February 4, 2016

The shift this year of the Super Bowl from late January to early February impacted Costco's January results, the retailer reported. 

February 3, 2016

For years, community pharmacy has presented itself as one of the best solutions out there for the ills plaguing the nation’s overstretched and over-costly healthcare system. Few things drive that message home as effectively as the rapid growth of in-store health fairs and disease screening events at drug store, supermarket and mass merchandise pharmacies nationwide. In this special report, DSN examines the growth of in-store health fairs.

February 2, 2016

How does a big-box warehouse club operator generate awareness of its health services when its pharmacies are dwarfed by a vast array of electronics, case-pack groceries, apparel and general merchandise? Work with what you’ve got by tapping into the massive stream of customer traffic flooding the stores, and by highlighting your health-and-wellness offerings through pharmacist-provided counseling, preventive-health services and free health screening events.

February 2, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.

January 29, 2016

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

January 7, 2016

Comparable results were best among the company's hearing aid, optical and pharmacy categories, Jeff Elliott, AVP financial planning and investor relations, shared in a pre-recorded call for investors. 

December 9, 2015

Costco’s first quarter of FY16 saw an increase of 2% in U.S. sales and an overall dip of 1% for the company's entire operation.

December 7, 2015

Vitamins have made a comeback.

December 3, 2015

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

December 3, 2015

Costco’s comparable sales saw no growth for the month of November and a dip of 1% for the first quarter of FY2016, whose operating results the company plans to release on Dec. 8. 

November 5, 2015

Though Costco’s U.S. sales saw a 1% increase over both the four weeks and nine weeks ended Nov. 1 compared to last year, its Canadian stores saw an 8% decrease in comparable sales. 

October 8, 2015

Costco’s U.S. stores saw a slight lift in comparable sales as international stores — particularly in Canada — saw comps drop. 

September 30, 2015

Costco’s fourth quarter and annual results might not look impressive on paper, but adjusting for gas prices and a strong dollar,  the company had a good quarter and is planning to open 12 new stores by the year’s end. 

September 3, 2015

The company noted that with Labor Day coming a week later this year, pre-sales didn’t bein in August and that had a lowering effect on net sales of about 1%.

August 31, 2015

Christopher Baldwin has been named president and COO at BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., putting the former Hess Retail CEO in position to succeed Laura Sen as CEO of the 208 unit warehouse club chain.

August 23, 2015

See photos from Costco and Drug Store News’ networking reception in honor of Michael Mastromonica’s retirement from his position as Costco’s AVP pharmacy in Denver for NACDS Total Store Expo. 

August 6, 2015

Costco has reported $8.64 billion in net sales for the month of July — an increase of about 1% over the same period last year. 

August 6, 2015

GMDC has played an integral role in front-end merchandising for almost five decades. 

July 30, 2015

The big spenders are at Costco, according to mobile-location firm Placed, which linked store spending to tracked locations.

July 23, 2015

A recent survey conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association revealed that private label products offered significant savings.

July 9, 2015

Costco reported on Thursday a 1% lift in total sales for the month of June as U.S. comp store sales increased 3%.

June 16, 2015

Generation Y prefers to shop at Walmart over Target, Costco, Kroger, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, according to Ad Age.

June 15, 2015

Walmart, Costco and Rite Aid are three retailers driving significant traction in vitamin, mineral and supplement sales, TABS Group reported in May, helping to take share away from such online retailers as Amazon, which captures 36% of all online vitamin traffic, even as sales overall were up 3% to $11.8 billion.