June 30, 2014

Less than a year after Meijer opened a supercenter at the historical Michigan State Fairgrounds on 8 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, the retailer continued its investment in the city of Detroit on Monday with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a second supercenter to be located at the site of the former Redford High School on the city's west side.

June 5, 2014

Looking to further spread awareness about how CVS Caremark can leverage its unique business model to help consumers, health plans, physicians and hospitals cut healthcare costs and improve health outcomes, CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo took to the stage as the guest speaker at Thursday’s Detroit Economic Club meeting.

May 15, 2014

As new wipes for removing makeup and dirt continue to hit the beauty shelves, one company is taking a “swipe” at a different segment. Enter Forever Fresh’s Swipe deodorant wipes.

May 6, 2014

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries last week announced that it notified the Workforce Development Agency for the State of Michigan regarding its decision to stop manufacturing operations and close the Detroit facility.

February 21, 2014

The Detroit Lions and Walgreens earlier this week teamed up to tackle the flu in Detroit Public Schools.

January 16, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday the kickoff of its annual Project Health wellness campaign, which will deliver more than $15 million worth of free health services to multicultural communities across the United States in 2014.

October 31, 2013

Sales at Meijer's first store in Detroit have been "very encouraging," according to published reports.

October 29, 2013

Walgreens is continuing its partnership with the Detroit Lions as the football team's official pharmacy, the two said.

October 7, 2013

Walgreens on Monday announced Balance Financial, a full suite of integrated financial services that will be launching in phases over the coming months, all built around its new Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard.

October 3, 2013

A patient may be able to eat all of the ice cream he wants after having his tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say he doesn't necessarily need a prescription to reduce post-operative pain — an over-the-counter pain reliever is just as effective.

September 5, 2013

The campaign, which is known as Proyecto Salud in Spanish, is slated to deliver more than $15 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities across the United States by the end of 2013.

August 5, 2013

When Seattle-based Bartell Drugs opened its 61st store in the city's rapidly growing South Lake Union neighborhood, it unveiled a store that included not only a nice new format, but also a variety of amenities rarely seen in drug stores, including cold beer on tap; such pet-friendly features as water bowls, pet-hitching posts and free dog biscuits; and a selection of local spirits.

The large-scale evolution of the American drug store has mostly happened in the big, national chains, and despite some doubts from naysayers about some of the concepts in the Walgreens flagship stores, that format has already expanded to several cities. CVS and Rite Aid have expanded their respective Urban Cluster and Wellness store formats as well, providing clear indication of their popularity with consumers.

July 31, 2013

Materially expanding the business of pharmacy — it's not just a job for the big chains. The Detroit News on Tuesday published a story regarding the new wellness formats being showcased by both Walgreens and Rite Aid, respectively, and included some perspective from a local operator.

July 24, 2013

Despite having its headquarters and a significant presence in Michigan, mass-merchandise retailer Meijer hasn't opened any stores in the state's largest city, but that will change Thursday.

July 11, 2013

Mass merchandise chain Meijer is set to open its first store in the city of Detroit later this month, according to published reports.

July 10, 2013

According to a report published Monday in the Detroit Free Press, Kroger will create as many as 2,000 jobs throughout Michigan as the national grocer continues to grow marketshare across its core markets, even as the chain seeks a Southeastern foothold with the acquisition of Harris Teeter announced yesterday.

March 4, 2013

CVS/pharmacy will sponsor more than 750 Project Health events in more than 10 cities, offering free health screenings to multicultural communities, the retail pharmacy chain said.

March 1, 2013

Rite Aid has expanded its telemedicine service to 58 more stores, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

March 1, 2013

Rite Aid announced Friday that it had expanded its "virtual clinic" model to additional markets, now offering NowClinic Online Care service in 58 stores.

Retail clinics are an area in which Rite Aid has not invested to the same degree as Walgreens and CVS, but NowClinic shows that there are more ways to offer clinical services in a retail pharmacy setting than building an actual clinic. In 2011, Rite Aid became the first to provide such virtual clinics in a retail pharmacy setting when it launched the program as a pilot in nine stores in Detroit.

February 25, 2013

A clinical technology manager at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has received an award from a state pharmacy association.

February 13, 2013

Meijer plans to invest more than $160 million to build six new stores and remodel five in 2013, the mass merchandise retailer said.

January 28, 2013

Target will dedicate about 10,000 sq. ft. at nine of its stores in the Detroit area to fresh groceries, the mass merchandise chain said Monday.

October 16, 2012

The Detroit Lions and Walgreens on Friday entered into an agreement naming Walgreens as the Official Pharmacy of the Detroit Lions.

October 9, 2012

Avanti is gearing up for spring 2013 by boosting its portfolio to include a variety of new greeting cards.