April 16, 2013

During its annual stockholders’ meeting, Steve Knopik was elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors.

April 16, 2013

Sam's Club offered free oral care and health screening events at all 564 of its stores that have pharmacies, the club retailer said.

April 16, 2013

A former executive of Supervalu has been tapped for a top position at Stater Bros. Markets, the supermarket chain said.

April 16, 2013

Target has lowered its earnings expectations for first quarter 2013, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

April 15, 2013

Online retailer Amazon has announced the launch of its new 50+ Active and Healthy Living Store, which features hundreds of thousands of nutrition, wellness, exercise and fitness, medical, personal care, beauty, entertainment items and more — all in a single destination for customers in the 50+ age range.

April 15, 2013

The mass merchandise retailer has garnered significant attention with its "Ship My Pants" ad, which has received close to 7.4 million views on YouTube and coverage in news outlets nationwide.

April 15, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

April 15, 2013

The University of Utah's College of Pharmacy has opened a new research organization designed to encourage collaboration and interaction, according to published reports.

April 12, 2013

Celgene Corp. chairman and CEO Robert Hugin has been elected as chairman of a pharmaceutical industry trade group.

April 12, 2013

Cirrus Healthcare Products announced that the company will be launching its latest licensed version of EarPlanes for Kids in conjunction with the new Disney "Planes" movie releasing on Aug. 9.

April 12, 2013

There may be a new metric to track retail success or failure, according to a Motley Fool article posted last week — employees per thousand square feet. The metric helps draw a correlation between service and sales productivity.

April 12, 2013

Rite Aid reported a $123.1 million profit for fourth quarter 2013 and $118.1 million for the fiscal year - its first profitable year since 2007 - amid greater generic drug penetration and retention of at least three-quarters of the customers who switched over to the chain during the dispute between Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, among other factors.

In other words, the factors that helped fuel the nearly $62 million profit the company reported in third quarter 2013 have continued to hold, which means the 4,623-store chain has put itself on track for strong future growth, which will no doubt be helped along by the debt refinancing the company finished in February.

April 11, 2013

Club retailer Costco Wholesale announced sales grew by 7% in March compared with March 2012, the company said.

April 11, 2013

The increased availability of generics combined with CVS Caremark's generic dispensing rate of 77.4% helped reduce spending on traditional medications by 3.6% for the company's commercial clients, according to its newly released annual insights report.

April 11, 2013

Adding to its current array of more than 100 different colors and styles, Goody has unveiled new technology and designer-inspired patterns, prints and hues for its Ouchless collection of hair accessories. 
 


April 11, 2013

Five regional retailers — including mass-merchandisers Meijer and Fred Meyer — are selling a mobile point-of-sale credit card processing system compatible with most smartphones and tablets in their stores.

April 11, 2013

An awards celebration this fall at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will honor the co-founder of Costco Wholesale, according to published reports.

April 11, 2013

Rite Aid's profits grew in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 amid stronger front-end sales and prescription count, the retail pharmacy chain said.

April 10, 2013

A national campaign launched by heath and environmental groups is targeting 10 major retailers to encourage them to remove from their shelves products that contain potentially hazardous materials.

April 9, 2013

Procter & Gamble launched Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test, the only ovulation test that can identify a woman’s four best days to get pregnant, two more days than any other test on the market, according to the company.

April 9, 2013

A MinuteClinic location at a CVS store in downtown Columbia, S.C., got a visit from one of the state's top health officials recently.

April 8, 2013

H-E-B on Monday announced that its annual H-E-B Slim Down Showdown presented by Dole awarded $18,000 on Saturday to three contestants who made the greatest gains in health improvement and fan engagement over a three-month period.

April 8, 2013

Procter & Gamble has introduced a new lineup of scented bar soaps to its collection of male grooming products.

April 8, 2013

Costco Wholesale appears to be eyeing China's online commerce market, according to published reports.