July 23, 2014

On average, consumers say 64% of their back-to-school shopping will take place in-store, with the rest online via computer or mobile device. A new survey of 1,001 U.S. parents with school-age children from customer experience solutions provider Baynote and the E-tailing Group also shows that 40% of consumers say that paper catalogs influence their in-store purchases, more than any other channel.

July 23, 2014

Thomson Reuters and BGC Partners on Wednesday announced an agreement to expand customer access to over-the-counter pricing data.

July 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced approval for Zydelig (idelalisib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, relapsed follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and relapsed small lymphocytic lymphoma.

July 22, 2014

Ateb, a privately held company that seeks ways to improve patient care and enhance pharmacy operations, announced that pharmacy veteran Mark Gregory, R. Ph., will join its team to assist with business development.

July 22, 2014

The Competition Bureau approved the sale by Loblaw of two No Frills stores to Metro, and two Shoppers Drug Mart stores to the Jean Coutu Group.

July 22, 2014

DripDrop, an oral rehydration solution, announced that it would make its debut on the shelves of more than 100 H-E-B stores in Texas.

July 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval to Teva Pharmaceutical for abacavir sulfate and lamivudine tablets, according to agency records.

July 22, 2014

Office Depot on Monday announced that Mark Cosby has been named as the company's president, North America.

July 22, 2014

“You have to be willing to do what your competition is not willing to do.” That was one of the key messages from motivational speaker and Olympic speed skier Vince Poscente, which also tied into the message Steve Courtman, president of Health Mart, and Tony Willoughby, Health Mart chief pharmacist, had for attendees at Tuesday morning’s Health Mart Annual Meeting.

July 22, 2014

McKesson hosted its seventh annual RxOwnership Ownership Transfer Luncheon on Tuesday, where attendees interested in either acquiring an independent pharmacy operation, or selling one, could learn more about the programs and support available to them.

July 22, 2014

Tuesday morning’s Health Mart Annual Meeting provided franchisee members with an overview of recent investments in the franchise and McKesson’s plans to “help level the playing field” for independent pharmacies through new programs that improve patient outcomes and pharmacy efficiency, as well as more flexible and local marketing efforts.

July 22, 2014

Fresh from Tuesday morning’s Health Mart Annual Meeting at 2014 McKesson ideaShare, attendees eagerly gathered to take part in the Health Mart University Live sessions that addressed key topics for independent pharmacy success.

July 22, 2014

Kmart has announced a new perk for its Shop Your Way program.

July 22, 2014

DSN had the opportunity at McKesson ideaShare 2014 to talk to Michelle Gilliam, director of Health Mart marketing, about how the Local Marketing Support program is helping its members stay competitive by attracting new customers and showing value to existing customers.

July 22, 2014

After speaking at the Health Mart Annual Meeting Tuesday morning, Tony Willoughby, Health Mart’s chief pharmacist, sat down with DSN to talk about how pharmacies can drive adherence and excel in today’s changing healthcare environment.

July 22, 2014

Lupin, along with certain U.S. drugmakers and private equity funds, mght be making plans to bid for a selection of older drugs from GlaxoSmithKline, according to Reuters, which cited sources familiar with the dealings.

July 22, 2014

Canadian drug store chain Rexall has chosen Toronto-based communications company Allstream to design a telecommunication system for the company.

July 22, 2014

A sizeable proportion of men (39%) report removing body hair below the neck, otherwise known as manscaping, according to the Multi-sponsor Survey’s 2014 Study of Men’s Grooming Appliances and Tools released today.

July 22, 2014

Schnuck Markets announced that David Steck has joined the company as VP IT infrastructure, reporting to chief information officer Bob Hardester.

July 22, 2014

McKesson ideaShare 2014 was in full swing on Tuesday from the tradefloor to Camp McKesson to the Health Mart Annual Meeting.

July 22, 2014

The Little Clinic announced a number of new store openings, including its first clinic locations in Virginia.

July 22, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the new Balance Rewards for healthy choices initiatives, which is aimed at helping participants modify behavior risk factors associated with the nation's most pressing public health issues.

July 22, 2014

Walgreens announced the official opening of a new pharmacy at Children's National Health System.

July 22, 2014

Walmart has introduced a 10% rebate program for teachers across the country, the retailer announced.