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.

November 16, 2016

Same-store sales across Shoppers Drug Mart outlets were up 2.8%, with same-store pharmacy sales increasing by 1.6% and same-store front store sales increasing by 3.9%.

November 14, 2016

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

November 9, 2016
Business Insider is reporting that as news that Donald Trump will be the 45th president sent stocks into an early Thursday tumble in Europe, by around 9:50 a.m. in London (4:50 a.m. EST), pharmaceutical stocks were rising, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals’s stock up 6% on the FTSE 100. Roche and Novartis saw stock increases over 4% and GSK saw a 1.8% bump. Jefferies pointed to hope that efforts to enact new pricing rules on drugs led the swell, telling Business Insider, “Sentiment towards the Healthcare sector ought to swing initially away from draconian fears over drug pricing.” (Business Insider)
 
 
November 3, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy on Wednesday shared the financial results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, showing increases in revenue and dispensed prescriptions, but also a drop in profit per prescription dispensed and its gross margin.

November 2, 2016

The company posted a 5.9% revenue increase for the quarter, bringing in $37.6 billion, and saw a fiscal year revenue increase of 8%, bringing in $146.8 billion. 

November 2, 2016

Prior to the proposed offering, the selling stockholders owned 22.5 million shares in the aggregate, representing approximately 2.1% of Walgreens' outstanding shares of common stock.

November 1, 2016

Net costs related to acquisition and conversion of 5 former Mars Super Markets in the Baltimore market and 10 former Food Lion units in Maryland credited for Weis' net income decline.

October 31, 2016

"From an operating perspective, our metrics were strong in both of our reporting segments, and our strategic positioning is well-aligned," Cardinal chairman and CEO George Barrett said.

October 28, 2016

McKesson is updating its outlook from the previous range of $13.43 to $13.93 per diluted share to a new range of $12.35 to $12.85 per diluted share for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

October 27, 2016
Crain’s Detroit Business is reporting that Flint, Mich.-based Diplomat Pharmacy’s stock is feeling the effect of Tuesday announcement that president Gary Kadlec and the company’s CFO Sean Whelan would be departing the company by year’s end. After the announcement, the company’s shares fell 12.36% Wednesday, the report says, hitting a new 52-week low. The company is set to release its Q3 earnings report next week. (Crain’s Detroit Business)
 
October 20, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid now expect the transaction will close in early calendar 2017.

October 20, 2016

With year-end earnings, Walgreens Boots Alliances provides some color on beauty makeover and Rite Aid acquisition.

October 17, 2016

Specialty medicines made up 36% of all drug spend for the year ended May 2016, according to IMS Health data.

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back, and where sales are up a healthy 10.6% for the 52-week period ended Sept. 4, 2016, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets.

October 13, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance declares a regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, an increase of 4.2% over the year-ago period.

October 5, 2016

For the first half of fiscal year 2017, Jean Coutu Group revenues amounted to $1.1 billion, an increase of 1.8%.

September 22, 2016

The dividend of 42.5 cents per share represents a 21.4% increase as compared to the quarterly dividend of 35 cents per share approved one year ago.

September 22, 2016

Rite Aid met Wall Street expectations, matching the average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research for earnings of 3 cents per share.

September 9, 2016

Total sales for the quarter increased 4% to $26.6 billion, while total sales excluding fuel increased 7.3% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.

September 8, 2016

Walgreens continues to believe that the acquisition will close in the second half of calendar 2016, the company added.

September 7, 2016

Consumers are becoming more aware that keeping the mouth and teeth clean is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Overall, sales of oral care products at multi-outlets rose by 2% or more for the 52-week period ended July 20, according to IRI.

September 7, 2016

In this report, DSN examines what's trending now overall in oral care, as well as in-depth sales activity in the toothpastes category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

September 7, 2016

Bayer Consumer’s Dr Scholl’s, which generated $291.9 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended June 4, according to Nielsen data as provided by Implus, still dominates the foot care category, while store brands gained 7.4% in that time frame to $65.6 million, and Implus gained 47.5% with the Airplus brand to $40.7 million.