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Robert Reich.

December 2, 2014

A CPG company with $1 billion in sales can earn an additional $71 million in incremental revenue through effective Hispanic marketing.

 

December 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America on Tuesday announced that Timothy LeBel has been named VP of sales.

December 2, 2014

McKesson on Tuesday announced that the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court approved the registration of the domination and profit and loss transfer agreement between Celesio and McKesson Deutschland.

December 2, 2014

Ranbaxy Laboratories on Monday announced the launch of Infimab (BOW015), the first Remicade (Infliximab) biosimilar in India. The product was launched at the Indian Rheumatology Association Conference in Chandigarh.