May 26, 2016

Kmart parent company Sears Holdings on Thursday announced its first quarter sales figures, as well as the departure of its CFO and plans to explore ways to expand distribution of its key brands outside its own stores. 

May 25, 2016

CVS Health’s efforts to dispense opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription has already come to 23 states and the company has announced plans to expand to seven more over the course of the summer.

May 19, 2016

At Sam’s Club, net sales, without fuel, grew by 2.9%. Membership income increased by nearly 4%, as Plus member renewals grew by more than 30%, and Plus penetration was near an all-time high.

May 6, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance is not selling any shares and will not receive any proceeds from the proposed offering. 

May 5, 2016

In the second fiscal quarter of 2016, AmerisourceBergen's Pharmaceutical Distribution revenues were $34.2 billion, an increase of 8% compared to the same quarter in the prior year.

May 5, 2016

Excluding the negative impacts from gasoline prices deflation and foreign exchange, Costco's U.S. store base realized a 2% gain in same-stores sales in that four-week period and Costco's Canadian operation realized a 7% gain.

May 5, 2016

For the fiscal year, McKesson had revenues of $190.9 billion, up 7%.

May 4, 2016
The timing of Easter had a positive impact on Shoppers Drug Mart's front store same-store sales of approximately 1.9%.
 
May 3, 2016

Revenues in CVS Health's Pharmacy Services Segment increased 20.5% to $28.8 billion, primarily driven by increase in prescription volume and growth in specialty pharmacy. 

May 3, 2016

Effective May 1, 2016, Publix’s stock price decreased from $45.20 per share to $43.95 per share.

May 2, 2016

The incremental sales impact due to the Easter calendar shift was approximately $7.1 million or a 1% increase in comparable store sales, Weis Markets reported.

April 29, 2016

The deal will see the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy acquiring the seven-year-old oncology-focused company for $75 million, a mixture of cash and about 328,000 shares of Diplomat stock.

April 28, 2016

Cardinal Health's third-quarter revenue for the Pharmaceutical segment increased 22% to $27.5 billion due to growth from new and existing customers as well as acquisitions.

April 27, 2016

The 2.6% U.S. comparable store sales growth was fueled by positive real growth at both Food Lion and Hannaford, despite fewer winter storms compared to last year.

April 27, 2016

For fiscal year 2016, Jean Coutu revenues amounted to $2.3 billion, representing an increase of 1.5% due to the overall market growth.

April 26, 2016

Supervalu's fourth quarter Retail net sales were $1.1 billion, down 2.6%.

April 14, 2016

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of specialty pharmacy, orphan drugs and biosimilars, in this multi-page report.

 

April 14, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This edition explores the hair conditioner category.

April 13, 2016

It’s no secret that the category of drugs drawing the most attention — and money — in recent years has been specialty pharmacy.

April 13, 2016

The regular shampoo category had mediocre growth of 0.89% during the 12-month period ended February 2016, with Unilever and Procter & Gamble holding significant market share.

April 13, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreens, have paid a dividend in 334 straight quarters (more than 83 years) and have raised the dividend for 40 consecutive years.

April 7, 2016

For the 31 weeks ended April 3, Costco reported sales of $68.96 billion, which marks a gain of 3% over its $67.59 billion in sales during the same span of time last year.

April 7, 2016

For the fiscal year ended Feb. 27, 2016, Rite Aid had revenues of $30.7 billion compared to revenues of $26.5 billion in the prior year, an increase of $4.2 billion or 15.9%.

April 5, 2016

Prescriptions filled in comparable stores increased 2.8% over the same quarter last year, driven by growth in Medicare Part D prescriptions, while a weak cough, cold and flu season had a negative impact of approximately 30 basis points.