December 18, 2013

Blue Diamond Growers, an almond processing and marketing company, announced the results of a recent national survey by Harris Interactive which provided a closer look at Americans' New Year's resolutions.

December 18, 2013

Winning with ability and agility in the age of healthcare retail-ization. That’s what it is all about for CVS Caremark, and that was a central theme of Wednesday’s timely Analyst Day meeting in New York City.

December 18, 2013

For peanut butter cup lovers, the New Year will mark not only a fresh start but also a chance to dig into Butterfinger's newest confection.

December 6, 2013

McKesson's Health Mart pharmacy franchisees recently gained access to a tool that has the potential of giving community pharmacy a leg up on the competition in the coming years. EQuIPP, from Pharmacy Quality Solutions, does just that — equips independents with individual store data that marks the performance of their pharmacy vs. a national benchmark.

It's putting the pestle where the mortar is — retail pharmacy has the patient touchpoints and data-tracking wherewithal to make a material impact on patient outcomes. Important, because that's what the new year will bring — more and more healthcare payers looking to improve their own patient outcomes. And what better way to do it than to partner with outperforming pharmacies?

October 10, 2013

In its first flavor innovation since 2005, Sprite is launching all-new flavor Sprite Cranberry and Sprite Cranberry Zero.

August 16, 2013

Target announced the return of its Give with Target program, through which the company will donate up to $5 million to schools across the country.

June 25, 2013

The healthcare industry continues to prepare for ACA implementation and the expected influx of newly eligible patients, said Emdeon's Kevin Mahoney. Many pharmacies are changing their staffing models in preparation for customers with expanded Medicaid benefits — especially as we approach the New Year. This is a good time for me to remind you to be thinking about your eligibility program.

February 7, 2013

Costco's sales increased 7% in January compared with January 2012, the club retailer said.

February 7, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar reported sales for the five-weeks ended Feb. 2 were up 31% to $173.6 million. Comparable store sales were up 28.6%.

January 30, 2013

BackJoy and celebrity fitness trainer Ashley Borden released the “Sit Right – Stretch Right” online video program for easy-to-follow back exercises and stretches that can be done in the comfort of the office or home.

January 29, 2013

Starting this week, four all-new reduced-calorie juice drinks from Minute Maid will hit store shelves.

January 11, 2013

Walgreens chief Greg Wasson had a new vision to share with the pharmacy operator's faithful shareholders for 2013. It was a vision that firmly placed the Express Scripts dispute in the rear-view mirror and refocused on the road ahead that includes expanding the role of pharmacy and even what it means to be a U.S. pharmacy operator with its acquisition of Alliance Boots.

Two major announcements were made in the wake of the shareholders meeting, both of which were identified by DSN as two of the top six big trends to watch through 2013. Walgreens reiterated its commitment to fostering an omnichannel experience for its shoppers and, a day after the shareholders meeting, Walgreens became the only retail pharmacy operator to partner on three Accountable Care Organizations.

January 9, 2013

The maker of a line of protein shakes has hired yoga expert Kristin McGee to promote its product.

January 8, 2013

New results from a national online public opinion poll of Americans 18 and older show that 34% of smokers plan to quit smoking as a New Year’s resolution in 2013, as compared to only 18% who reported that quitting smoking was a New Year’s resolution in 2012.

January 4, 2013

Sam's Club is offering free health screenings as part of a New Year's promotion, the club retailer said Friday.

January 3, 2013

People making New Year's resolutions, mostly centered around health, this year say they behave more responsibly than they did five years ago compared with those not making them, according to a new survey.

January 3, 2013

A shift in the New Year's holiday calendar and the introduction of new generic drugs contributed to a decrease in same-store sales for the month of December at Rite Aid, the retail pharmacy chain said.

January 2, 2013

Ulta Beauty is helping beauty mavens ring in the New Year with resolutions designed to create healthy skin all year long.

December 27, 2012

ProPhase Labs recently announced that its Cold-Eeze Cold Remedy will be sponsoring a New Jersey television personality to help raise money for Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Casco, Maine for kids with life threatening illnesses and their families.

December 27, 2012

Rite Aid is looking to help Americans with their New Year’s resolutions to improve their health by offering customers free extra support, including Better You informational guides in all 4,600 stores, exclusive online health resources and expert advice from Rite Aid pharmacists.

December 21, 2012

On behalf of the editors and publishers of Drug Store News, Happy New Year to all! Drug Store News is closed for New Year's Eve and Day. The website and DSN A.M. enewsletter will resume publishing on Jan. 2.

November 21, 2012

Each year, we say goodbye to the current year and welcome in the New Year full of hope and aspirations for a successful year ahead. Customers turn out in droves for “New Year, New You” specials and when they reach the register, the retail pharmacy world knows the scenario quite well.

November 15, 2012

Publix on Thursday announced six new officer positions that will begin work in 2013 across human resources, information technology and retail operations.

October 4, 2012

Meijer is bringing its summertime fuel savings program into the new year.