June 25, 2014

CVS Caremark was honored on Wednesday by the National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers, for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging colleagues and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles, the retailer stated.

June 25, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday morning celebrated the opening of a new two-story, flagship drugstore in the north tower of Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building.

June 24, 2014

As Walgreens carefully considers how to best execute the second step of its acquisition of Alliance Boots, Walgreens on Tuesday relayed its progress in improving its domestic business, including the company's success in winning the prescription business of high-value seniors and the pending national launch of its Boots No7 beauty brand.

June 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco is celebrating this week the grand opening of five new stores and 14 remodels across Chicagoland.

June 23, 2014

Nexcare, a brand from 3M, announced the launch of a new digital campaign that highlights the performance of its Nexcare Waterproof Bandages.

June 23, 2014

There has been a lot of good news generating out of Rite Aid headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa., in the past week. Not the least of which was the 2.7% lift in first-quarter sales and the 3.1% gain in same-store sales for the period. Rite Aid delivered its seventh consecutive quarter of profitability, noted John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, during a conference call with analysts last week. And Motley Fool’s consumer goods analyst Sean O’Reilly raved about Rite Aid's Health Alliance program, what he described as the company's "ace up its sleeve." O'Reilly noted that the Health Alliance program is designed to drive traffic into Rite Aid's stores through doctor recommendations in the markets where Health Alliance is active. But there's a deeper dive here, because Rite Aid is driving the right customers into its stores — customers with poly-chronic or chronic conditions that represent more frequent trips and bigger market baskets. What's more, Rite Aid's Health Alliance program aims to make those acquired patients more sticky by coordinating a comprehensive care program that will help those patients reach their health goals.

June 23, 2014

Rite Aid president and COO Ken Martindale officially marked the grand re-opening of the company's Beverly Hills store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning.

June 23, 2014

Target has implemented a new policy for online shopping, making nearly all online orders of $50 or more eligible for free shipping.

June 23, 2014

Walmart Canada has appointed an executive from Delhaize Group, Dirk Van den Berghe, as president and CEO, effective Aug. 1.

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 19, 2014

A Kensington, N.H., resident and her family recently took the field with CVS Caremark and American Lung Association at Fenway Park to inspire fans to join Lung Force. This year, CVS/pharmacy is teaming up with the American Lung Association for a new in-store fundraising campaign to support Lung Force, a recently launched initiative that strives to make lung cancer in women a public health priority.

June 19, 2014

More than 1-in-4 Rite Aid locations now reflect the latest in healthcare retailing — the company's Wellness store format, the concept that serves as a cornerstone to Rite Aid's overall health-and-wellness solution, John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

June 19, 2014

Starting off the year with a strong momentum, Kroger posted a 9% increase in first-quarter sales, which marked the first period that includes Harris Teeter in the statement of operations. Based on its strong quarter, the company has raised its fiscal 2014 guidance.

June 18, 2014

Walgreens and Arizona Priority Care have announced a clinical care collaboration agreement to provide coordinated, expanded services for AzPC Medicare Advantage and ACO members through select Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.
 


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.

June 17, 2014

Target is striving to win the hearts of Millennials with a string of new mobile and digital initiatives, which includes an overhaul of its wedding and baby registry business, according to a USA Today report.

June 17, 2014

Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, FreshDirect, CVS and drugstore.com have reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General to provide unit pricing information on their websites and mobile apps.

June 16, 2014

CVS Caremark has received certification by NCQA in Utilization Management, which focuses on consumer protection and improvement.

June 16, 2014

Walmart will open its second and third company-owned retail clinic under the Walmart Care Clinic banner later this month, in Texas, according to published reports.

June 13, 2014

eBay Enterprise on Thursday announced it will renew its regional fulfillment services for Walgreens.

June 13, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Thursday announced its 2013-2014 slate of officers, with Jerry Garland, president and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers assuming the role of FMI chairman.

June 13, 2014

As reported by DSN’s sister publication Retailing Today, Walmart has opened in Copperas Cove, Texas, its first owned healthcare clinic.

Labeed Diab, Walmart’s president of health and wellness, explained during a briefing in advance of its shareholder meeting that the new clinic is a way for the big-box retailer to provide convenient and almost free (i.e., $4 for employees) access to health care. And, because the retailer avoids the expense of having its associates visit other doctors, it can pass the savings along to customers with a reduced price of $40.

June 12, 2014

Former chairman and CEO for Time Warner Cable, Glenn Britt, died Wednesday at his home after fighting cancer, according to reports. He was 65 years old.

June 12, 2014

Onco360, an independent provider of oncology pharmacy services, on Thursday announced the appointment of Kirby Eng to the position of executive director, clinical oncology management services.