June 27, 2014

Just two months after Labeed Diab was named head of health and wellness at Walmart, Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP pharmaceutical merchandising. Phillips assumes command of more than 4,175 retail pharmacy operations that generates $16.8 billion in pharmacy revenue, according to DSN's PoweRx 50. In his new role, Phillips will lead the pharmaceutical merchandising team and report to Diab. Phillips, who most recently served as the senior director of merchandising in small formats, is a long-time buyer for Walmart and may be an indication of Walmart's steadfast commitment to growing pharmacy, health and wellness, especially across Walmart's smaller formats.

June 26, 2014

Aisle411 on Wednesday announced a new functionality that will allow retail shoppers using Google’s Project Tango to search and navigate to product locations while getting rewarded in retail environments in a revolutionary new way.

June 26, 2014

The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease on Thursday hosted a briefing to examine the impact of chronic, non-communicable disease and look beyond just medical costs to more holistically consider total productivity, particularly among the federal workforce.

June 26, 2014

Meijer on Thursday announced that it is sponsoring the pharmacy technician adult career training program at the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology in an effort to recruit well-trained graduates for placement in its pharmacies throughout West Michigan.

June 26, 2014

Parks Associates on Wednesday announced that 2% of U.S. broadband households purchased a smart watch in 2013, with another 4% very likely to purchase a smart watch in the next 12 months.

June 26, 2014

More than a dozen of Walmart’s top merchants are in new roles following a realignment of responsibilities that chief merchandising and marketing officer Duncan Mac Naughton said is designed to recognize customers’ needs and serve them more efficiently.

June 25, 2014

Cardinal Health on Wednesday outlined a number of enhanced tools to make it easier for retail pharmacies to help their patients better manage their cardiovascular health and prevent heart disease.

June 24, 2014

Former retail executive Steven Lubin recently announced the formation of Steven Lubin Enterprises, an enterprise that excels in new product innovation, packaging and marketing.

June 24, 2014

After a five-year contraction in employer healthcare spending growth, medical inflation in the United States is projected to rise to 6.8% in 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.

June 23, 2014

Target has implemented a new policy for online shopping, making nearly all online orders of $50 or more eligible for free shipping.

June 20, 2014

Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP of pharmaceutical merchandising at Walmart after previously serving as the retailer’s senior director of merchandising for small formats.

June 19, 2014

Starting off the year with a strong momentum, Kroger posted a 9% increase in first-quarter sales, which marked the first period that includes Harris Teeter in the statement of operations. Based on its strong quarter, the company has raised its fiscal 2014 guidance.

June 18, 2014

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This month the analysis explores the market trends around retailer margin and promotional spending in the first-aid category, looking at the major national brands in the drug channel, focusing particularly on the anti-itch (including calamine), ointments/ antiseptics and bandages (including gauze and cotton) categories.

June 18, 2014

In response to an executive order recently signed by Gov. John R. Kasich authorizing licensed pharmacists in Ohio to administer the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to patients, all of the more than 250 Walgreens pharmacies and 35 Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens throughout Ohio are now offering MMR vaccinations daily with no appointment necessary.

June 12, 2014

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets on Wednesday announced a $3 million donation to 2,057 public and private schools through its A+ School Rewards program for the 2013-2014 school year.

June 12, 2014

Kroger on Thursday was named Employer of the Year by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities at the organization's annual Bridges Gala in Washington.

June 5, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday net sales of $8.78 billion for the month of May, an increase of 8% from $8.13 billion during the similar four-week period last year.

June 2, 2014

After CVS Caremark was given the green light to open MinuteClinics in Rhode Island — with imposed conditions — the state’s Department of Health has now revised its ruling and dropped some key conditions.

May 30, 2014

During Costco’s quarterly conference call this week with analysts, the company touched upon some online tests underway as the online shipping battle among retailers continues to intensify.

April 22, 2014

McKesson Corp. on Tuesday announced that in observance of Earth Day, the company will celebrate its fourth annual Green Week April 21-25.

April 21, 2014

“Why do we always have to be so damn serious; why can’t we have a little fun once in a while?”

April 21, 2014

The introduction of store-brand products over the past decade changed the competitive landscape in most categories, with year-over-year growth outpacing national brands.

April 14, 2014

Ahold USA on Monday announced that Amy Hahn has been appointed to the newly created position of SVP marketing effective April 28.

February 27, 2014

Sears Holdings announced on Thursday that it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss and, during 2013, made process on its transformation.