October 22, 2013

A pharmacy chain based in Minnesota is offering a new mobile app and web portal for its retail customers under a partnership with San Francisco-based Mscripts, the chain said Tuesday.

October 22, 2013

Sears Holdings' Canadian division may consider selling off its Toronto flagship store if the right buyer comes along, according to published reports.

October 21, 2013

The president of Indiana's Manchester University will retire next summer and has named the university's pharmacy dean as her successor.

October 18, 2013

Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, earlier this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire McKesson Automation, a unit of McKesson Corp. that offers integrated pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals and health systems.

October 17, 2013

Competition and consolidation within the Brazilian market has heated up in recent years, prompting Empreendimentos Pague Menos SA, Brazil’s second-biggest drug store company, to step up its growth strategy and eye potential mergers and acquisitions. When asked about future expansion plans during a recent interview with Bloomberg, CEO Francisco Deusmar de Queiros said he would consider such U.S. partners as CVS Caremark and Walgreens.

October 17, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced that Michael Ellis will be named president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2014, completing the succession plan announced in September.

October 16, 2013

Medicare beneficiaries' use of medications — both effective and risky — varies widely across different regions of the United States, according to a new report.

October 16, 2013

Boca Cosmetic Group’s Zelo Brazilian keratin smoothing system is now available on drugstore.com, the manufacturer has announced.

October 14, 2013

Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold has bought back more than a quarter of the shares it intends to as part of a share-repurchase program announced earlier this year.

October 11, 2013

McKesson Health Solutions on Thursday announced that Ian Gordon, former president and CEO of Topaz Shared Services, has joined the company's executive team as SVP and general manager for Decision Management.

October 11, 2013

The global market for drugs to treat constipation resulting from use of opioid painkillers will increase more than tenfold by 2017, according to new research.

October 10, 2013

Anti-aging products, once the darling of the facial skin care category, have experienced a slowdown in growth since the recession — due, in part, to an influx of new products and likely some cannibalization from such multitasking products as BB creams. Meanwhile, skin care staples like facial moisturizers and cleansers have moved into the lead. And while the overall facial skin care category is projected to see little growth in 2013, industry sources suggest that a turnaround is on the horizon.

October 10, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented its first-ever Giant Food NextGen Award for Children's Cancer Research this week, created for young investigators committed to pursuing a long-term career in pediatric oncology research.

October 9, 2013

The Sweetbay Supermarket chain will change to the Winn-Dixie banner, which was acquired by Bi-Lo Holdings in 2011, according to published reports.

October 8, 2013

Consumers in the United States are more likely than those in three other countries to say they prefer to receive generic drugs over branded drugs, according to a new study.

October 8, 2013

USO's division for the nation's capital has named supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., to its USO-Metro 2013 Circle of the Stars for an annual networking event, the chain said.

October 8, 2013

Rite Aid is renewing its contract with e-sourcing firm Intesource, the Phoenix-based e-sourcing company said Tuesday.

October 8, 2013

With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mired in controversy, two of the nation’s largest retailers are backing an innovative Employers Centers of Excellence Network that will offer no-cost knee and hip-replacement surgeries at four highly regarded hospitals.

October 4, 2013

A new mobile game app designed by CyberDoctor showed improvements in medication adherence, diet and exercise in diabetes patients, according to a study.

October 4, 2013

Publix Super Markets on Thursday announced it will enter the North Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, S.C., markets with two stores.

October 3, 2013

Hershey is releasing small-sized versions of several candy brands in time for Halloween, the chocolate maker said.

October 3, 2013

Stater Bros. has announced that VP of real estate Mike Slaton passed away suddenly on Sept. 28. He was 51 years old.

October 3, 2013

With an ongoing need for consumer education and awareness to help people understand their health insurance options under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Walgreens and Chicago-based GoHealth on Thursday announced a nationwide initiative and collaboration to assist customers and help provide a resource for those considering the new health insurance marketplaces.

October 2, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is reaching out as an information resource about the implementation and rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 33-store chain said Wednesday.