June 29, 2015

New Rite Aid operations EVP Bryan Everett led the rollout of a new format and new store and remodeling programs while also overseeing pharmacy and clinic operations at Target.

June 26, 2015

Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder shares highlights from McKesson ideaShare 2015 straight from the show floor in San Diego. 

June 26, 2015

Kevin Kettler, SVP marketing, U.S. Pharmaceutical at McKesson, took Drug Store News on a guided tour of the McKesson ideaShare show floor following the Opening General Session yesterday. The five stations included on the tour are designed to increase access to patients, help bring those patients into the store and maximize these patients by offering new services to bring in new revenue.

June 26, 2015

Former Walgreens executive Miguel Almeida has joined yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica as EVP digital.

June 26, 2015

Friskies has introduced a new snack-toy hybrid for cats called Pull ‘n Play, which features edible strings. The company is hosting an interactive cat adoption experience with professional football player Steve Weatherford and celebrity cat Waffles in New York on Friday.

June 26, 2015

McKesson has made significant strides in the past year to deliver on the three focal points identified by the wholesaler last year to help grow the businesses of Health Mart member pharmacies and independent owner/operators partnered with McKesson, Mark Walchirk, president of McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceutical unit, told a record 5,000 attendees during the Opening General Session of McKesson ideaShare 2015.

June 26, 2015

Americans are feeling patriotic as July 4 approaches, and they are putting their wallets where their feelings are. According to the National Retail Federation 2015 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than 156 million consumers, or 64% of those celebrating, are planning to take part in the July 4 holiday by attending a cookout, picnic or barbecue, spending an average of $71.23 per household, up 4% from $68.16 in 2014.

June 26, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.

June 26, 2015

As McKesson ideaShare 2015 was just getting underway, DSN editor-in-chief Rob Eder caught up with McKesson president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Mark Walchirk about the state of the pharmacy business, how smart independent pharmacy owners are finding new ways to compete and what McKesson is doing to help independent pharmacies become more broadly integrated into the patient care team, drive improved outcomes and improve profitability.

June 26, 2015

Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire skin care brand Dermalogica, which is sold in salons and spas worldwide.

June 25, 2015

McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicked off Wednesday with a full day of continuing education sessions to help independent pharmacists remain at the cutting edge of patient care and pharmacy practice. Over the course of the four-day conference, McKesson will host more than 30 CE sessions, covering such important topics as medication synchronization, marketing in a digital world, building prescriber relationships and much more.

June 25, 2015

Corrective Education Company has announced an official and exclusive partnership with D.A.R.E., and the building of a curriculum aimed at juveniles, named D.A.R.E. to Make the Right Choices, which utilizes Restorative Justice to dissuade youth from shoplifting.

June 25, 2015

CVS Health was among the recipients of this year’s Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

June 25, 2015

Dollar General has appointed John Garratt as interim CFO, effective July 1.

June 25, 2015

ECRM has announced the appointment of Jennifer Zannelli as SVP of sales, ECRM data.

June 25, 2015

Marble City Health Mart Pharmacy was named the 2015 Pharmacy of the Year grand prize winner Thursday evening at the McKesson ideaShare 2015 Opening General Session.

June 25, 2015

Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country are attending McKesson ideaShare 2015, here at the San Diego Convention Center this week, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help independent operators enhance patient care and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

An ongoing senior leadership transformation at 99 Cents Only stores has put a former Kmart executive in the role of interim CEO, and now the company has named a former Walmart executive as interim CFO for the second time.

June 25, 2015

DSN had an opportunity to talk to Michelle Gilliam, director of Health Mart marketing about helping Health Mart owners and pharmacists promote their pharmacies their way. With more customizable tools and resources to promote their specific service offerings to local patients and prescribers, Health Mart stores can attract new patients and reinforce their value to existing patients.

June 25, 2015

In a major victory for the administration of President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court issued on Thursday a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits to help lower income individuals and families buy health insurance.

June 25, 2015

Target’s EVP, chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Kathee Tesija, will move into an advisory role, effective July 6, the company announced on Thursday.

June 24, 2015

It's official — International food retailers Delhaize and Ahold have entered into an agreement to merge, creating a base of more than 6,500 stores.

June 24, 2015

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations, bringing the total number of clinical collaborations for CVS Health and MinuteClinic to nearly 60 major health systems and healthcare providers across the country.

June 24, 2015

Animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients, and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, would be phased out under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.