December 4, 2014

Costco reported net sales of $9.43 billion for the month of November, a 7% increase from $8.79 billion during the similar period last year.

December 1, 2014

Drug Store News will be tweeting key messages from retail pharmacy industry heavyweights.

November 11, 2014

Robert Craves, a founding officer of Costco, died last week shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, The Seattle Times reported. 

November 7, 2014

Kantar Retail’s recent analysis of Amazon Prime Pantry confirms that its merchandising approach, unique business model and pricing strategy have little in common with clubs.

November 6, 2014

Costco on Thursday reported net sales of $8.7 billion for the month of October, the four weeks ended Nov. 2, representing an increase of 7% as compared to the similar period last year.

 

November 5, 2014

Both Walgreens and Amazon.com advanced in the 2014 Kantar Retail PowerRanking Survey released Tuesday. Walgreens climbed from the No. 10 spot to No. 9 and Amazon.com went from No. 8 to No. 5.

October 8, 2014

Costco announced on Wednesday a rise in sales and same-store sales for the fourth quarter.

September 15, 2014

The 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 is shaping up to be a must-attend event. In addition to the newly named CVS Health and the Walgreens Boots Alliance, participating retailers will include Ahold, Cardinal Health, Costco, Family Dollar, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopko, Target, Thrifty White and Winn-Dixie.

September 5, 2014

True Nopal announced that its line of True Nopal Cactus Water will be available in the Los Angeles region and Hawaii Costco locations beginning in September. 

September 4, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a boost in net sales for August and the fourth quarter.

September 2, 2014

Beginning this week, Texas A&M University will partner with collegiate apparel supplier, Knights Apparel, to launch the Costco Back-to-College Tailgate Roadshow featuring Aggie Gameday apparel.

August 24, 2014

One recurring theme throughout the day’s sessions revolved around the importance of capturing the millennial shopper.

August 7, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a boost in net sales and same-store sales during the month of July.

July 10, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a 10% boost in June sales as same-store sales climbed 6%.

June 17, 2014

Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, FreshDirect, CVS and drugstore.com have reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General to provide unit pricing information on their websites and mobile apps.

June 9, 2014

To help leading manufacturers gain greater clarity and insight into the ever-changing retail landscape and gain a leg up on the competition, the Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News will co-host an exclusive, one-day summit August 22, at the Seaport World Trade Center.

June 6, 2014

Sam’s Club recently announced a credit card cash back program that gives members the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 annually. Marking one of the biggest changes in membership in more than a decade, the club operator in one fell swoop boosted its appeal to loyal Sam's Club members and close the gap between Sam's Club and its chief rival, Costco. The news comes off of a first-quarter performance that Sam's Club president and CEO Rosalind Brewer characterized as “one of our more difficult quarters.” While the club operator was negatively impacted by weather and a reduction in public assistance, Costco emerged under the same conditions with a positive same-store sales comp figure.

June 5, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday net sales of $8.78 billion for the month of May, an increase of 8% from $8.13 billion during the similar four-week period last year.

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.

May 29, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a boost in third-quarter revenues and net income.

May 8, 2014

Costco Wholesale on Thursday reported net sales of $8.6 billion for the month of April, the four weeks ended May 4, representing an increase of 7%.

May 7, 2014

Costco appears to be stepping up its beauty presence by teaming up with beauty experts in nail, hair, skin and face.

May 5, 2014

The war for faster delivery appears to be on. Google is reportedly expanding its same-day business to Manhattan and Los Angeles, according to the New York Post.

April 10, 2014

Costco announced on Thursday that its March sales increased 8% to $10.43 billion.