April 7, 2011

Sales at Rite Aid fell during fiscal year 2011, according to financial results announced Thursday, but it appears the company may have gained some momentum, reversing negative same-store sales trends in the fourth quarter.

March 3, 2011

Kroger on Thursday beat analysts’ quarterly consensus, posting 46 cents in earnings per share (adjusted for a goodwill impairment charge) that exceeded consensus by 2 cents EPS, with a higher-than-expected identical-store sales lift of 3.8% (excluding fuel).

February 15, 2011

Operations at Winn-Dixie Stores continued to improve across the second quarter, helping to drive shares up by 11 cents to $6.92 per share in mid-day trading.

February 3, 2011

What will define success for CVS Caremark in the years ahead? If you ask incoming CEO Larry Merlo, it all comes down to three things: flawless execution, cross-functional thinking and management, and enhancing value. Not coincidentally, those are three key reasons Merlo inherited the top spot at the company.

January 11, 2011

There were three takeaways to come out of Supervalu’s third-quarter analyst call Tuesday morning: The deep discount banner Save-A-Lot will be the most significant catalyst for growth going forward; Supervalu aggressively is addressing pricing issues that have had consumers who are more accustomed to the “hi” in the grocer’s "hi-lo" pricing strategy shopping elsewhere; and while traditional Supervalu banners Acme, Shaw’s and even Jewel-Osco do not have a “For Sale” sign on their respective front lawns, at least not yet, they can be had for the right price.

December 16, 2010

What Rite Aid might wish for Christmas is accelerated results borne from its Wellness+ loyalty card program, because even as the chain lowered its guidance for fiscal 2011 sales, it’s that differentiated loyalty program that executives believe is going to buttress sales next year and beyond.

November 30, 2010

Total sales and comparable-store sales both rose during the month of November for Fred's, the chain announced Tuesday.

September 26, 2010

Target reportedly is scaling back with a new small urban format....

September 23, 2010

In the never-ending battle for customer loyalty, independents rule and service is still king....

September 12, 2010

Rite Aid’s wellness+, one of the few loyalty cards that proffers an actual healthcare component...

August 22, 2010

Americans staggered by recession, loss of income and job worries have been making fewer trips...

August 22, 2010

Healthcare reform, a rise in patient visits and expanded service offerings are paving the way...

July 21, 2010

A third Johnson & Johnson manufacturing facility has come under Food and Drug Administration scrutiny...

July 18, 2010

When it comes to the front-end offerings at drug and mass-market retailers, there is perhaps...

July 5, 2010

Rite Aid’s stock closed at just under $1 for the first time in more than...

April 29, 2010

The news that Helena Foulkes will lead PBM product innovation and marketing at CVS Caremark...

April 1, 2010

These days Rite Aid comes with the image of a pugilist sprinting up the 72...

March 22, 2010

A still-moribund economy, weak consumer demand at the front end of the store and an...

March 14, 2010

While Sunday morning news pundits debate the effectiveness of the economic stimulus package Congress and...

March 14, 2010

While Sunday morning news pundits debate the effectiveness of the economic stimulus package that Congress...

March 14, 2010

Intimacy health continues to be a hot commodity throughout retail pharmacy, especially as retailers and...

March 14, 2010

The economic turmoil has left retailers skittish and manufacturers cautious, but it also has opened...

January 11, 2010

The current economy appears to be tempering tomorrow’s shopper as a more value-oriented shopper, Craig...

January 10, 2010

A possible cold-flu product sales boost and rumors of projected economic recoveries aside, Rite Aid...