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.

July 29, 2013

The evolution of services now available at retail pharmacy has gained traction with news organizations targeting the investment community. CNNMoney recently spoke at length with one of the retail pharmacy change catalysts — Greg Wasson of Walgreens.

Wasson and other retail pharmacy operators have been blazing a new pathway to cheaper and more convenient health care for some time now. Inoculations and medication therapy management programs were ever only the beginning, because the future of retail pharmacy is in successfully managing lives with a healthcare system partner. "There's an opportunity for the pharmacist to play a much greater role in health care, especially with what we have going on in this country with the shortage of primary-care physicians," Wasson explained to CNNMoney. "Plus, we can also involve the front of our store, being the first source for health and daily living, continuing to make sure we're relevant in today's society."

July 29, 2013

Walgreens is rebranding its more than 370 in-store health clinics, which will now be known as the “Healthcare Clinic."

July 26, 2013

Kiss is gearing up for Halloween with the creation of four new limited-edition Disney villains nail art kits that are slated to hit retail in October.

July 25, 2013

As states prepare their health insurance exchanges for open enrollment beginning Oct. 1, a new survey from CVS Caremark shows that while there has been an overall increase in awareness of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many of those eligible to enroll in health exchanges are asking for help.

July 25, 2013

Publix is successfully competing against a retail behemoth like Walmart, in part, because of the company's ownership structure — 80% of the company is employee-owned — argues an article that will appear in the Aug. 12 issue of Forbes. And pharmacy is the company's fastest-growing department.

July 25, 2013

Kmart is letting customers reserve items online and then pay for it and pick it up at the store, the mass merchandise retailer said.

July 25, 2013

Pretty in my Pocket, a mobile social beauty shopping and sharing platform, has partnered with Sparkfly, a mobile point-of-sale redemption technology platform, to launch, deliver and track closed loop, in-store mobile promotions. Signing on as the first brand partner to test the technology at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations throughout New York City is beauty giant L’Oréal Paris.

July 24, 2013

AmerisourceBergen reported $21.9 billion in revenue for its third quarter ended June 30, representing a sales lift of 13.3%.

July 24, 2013

Ahold USA division Giant Food Stores has raised $540,888 for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the chain said Wednesday.

July 24, 2013

Witherspoon lauds a 27-year history in consumer packaged goods at P&G, beginning his career in field advertising and securing positions of increasing responsibility in customer business development across multiple categories and customers and global regions.

July 24, 2013

Supervalu named Bruce Besanko as the company’s EVP and CFO, effective Aug. 7.

July 23, 2013

Mission Pharmacal announced that it is expanding distribution of Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment through all Walgreens locations and on Walgreens.com.

July 22, 2013

Mark Hill Salon Professional products, created by hairstylist Mark Hill, is launching nationwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade this month.

July 22, 2013

Kmart has raised more than $7.6 million this year for the March of Dimes, the mass merchandise retailer said in marking the 30th year of its funding commitment to the organization.

July 22, 2013

Discount Drug Mart implemented Kodak's wireless connectivity for Kodak Picture Kiosks across its more than 70 locations, Kodak announced.

July 22, 2013

Following its announcement to acquire Harris Teeter Supermarkets in a deal valued at $2.5 billion made earlier this month Kroger plans to raise $1 billion through the issuance of two bonds, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported Friday.

July 22, 2013

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic is striving to help patients lose weight and live healthier lives via a new weight-loss program that incorporates the DASH diet.

The move is important as it further illustrates the increased focus among retail-based health clinics to move beyond acute care. Many retail clinic operators have already started migrating toward expanded services, including weight-loss, smoking-cessation and fitness programs. For example, RediClinic has its Weigh Forward weight management program and Lindora, which operates a handful of clinics within select Rite Aid stores, began as a weight-loss clinic first and evolved into acute care later.


July 22, 2013

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Co. on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine in an all-stock merger valued at approximately $1.3 billion, including existing net debt at each company.

July 22, 2013

Crystal Geyser Water Company’s Tejava Premium Iced Tea is now available for purchase in more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores across the country, and more than 320 Target stores in California and Arizona.

July 22, 2013

Walgreens Infusion Services partners with a regional health care plan operator to better serve specialty infusion patients. Because alternate treatment sites represent a less-expensive care option, the possible savings that can be realized through this program falls between 30% and 70%, depending on the medication regimen, according to a Walgreens industry analysis.

Would you like to pay one-third, or even more than two-thirds, less on your healthcare? Of course you would. But allocating additional points-of-care, including home delivery, so that the care is better accessible and more convenient in an environment without as much overhead? That's just not paying less. That's paying less and getting more.

July 19, 2013

Ocean Spray announced three new blends of fruit juice made with citrus: citrus tangerine orange, citrus mango pineapple and sparkling citrus tangerine.