March 4, 2015

February was a BUSY month in Rite Aid’s mission to become a retail health destination.

March 4, 2015

In a meeting with nearly two dozen leaders representing consumers, insurers, providers and business leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Jan. 26 announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, and the healthcare system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality of care they give patients.

March 4, 2015

L'Oréal USA is collaborating with tech accelerator Grand Central Tech to help select the 2015-16 class of startups.

March 4, 2015

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions among children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with about 20% of children ages 5 years to 11 years old having at least one untreated decayed tooth. The good news is that tooth decay is preventable.

March 4, 2015

The introduction in January of bipartisan legislation that would grant retail pharmacists provider status for Medicare patients in “underserved” communities certainly sounds like a step in the right direction.

March 4, 2015

As part of its quest to be the most loved and shopped beauty destination, Walgreens offers an array of its “owned brands.” These chain exclusives fill in gaps in assortments or offer tremendous value, according to Kina Guyton, Walgreens director of beauty owned brands.

March 4, 2015

Pharmacy Quality Alliance and AllazoHealth announced the formation of a formal research partnership to study and improve medication adherence metrics.

 

March 4, 2015

SpartanNash has announced the promotion of two EVPs to key positions within the company.

March 4, 2015

To be sure, Walgreens started out on its Go Big in Beauty mission before its partnership with Boots began in 2012. But Boots, with its rich portfolio of beauty brands certainly helped ‘kick’ things up a notch or two.

March 4, 2015

Weis Markets' efforts to recalibrate its market strategies and boost sales take hold, according to the company, as fourth-quarter sales and comps see a lift.

March 4, 2015

One of retail pharmacy’s core customers — today’s working mom — is very much focused on health-and-wellness these days, and with good reason. 

March 3, 2015

Competition between beauty brands and services, and even experiences like vacations and entertainment, is altering the beauty landscape as nearly 6 million fewer women in the United States shopped for beauty in 2014, according to the NPD Group.

March 3, 2015

Publix continues to be a blockbuster in its industry, as the grocery chain posted a 7.4% increase in profits in the fourth quarter.

 

March 3, 2015

Researchers have assessed the relationship between changes in a person’s activation level and changes in health outcomes and cost.

March 3, 2015

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell unveiled a wide-ranging growth strategy.

March 3, 2015

Zevia will expand its portfolio beyond the soda category with the launch of a new tonic water.

March 2, 2015

Following its fallout with American Express, Costco reaches agreements with Citi and Visa.

March 2, 2015

H-E-B CEO Charles Butt has been named to the 2015 Forbes Billionaires list, according to a news report from WOAI. His net worth totals $12.3 million, placing him at number 94 on the list.

 

March 2, 2015

Meijer sells five gas stations and convenience stores for an undisclosed amount.

March 2, 2015

Mylan on Friday announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Abbott Laboratories' non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business.

March 2, 2015

Unilever to expand portfolio by acquiring a British skin care brand. The deal is expected to close in May.

February 27, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline expects to complete its Novartis transaction in the week commencing March 2.

February 27, 2015

Giant Eagle to close discount grocery concept Good Cents. 

February 27, 2015

J&J formed Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions to facilitate the development and implementation of programs that focus on wellness and prevention.