December 5, 2014
Walgreens' management team following the Alliance Boots merger is in place following the appointment of Linda Filler to the chief merchant position. Filler will be a strong addition to the team Alex Gourlay, currently Walgreens president of customer experience and daily living, and president-elect of Walgreens, is building.
 
Filler has a robust retail pedigree, most recently as president of Claire’s Stores, a fun retailer targeting the tween market with fashionable jewelry and accessories. Prior to Claire’s, Filler was EVP and chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club, where she led the owned-brand strategy. She also held EVP positions at Walmart and Kraft Foods Group, and leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Hanes Brands in the Sara Lee Corp.
 
December 4, 2014

Costco reported net sales of $9.43 billion for the month of November, a 7% increase from $8.79 billion during the similar period last year.

December 4, 2014

Diplomat Pharmacy announced Wednesday that it has been selected to Pfizer's limited-distribution panel for Xalkori, Bosulif, Inlyta and Sutent.

December 4, 2014

The company plans to get bigger faster in 2015 by opening two stores every day and enhancing the productivity of an already expansive footprint.

 

December 4, 2014

Sears Holdings announced on Thursday that third-quarter results were in-line with estimates, with Kmart comparable-store sales on the upswing.

December 4, 2014

Kroger on Thursday reported identical supermarket sales growth, without fuel, of 5.6% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, marking the 44th consecutive quarter of positive identical supermarket sales growth, excluding fuel. 

December 4, 2014

Target is partnering with Google on the latest Art, Copy & Code project — an interactive, in-store mobile experience for Target guests of all ages — this holiday season.

December 4, 2014

Linda Filler has been named president retail products and chief merchandising officer effective Jan. 1.

 

December 3, 2014

A new study shows just how diluted Black Friday has become to holiday shoppers: Twenty-eight percent of shoppers shopped in stores on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 and 34% of shoppers chose to shop in stores the weekend after Black Friday (Nov. 29 to Nov. 30), while 25% shopped on Black Friday, according to Kantar Retail.

December 3, 2014

Walgreens posted November sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.9%.

 

December 2, 2014

Walmart on Tuesday announced that Cyber Monday 2014 was the biggest online day in its history for orders.

 

December 2, 2014

Camila Alves, wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, is teaming up with Target throughout 2015 to reach shoppers with tips and ideas about everything from beauty must-haves to baby advice, according to Target.

December 1, 2014

Consumer Reports last week projected less shopper traffic over the five days between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.

December 1, 2014

November front-end drug store sales are expected to be comparable to last year while prescriptions dispensed will be up in the low single-digit range, reported Ed Kelly, Credit Suisse research analyst.

 

December 1, 2014

Drug Store News will be tweeting key messages from retail pharmacy industry heavyweights.

December 1, 2014

More shoppers are swiping their way to Thanksgiving holiday savings with mobile devices than ever before.

 

December 1, 2014

Black Friday isn't what it used to be. 

December 1, 2014

Procter & Gamble, which is in the midst of restructuring its portfolio, is reportedly exploring the sale of its Wella hair care business, according to a Reuters report.

December 1, 2014

ShopperTrak on Saturday reported that sales at brick-and-mortar retailers were relatively flat as compared to last year, down 0.5% over Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday from the $12.4 billion tracked in 2013.

 

December 1, 2014

Walmart on Friday reported a robust Thanksgiving Day as part of its ongoing 2014 holiday sales season. 

November 26, 2014

Same-day delivery by way of drones may no longer be the way such online retailers as Amazon overcome the convenience and immediate gratification of an in-store shopping experience, according to a report published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.

November 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy is looking to help customers save big this Black Friday with great deals and rewards on holiday gifts and essentials and, new this year, is an Online Gift Guide.

November 25, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar reported total sales for the third quarter ended Nov. 1 of $476.2 million.