August 5, 2013

As drug store chains like Walgreens, Duane Reade, Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs — not to mention a few independents as well — go upscale, one of the noticeable changes they make is to the beauty department. But a key element, beauty futurist Jeanine Recckio told DSN, is "retailtainment." In other words, beauty should be fun, and as more pharmacy retailers understand that, the line that divides their beauty departments from those of specialty and department stores will become increasingly thin.

June 27, 2013

Desloge, Mo.-based Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy was honored with the 2013 Pharmacy of the Year Award by McKesson Corporation in Las Vegas, Thursday, at the Venetian Casino and Resort, as part of the wholesaler’s annual McKesson ideaShare conference.

December 15, 2012

In an exclusive video store tour, Rite Aid COO Ken Martindale walks Drug Store News editor Rob Eder and the DSN.TV cameras through its newest Wellness store, which features several important new elements and a vastly updated look throughout the store.

May 21, 2015

CVS Health entered an agreement to acquire Omnicare, a provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities.

May 20, 2015

A new vitamin player generated $1 million in its first two weeks on the shelf. And that's just at Target. 

May 20, 2015

Why would Walmart launch an insurance education service for the 140 million Americans who shop its stores each week? For one thing, because more than 60% of Americans have a tough time understanding their health insurance plan options, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and nearly 40% feel that they picked the wrong plan after enrolling.

May 20, 2015

Target executives said they are “pleased” with its first quarter, particularly its signature categories.

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

Target’s leadership has been quite vocal about its desire to reinvent its food business to focus on healthier options and, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

May 14, 2015

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

May 12, 2015

Rite Aid will rebuild its one Baltimore location destroyed by last month's riots. 

May 11, 2015

The Little Clinic has further expanded its footprint with the recent opening of clinics in Kentucky and Tennessee.

May 7, 2015

John Learish, SVP marketing for Rite Aid, explains Rite Aid's participation in what is a first for the U.S. retail industry: A coalition loyalty card program called Plenti that represents a partnership among several national iconic retail brands

 

May 4, 2015

Rite Aid on Monday announced it will transition its existing loyalty program to the new wellness+ with Plenti.

May 1, 2015

CVS Health delivered better-than-expected results for the first quarter and is off to a “solid start” in the 2016 PBM selling season, according to executives.

April 30, 2015

The strength of AmerisourceBergen's overall business helps drive second-quarter revenue by 14.8%. 

April 30, 2015

Pharmacy helps lift Rite Aid same-store sales 3% for month of April. 

April 27, 2015

DunnhumbyUSA and Kroger  announced a new arrangement that the companies said will offer great flexibility regarding the use of data.

April 22, 2015

Cardinal Health on Tuesday increased its specialty pharmacy heft with the acquisition of Metro Medical, according to a Drug Channels Institute report. 

April 22, 2015

The supermarket industry’s biggest engine appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

April 22, 2015

Today, Target has moved beyond the data breach of late 2013, recording a 4.1% lift in fourth-quarter sales for the period ended Jan. 31, and discontinued its Canadian operations.

April 22, 2015

When news of Rite Aid’s acquisition of the $5 billion-large PBM EnvisionRx broke on Feb. 11, the company’s shares closed 6.6% higher that day at $8.08. That’s because Wall Street knows a good deal when it sees one, and the acquisition of EnvisionRx is a good deal.

April 20, 2015

Rite Aid named Steve Rempel to SVP and chief information officer. 

April 8, 2015

Rite Aid will have 35 RediClinic retail clinics operational by end of the second quarter.