January 18, 2012

In an effort to tap into the minds of some of the industry's top executives, Drug Store News recently sat down and talked with some of these leaders in a multipart executive viewpoint video series.

September 15, 2014

Kroger on Monday announced it has made the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America for the second time.

September 5, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar on Friday announced that the two companies have amended their merger agreement. 

August 24, 2014

With the Hispanic population in the United States hovering around 55 million and estimates predicting that they’ll soon make up nearly one-third of the population, it’s becoming imperative to reach this group of consumers. 

August 21, 2014

Walmart will be opening two Walmart Care Clinics in Columbus, Ga., and in Carrollton, Ga., on Aug. 29, according to a report in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published Wednesday. 

 

August 20, 2014

Walmart plans to launch its opening price point private label, Price First, nationwide in late third quarter, executives told analysts on Friday. 

 

August 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble is exploring the divestiture of as many as 100 underperforming brands, according to a report in the New York Times published Monday. 

 

August 15, 2014

Walmart held its second U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Denver on Thursday, using the occasion to dole out the first of $10 million in grants designed to stimulate innovation and the creation of U.S. jobs.

August 14, 2014

Walmart met low second-quarter sales and profit expectations it set for itself, but significantly lowered its full year outlook due to a tepid third-quarter sales forecast and increased e-commerce and healthcare costs.

August 8, 2014

Walmart is reportedly making a more aggressive push into medical care by not only planning to open additional clinics but it is also marketing itself as a primary care provider.

August 4, 2014

Walmart has revamped its website in an effort to personalize the online shopping experience, the Associated Press reported Monday.

August 1, 2014

Walmart on Thursday opened its first Care Clinics in South Carolina in Sumter and Florence. 

 

July 30, 2014

Pfizer on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baxter International’s portfolio of marketed vaccines for $635 million.

July 28, 2014

Safeway shareholders approved the proposed merger with Albertsons with 70% of the outstanding shares and 96% of the shares voting for the merger. 

 

July 24, 2014

Walmart named Greg Foran president and CEO of its U.S. stores division to replace Bill Simon, who is leaving the company after an eight-year run.

July 22, 2014

Walmart has introduced a 10% rebate program for teachers across the country, the retailer announced.

July 16, 2014

Walmart will open its first Care Clinics in South Carolina, according to a report published Wednesday in The State.

July 11, 2014

Sales and marketing services leader Crossmark unveiled a first-of-its-kind collaboration center on July 10 just steps from Walmart’s Bentonville, Ark., headquarters.

June 28, 2014

Beverages play an important role in today's drug stores, and the segment is only becoming more diverse as such offerings as sports drinks and enhanced waters increasingly hit the market, alongside ever-popular carbonated beverages. To shed light on some of the biggest trends sweeping the category and to help retailers better understand how to better leverage the power of shopping occasions, DSNTV recently interviewed John Carroll of Coca-Cola for its Executive Viewpoint video series.

June 27, 2014

Just two months after Labeed Diab was named head of health and wellness at Walmart, Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP pharmaceutical merchandising. Phillips assumes command of more than 4,175 retail pharmacy operations that generates $16.8 billion in pharmacy revenue, according to DSN's PoweRx 50. In his new role, Phillips will lead the pharmaceutical merchandising team and report to Diab. Phillips, who most recently served as the senior director of merchandising in small formats, is a long-time buyer for Walmart and may be an indication of Walmart's steadfast commitment to growing pharmacy, health and wellness, especially across Walmart's smaller formats.

June 26, 2014

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council, WEConnect International and Walmart on Wednesday joined forces to establish a unique logo for retail packaging of products from women-owned businesses.

June 26, 2014

More than a dozen of Walmart’s top merchants are in new roles following a realignment of responsibilities that chief merchandising and marketing officer Duncan Mac Naughton said is designed to recognize customers’ needs and serve them more efficiently.

June 20, 2014

Mark Phillips was elevated to the role of VP of pharmaceutical merchandising at Walmart after previously serving as the retailer’s senior director of merchandising for small formats.

June 18, 2014

Walmart executives hosted a series of store tours and briefings in advance of its company shareholders meeting in June, reported DSN sister publication Retailing Today.