August 14, 2014

Rite Aid and Heritage Provider Network recently announced a new agreement to bring the Rite Aid Health Alliance program to HPN's chronic and polychronic patients in Southern California. The agreement marked Rite Aid’s fifth such partnership — and largest to date — under its Health Alliance initiative, which pairs local physicians with Rite Aid pharmacists and a new position in Rite Aid stores — the in-store “health coach” — to help patients meet specific health-related goals identified by their doctors.

July 9, 2013

Office-supply chain Staples has unveiled a new omnichannel concept store. The company has opened two smaller footprint stores in Norwood, Mass., and Dover, Del., that feature touchscreen kiosks that allow customers to order more than 100,000 items.

September 19, 2014

A&P has completed the refinancing of its existing senior debt, which it says will enable the company to further invest in the business and ramp up growth strategies.

September 19, 2014

Albertsons and Safeway announced on Friday the new senior leadership team and division leaders.

September 19, 2014

Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, spoke on Friday before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

September 19, 2014

Five MinuteClinic locations are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Memphis metropolitan area, the company has announced.

September 19, 2014

Nearly one-quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season, according to a survey by global management consultancy Hay Group.

 

September 19, 2014

In support of Shoppers Drug Mart's ongoing commitment to women's health, the company and its associate-owners have announced that the 13th annual Tree of Life campaign will run from Sept. 20 to Oct. 17.

September 19, 2014
Revising year-end guidance on account of reimbursement rate headwinds, Rite Aid's stock took a hit after reporting second-quarter earnings even though the company beat analysts' consensus estimates for the quarter. The retail pharmacy operation recorded second-quarter profit of $127.8 million, or 13 cents per share, more than doubling FactSet consensus analyst estimate of 6 cents a share, according to a MarketWatch report. And while revenue of $6.5 billion was in line with analyst expectations, Rite Aid topped expected same-store sales growth of 3.3% by recording 4.1% in same-store sales growth. 
 
Rite Aid is still on the right track. 
September 19, 2014

Walmart on Thursday said it plans to hire 60,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, an increase of nearly 10% from last year.

September 18, 2014

Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy adults ages 18 years to 64 years has yet to top 40%.

 

September 18, 2014

Dollar General on Thursday stated that it remains committed to acquiring Family Dollar.

 

September 18, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday announced a $458,000 donation to Feeding America. 

September 18, 2014

Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network, on Thursday announced the launch of Good Neighbor Pharmacy University, an online central resource for network members to access information and education.

September 18, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland will present a videocast for retailers and suppliers sponsored by the Global Market Development Center on Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. 

September 18, 2014

Kmart Pharmacy has announced that it is offering flu shots in stores for as low as $24.99. In addition, Shop Your Way members who receive their vaccination can get a $5 Kmart gift card with coupon available in select circulars and online.

September 18, 2014

Kroger on Thursday raised the quarterly dividend by 12%, to 18.5 cents per share, to be paid on Dec. 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 14.

September 18, 2014

Canada’s Loblaw Cos. is ushering in a new era for its President's Choice consumer packaged goods brand and launching the “most ambitious and comprehensive campaign in its history,” the retailer announced.

September 18, 2014

McKesson donated four million pairs of latex gloves to World Vision, the wholesaler announced Thursday.

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has offered its support for new legislation — S. 2862, the Regulatory Transparency, Patient Access, and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 — which calls for a collaborative, coordinated approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and safeguarding patients.

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement urging transparency, collaboration and prioritization in working with pharmacy and other healthcare stakeholders to help protect patient access and fight prescription drug abuse and diversion.

September 18, 2014

Looking to serve a strong voice and advocate for Canada’s neighborhood pharmacy as they play an increasingly important role in healthcare is the new Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada.

September 18, 2014

More than 50 Washington, D.C.-area pharmacists and student pharmacists administered flu shots and performed free health screenings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to demonstrate the value of pharmacist-provided patient care services.

September 18, 2014

John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, on Thursday morning announced a sixth Rite Aid Health Alliance partnership with Physician Direct ACO in Detroit.