February 10, 2016

Specialty pharmaceutical company Meda is being acquired by Mylan, expanding Mylan's reach into emerging markets, building on its recent specialty and branded generics acquisitions and creating an OTC division worth about $1 billion. 

February 9, 2016

Same-store sales increased 1.7% for the year, with pharmacy same-store sales up 4.5% and front-store same-store sales down 5%. 

February 4, 2016

AmerisourceBergen posted a 7% increase in Pharmaceutical Distribution revenue for the quarter, which includes both AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation and AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group. 

February 4, 2016

Fred's Super Dollar's comparable store sales for January rose 0.7% on top of an increase of 4.3% in the year-earlier period.

February 4, 2016

Rite Aid stockholders have voted to approve the proposed merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Pennsylvania retailer announced Thursday morning.

January 29, 2016

McKesson's North America pharmaceutical distribution and services revenues were $39.6 billion for the quarter, up 6% on a reported basis and 7% on a constant currency basis, primarily driven by market growth.

January 28, 2016

Overall same-store sales decreased 1.4% over the prior-year period, including a front-end same-store sales decline of 1.9% and a pharmacy same-store sales decrease of 1.2%. 

January 21, 2016

Ahold USA's identical sales excluding gas were up 1.6%, positively affected by competitor store closures in the New York Metro market. 

January 11, 2016

In 2015, higi users averaged about a million tests per week, with its user base growing to more than 30 million people who collectively tracked more than 100 million miles’ worth of activity.

January 11, 2016

Shire and Baxalta, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business, will be merging in a deal that is being valued at about $32 billion, which includes a pledge from Shire to give Baxalta Shareholders $18 cash, plus .1282 of Shire’s American depository receipts, per share. The merger will make Shire the largest maker of treatments for rare diseases in the world. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

January 8, 2016
Fred's total sales for the first 11 months of 2015 increased 9% to $2 billion as compared to the same period last year.
 
January 7, 2016

Comparable results were best among the company's hearing aid, optical and pharmacy categories, Jeff Elliott, AVP financial planning and investor relations, shared in a pre-recorded call for investors. 

January 7, 2016

On a same-store basis, the Jean Coutu Group network's retail sales increased by 0.1%, pharmacy sales decreased by 1.6% and front-end sales increased by 2.4%.

January 7, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation is progressing as planned following a first quarter of fiscal 2016 that saw a 48.5% increase in net sales over last year. 

January 6, 2016

Amneal Pharmaceuticals’ co-CEO and chairman will present at J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference on Jan. 11. 

January 6, 2016

Look for highly targeted, biologically engineered drug therapies and a more integrated, teamwork-driven and evidence-based approach to medication therapy to dominate the pharmacy landscape in 2016.

January 6, 2016

VMS sales were up 4.1% to $6.6 billion across total U.S. multi-outlets, and sales of bars were up 9.3% to $2.2 billion, according to the latest IRI data.

January 6, 2016

The weight-control category is growing at a healthy 4.5% clip with $3.3 billion across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Nov. 1, according to IRI. 

January 5, 2016

All was not quiet on New Year’s Day for online retailers and their customers. According to Verizon Retail Index data, broadband traffic attributed to e-commerce shopping activity reached new heights over the New Year’s holiday weekend.

January 5, 2016

Some of the details are vague, but businesses and individuals selling items via Amazon.com experienced a generally successful holiday season.  According to figures released by Amazon, more than 23 million items were ordered worldwide from sellers on Amazon on Cyber Monday, a more than 40% increase year-over-year.

January 4, 2016

Expansion plans for Alibaba Health Information Technology, the healthcare subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, have stumbled as its US$2.5 billion acquisition of its parent's online pharmacy business was delayed. (South China Morning Post)

January 4, 2016

Despite the report of relatively flat sales, Rite Aid stocks were up on Dec. 31, reaching a peak of $7.89 for the day. 

December 30, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, specialty pharmacy and top trends, in this multi-page report.

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.