September 9, 2013

Starting next month, licensed insurance agents will be at nearly 2,000 Rite Aid stores for free consultations with customers about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in conjunction with the start of enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

September 5, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales got another boost in August, the retail pharmacy chain said.

September 5, 2013

Are drug stores becoming the new convenience stores? A new survey by The Hartman Group indicates that for many shoppers, the drug store is a destination for convenient purchases.

September 3, 2013

AmerisourceBergen and Walgreens on Tuesday officially launched the previously announced 10-year relationship to distribute pharmaceuticals to more than 8,100 Walgreens locations across the country.

September 3, 2013

Sage North America last week announced that it partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, a division of McKesson, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription delivery services.

August 28, 2013

McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network on Wednesday announced the appointment of Michael Seiden as chief medical officer, effective Sept, 22.

August 21, 2013

Target continued to build its omnichannel business in second quarter 2013 as the company recorded profit and sales growth, partially offset by expenses related to the expansion of its Canadian business.

August 20, 2013

Aetna has announced a new pilot program, dubbed the Aetna Rx Home Success Program, which is supported by CVS Caremark.

August 19, 2013

In a segment of CNBC's "Mad Money" program, host Jim Cramer proclaimed "Rite Aid is back" when a caller asked for the former hedge fund manager's opinion about the Camp Hill, Pa.-based retail pharmacy chain. "Rite Aid is good. … It is an okay situation. The group is strong," Cramer said.

Cramer's proclamation only confirmed what Drug Store News has been saying for a while now, ever since it became clear that Rite Aid had hit pay dirt with its Wellness+ loyalty card program, growing sales and reversing several years of annual and quarterly losses. In April 2013, the company posted its first profitable fiscal year since 2007.

August 16, 2013

Target announced the return of its Give with Target program, through which the company will donate up to $5 million to schools across the country.

August 16, 2013

Customers can visit any of the more than 4,600 Rite Aid pharmacies to receive a flu shot, which are covered by most insurance plans including Medicare Part B, from a Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacist, subject to state regulations.

August 14, 2013

Target and McMahon Distributeur Pharmaceutique Inc., a subsidiary of Metro Inc, announced a partnership for the operation of in-store pharmacies across Target's Quebec stores.

August 8, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo brings together vendors and retailers across the entire store — pharmacy, OTC, beauty, consumables and general merchandise — and the supply chain executives who get the goods to market. As the industry converges on Las Vegas for this game-changing show, DSN talks to four leading futurists about what the drug store of tomorrow will look like.

August 8, 2013

Drug Store News recently spoke with president Ken Martindale about how Rite Aid's Wellness format has evolved.

August 6, 2013

Target is acquiring online skin care site DermStore, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

August 5, 2013

When Seattle-based Bartell Drugs opened its 61st store in the city's rapidly growing South Lake Union neighborhood, it unveiled a store that included not only a nice new format, but also a variety of amenities rarely seen in drug stores, including cold beer on tap; such pet-friendly features as water bowls, pet-hitching posts and free dog biscuits; and a selection of local spirits.

The large-scale evolution of the American drug store has mostly happened in the big, national chains, and despite some doubts from naysayers about some of the concepts in the Walgreens flagship stores, that format has already expanded to several cities. CVS and Rite Aid have expanded their respective Urban Cluster and Wellness store formats as well, providing clear indication of their popularity with consumers.

August 1, 2013

Rite Aid had another month of positive sales growth in July, the retail pharmacy chain said.

July 31, 2013

Materially expanding the business of pharmacy — it's not just a job for the big chains. The Detroit News on Tuesday published a story regarding the new wellness formats being showcased by both Walgreens and Rite Aid, respectively, and included some perspective from a local operator.

July 29, 2013

Rite Aid is launching a marketing campaign centered around its new extension to the Wellness+ loyalty card program aimed at seniors, the retail pharmacy chain said.

July 26, 2013

Rite Aid's product selection for the back-to-school shopping season will include many new products aimed at college students, the retail pharmacy chain said.

July 24, 2013

AmerisourceBergen reported $21.9 billion in revenue for its third quarter ended June 30, representing a sales lift of 13.3%.

July 23, 2013

François Coutu has resigned from Rite Aid's board, effective Oct. 31, 2013, Rite Aid said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

July 22, 2013

Following its announcement to acquire Harris Teeter Supermarkets in a deal valued at $2.5 billion made earlier this month Kroger plans to raise $1 billion through the issuance of two bonds, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported Friday.

July 22, 2013

Crystal Geyser Water Company’s Tejava Premium Iced Tea is now available for purchase in more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores across the country, and more than 320 Target stores in California and Arizona.