June 5, 2015

List-Stoll will join the company in August 2015 after a 30-year career in the CPG world. She most recently served as CFO of Kraft Foods Group from Sept. 2013 to May 2015.

April 22, 2015

Once considered a niche opportunity, the multicultural marketplace has become a mainstream imperative due to unprecedented growth in population, buying power and culture sustainability, according to a recent Nielsen report.

April 9, 2015

Associated Industries of Massachusetts has announced that CVS Health and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission will receive the 17th Annual John Gould Education & Workforce Development Award for their Health Pharmacy Technician Program.

January 22, 2015

A number of pharmacy retailers received a score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index and are among those listed as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

 

December 22, 2014

For the second year in a row, Safeway has received a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

November 24, 2014

Walgreens on Monday reported a perfect score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index.

November 19, 2014

CVS Health received a score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

October 15, 2014

If any U.S. retail company understands the importance of selling not just its product, but also the experience of consuming that product in its stores, that company is Starbucks. The Seattle-based king of coffee excels at hiring friendly, motivated and upbeat sales people to help create the relaxed, refuge-from-the-world atmosphere that sets Starbucks apart and keeps customers coming back.

October 9, 2014

Endo International and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement.

August 28, 2014

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Friday, Aug. 29 and Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. We wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend!

July 11, 2014

Debra Ogston has been appointed as the new chief people officer at Schnuck Markets, reporting to Anthony Hucker, chief operating officer, the company announced.

May 19, 2014

Target has hired Peter Glusker as SVP new business integration and operations, effective May 19.

May 2, 2014

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15. Although Murray said the hike has broad support across local government, business and labor communities, the City Council still has to vote on the proposal.

May 1, 2014

An effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 failed on Wednesday, as the issue was not able to clear a procedural vote in the Senate.

May 1, 2014

Sally Beauty Holdings has announced that Christian Brickman will assume the role of CEO as part of a succession plan.

April 25, 2014

Prestige Brands Holdings, whose portfolio includes Chloraseptic sore throat treatments, Clear Eyes eye care products and Compound W wart treatments, has entered into an agreement to acquire Insight Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Monistat, for $750 million in cash.

April 4, 2014

Walgreens helped create a new, larger worksite health organization when it sold a majority interest in Take Care Employer Solutions to strategic health investor Water Street Healthcare Partners. The new entity, which combines Take Care with CHS Health Services, will serve more than 200 leading corporations through nearly 500 worksite health-and-wellness centers across the country. Walgreens still maintains a significant stake in the company and will continue to manage their existing worksite clinics in collaboration with the new company.

The end result will be an opportunity to couple best practices into an entity with a greater economy of scale that's part of a business model with a lot of upside. The vast majority of large employers remain committed to providing benefits to active employees, according to a recent survey by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health — an association of large employers — released in March. Offering health insurance as an employee benefit is something the majority of small businesses think is very important, too, according to the 2014 Small Business Health Care Survey from the National Small Business Association — 91% of firms fielding between 20 and 50 employees and 94% of businesses with more than 50 employees believe health benefits are crucial to employee recruitment and retention.

March 25, 2014

Rite Aid on Tuesday announced that Dedra Castle is joining Rite Aid as EVP and chief human resources officer.

December 12, 2013

Consumers spent a majority of last week recovering from “Black Weekend” holiday shopping.

July 15, 2013

Supermarket chain Wegmans took the time last week to issue a clarification following local news reports: It would not be ending healthcare benefits for its part-time employees. A story in the Buffalo News had a headline, "Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers," that had been misconstrued.

It's no secret why Wegmans — which operates 81 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts — is included in Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

July 3, 2013

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, in observance of Independence Day. We wish you a safe and happy holiday.

May 23, 2013

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Friday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

March 6, 2013

Costco Wholesale is throwing its support behind a bill introduced in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.

October 8, 2012

Safeway on Monday announced that Russ Jackson, Safeway SVP human resources, has been named by Human Resource Executive magazine to the influential 2012 HR Honor Roll.