November 14, 2016

In this report, DSN examines sales activity in the natural beverage and beer categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the consumables aisles.

November 14, 2016

The CVS Health Foundation has teamed up the American Cancer Society to award grants to 20 U.S. colleges and universities as part of their Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative.

November 8, 2016

Retailer reports a 23.6% increase in net earnings to $1.5 billion and a revenue increase of 15.5% to $6 billion for the period ended Sept. 30.

November 7, 2016

The retailer teamed with the NFL’s New England Patriots on Nov. 5 to provide a football skills camp for nearly 30 veterans from Massachusetts and Rhode Island at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

November 3, 2016

By achieving URAC accreditation, CVS Health has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

October 28, 2016

Drug Store News hosted an exclusive reception last week in Providence, R.I., to mark the release of the October 2016 issue of DSN, which featured the special cover feature, “CVS Doubles Down on Health.” In all, more than 100 guests attended, including about 25 CVS executives and select members of the vendor community.

October 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kroger may not be the only retail pharmacy in the hunt for divested Rite Aid stores following the proposed merger between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite aid, BNL Finance reported in a blog posted Thursday. In fact, they may not even be a good fit - Walmart in its move toward smaller retail footprints may be a better suitor. "However, I think the sleeping giants that no one is talking about ... are competing pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts Holding and Catamaran," wrote Brian Nichols, BNL Finance editor-in-chief. "All of Express Scripts and Catamaran’s competitors are getting stronger in the PBM space, with a combination of retail pharmacies, wholesale and PBM. [So] don’t be surprised if Express Scripts and Catamaran ... make a move to form a retail pharmacy business with 700 Rite Aid stores." (BNL Finance)

October 20, 2016

CVS Health works with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to provide the drug collection units that help rid communities of unwanted medications.

October 19, 2016

CVS Pay first launched as a pilot program this August in the New York City metro area and the adoption of the program as well as feedback from customers has exceeded expectations.

October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

October 18, 2016

As many as 44% of people personally know someone who has been addicted to pain medication, so CVS Health Foundation and DoSomething.org paired together on an innovative millennial-driven campaign to 'do something' about it.

October 17, 2016

In the slightly less than one year since CVS Health acquired all of Target’s 1,669 pharmacies and 79 retail clinics, the company has completed the process of turning them into CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations. As ambitious as those numbers may sound, now comes the even tougher job — making patients in those stores aware of the health services they can now access at their local CVS Pharmacy in Target.

October 17, 2016

This isn’t your parents’ private-label business any more. To be sure, the rules of the store brand game have changed over the years — price matters, but it certainly isn’t the only factor driving the growing consumer interest in private label that exists today. CVS has upped its game in private label over the last several years, with store brand penetration up from about 17% in 2010 to more than 22% today.

October 17, 2016

Who’s leading the retail health revolution? One of the chief innovators in the transformation of U.S. health care is surely CVS Health.

October 17, 2016

Digital engagement is an integral part of CVS Health’s growth strategy, and for good reason. The digital customer at CVS spends 4.5 times more and engages with the CVS brand six times more than non-digital customers do.

October 17, 2016

The health-beauty connection is a driving force for CVS Health as it continues rolling out its new “Elevate Beauty” concept, which is now in about 2,000 of its stores.

October 17, 2016

The ExtraCare loyalty program has grown to become CVS Health’s crown jewel. In 2015, the program — now in its 15th year — helped drive nearly $4 billion in savings for its roughly 70 million active cardholders. More important, it has emerged as the key engine driving CVS Health’s personalization efforts — a critical component of the company’s five-pillar strategy to reenergize its front-end business.

October 17, 2016

Two years ago, CVS Pharmacy made the bold decision to walk away from tobacco. It was the right move for a lot of reasons, but the fact remained: There was a $2 billion sales hole that needed to be plugged.

October 17, 2016

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 47,055 people dying in 2014 as a result of lethal drug overdoses — 18,893 of which were related to prescription pain relievers. One of the critical first lines of defense, the drug naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose. But until recently it could only be accessed by prescription.

October 17, 2016

In the two years since it pulled the plug on tobacco, CVS Health has literally doubled down on health. In this exclusive special report, DSN examines the work the company is doing across the organization to ensure that bet pays off.

October 17, 2016

CVS Health rocked the industry in 2014 when it removed cigarettes and tobacco from its pharmacy shelves in an effort to promote health and reduce chronic illnesses associated with tobacco-use. Now, the retailer is taking yet another stance against tobacco-use with a hefty $50 million initiative to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation.

October 14, 2016

Until the open enrollment period closes on Dec. 7, all 9,600 CVS Pharmacy stores will offer access to information about local and national Medicare Part D plans in English and Spanish, as well as in-store education events and online resources.

October 13, 2016

SilverScript beneficiaries have access to a broad pharmacy network, with more than 66,000 participating pharmacies, including national and regional chains and independently-owned, community-based pharmacies.

October 12, 2016

Both Walmart and CVS Health recently announced concerted investments in curbside pickup services that attract new customers, engender loyalty and scale supply chain efficiencies.