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.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid has its merchandising strategy down to a fine science. Even as the merchant team reporting to Tony Montini, Rite Aid EVP of merchandising, delivers a standardized shopping experience to Rite Aid customers, the company’s merchants are constantly experimenting with new ideas that help differentiate that shopping experience from the store across the street.

July 16, 2015

Global snack brand Mondelēz International has closed its acquisition of an 80% stake in Kinh Do, Vietnam’s leading snack business, the company announced Thursday.

July 16, 2015

How serious are Rite Aid’s leaders when they proclaim their determination to make the company a full-service, full-spectrum retail healthcare provider? Serious enough to buy RediClinic — which has operated walk-in healthcare clinics in roughly 30 H-E-B stores in Texas for much of the past decade — and serious enough to embark on an aggressive growth campaign that includes the clinic healthcare provider as a new Rite Aid subsidiary.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid announced last month that it had recently introduced a new medication synchronization program called OneTripRefills.

July 16, 2015

Fifteen-year procurement vet Frank Ho will help keep Rite Aid on course toward reaching long-term cost management goals. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is back — and in a very big way. After years of toiling in the shadows of its fast-growing and better-capitalized rivals, the company has regained its footing and market momentum with a renewed vitality and a sharply defined focus on its mission as a community-driven health-and-wellness retailer.

July 16, 2015

Anyone who knows me knows that I spend a lot of my free time in the gym.

One thing I learned pretty quickly: There are no short cuts. Having the body you want means commitment and dedication over the long haul.

July 16, 2015

The 4,000-sq.-ft. store features a living room, kitchen, nursery, workout room, garage and outdoor area where consumers can experience the benefits of smart technology firsthand.

July 16, 2015

Last year, Rite Aid named Johnson & Johnson its 2014 Innovative Spirit award recipient for taking a leadership position in a creative merchandising approach called SEAL (Simplify, Educate At Last).

Across some of those categories where SEAL has been put into play, sales are up as much as 10%, Rite Aid reported.

July 16, 2015

More and more, the success of any healthcare delivery model in the United States will depend on the ability of all members of a patient-care team — physicians, pharmacists, hospital systems and health plan payers included — to collaborate effectively on a longterm plan of care that’s focused on successful outcomes and disease prevention.

July 15, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

July 15, 2015

Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens create mutual value for their respective 7 Minute Workout and Walgreens Balance Rewards program. 

July 15, 2015

According to NRF’s Back-to-School Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 plans to spend $630.36 on school needs.

July 15, 2015

Product reviews, social media posts and videos are having more of an impact on shoppers than ever before, according to a new survey from Bazaarvoice.

July 15, 2015

Almost half of all people in an employer wellness program and with a chronic condition learned of their health status through that wellness program. 

July 15, 2015

The new guidelines have been expected to increase the number of statin-eligible adults by almost 13 million.

July 14, 2015

As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).

July 14, 2015

During the 2013-2014 season, the CDC estimated influenza vaccination prevented 7.2 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.1 million medically attended illnesses and 90,000 hospitalizations.

July 13, 2015

The White House has nominated Andy Slavitt, an advocate of data-driven health innovation, to serve as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ administrator. 

July 13, 2015

On the occasion of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, which marks the sixth such event since the first in 1961, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson joined the dialogue by issuing a statement.