December 11, 2014

Kermit Crawford, a key architect in the transformation of pharmacy practice and the elevation of health-and-wellness services at the nation's largest drug chain, is retiring at the end of this year. DSN spoke at length with the pharmacy veteran about his role in the evolution of pharmacy at Walgreens, his outlook for the profession, and his own plans for 2015 and beyond.

 
December 10, 2014

Walgreens announced that Greg Wasson, president and CEO, will retire shortly after the close of the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction

 

December 9, 2014

Ethnic beauty brands are increasingly broadening their reach to target a broader audience, regardless of ethnicity. Natural hair care brand CURLS is no exception. To learn more about CURLS and how it is partnering with author Zane to drive awareness at retail, DSN caught up with founder and CEO Mahisha Dellinger.

December 8, 2014

NBTY on Monday announced the appointment of Brian Wynne to the role of president of NBTY Americas, and CEO of its U.S. subsidiary - United States Nutrition.

December 5, 2014

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted strong double-digit gains in sales and net income for the third quarter and raised its fiscal 2014 sales and earnings guidance.

December 4, 2014

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

December 4, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced on Wednesday a $100 million commitment to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from Fred Eshelman, a 1972 graduate of the School, founder and former CEO of Pharmaceutical Product Development, and founding chairman of Furiex Pharmaceuticals.

November 19, 2014

Target’s efforts to regain its footing following last year’s data breach and its digital efforts appear to be gaining traction.

November 17, 2014

As a recent article in The Boston Globe points out, the turmoil and reinstatement of ousted Market Basket CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, no doubt sparked some corporate soul-searching and serves as a reminder of just how rare such a stand by rank and file employees can be.

November 14, 2014

Why is Rite Aid shoring up its Health Dialog leadership?

November 13, 2014

A new analysis released by Avalere Health Thursday found that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are poised to increase significantly the use of coinsurance in 2015. 

November 13, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced that RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin will assume additional responsibilities as the CEO of Health Dialog.

 

November 11, 2014

Robert Craves, a founding officer of Costco, died last week shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, The Seattle Times reported. 

October 31, 2014

The board of directors of Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday named Jerry Shore CEO of the company. 

 

October 29, 2014

Pharmacy veteran Frank Scorpiniti has stepped down as CEO of Rexall/Katz Group Canada.

October 28, 2014

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient medication adherence and set a new record high in the proportion of prescriptions filled with typically lower-cost generic drugs.

October 28, 2014

Tria Beauty, a maker of at-home beauty devices, has named Peter Wyles as the company's president and CEO.

October 21, 2014

Hundreds of attendees gathered in Austin, Texas, to attend the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition — a meeting marked with positive energy and optimism for the future of community pharmacy.

October 16, 2014

Goldman Sachs is recognizing entrepreneur and UrgentRx founder and CEO Jordan Eisenberg as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014 at its Builders + Innovators Summit.

October 15, 2014

In September, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to fund youth literacy and education programs at more than 800 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the United States, supporting the company’s mission of “Serving Others.”

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

With their arrival in early 2008, the new leaders of Dollar General began a massive but methodical transformation of the chain’s critical merchandising and marketing functions. The goal: to tighten up and rationalize a store presentation and product mix that had drifted and lost focus, while boosting turns, shelf productivity and profitability.

October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

October 15, 2014

Walmart is planning to sharply cut back the growth of its U.S. supercenters in favor of smaller-format stores and accelerated e-commerce and digital investments.