August 20, 2014

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

August 20, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer’s efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel’s inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 20, 2014

“All providers in the healthcare system should practice to the fullest extent allowed by their license.”

August 20, 2014

Walmart plans to launch its opening price point private label, Price First, nationwide in late third quarter, executives told analysts on Friday. 

 

August 12, 2014

ConAgra has begun its search for new CEO, following Gary Rodkin’s announcement to the board that he plans to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, May 2015.

July 28, 2014

Indie beauty brand Butter London has announced that private equity investment firm Encore Consumer Capital has made a majority investment in the company and will form a partnership to help develop and market the Seattle-based brand.

July 11, 2014

Private-label brands at warehouse clubs are believed to be comparable in terms of quality compared with name brand items.

July 11, 2014

Unilever on Thursday announced that it has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital.

July 10, 2014

The first-aid tape and bandage business is a relatively stable category without a lot of dramatic sales swings.

July 10, 2014

When it comes to skin care, facial anti-aging potions still reign, as women continue their quest for younger, healthier looking skin.

June 17, 2014

Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, FreshDirect, CVS and drugstore.com have reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General to provide unit pricing information on their websites and mobile apps.

June 17, 2014

In support of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of about 200 public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS service organizations across the country to encourage community members to take advantage of free HIV testing.

June 13, 2014

GNC Holdings on Friday announced Michael Nuzzo, EVP and CFO, has tendered his resignation in order to accept an executive position at an unnamed private equity-funded consumer products company.

June 12, 2014

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets on Wednesday announced a $3 million donation to 2,057 public and private schools through its A+ School Rewards program for the 2013-2014 school year.

June 9, 2014

To help leading manufacturers gain greater clarity and insight into the ever-changing retail landscape and gain a leg up on the competition, the Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News will co-host an exclusive, one-day summit August 22, at the Seaport World Trade Center.

June 9, 2014

As healthcare decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Monday released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design," which explores how value-based insurance design could be utilized to address specialty medication access concerns.

May 20, 2014

Cleveland Clinic and HealthSpot are looking to form a joint venture that will offer patients convenient, alternative options to access health care through HealthSpot's virtual walk-in kiosks.

May 15, 2014

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with several of America's most recognized retail brands, on Wednesday launched the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center.

May 8, 2014

Wegmans Food Markets is making it easy for patients to monitor their blood pressure with a stop to the pharmacy at any store, the company announced Wednesday.

May 7, 2014

Snyder's-Lance announced two significant business transactions that will help the company better focus on growth.

April 21, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced that it is now offering expanded travel health services, including immunizations and consultations, to support the nearly 60 million annual planned trips by U.S. residents venturing outside the country.

April 18, 2014

Want to name a private-brand soda? Food Lion is betting that some of its shoppers will want to do just that so it has kicked off the “You Name it” contest.

April 8, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy's chief marketing and merchandising officer Cristy Leon-Rivero and VP operations Vince Urrutia spoke earlier this week at Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event in the nation for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.

April 3, 2014

McKesson on Thursday announced that it ranked No. 8 on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100.