December 1, 2010

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip has appointed David Froesel as EVP, CFO and treasurer, the company said Wednesday. Froesel will begin immediately, replacing Stan Rosembaum, who plans to leave the company before the year ends.

December 1, 2010

A new, ongoing study of consumers and their spending habits explored the trends driving holiday spending this year.

December 1, 2010

A consumer products giant and a big-box retailer are looking to connect deployed members of the U.S. military with their families during the holiday season, with help from the United Service Organizations.

December 1, 2010

A regional supermarket chain reported a 3.1% rise in its net sales for the fourth quarter.

December 1, 2010

Regional specialty pharmacy chain ReCept has appointed several people to new executive positions, the company said Wednesday.

December 1, 2010

Independent pharmacists are hailing a move in Congress to exempt pharmacies from burdensome accounting requirements imposed by the Federal Trade Commission.

November 30, 2010

Leaders in specialty pharmacy gathered in New York on Tuesday at the New York Athletic Club to attend the second annual Specialty Pharmacy Roundtable discussion presented by Drug Store News and Armada Health Care.

November 30, 2010

The entire retail store is a diabetes destination, and pharmacists are critical in educating and communicating with consumers to help them and their loved ones better manage the chronic disease. That was one of several important messages that industry leaders expressed during Drug Store News’ 8th Annual Diabetes Roundtable discussion on Tuesday in New York at the New York Athletic Club. More than 100 leading industry players gathered for the event, which also included the 12th Annual Industry Issues Summit in the afternoon.

November 30, 2010

Total sales and comparable-store sales both rose during the month of November for Fred's, the chain announced Tuesday.

November 30, 2010

Walgreens is making a high-impact health statement to mark World AIDS Day that will be hard to ignore.

November 30, 2010

An alliance between a drug store chain and a national pharmacy benefit manager resulted in more than $3 million in savings over a seven-month period for the PBM clients.

November 29, 2010

Wegman’s recently tapped Alec Baldwin for a series of holiday commercials this year, in part because his mother is a loyal shopper of the popular East Coast supermarket chain.

November 29, 2010

This Black Friday weekend proved to be a help to retailers, as shopper traffic and spending both increased, the National Retail Federation said.

November 29, 2010

The Consumer Goods Forum on Monday announced two major initiatives on climate change — to work toward ending deforestation and to phase out the use of refrigerant gases with high global warming potential — on the opening day of the sixth United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris.

November 29, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is encouraging African-Americans to get a seasonal flu shot as African-Americans have lower influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates, compared with the rest of the population

November 29, 2010

A regional pharmacy chain has acquired a store based in Iowa.

November 29, 2010

Kroger's family of stores, which includes 2,468 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names, once again has kicked off the Red Kettle campaign in support of The Salvation Army.

November 29, 2010

Walgreens' chief medical officer will discuss the evidence-based medicine design and impact of a diabetes management program delivered by pharmacists at both workplace and community pharmacies during an upcoming conference, the drug store chain said.

November 24, 2010

Cardinal Health confirmed late Tuesday that it has named John Fiacco VP of its Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy franchise division, effective Jan. 1.

November 24, 2010

A 45-year Kroger veteran will retire from his post in February.

November 24, 2010

Rite Aid is offering customers ways to earn money back on purchases made from Black Friday through Christmas Eve.

November 24, 2010

A regional supermarket chain is extending its charitable holiday campaign to help feed more than 165,000 people in need this Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2010

A new study published in the Nov. 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggested there is a two-way relationship between depression and diabetes.

November 24, 2010

UnitedHealth Group will start a program next year that it said can reduce drug costs to as low as $2 per script, the company said Tuesday.