April 28, 2017

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners II currently owns the Dollar Express stores, which it bought in 2015 when Dollar Tree was forced to sell stores in 35 states as a condition of its acquisition of Family Dollar.

April 28, 2017

Effective immediately, Aetna Medicare members with drug coverage can fill their prescriptions at preferred copay levels at any ShopRite pharmacy. 

April 28, 2017

In this month’s Supermarket Wellness Watch, David Orgel takes a deep dive into midwestern retailer Hy-Vee’s health-and-wellness efforts to meet its customers where they are. 

April 28, 2017

The 2017 capital budget includes 14 remodels, a new unit in Brunswick, Md., two fuel centers and the continued expansion of the Weis Markets distribution center in Milton, Pa.

April 27, 2017

With the launch, all companies can test-drive the product registry and retailers can begin to use it to evaluate products on their shelves.

April 27, 2017

Holding company Ecoark on Thursday announced the addition of two members to its board of directors. 

April 27, 2017

For the quarter, Jean Coutu same-store sales were up 4%, with a 3.7% increase in pharmacy sales and a 4.4% lift in front-end sales.

April 27, 2017

Hy-Vee is looking to unveil a new small-format store — tentatively called Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh — aimed at shoppers picking up groceries or making quick trips, according to a report in the Des Moines Register. The report notes that the store would be between 12,000 and 16,000 sq. ft. — smaller than the typical 90,000-sq.ft. store — and include fuel pumps and groceries, though much is still being worked out. (Des Moines Register)

April 27, 2017

Momentum for associates to have mobile devices is so strong that within three years, 89% of retailers will give their associates access to mobile solutions, according to “The Mobile World of Retail,” a report from Boston Retail Partners. 

April 27, 2017

Walgreens, as part of the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, raised more than $20 million in the U.S. in 2016.

April 26, 2017
This marks the fourth quarter in a row Albertsons has earned the top spot in the large pharmacy chain category, and OutcomesMTM named Albertsons the 2016 Top Large Pharmacy Chain last year.
April 26, 2017

In this newly created role, White will lead the own brands team, including the culinary kitchen and technical center. 

April 26, 2017

Walgreens’ safe medication disposal kiosks are at 600 pharmacies in 45 states, and can be accessed during regular pharmacy hours to dispose of prescription and OTC medication that has expired, gone unused or isn’t wanted.

April 26, 2017

The retailer is adding new “rollback” fees to its Walmart2Walmart money transfer program. 

April 25, 2017

Payout of $7 per share will be made on May 26.

April 25, 2017

A third of adults report feeling increased stress, and 65% said work is a top source.

April 25, 2017

On April 26 and 27, community pharmacists will meet with members of Congress to generate support for legislative priorities that improve patient access.

April 25, 2017

Former Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson's family investment office is joining forces with Innventure, a group that aims to develop businesses around new technologies lent by big corporations, The New York Times reported last week. P&G is expected to be the company's first partner. “Innventure will identify the opportunities, create a company, nurture it, then put in a management team to where it stands on its own — and then we move on,” Wasson, the company's chairman, told The New York Times. “What I think is most interesting is that we’re looking to help leverage their powerful R&D machine with our nimble entrepreneur team to identify the opportunities that they have developed.” In return, Innventure will have a stake in any companies it creates. (The New York Times)

April 25, 2017

For its 2017 fiscal fourth quarter ended March 4, Rite Aid reported revenues of $8.5 billion and a net loss of $21.1 million. Its adjusted net loss came in at $3.2 million, which bested Wall Street estimates.

April 25, 2017

Mark Gross adds the company is also working to fundamentally improve the shopping experience in its retail stores.

April 25, 2017

Jennifer Fleiss is a co-founder of Rent the Runway and will lead Code Eight at Walmart.

April 24, 2017

Mike Withers will lead the company's East Region operations, while current EVP, Retail Operations Susan Morris will lead the West Region.

April 24, 2017

Steven B. Rossi, CEO of Digital First Media, and Timothy A. Barton, former CEO of Freightquote.com, which he founded in 1998, to its board of directors, effective immediately.

April 24, 2017

The retailer announced it will open 70 new in-store Sephora shops in J.C. Penney locations and also expand 32 existing shops by nearly 50% to accommodate more products and services.