December 5, 2014

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in analgesics, vitamins, allergy/cold/sinus medications, and incontinence, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

December 5, 2014

CMS issued a proposed 428-page rule change earlier this week that would offer health systems more flexibility regarding the agency's accountable care program, PwC's Health Research Institute noted Friday.

December 5, 2014

RetailNext on Thursday reported a decrease in U.S. store sales of 11% on a 11.4% decline in store traffic for the retail calendar month ending Nov. 29. 

 

December 5, 2014

Even in such food-abundant industrialized countries as the United States, an alarming number of people — particularly seniors — are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition.

December 5, 2014

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted strong double-digit gains in sales and net income for the third quarter and raised its fiscal 2014 sales and earnings guidance.

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

Mylan on Thursday announced that its subsidiary, Mylan Labs, was granted tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for two dosages of abacavir/lamivudine tablets for oral suspension. 

December 4, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation celebrated its 16th annual Foundation Dinner Wednesday evening in New York City, raising a record $1.9 million, which will continue to fuel the Foundation’s patient-centered care research agenda.

December 4, 2014

Alliance Boots on Thursday announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 12% stake in Nanjing Pharmaceutical in China. As a result of the investment, Alliance Boots becomes the second largest shareholder of the company with the right to nominate board members and a member of the senior management.

December 4, 2014

Rite Aid's positive pharmacy results helped fuel a pre-market surge of 2.4% to $5.59 in premarket trading.

December 4, 2014

Camber Pharmaceuticals announced the addition of montelukast sodium tablets to its portfolio of products.

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

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has appointed Steve Schuckenbrock as CEO.

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

The number of drugstore sponsored flu clinics at the workplace is expected to triple by 2017

 

December 4, 2014

Since transitioning to new ownership a year ago, Fresh & Easy has reinvigorated its brand and its stores with a focus on more fresh and natural foods. The grocer is bringing this mission to life through store remodel and reintroduction to customers as a smarter market.

December 4, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday posted a new infographic showcasing the dietary supplement consumer.

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

Menasha Packaging received an excellence award in the carton competition’s Innovation category for its TIDI Tower (for the TIDIShield Grab ‘n Go Eye Shield Dispensing System by TIDI Products), and an excellence award in the General category for its Coppertone Sport Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Special Pack, the company announced Wednesday.

December 4, 2014

The Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership, whose participants include, among others, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Retail Federation, has sent a letter to Congress outlining cyber security information sharing legislation principles.

December 4, 2014

The year 2015 bodes well for retail pharmacy in terms of how health care is evolving.

December 4, 2014

Two ShopRite stores in Medford and Lawnside, N.J., will stop selling cigarettes beginning Jan. 1, according to an article by The Central Record.