September 19, 2012

Revlon’s board has declared a regular dividend of approximately 16.5 cents per share on the Series A Preferred Stock for the period from July 9 through Oct. 8.

September 18, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals CFO Howard Schiller has been appointed to the drug maker's board of directors.

September 11, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of senior notes.

September 7, 2012

Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart have introduced a new cobranded RBC Shoppers Optimum MasterCard.

September 6, 2012

Safeway will package $150 million in real healthcare savings into an overall wellness strategy to be implemented over the course of 2013, the grocer's chairman and CEO Steve Burd told analysts Thursday morning at the Goldman Sachs 19th Annual Global Retailing Conference.

August 30, 2012

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart announced on Thursday that the Supreme Court of Canada has granted its application for leave to appeal to Ontario’s ban on private-label generic drugs.

August 9, 2012

Shoppers Drug Mart is celebrating its 50th anniversary in September, and in a lead up to the landmark anniversary, the chain is inviting Canadians to join the party by submitting their own Shoppers Drug Mart moments via the interactive "50 Fabulous Years" digital hub that will launch on Aug. 13.

August 8, 2012

The former Cromdale Hotel in Edmonton is being demolished to make way for the construction of a new Shoppers Drug Mart on the property, the Canadian retailer recently announced.

August 2, 2012

Walgreens and Alliance Boots on Thursday announced the completion of Walgreens' initial investment in the strategic partnership following receipt of all required regulatory approvals.

July 31, 2012

Shareholders of Paragon Pharmacies have approved the sale of 19 retail pharmacies and three central fill pharmacies to Shoppers Drug Mart.

July 30, 2012

Incorporated into the new store formats currently being rolled out by both Walgreens and Rite Aid is a new store associate position with the primary function of proactively engaging customers in the OTC aisle. Walgreens calls them Health Guides; Rite Aid calls them Wellness Ambassadors.

May 9, 2012

Almost 100 million Americans use social media to shop, according to a new survey.

May 4, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has appointed Lisa DeFrancesco as its VP global investor relations, the company said Friday.

April 26, 2012

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart announced on Thursday a boost in first-quarter sales and earnings, driven, in part, by gains at the front end.

April 23, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers for the coming year.

April 13, 2012

The key to smelling success in the fragrance category is to unlock the segment — literally. Yet, finding ways to successfully enhance the shopping experience through sampling always has been a bit tricky for mass market retailers.

April 9, 2012

Safeway on Monday evening promoted Robert Edwards to president of the company. Edwards had served as Safeway's EVP and CFO since 2004.

March 23, 2012

Former Walgreens' CEO Jeff Rein said profit pressure might cause Walgreens to think differently about acquisitions than it did in the past.

March 2, 2012

Walmart said Thursday it is continuing its annual tradition of increasing shareholder payout by raising its dividend by 9%.

February 9, 2012

Shoppers Drug Mart announced on Thursday a boost in fourth-quarter sales thanks to moderate sales growth in pharmacy and strong results at the front end.

January 17, 2012

Royal Bank of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart are launching a nationwide program that makes it more convenient for Canadians to bank and earn rewards at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix locations throughout the country.

January 16, 2012

CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program now enables ExtraCare cardholders to send their quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards to their ExtraCare cards, eliminating the need for shoppers to carry paper rewards into their local CVS/pharmacy.

January 10, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday brought the latest example of its flagship retail pharmacy to life in Chicago, tantalizing its hometown crowd with departments most shoppers normally wouldn't associate with a pharmacy.

December 16, 2011

The unveiling of Duane Reade’s transformed store located at 52nd and Broadway is important, as it clearly illustrates the retailer’s continued rebranding and aggressive transformation initiatives, and serves as the latest example of how the retailer is changing the way consumers shop drug stores for consumables.