September 22, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of a Milwaukee-based store that continues to serve the students and surrounding community of Marquette University.

September 22, 2011

Walgreens is celebrating Halloween with a new Facebook contest.

September 21, 2011

Last year's flu season resulted in 100 million lost work days, as well as $6.8 billion in lost wages, according to a new survey conducted by Walgreens.

September 20, 2011

Kmart has announced its list of the top toys for the 2011 holiday season.

September 15, 2011

Kmart is launching a scholarship fund as part of its recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

September 14, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday announced that it ranked 29th on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States.

September 13, 2011

Walgreens, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday announced the kick-off of the Million Hearts Initiative, a public and private sector initiative to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years.

September 9, 2011

With more than 1 million fans on Facebook and the largest following on Foursquare among chain drug store retailers, Walgreens is using these social media platforms to let its customers help distribute more than $6 million in free flu shot vouchers to five national charities, the Chicago-area chain announced Friday.

September 9, 2011

"The axis of the healthcare system is shifting toward more accessible and collaborative models,” and both pharmacists and nurse practitioners are “well-positioned to have a substantial impact in a post-reform environment.” That was a key message that Walgreens chief medical officer Cheryl Pegus had for attendees of Forum 11, the annual meeting of the Care Continuum Alliance in San Francisco on Friday.

September 8, 2011

Sears Holdings announced that former UPS executive Raj Penkar is joining the company as SVP and president of the company's supply chain.

September 7, 2011

Blistex is expanding its lip care portfolio with the October launch of two new products: Blistex Revive & Restore and Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Soother.

September 7, 2011

Kraft Foods chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld said that taking the company's performance to the next level required "a bold approach," referring to last month's announcement to split the business into two independent, publicly traded entities.

September 6, 2011

Walgreens saw a 7.8% sales gain during August, the retailer reported Tuesday.

September 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic skeletal muscle relaxant made by Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Sagent said.

September 1, 2011

Jewel-Osco is looking to support Hunger Action Month by once again launching a campaign that will benefit multiple food banks in Illinois and Indiana.

August 30, 2011

Jonathon Singer has been appointed CFO of Sagent Pharmaceuticals, the generic drug maker said.

August 26, 2011

As officials across the East Coast closely monitor the approach of Hurricane Irene, Walgreens on Thursday afternoon released several tips for assuring prescription needs are met for those potentially impacted by the storm.

August 25, 2011

H. D. Smith on Thursday named Ed Bissler corporate VP sales.

August 24, 2011

Sears announced that it is inviting Facebook users to support America's military members by voting for the Sears Rebuilding Together affiliate program, which they believe is the most deserving.

August 22, 2011

H. D. Smith on Monday appointed David Guzmán as chief information officer.

August 22, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association last week delivered a letter to the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules opposing an Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services proposal to sharply decrease Medicaid reimbursements and “slow-walk” reimbursement payments.

August 22, 2011

Walgreens on Monday named Thomas Sabatino Jr. EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Sept. 12.

August 19, 2011

Generic drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a new drug for neuromuscular disorders, the company said.

August 18, 2011

Kmart comparable-store sales were flat, and Sears U.S. sales declined by 1.2% during second quarter 2011, according to an earnings report released Thursday.