April 24, 2012

Former President George W. Bush addressed attendees of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Annual meeting Tuesday morning, followed by a question-and-answer session with new NACDS chairman Greg Wasson.

April 24, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced that $350,000 in scholarships were awarded through its 2012 Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program.

April 24, 2012

Disruptive innovation. That's the role pharmacy needs to play in the shaping of a new healthcare paradigm — one that achieves greater outcomes at lesser cost through increased involvement of retail health care. That was the theme of a presentation given Tuesday by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' new chairman Greg Wasson, who also serves as Walgreens president and CEO.

April 23, 2012

The Upsher-Smith Party and the Time Warner-Colgate Party were among the events Sunday night at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

April 23, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers for the coming year.

April 23, 2012

Par Pharmaceutical has bought rights to a generic drug for gastroesophageal reflux disease from Handa Pharmaceuticals, Par said.

April 22, 2012

The Drug Store News Group on Sunday co-hosted a breakfast with CVS Caremark. Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark president and CEO, shared with attendees CVS’ focus on leveraging personalization opportunities, through both marketing and assortment, to engender loyalty. And suppliers were introduced to new CVS/pharmacy president Mark Cosby and chief merchant Judy Sansone.

April 22, 2012

The Opening Celebration at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

April 21, 2012

More than 250 executives joined Anda for its 5th Annual Supply Chain Symposium here Thursday and Friday.

April 21, 2012

At the Cabanas at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

April 21, 2012

The Revlon Party and the First Dance Party — sponsored by Energizer, Hallmark and Kellogg — were among the events Friday night at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

April 20, 2012

The Jean Coutu Group has sold 56 million of its approximately 234.4 million shares in Rite Aid, the company said Friday.

April 19, 2012

Hispanics represent one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in the United States, so naturally, it would behoove retailers to pay heed to this growing trend.

April 17, 2012

A U.S. drug maker has made a deal with a Swiss company to manufacture and sell a new osteoporosis treatment in North America.

April 17, 2012

Customer loyalty has always been paramount for retailers, but as we wade into 2012 and beyond, it is becoming increasingly evident that retailers have a renewed focus on establishing a strong sense of loyalty and creating an engaging customer experience through cross-channel initiatives that are touching customers both in and — perhaps more importantly — out of the store.

April 16, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday selected nine finalists for the 12th annual Store Manager Awards competition, which identifies exceptional store managers who generate sales growth, provide great customer service, lead outstanding store teams and serve the community in unique ways. Among the nine, three winners will be named on May 1 in Dallas at the FMI2012 convention and retail trade show.

April 16, 2012

Walmart announced that Google's VP local and maps Marissa Mayer will be up for election to the board at the company's annual shareholders' meeting on June 1. If elected, Mayer would become the 16th member of the board.

April 11, 2012

Takeda Pharmaceutical will acquire privately owned drug maker URL Pharma for $800 million, the companies said Wednesday.

April 10, 2012

Biotech manufacturer Amgen will acquire the private South San Francisco, Calif.-based drug developer Kai Pharmaceuticals for $315 million, the companies said Tuesday.

April 2, 2012

Target has brought in someone with both advertising and retail experience to oversee its marketing efforts.

March 29, 2012

Mass merchandise chain Meijer has acquired a Michigan-based dairy, the company said.

March 29, 2012

With as much as two-thirds of retail pharmacy operators' business tied up in the potential Express Scripts-Medco merger, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association and nine retail pharmacy companies on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging the merger.

March 26, 2012

A drug under development by Forest Labs and Pierre Fabre has been shown to reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder, the companies said.

March 23, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores launched its 2012 Annual Meeting mobile application and the NACDS mobile website has been fully updated with information about this meeting and all 2012 NACDS events.