September 22, 2015

Two distinct trends have helped keep sales of vitamins, minerals and supplements moving forward over the past year.

September 22, 2015

Bloomberg Business reports that the company in charge of A&P, currently in bankruptcy, has won court approval to sell 95 of its stores to Acme Markets and Stop & Shop. The sale will net $370 million. 

September 21, 2015

For the U.S. pharmaceutical market, 2015 is already shaping up to be another double-digit growth year in terms of prescription spend, and brand-name specialty drugs are big drivers of that growth.

September 21, 2015

According to a new survey from payment provider ACI, six in 10 (59%) of consumers have not yet received EMV-compliant, chip-enabled payment cards. 

September 17, 2015

Beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced Thursday that it had approached the board of beer and soft drink maker SABMiller about a potential merger.

September 17, 2015

In Q2, Rite Aid completed its EnvisionRx acquisition and continued its move toward becoming a retail healthcare company, chairman and CEO John Standley said when announcing the company's quarterly earnings.

September 16, 2015

Although growth has been high for new specialty and brand-name drugs in the past year, generics continue to be a central part of the U.S. pharmaceutical market.

September 11, 2015

The hiring comes just months after the retailer tapped former Walmart executives to fill the head merchant and CFO roles at the 389-store retailer.

September 11, 2015

Kroger will target 12 years of consecutive same-store sales growth when it reports third-quarter results in three months. 

September 11, 2015

Symantec has recently reported that three out of five cyber attacks target small and medium-sized businesses, favoring point-of-sale systems at brick and mortar stores.

September 9, 2015

A week after suing Albertsons for $1 billion, west coast regional grocer Haggen has filed Chapter 11 and continues to cite Albertsons as the source of its difficulties.

September 8, 2015

The acquisitions will bring InvaGen’s 32 products and 40 approved abbreviated new drug applications, as well as Exelan’s management team and institutional market under the company’s control. 

September 4, 2015

Pfizer said that the transaction has strengthened the company’s branded and generics portfolio, particularly when it comes to biosimilars.

September 3, 2015

The company noted that with Labor Day coming a week later this year, pre-sales didn’t bein in August and that had a lowering effect on net sales of about 1%.

September 3, 2015

Fueled in part by increased pharmacy sales, Fred’s reported Thursday that its August sales hit $165.6 million this year, up 12% over August 2014. 

September 3, 2015

Prescription counts decreased a little and pharmacy same-store sales were up in August, according to numbers reported by Rite Aid Thursday. 

September 2, 2015

Natural skin and hair care manufacturer Sundial Brands on Wednesday announced that it signed an agreement into a strategic partnership with Bain Capital Private Equity.

September 1, 2015
Dollar Tree swung to a loss in its second quarter on higher integration costs related to its acquisition of a formal rival. But its revenue skyrocketed as a result of the merger.
August 28, 2015
The transaction, whose details won’t be disclosed, is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015.
August 28, 2015

Fast-growing Ulta Beauty shows no signs of losing its momentum as the specialty retailer reported better than-expected results for the second quarter and raised its guidance.

August 27, 2015

Dollar General grew both customer traffic and average ticket for the 30th consecutive quarter, CEO Todd Vasos reported. 

August 27, 2015

For the second quarter Fred's net loss totaled $4.9 million or ($0.13) per share. This compares with a net loss of $16.4 million or ($0.45) per share for the second quarter ended Aug. 2, 2014. 

August 26, 2015

The number of digitally distributed coupons for consumer packaged goods brands on key websites increased by 16.7% in the first half of 2015, according to a report from Kantar Media.

August 20, 2015

Ahold CEO Dick Boer said that the company was pleased with its growth in sales and operating income, and that’s its focus in the U.S. would be improving customer experiences and growing its consistently increasing market share.