December 16, 2014

Declaring that it is positioned for today and preparing for tomorrow, CVS Health outlined the steps the company is taking to continue to meet the changing needs of payors, providers and customers at its annual Analyst Day in New York City on Tuesday.

December 15, 2014

Google is reportedly studying the effect color has on consumer purchase decisions, among other issues

December 15, 2014

The Rancho Mirage Albertsons/Sav-On Pharmacy is sporting a new look, and store associates rolled out the red carpet during the Dec. 3 ribbon cutting ceremony, the company announced.

December 15, 2014

Today’s consumers increasingly shop online with home delivery, eliminating a valuable trip to the store where they can be enticed to make additional purchases.

 

December 15, 2014

Walmart has announced the 75 food pantry winners of the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign that will each receive a $20,000 grant for facility makeovers.

December 11, 2014

Understanding the importance of consumer education to drive sales of at-home beauty devices, earlier this year market leader Clarisonic opened its first brand installation within Macy’s Union Square location in San Francisco.

December 11, 2014

Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies has named Jorge Mesquita as worldwide chairman, effective Dec. 15, overseeing such brands as Aveeno, Johnson’s, Listerine, Neutrogena and Tylenol.

December 11, 2014

David Dillon will retire as chairman of the board on Dec. 31 after 38 years of service.

 

December 11, 2014

Lupin Pharmaceuticals launched the authorized generic version of Celebrex capsules in 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. 

December 11, 2014

Kermit Crawford, a key architect in the transformation of pharmacy practice and the elevation of health-and-wellness services at the nation's largest drug chain, is retiring at the end of this year. DSN spoke at length with the pharmacy veteran about his role in the evolution of pharmacy at Walgreens, his outlook for the profession, and his own plans for 2015 and beyond.

 
December 10, 2014

Costco reported a boost in first-quarter sales and net income.

December 10, 2014

Walmart announced that Judith McKenna has been promoted to COO for Walmart U.S.

December 8, 2014

NBTY on Monday announced the appointment of Brian Wynne to the role of president of NBTY Americas, and CEO of its U.S. subsidiary - United States Nutrition.

December 5, 2014

Amazon has announced the launch of private-label baby products.

December 5, 2014

Dollar Tree on Friday suggested its pending merger with Family Dollar could be completed as early as February 2015 with a "relatively small number" of divestitures.

 

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.