January 30, 2017

Under the terms of the amendment, Walgreens Boots Alliance will pay a maximum of $7 per share, down from $9 per share, and the end date is extended from Jan. 27 to July 31.

January 27, 2017

Citing sources close to the negotiations, The New York Post on Friday reported that private-equity giant Cerberus Capital may emerge as a possible white knight for Walgreens and Rite Aid by acquiring the 865 stores being divested. "Cerberus had participated in Walgreen’s December auction of the stores in question, losing to a winning bid of $950 million from regional drug chain Fred’s, according to two sources close to the situation," The Post reported. "Walgreens had rejected Cerberus’ bid partly because it was concerned the Federal Trade Commission would not approve a private-equity buyer, according to the sources." Either way, the deal is "not in danger of collapsing" even though the deal technically expires Friday, The Post added. (The New York Post)

January 27, 2017

Summer’s Eve, Fleet and Pedia-Lax among acquired brands.

January 27, 2017

The dividend is payable March 10, 2017 to stockholders of record as of Feb. 15, 2017.

January 25, 2017

A new TD Bank survey found 74% of retail executives saying they believe sales will increase in the next 12 months. 

January 24, 2017

The proposed $37 billion merger between Aetna and Humana hits a roadblock with a ruling from a federal judge in a lawsuit between the companies and the federal government. 

January 24, 2017

The news was announced in conjunction with the company's fourth quarter earnings call, and is part of the company's ongoing portfolio management.

January 23, 2017

"As the Walgreens/Rite Aid merger agreement is set to expire on Jan. 27, Walgreens could look to re-cut the ... deal given the challenges, potentially enhancing its profile," noted DB analyst George Hill.

January 10, 2017
The transaction is part of the European Commission’s antitrust divestiture requirements surrounding Teva’s acquisition of Allergan’s generics business. 
 
January 9, 2017

The boards of both companies unanimously approved the $5.2 billion transaction, and the companies expect it to close by the end of February. 

January 6, 2017

For the quarter ended Nov. 26, 2016, on a same-store basis, the PJC network's retail sales increased by 3.6%, pharmacy sales increased by 4.4% and front-end sales increased by 2.8%.

January 6, 2017

Overall, sales of multivitamins are relatively flat — 0.2% annual growth toward a $1.8 billion base. So, have sales of multivitamins plateaued, or are there pockets of opportunity out there?

January 6, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the vitamins, minerals and supplements market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

January 5, 2017

Walgreens operations in the U.S. realized a 1.1% quarterly increase in overall comp sales. Same-store pharmacy sales increased 2% compared with the year-ago quarter.

January 4, 2017

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines the state of the pharmacy industry in this multi-page report.

January 4, 2017

Young adults are increasingly incorporating dietary supplements into their health regimens as a strategy toward being healthier.

December 15, 2016

At CVS Health’s annual analyst day presentations in New York, the company’s leadership touted the areas in which it excels and its ability to ‘own the last mile of care.’

December 7, 2016

In an interview with Time published Tuesday morning to accompany his being chosen as the magazine’s “Person of the Year,” President-elect Donald Trump told the magazine that one of his goals as president is lowering the cost of prescription drugs.  

December 7, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of automation and technology, in this multi-page report.

December 6, 2016

As consumer dietary habits have shifted in recent years, confectionary companies have had a tougher task of finding ways to drive growth in the candy aisles.

December 1, 2016

For the fourth quarter of 2016, Kroger expects slightly positive identical supermarket sales growth, excluding fuel.

November 17, 2016

Walmart noted that e-commerce has contributed 50 basis points to its comparable growth of 1.2%, which is the strongest contribution, yet.

November 16, 2016

Beer is still America’s No. 1 alcoholic beverage, but retail experts say that U.S. consumers are buying less of it as they turn to other alcohol types, such as hard soda, cider and wine.

November 16, 2016

U.S. consumers are increasingly prioritizing health and wellness in their decision-making, and this is especially true when it comes to beverages.