May 19, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, generics, consolidations, kiosks and more — in this multi-page report.

May 19, 2015

CVS/pharmacy is celebrating the unofficial start of the summer season with its “CVSCash Card” promotion that rewards its loyal customers with extra cash.

May 19, 2015

Consumers who access social media during the shopping process are four times more likely to spend more, a recent Deloitte Digital study found. 

May 19, 2015

Option Care on Tuesday struck out on its own with the backing of minority-shareholder Walgreens Boots Alliance. 

May 19, 2015

Bi-Lo Holdings on Monday changed its corporate identity to Southeastern Grocers. 

May 19, 2015

Declining gas prices helped same-store sales at Walmart, but the negative impact of foreign currency exchange and efforts to improve store experience and employee wages dampened sales.

May 18, 2015

Tractica predicts use of wearable patches to help fight disease will rise dramatically in coming years. 

May 18, 2015

Celebrating its milestone 125th anniversary, family-owned Bartell Drugs opens its 63rd store on May 22 in Lynnwood, Wash., with a lineup of festivities planned for May 30.
 


May 18, 2015

Endo buys Par in a $8 billion deal. 

May 18, 2015

Rite Aid launches wellness+ with Plenti ad campaign showcasing how consumers can earn more Plenti points by shopping multiple retailers. 

May 18, 2015

According to a recent shopper survey, the hands-on shopping experience available through brick-and-mortar retailers is more desirable to shoppers. 

May 18, 2015

Walgreens raises $7 million in support of children's charities. 

May 15, 2015

AB Acquisition LLC — parent company of Albertson's, New Albertson's and Safeway (collectively Albertsons) — has named industry veteran Mark Panzer as SVP of pharmacy, health and wellness, overseeing the company's 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states across the country.

May 15, 2015

Costco is trying to increase its membership base in Canada with an innovative social media campaign.

May 15, 2015

Weis Markets named Richard Gunn SVP merchandising and marketing. 

 

May 15, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association spoke out in Washington, D.C., this week on the steps retailers are taking to protect against data breaches.

May 14, 2015

When told they'd spend 20 years sleeping by the age of 60, millennials characterize sleep as a 'waste of time,' new research shows. 

May 14, 2015

Merck Manuals has created an online reservoir of health information targeting both healthcare professionals and caregivers. 

May 14, 2015

In lead-up to Thursday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, “A Pathway to Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditions,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted comments highlighting pharmacy’s role in helping patients manage their chronic conditions.

May 14, 2015

DSN talks with Andrew Simon of BrandShop to discuss digital solutions and customer enagement in the CPG space. 

May 14, 2015

Mobile payment is growing, and millennials and men may be leading the way. 

 

May 14, 2015

Target will sell Target Commercial Interiors, a subsidiary that provides office furnishings and related services for business and commercial clients.

May 13, 2015

Employer-sponsored smoking cessation programs with financial incentives are associated with higher rates of quitting smoking and sustained abstinence, according to a new study by the CVS Health Research Institute and researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

May 13, 2015

McKesson fiscal 2015 results are in. The wholesaler generated 30% annual revenue growth.