April 28, 2014

U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer this morning confirmed discussions with AstraZeneca regarding a possible merger. If the transaction goes through, it's expected that the two companies will combine under a new U.K-incorporated holding company.

April 25, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. on Thursday announced that its board of directors elected Kathy N. Waller as EVP and CFO, effective immediately. Waller is replacing Gary Fayard, who is retiring after 20 years with the company.

April 25, 2014

CVS Caremark has long stressed its commitment to reinventing pharmacy, and news of a bill pay service for health insurance premiums is in line with that mission and is yet another first that the trailblazer can add to its ever-growing list.

As the article states, customers can now visit their local CVS/pharmacy to pay their health insurance premiums at no additional cost. CVS/pharmacy is the first national retail pharmacy to offer this service.

April 25, 2014

This year the 18th Annual Webby Awards, an international award honoring excellence on the Internet, featured applications for health and wellness mobile health apps, including CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens and GlaxoSmithKline.

April 25, 2014

Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott and Audit Committee chairman Christopher Williams will step down from the retailer’s board in June.

April 24, 2014

AmerisourceBergen posted double-digit gains in second quarter revenue, reflecting a gain in both the AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. and the AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group.

April 24, 2014

Dr. Smith's® Diaper Rash Ointment Now Available Nationwide at Leading Drug Stores, Grocers and Supercenters

April 23, 2014

Procter & Gamble announced on Wednesday that third-quarter results met expectations, and the company remains on track to deliver top- and bottom-line growth objectives for the fiscal year.

April 23, 2014

Supervalu on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 net sales of $4 billion, up 1.4%, and net earnings of $26 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.

April 22, 2014

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has surpassed 20 million patient visits since opening the nation's first store-based clinic in 2000, the company has announced.

April 22, 2014

Walgreens, in collaboration with Lebhar-Friedman Publishing, debuted at the end of March an exclusive beauty publication called Discover Beauty Within. The quarterly magazine, which is the first exclusive beauty publication for Walgreens, made its nationwide debut at all Walgreens (except Puerto Rico) and Duane Reade locations. To learn more about how Discover Beauty Within fits into Walgreens’ larger beauty vision, DSN talked with Shannon Curtin, group VP of beauty and personal care at Walgreens.

April 22, 2014

Drug Store News’ sister publication, Chain Store Age, celebrated in March the winners of its 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition, which recognizes the best in retail and restaurant design from around the world, as well as achievements in sustainability and in-store digital innovation.

April 21, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Monday that it is launching later this spring a new service, dubbed Bill Pay at CVS/pharmacy, to help customers manage their monthly health insurance premiums.

April 21, 2014

Walgreens is on a mission to go big in beauty.

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the beauty and personal care category.

April 21, 2014

P&G Beauty & Grooming has announced the launch of a nationwide campaign, entitled "Face the World," to educate college students on the importance of creating a unique online identity.

April 21, 2014

Pfizer is making a bid of $100.8 billion (£60 billion) for Astra Zeneca, according to a report in the Sunday Times, published Sunday.

April 18, 2014

Want to name a private-brand soda? Food Lion is betting that some of its shoppers will want to do just that so it has kicked off the “You Name it” contest.

April 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble is reportedly preparing to launch a new men’s razor that features a swiveling ball-hinge so the blade can pivot, according to the Wall Street Journal.

April 17, 2014

Psi Health Solutions on Thursday announced its drug-free Psi Bands for the relief of nausea will launch at select Target stores this week.

April 17, 2014

Target is expanding its online subscription service with a nearly tenfold increase in available items — from 200 to more than 1,500 — and adding a discount on all subscription orders.

April 17, 2014

A new low-cost money wiring service from Walmart saves customers money and showcases the thought process the company applies to disrupt high-margin businesses and generate store traffic.

April 16, 2014

Rob Price, SVP marketing and advertising and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy, has left the company to take a new role, the retailer said in a statement sent to Drug Store News.

April 15, 2014

TheraPearl, a creator of therapy products, announced that its line of hot and cold pearl-filled packs will be soon be available in Target stores across the country.