May 20, 2015

A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale. Now firmly established as one of the top retailers of prescription drugs in the United States, Walmart may soon lay claim to an even bigger share of the pharmacy and OTC market as its leaders learn to align pharmacy operations and in-store marketing efforts more closely with other departments within Walmart’s Supercenters, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.

May 20, 2015

The TABS Group is tracking a channel shift in VMS sales from online back to brick-and-mortar. 

May 20, 2015

The retail behemoth that is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fixing its sights on a new target: the nation’s overstretched and overly costly primary healthcare system. The result could be a major disruption of that system and the acceleration of health reform in America.

May 20, 2015

Target executives said they are “pleased” with its first quarter, particularly its signature categories.

May 20, 2015

While building a 4,500-store retail pharmacy powerhouse in the United States, Walmart also has kept pace with the specialty pharmacy revolution and is positioning itself to play a stronger role in this most innovative, dynamic and complex area of pharmaceutical R&D and bioengineering.

May 19, 2015

DSN examines Walmart’s mission to be America’s destination for health and wellness — and the leadership team charting the course.
 

May 19, 2015

Bi-Lo Holdings on Monday changed its corporate identity to Southeastern Grocers. 

May 19, 2015

Declining gas prices helped same-store sales at Walmart, but the negative impact of foreign currency exchange and efforts to improve store experience and employee wages dampened sales.

May 18, 2015

Target’s leadership has been quite vocal about its desire to reinvent its food business to focus on healthier options and, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

May 15, 2015

AB Acquisition LLC — parent company of Albertson's, New Albertson's and Safeway (collectively Albertsons) — has named industry veteran Mark Panzer as SVP of pharmacy, health and wellness, overseeing the company's 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states across the country.

May 15, 2015

Costco is trying to increase its membership base in Canada with an innovative social media campaign.

May 15, 2015

Clavis Insight took a look at the sunscreen category to determine which brands were in the best position to capture online consumer dollars.

May 14, 2015

Target will sell Target Commercial Interiors, a subsidiary that provides office furnishings and related services for business and commercial clients.

May 14, 2015

Walmart will test a free online shipping service in summer 2015 that will serve as a competitor to the Amazon Prime service from Amazon.com.

 

May 12, 2015

Ahold and Delhaize Group confirmed that they are in merger talks. 

May 12, 2015

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic has surpassed 25 million patient visits since opening the nation's first retail clinic in 2000.

May 11, 2015

Amazon.com is looking to facilitate its same-day deliveries in Manhattan by opening its second 1 million-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Carteret, N.J.

May 11, 2015

The Little Clinic has further expanded its footprint with the recent opening of clinics in Kentucky and Tennessee.

May 8, 2015

Costco reported a lift in U.S. same-store sales during the month of April.

May 8, 2015

Walmart Canada spends more than $135 million on 13 former Targer Canada properties and one distribution center. 

May 7, 2015

The Bentonville Film Festival’s VIB Lounge Presented by Dove, will be a destination for festival goers to get “Blue Carpet ready.”

May 7, 2015

Whole Foods Market on Wednesday announced plans to debut a new store format targeted at millenials. The company said the stores are expected to begin opening next year, and the expansion will be “fairly rapid.”

 

May 1, 2015

Publix first quarter reaches $8.3 billion on 6.8% growth. 

May 1, 2015

Operational changes keep coming at Walmart with another round of senior executive moves.