April 24, 2012

CVS/pharmacy took center stage on the latest episode of "The Doctors," as one of the chain's pharmacists sat down with one of the show's co-hosts to discuss how patients can manage diabetes on a budget.

April 24, 2012

Former President George W. Bush addressed attendees of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Annual meeting Tuesday morning, followed by a question-and-answer session with new NACDS chairman Greg Wasson.

April 24, 2012

Supermarket-pharmacy chain Hy-Vee is launching two initiatives designed to promote sustainability, in recognition of Earth Day.

April 24, 2012

A new Market Track report highlighted what categories were most promoted by drug stores during this past Easter season.

April 24, 2012

If NRF's predictions come true, moms will be in for an especially good Mother's Day this year.

April 24, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced that $350,000 in scholarships were awarded through its 2012 Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program.

April 24, 2012

Disruptive innovation. That's the role pharmacy needs to play in the shaping of a new healthcare paradigm — one that achieves greater outcomes at lesser cost through increased involvement of retail health care. That was the theme of a presentation given Tuesday by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' new chairman Greg Wasson, who also serves as Walgreens president and CEO.

April 24, 2012

Another 90 Target stores are slated to receive fresh food in June as part of a major remodeling initiative that has become known simply as PFresh.

April 24, 2012

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected three new members to its board of directors.

April 24, 2012

Walgreens is enhancing community pharmacy by allowing customers to select a pharmacist based on their healthcare needs through a new online tool.

April 24, 2012

The National Retail Federation has named Bill Thorne SVP communications and public affairs.

April 23, 2012

Family Dollar announced that one of its executives intends to leave the company to pursue other interests.

April 23, 2012

Giant Eagle celebrated Earth Day this past weekend by giving away reusable bags to its Facebook fans free of charge.

April 23, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers for the coming year.

April 23, 2012

The U.S. organic industry grew by nearly 10% to $31.5 billion in 2011, according to the Organic Trade Association's 2012 organic industry survey.

April 23, 2012

Sam's Club will host a supplier fair this week in Bentonville, Ark., through the company's supplier diversity program.

April 23, 2012

It seems that many U.S. adults are unaware of what inoculations are government-recommended vaccinations, while more than half are not diligent about regular checkups with their primary care physician, according to a Walgreens survey.

April 22, 2012

The Drug Store News Group on Sunday co-hosted a breakfast with CVS Caremark. Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark president and CEO, shared with attendees CVS’ focus on leveraging personalization opportunities, through both marketing and assortment, to engender loyalty. And suppliers were introduced to new CVS/pharmacy president Mark Cosby and chief merchant Judy Sansone.

April 22, 2012

Steve Anderson recalled during Sunday morning’s State of the Association address how when he started as the president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores five years ago, people were interested to see what his eyes would discover at NACDS and within community pharmacy that might help make a difference for the future. Anderson said that today he answers that question in the same way he did back then: “Every day my eyes see something fresh in what you do — in the innovative offerings of community pharmacy.”

April 22, 2012

As Greg Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens, settles into his new role as incoming chairman of NACDS, Drug Store News caught up with him to get his thoughts on his new role and his industry perspectives.

April 21, 2012

Bob Loeffler, NACDS chairman and chief administrative officer of H-E-B, reflects on his time as chairman and shares his insights on the issues facing retail pharmacy today and tomorrow.

April 20, 2012

The Jean Coutu Group has sold 56 million of its approximately 234.4 million shares in Rite Aid, the company said Friday.

April 20, 2012

Kroger is celebrating Earth Day with the debut of a new online video that highlights what motivates the company to become a sustainable retailer.

April 20, 2012

Stater Bros. is making strides on the sustainability front, with six of its newest supermarkets earning the EPA GreenChill Gold Award for meeting tough environmental standards and using ozone friendly refrigerants.