July 8, 2013

Target co-founder Douglas Dayton passed away during the weekend, according to published reports. He was 88.

July 3, 2013

The Obama administration's delay in implementing a key healthcare provision in 2014 only serves to add confusion around the overall package, especially as individuals will still be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty, Mac Crawford, Crawford Ross partner and former CVS Caremark chairman, told Benzinga.

July 3, 2013

Target has appointed a former secretary of the interior and senator to its board of directors, the mass merchandise retailer said.

July 2, 2013

GNC Holdings on Monday named Alan Feldman and Robert Moran to its board of directors.

July 2, 2013

Covidien has finished spinning off its pharmaceuticals division, the medical products maker said.

July 1, 2013

CVS Caremark has released the “2013 State of States: Adherence Report,” which reviews how patients in all 50 states are, or are not, taking their medications as directed by their doctors.

This is important as medication nonadherence continues to be a significant issue within the U.S. healthcare system. To be more specific, medication nonadherence in the U.S. accounts for up to $290 billion in excess healthcare costs annually. Yes, billion.

July 1, 2013

Though Walgreens reported an earnings gain of 85 cents per share, that fell short of Wall Street expectations of 91 cents per share. Subsequently, Walgreens' stock dropped from $48.05 before the earnings release to $44.17 at week's end.

But that's a story for day traders. Outside of the numbers, Walgreens outlined a three-point plan to boost front-end performance going forward. Meanwhile, several industry trends across pharmacy is helping to drive business higher behind the bench. So what happens if Walgreens not only continues its earnings growth trajectory, but actually beat Wall Street expectations next time?

July 1, 2013

Target is opening two more stores next year, the mass merchandise retail chain said.

July 1, 2013

A drug for treating obesity has become available through a network of about 8,000 retail pharmacies around the country, the drug's manufacturer said.

June 28, 2013

Beginning August 1, more than 2.4 million Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia members will have access to SoloHealth Stations, located in more than 125 select Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Georgia, the companies announced on Friday.

June 28, 2013

Fresh produce and packaged meats will be a feature at two new Target stores in California, the mass-merchandisder said.

June 27, 2013

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare announced today that Advil is the official pain reliever of Tough Mudder, a 10 mi to 12 mi obstacle course, as part of the Advil Relief in Action campaign that celebrates volunteers who don’t let pain get in the way of providing relief to others.

June 27, 2013

Ahold repurchased 3.3 million shares as part of a share-buyback program announced earlier this year, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

June 27, 2013

Target has ended its relationship with celebrity chef Paula Deen following reports that she used racial slurs, according to published reports.

June 27, 2013

Walgreens is building a new store on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore medical campus, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

June 27, 2013

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported that Cerberus Capital Management has made a bid for Harris Teeter Supermarkets.

June 26, 2013

Little Busy Bodies on Wednesday announced it has finalized a licensing agreement with Procter & Gamble. Under the agreement, Little Busy Bodies, creators of the popular Boogie Wipes, will make and market a line of saline-infused products under the Puffs brand.

June 26, 2013

Drug supply company ScripsAmerica has entered a marketing and distribution deal for a line of OTC pain relievers and fever reducers.

June 26, 2013

Health kiosks made by SoloHealth and placed in Sam's Club stores will have a new feature installed to allow users to assess their needs for vitamins and supplements.

June 26, 2013

MinuteClinic has made a deal with a Tennessee healthcare system to expand clinics in three counties in the state, the CVS Caremark clinics division said Wednesday.

June 25, 2013

Walgreens on Tuesday initiated a three-point plan to boost front-end performance as the company shifts its Balance Rewards customer-acquisition focus into second gear with a greater emphasis on redemption and rewards.

June 24, 2013

CVS Caremark has been awarded Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry, the company announced.

June 24, 2013

Kroger on Friday announced it has named Rick Going president of the company's new Nashville division, Calvin Kaufman president of the new Louisville division, Jayne Homco president of the Michigan division and Erin Sharp group VP of Kroger manufacturing.

June 24, 2013

Fresh off its third consecutive profitable quarter, Rite Aid has appointed Ken Martindale as president and COO, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.