August 11, 2011

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic continues to expand its list of strategic alliances, with its latest partner being Indiana University Health (IU Health), the largest health system in Indiana.

August 11, 2011

A new survey conducted by online shopping service ShopRunner found that many parents will head to multiple stores to purchase back-to-school items for their kids.

August 11, 2011

Target announced that 1,650 of its pharmacy locations, in addition to its clinics, are offering flu shots with no appointment necessary, effective Aug. 15.

August 11, 2011

Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.

August 10, 2011

CVS/pharmacy officially has announced the launch of its exclusive beauty collection, Nuance Salma Hayek, developed in partnership with actress Salma Hayek.

August 10, 2011

A new video series by Kmart seeks to reach out to Hispanic moms. "Madres y Comadres" is a series of eight Spanish-language videos on YouTube about two Hispanic mothers who work to remain true to their identity while living in the United States.

August 10, 2011

To help families prepare for the back-to-school season, MinuteClinic said that it is offering adolescent vaccinations and sports physicals seven days a week, with no appointment necessary.

August 10, 2011

Save-A-Lot, the hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery chain owned by Supervalu, on Tuesday dispatched two "brand ambassadors" on the Save-A-Lot Fuel Your Family Road Trip.

August 10, 2011

Consolidated sales for regional supermarket chain Stater Bros. rose more than 4% in the third quarter, the company said Wednesday.

August 10, 2011

Launching online at Target.com on Aug. 1 is the new Spa Sonic Skin Care System face and body polisher.

August 10, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute has appointed Terry Levee to serve as director of food safety programs.

August 10, 2011

Just one week after opening a remodeled store in Apopka, Fla., Winn-Dixie has opened another reformatted store in St. Johns, making it the company's first overhauled location in the North Florida area.

August 9, 2011

99 Cents Only Stores reported that its consolidated net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $17.7 million, or 25 cents per diluted share, compared with $16.8 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, for the prior year.

August 9, 2011

Consumer Reports announced that its index, which measures overall consumer sentiment, fell to its lowest level since December 2009 and registered its sharpest drop in two years, as recent events in Washington about the debt ceiling debate fixed attention on the weak economy.

August 9, 2011

After exceeding more than $2 million in food and donations, Meijer announced that it once again has launched the Simply Give campaign throughout its stores.

August 9, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday issued a number of recommendations to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which is responsible for contracting with at least two multistate plans that will offer coverage through exchanges that come online in 2014, and that will provide consumers with additional health insurance options.

August 9, 2011

Online U.S. retail spending in second quarter 2011 reached $37.5 billion for the quarter, up 14% versus a year ago, ComScore reported Monday.

August 9, 2011

Walgreens is planning to sell health insurance as soon as this fall, CNNMoney reported Tuesday morning.

August 9, 2011

Winn-Dixie is putting the pedal to the metal for its Fuelperks! rewards program.

August 8, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider BioSrip had sales of $441.4 million and a loss of $2.3 million during second quarter 2011, the company said.

August 8, 2011

Giant Eagle is preparing to open its first in-store clinic in Pennsylvania, according to a report published by the Pittsburgh Business Times on Friday.

August 8, 2011

Giant Food Stores will convene a panel of local experts at one of its stores in Harrisburg, Pa., for its Giant's Childhood Obesity Forum on Aug. 16.

August 8, 2011

The U.S. economy still has a pulse, as evidenced in the slight increase of jobs in July as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

August 8, 2011

Katz Group Canada, Canada’s largest integrated retail pharmacy network, has appointed Ken Keelor as chief merchandising officer, effective immediately. Keelor will oversee all merchandising and marketing functions for the Rexall family of pharmacies.