December 19, 2012

Retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs and Coca-Cola's Northwest Region division will offer free ice skates and admission for the Winterfest program at the Seattle Center on Dec. 23 from mid-day to evening, the companies said Wednesday.

December 19, 2012

Predictions of a more active flu season are coming true as temperature differences have helped drive flu activity, a Citibank financial analyst wrote.

December 19, 2012

Consumer goods sales and marketing services company Crossmark will merge with an affiliate of private equity firm Warburg Pincus, Crossmark said Wednesday.

December 17, 2012

Growth in sales and membership income at Costco helped the company produce earnings per share of 95 cents and beat analysts’ estimates by 2 cents.

December 17, 2012

Target has launched new products and a co-pay assistance program for customers with diabetes, the mass merchandise retailer said.

December 14, 2012

Long-time Fred Meyer executive Lynn Gust was named president of the 133-store Kroger division.

December 14, 2012

Kroger and Walmart may be looking to buy up assets from bankrupt food company Hostess Brands, according to published reports.

December 14, 2012

Commuters in Philadelphia who have forgotten to go holiday shopping may want to head to their nearest bus stop.

December 14, 2012

Turkish retailer Migros appears to fit Walmart’s acquisition criteria even if the timing of a potential deal is less than ideal. Turkey’s leading retailer has been in the headlines a lot this year because the company’s private equity owner, BC Partners, is reportedly looking to dump its ownership position roughly four years after acquiring a majority stake.

December 13, 2012

CVS Caremark executives expressed optimism going into 2013 and outlined its strategic growth framework, which leverages the company’s unique integrated model, during its annual Analyst Day held on Thursday in New York City.

December 13, 2012

Target announced plans to open a new store in Baltimore by October 2013. The retail giant has said approximately 200 new team members will be hired for the new location, part of the Canton Crossing Shopping Center on Boston Street.

December 13, 2012

The No. 1 ranked weight-management bar in the natural channel, thinkThin, is now available in select Target locations throughout the United States, the company announced Thursday.

December 11, 2012

Aetna and Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions on Tuesday announced an evidence-based program designed to improve cancer care in Michigan.

December 10, 2012

The Pacific Business News on Friday reported Rock Tang, a prominent real estate executive in the Hawaii region, joined Walgreens from CVS Caremark.

December 10, 2012

With the holiday season now underway, Walmart has started announcing the winners of its second annual "12 Days of Giving" campaign.

December 7, 2012

More than five-dozen Albertsons stores in the West will start selling gluten-free frozen pizzas this month.

December 7, 2012

Walgreens last Wednesday reported November sales of $5.9 billion, a decrease of 3.9% versus the same period last year.

December 7, 2012

Mark Hollis, retired Publix president and director emeritus, passed away early this morning at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, according to the company. He was 78.

December 7, 2012

CVS Caremark is looking to acquire an 80% stake in Onofre, the eighth-largest pharmacy chain in Brazil, according to published reports.

Are you ready for the globalization of drug store retailing? DSN is. And we expect it to continue. Why? That's where the Rx growth is. Expect more of these deals. Where? Follow the money (i.e., emerging markets where Rx growth is still in high single to low double digits).

December 7, 2012

CVS Caremark is reportedly looking to expand outside of the United States by acquiring Onofre, the eighth-largest pharmacy chain in Brazil, according to published reports.

December 7, 2012

Food Lion president Cathy Green Burns has left the company and is being succeeded by Beth Newlands Campbell as part of a major organizational shakeup at Delhaize America, according to published reports.

December 3, 2012

Supervalu on Friday confirmed that a previously announced review of strategic alternatives is proceeding, sparking a slight run on the company's stock.

December 3, 2012

Johnson & Johnson has announced that Alex Gorsky will assume, effective Dec. 28, the chairman title and additional leadership responsibilities for the global health care company.

December 3, 2012

Pfizer on Friday announced that it has completed the sale of its nutrition business to Nestlé for $11.9 billion in cash, following the conclusion of the required regulatory process in most markets.