August 8, 2013

Costco announced on Thursday that sales for the month of July rose 7% as same-store sales climbed 4%.

August 8, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo brings together vendors and retailers across the entire store — pharmacy, OTC, beauty, consumables and general merchandise — and the supply chain executives who get the goods to market. As the industry converges on Las Vegas for this game-changing show, DSN talks to four leading futurists about what the drug store of tomorrow will look like.

August 8, 2013

With an all-star lineup of leading retailers and a capacity crowd once again expected for the annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Conference, DSN has added Daymond "The Shark" John as the special guest speaker at this year's event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Manhattan's New York Athletic Club.

August 6, 2013

During Tuesday morning’s second-quarter conference call with analysts, CVS Caremark executives said they were pleased with the “strong” operating results enterprise-wide and expressed optimism looking ahead as it continues to position itself along the front lines of health care and leverage the upcoming changes under health reform.

August 6, 2013

GNC Holdings concluded its Total Lean Challenge and Sweepstakes, rewarding 13 participants with a share of $25,000 in cash and prizes.

August 6, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has announced the launch of MyRexall, providing its customers with the ability to view and print their personal medication records online at Rexall.ca.

August 6, 2013

Target is acquiring online skin care site DermStore, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

August 6, 2013

Wegmans Food Markets will make its first delivery of 18,324 pounds of non-perishable food to the Manna Food Center, the grocer announced.

August 5, 2013

Soupman, the parent company of soup brand the Original SoupMan, is proud to announce that for the first time they can say, "Soup for Walmart."

August 5, 2013

Walgreens reported July sales of $6 billion, an increase of 8%. Sales in comparable stores increased by 6.3% in July.

August 5, 2013

The Jacksonville Jaguars late last month announced a five-year partnership with Publix whereby Publix becomes the "Official Supermarket of the Jaguars."

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.

August 5, 2013

CVS Caremark is reportedly planning to re-enter the metro Toledo, Ohio, market by snapping up parcels of property, according to a local news report.

August 5, 2013

Revlon is looking to acquire from CVC Capital Partners the beauty company Colomer Group for $660 million, a move that will enable Revlon to expand into the professional salon market.

August 2, 2013

CVS Caremark announced on Friday that it has agreed to a $20 million civil penalty to resolve a previously disclosed investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into 2009 public disclosures made by the company, securities transactions and certain aspects of the purchase accounting adjustment related to the October 2008 Longs Drug Stores acquisition.

August 2, 2013

Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday reported a third-quarter sales increase of 2.9% to $1.2 billion. Comparable-store sales were up 1.3% for the quarter.

August 2, 2013

Publix Super Markets announced it will enter the Asheville and Cary markets in North Carolina.

August 1, 2013

Ahold USA has appointed Nick Bertram as its SVP store strategy and execution, the supermarket operator said.

August 1, 2013

Available now nationally at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, Farm Rich announced three new snacks to the company's portfolio.

August 1, 2013

Procter & Gamble announced on Thursday that net sales for the fiscal year inched up 1% as net earnings per share from continuing operations rose 24%.

August 1, 2013

Publix’s sales for second quarter 2013 were $7 billion, a 3.8% increase from last year, the company reported Thursday.

August 1, 2013

Rite Aid had another month of positive sales growth in July, the retail pharmacy chain said.

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 30, 2013

Nutrisystem feels it has a role to play in helping Americans meet their health-and-wellness goals, the company's chief executive shared with analysts on Tuesday.