November 17, 2014

In response to the growing popularity of soft drinks sweetened with cane sugar and the spike in demand for “MexiCoke,” Coke has started distributing the product itself in the United States.

November 14, 2014

Why is Rite Aid shoring up its Health Dialog leadership?

November 13, 2014

Susan Henderson, Rite Aid SVP and chief communications officer, is in charge of managing the message for the third-largest retail pharmacy chain in the nation. Henderson manages corporate communications — including media relations, financial communications, issues management, associate and supplier communications — as well as the company’s charitable giving initiatives, including the Rite Aid Foundation. 

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

Rite Aid officially named Physician Direct ACO, based in Sylvan Lake, Mich., as the sixth healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative.

 

November 10, 2014

Kroger on Monday announced a total contribution to the USO of more than $3.3 million for 2014. The funds were raised through the company's Honoring Our Heroes sales event in May and customer contributions collected at check stands through the summer and fall. 

November 4, 2014

Tailwinds from specialty pharmacy and increased generic utilization lifted CVS Health up on Tuesday, as the company posted net revenues of $35 billion, representing an increase of 9.7% for the three months ended Sept. 30.

 

October 31, 2014

Rite Aid's 5.5% lift in same-store sales for the four weeks ended Oct. 25 exceeded analyst consensus of 4%, Credit Suisse research analyst Ed Kelly reported in a note Thursday. 

 

October 30, 2014

AmerisourceBergen on Thursday reported that in its fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 revenue increased 29.1% to $31.6 billion in the quarter. 

October 30, 2014

Kroger is focused on expanding its omnichannel capabilities, the grocer shared Wednesday during an investor presentation. 

October 30, 2014

Rite Aid announced sales results of $2 billion for the four weeks ended Oct. 25, representing an increase of 5%.

 

October 24, 2014

Kroger announced Friday it has been named "Employer of the Year" by the Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities.

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 22, 2014

Sam's Club on Wednesday announced a number of first-of-its-kind services.

October 22, 2014

Target is gearing up for the holiday season with a string of new initiatives, including new and enhanced digital tools and free shipping on all Target.com orders now through Dec. 20.

October 21, 2014

McKesson and Health Mart on Monday featured solutions designed to help community pharmacies deliver better patient care and sustain growth.

 

October 17, 2014

Target Canada announced on Friday the official opening of three new stores in Canada, marking the final stores scheduled to open in 2014 and bringing to 133 the total number of Target Canada stores open across the country.

October 16, 2014

Specialty pharmacy Burmans last week received the new “Shaping Healthcare Delivery” award at this year’s AmerisourceBergen’s ThinkLive Conference. 

October 15, 2014

Drug Store News has announced a top-notch lineup of retail executives slated to participate in the 16th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit conference, Dec. 2 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 14, 2014

Impax Labs last week announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which Impax will acquire Tower Holdings. 

October 14, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday named Alex Tosolini to serve in the newly created role of SVP new business development, effective Nov. 3.

October 14, 2014

Mirixa Corporation, founded by the National Community Pharmacists Association, on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has appointed Marvin Richardson as CEO effective Nov. 4.

October 7, 2014

Target has announced that it is completely revamping its app, while also working on a new app for pharmacy.

October 2, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported $2 billion in sales for the four weeks ended Sept. 27, representing a 4.5% increase over the comparable year-ago period.