May 1, 2015

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic enjoyed double-digit gains in first quarter revenues as its telehealth pilot receives high marks.

April 22, 2015

Move over nature-inspired products. Consumer demand for products with truly natural ingredients is heating up — fast.

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.

March 4, 2015

The pressure on mass market fragrances has yet to ease due in part to declining sales of celebrity fragrances and a reduction in fragrance innovation. And men’s fragrance is no exception.

February 25, 2015

As Target says goodbye to a "year of transition," executives are eager to rise up and sharpen their focus on five priorities.

February 10, 2015

CVS Health delivered a solid fourth quarter and strong financial performance in 2014 and, according to CVS Health executives, further demonstrated that its unique business model is winning in the marketplace.

February 5, 2015

The old adage may claim that “beauty is only skin deep,” but what today’s retailers are realizing is that beauty is as deep as the customer experience. This has given rise to a heightened focus on new services, higher-end offerings and staffing beauty departments with specially trained beauty advisers.

December 18, 2014

Rite Aid is expanding RediCllnic into new markets and leveraging kiosks, health coaches and a number of innovative new programs that are helping to convert its stores from traditional drug stores to a model of retail-driven health care for the future.

November 19, 2014

Target’s efforts to regain its footing following last year’s data breach and its digital efforts appear to be gaining traction.

November 14, 2014

Walgreens earlier this week opened its first Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in the Omaha, Neb. market.

 

November 4, 2014

Across the front-end, CVS Health is in the midst of enhancing its digital capabilities. That , along with insight into the impact of its exit from the tobacco business, was the message Tuesday morning during the company's third-quarter conference call.

October 23, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline expects to have its Ebola vaccine available by year's end.

October 15, 2014

Despite an economic improvement, consumer optimism still leaves something to be desired, and wallets remain close to the vest. This has impacted the often-pricey shave segment, but manufacturers are eagerly turning to value and innovation to spur growth.

September 30, 2014

Shares of Walgreens were up about $1.50 to more than $61 per share as the market opened Tuesday morning following the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. 

 

September 19, 2014
Revising year-end guidance on account of reimbursement rate headwinds, Rite Aid's stock took a hit after reporting second-quarter earnings even though the company beat analysts' consensus estimates for the quarter. The retail pharmacy operation recorded second-quarter profit of $127.8 million, or 13 cents per share, more than doubling FactSet consensus analyst estimate of 6 cents a share, according to a MarketWatch report. And while revenue of $6.5 billion was in line with analyst expectations, Rite Aid topped expected same-store sales growth of 3.3% by recording 4.1% in same-store sales growth. 
 
Rite Aid is still on the right track. 
September 18, 2014

John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, on Thursday morning announced a sixth Rite Aid Health Alliance partnership with Physician Direct ACO in Detroit. 

 

August 5, 2014

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic business enjoyed double-digit revenue gains during the second quarter as it remains on track to open at least 150 new clinics in 2014.

August 5, 2014

Target announced on Tuesday that its second-quarter financial results are expected to include gross expenses of $148 million, partially offset by a $38 million insurance receivable, related to the December 2013 data breach.

August 1, 2014

Despite a challenging retail environment, Procter & Gamble delivered “top and bottom line commitments for the fiscal year,” said chairman, president, and CEO A.G. Lafley

July 14, 2014

 According to blogger Tom Wilson, co-founder and president of The CareGiver Partnership and former Kimberly-Clark executive, Procter & Gamble may be readying to re-enter the incontinence market as soon as this summer.

June 24, 2014

As Walgreens carefully considers how to best execute the second step of its acquisition of Alliance Boots, Walgreens on Tuesday relayed its progress in improving its domestic business, including the company's success in winning the prescription business of high-value seniors and the pending national launch of its Boots No7 beauty brand.

June 23, 2014

There has been a lot of good news generating out of Rite Aid headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa., in the past week. Not the least of which was the 2.7% lift in first-quarter sales and the 3.1% gain in same-store sales for the period. Rite Aid delivered its seventh consecutive quarter of profitability, noted John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, during a conference call with analysts last week. And Motley Fool’s consumer goods analyst Sean O’Reilly raved about Rite Aid's Health Alliance program, what he described as the company's "ace up its sleeve." O'Reilly noted that the Health Alliance program is designed to drive traffic into Rite Aid's stores through doctor recommendations in the markets where Health Alliance is active. But there's a deeper dive here, because Rite Aid is driving the right customers into its stores — customers with poly-chronic or chronic conditions that represent more frequent trips and bigger market baskets. What's more, Rite Aid's Health Alliance program aims to make those acquired patients more sticky by coordinating a comprehensive care program that will help those patients reach their health goals.

June 5, 2014

Fred's reported on Thursday that sales for the month of May were essentially flat, totaling $151.9 million.

May 30, 2014

During Costco’s quarterly conference call this week with analysts, the company touched upon some online tests underway as the online shipping battle among retailers continues to intensify.