December 30, 2015

In the vitamin category, private label leads the one- and two-letter segment, with $425 million in annual dollar sales, according to the latest Promo Watch report from Drug Store News, Competitive Promotion Report and IRI.

December 29, 2015

Did a last-minute rush make for stronger holiday sales than many — including the National Retail Federation — had expected?

December 28, 2015

U.S. retail sales hit $4.8 trillion in 2015 and will approach $5 trillion in value in 2016.

December 22, 2015

The combined company will operate about 13,000 stores, making it the largest dollar store chain in the United States by store count.

December 18, 2015

Roundy's adds 151 stores and $4 billion in sales to the Kroger business. 

December 18, 2015

AstraZeneca on Thursday announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in privately-held, cancer-drug developer Acerta Pharma for $4 billion. (New York Times)

December 17, 2015

The New York Times is reporting that Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli has been arrested on charges of securities fraud from when he ran bio Retrophin and his time managing hedge funds. Shkreli has been in the press recently for his actions as Turing CEO — raising the price of Daraprim from 13.50 per pill to $750 per pill. (New York Times)

December 17, 2015

Reuters is reporting that AstraZeneca will be acquiring Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ respiratory business for $575 million, a deal that includes expanded rights to COPD treatment roflumilast, which AstraZeneca has marketed as Daliresp in the United States since earlier this year. “Full acquisition of the global rights will support AstraZeneca's respiratory franchise and complement the company's portfolio of treatments for severe COPD,” the company said. (Reuters)

December 17, 2015

Rite Aid met Wall Street expectations, as analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had forecast earnings of 6 cents on $8.2 billion in revenue.

December 15, 2015

Under a potential deal, Boehringer Ingelheim would take over Sanofi’s animal health business Merial, and Sanofi would receive Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare business (excepting China), making it one of the world's largest OTC makers.

December 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, technology, automation, prescription drug home delivery services and Web-based diabetes monitoring, in this multi-page report.

December 9, 2015

Costco’s first quarter of FY16 saw an increase of 2% in U.S. sales and an overall dip of 1% for the company's entire operation.

December 7, 2015

Bioré embraced the benefits of charcoal for its complexion care lineup

December 7, 2015

Since 2005 generics have saved patients $1.68 trillion, a report released by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association showed.

December 7, 2015

Novira, which develops innovative treatments for chronic hepatitis B, will now be part of Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Therapeutic Area. 

December 7, 2015

There has been a lot of hope placed in the ability of recently switched products to drive significant growth within the OTC sector, and with good reason.

December 4, 2015

Ulta Beauty's formula of one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon beauty products continued to produce impressive sales growth in the third quarter.


December 3, 2015

Kmart parent-company Sears Holdings reported on Thursday that revenues for the company decreased $1.5 billion to $5.8 billion for the third quarter ended Oct. 31. At Kmart, comp-store sales were down 7.5% for the quarter.

December 3, 2015

Costco’s comparable sales saw no growth for the month of November and a dip of 1% for the first quarter of FY2016, whose operating results the company plans to release on Dec. 8. 

December 3, 2015

Dollar General missed Wall Street projections for sales in its third quarter, but the chain came out on top again in its earnings. It also named a permanent CFO.

December 3, 2015

For the month, the company saw total sales of $166 million, up 8% from 154.1 million in the same period in 2014. 

December 3, 2015

The nation’s largest supermarket operator reported profit that surpassed Wall Street expectations and raised its annual forecast.

December 3, 2015

So far in 2015, Rite Aid’s same-store sales are up 1.9% over the same time last year, with a 0.4% rise in front-end same-store sales and a 1.2% rise in pharmacy same-store sale. 

November 30, 2015

The combined company’s revenue for the 12 months ended June 30 exceeded $800 million.