May 19, 2015

Meijer to open two stores in Wisconsin, a new market for the grocer, with two more openings to come later this year. 

May 19, 2015

The complex issue of prescription drug abuse and access are not receiving the comprehensive approach that they deserve and greater collaboration is needed among all stakeholders to help find solutions. That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores CEO Steve Anderson and U.S. Pain Foundation president Paul Gileno shared in a joint op-ed published Tuesday in The Tampa Tribune.

May 19, 2015

It’s been 10 years since Drug Store News first introduced its annual Niche Brand Report, which was created to highlight the role that smaller brands play in driving innovation and growth. The DSN Niche Brands Top 100 measures the leading small- to mid-sized brands with total sales of under $100 million.

May 19, 2015

Pharmacy Quality Alliance has endorsed three new performance measures to assess the use of opioids. 

May 19, 2015

Option Care on Tuesday struck out on its own with the backing of minority-shareholder Walgreens Boots Alliance. 

May 19, 2015

Ricky Kenig, founder of New York City’s infamous beauty supply chain Ricky’s NYC, has left the company to start a new beauty venture. Enter Kenig + Alcone.

May 19, 2015

Bi-Lo Holdings on Monday changed its corporate identity to Southeastern Grocers. 

May 19, 2015

Surescripts processed two-thirds of all new prescriptions in 2014, according to its annual report released Tuesday.  

May 19, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday joined the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation in offering free Hep-C tests this fall through January 2016. 

May 19, 2015

Declining gas prices helped same-store sales at Walmart, but the negative impact of foreign currency exchange and efforts to improve store experience and employee wages dampened sales.

May 18, 2015

Celebrating its milestone 125th anniversary, family-owned Bartell Drugs opens its 63rd store on May 22 in Lynnwood, Wash., with a lineup of festivities planned for May 30.
 


May 18, 2015

Pharmacists who participated in a care team for patients with high blood pressure helped lower chances of death by stroke by 23%. 

May 18, 2015

Rite Aid launches wellness+ with Plenti ad campaign showcasing how consumers can earn more Plenti points by shopping multiple retailers. 

May 18, 2015

According to a recent shopper survey, the hands-on shopping experience available through brick-and-mortar retailers is more desirable to shoppers. 

May 18, 2015

Walgreens raises $7 million in support of children's charities. 

May 18, 2015

Target’s leadership has been quite vocal about its desire to reinvent its food business to focus on healthier options and, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

May 15, 2015

AB Acquisition LLC — parent company of Albertson's, New Albertson's and Safeway (collectively Albertsons) — has named industry veteran Mark Panzer as SVP of pharmacy, health and wellness, overseeing the company's 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states across the country.

May 15, 2015

Costco is trying to increase its membership base in Canada with an innovative social media campaign.

May 15, 2015

Dollar General is making a difference in the lives of its customers and their communities with another massive donation to literacy programs.

May 15, 2015

The company has taken the flavor of Limoncello — which originated in Italy where the Sorrento lemon is cultivated —and added it to more than 30 products in both the fresh and non-perishable sections of the store.

May 15, 2015

Cardinal Health sent supplies and healthcare executives, to help in the Nepal relief efforts. 

May 15, 2015

Weis Markets named Richard Gunn SVP merchandising and marketing. 

 

May 15, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association spoke out in Washington, D.C., this week on the steps retailers are taking to protect against data breaches.

May 15, 2015

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law landmark legislation requiring health insurance carriers to include pharmacists as network providers.