May 27, 2015

In this exclusive 20-page special report, DSN examines Walmart’s mission to be America’s destination for health and wellness — and the leadership team charting the course. Walmart executives — including president of health and wellness Labeed Diab, SVP of baby, paper goods, chemicals, OTC and optical Carmen Bauza, and others share the company's vision in pharmacy, OTC, specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, optical and more. 

 
May 26, 2015

Former Walmart EVP and chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton has joined the board of directors of Crossmark, a sales, marketing and merchandising services company focused on the retail and consumer goods industries.

May 26, 2015

H-E-B on Monday responded to its customers located in the Texas communities impacted by flooding. 

May 21, 2015
Amazon.com is offering one-hour delivery of products from select local stores in Manhattan through its Prime Now service. In Manhattan, customers can now purchase groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery through the Prime Now app.
 
May 21, 2015

Dollar Tree to identify buyer of 330 Family Dollar locations in coming week. 

May 21, 2015

LivingSocial picks up health and wellness and ecommerce veteran to become the company's CFO. 

May 21, 2015

More than 9-in-10 retail executive leaders are worried about executing against their retail strategy. 

May 20, 2015

Why would Walmart launch an insurance education service for the 140 million Americans who shop its stores each week? For one thing, because more than 60% of Americans have a tough time understanding their health insurance plan options, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and nearly 40% feel that they picked the wrong plan after enrolling.

May 20, 2015

Which U.S. company fits more Americans with glasses and contact lenses than any other? That would be Walmart, which also happens to operate the largest chain of vision centers in the country.

May 20, 2015

Delhaize America's Hannaford's banner and Publix were the top two chains in the 2015 Temkin Effort Ratings, the firm reported Wednesday. 

May 20, 2015

A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale. Now firmly established as one of the top retailers of prescription drugs in the United States, Walmart may soon lay claim to an even bigger share of the pharmacy and OTC market as its leaders learn to align pharmacy operations and in-store marketing efforts more closely with other departments within Walmart’s Supercenters, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.

May 20, 2015

The TABS Group is tracking a channel shift in VMS sales from online back to brick-and-mortar. 

May 20, 2015

The retail behemoth that is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fixing its sights on a new target: the nation’s overstretched and overly costly primary healthcare system. The result could be a major disruption of that system and the acceleration of health reform in America.

May 20, 2015

Target executives said they are “pleased” with its first quarter, particularly its signature categories.

May 20, 2015

While building a 4,500-store retail pharmacy powerhouse in the United States, Walmart also has kept pace with the specialty pharmacy revolution and is positioning itself to play a stronger role in this most innovative, dynamic and complex area of pharmaceutical R&D and bioengineering.

May 19, 2015

Bi-Lo Holdings on Monday changed its corporate identity to Southeastern Grocers. 

May 19, 2015

Declining gas prices helped same-store sales at Walmart, but the negative impact of foreign currency exchange and efforts to improve store experience and employee wages dampened sales.

May 18, 2015

Target’s leadership has been quite vocal about its desire to reinvent its food business to focus on healthier options and, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

May 15, 2015

AB Acquisition LLC — parent company of Albertson's, New Albertson's and Safeway (collectively Albertsons) — has named industry veteran Mark Panzer as SVP of pharmacy, health and wellness, overseeing the company's 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states across the country.

May 15, 2015

Costco is trying to increase its membership base in Canada with an innovative social media campaign.

May 15, 2015

Clavis Insight took a look at the sunscreen category to determine which brands were in the best position to capture online consumer dollars.

May 14, 2015

Target will sell Target Commercial Interiors, a subsidiary that provides office furnishings and related services for business and commercial clients.

May 14, 2015

Walmart will test a free online shipping service in summer 2015 that will serve as a competitor to the Amazon Prime service from Amazon.com.

 

May 12, 2015

Ahold and Delhaize Group confirmed that they are in merger talks.