May 18, 2011

BJ’s Wholesale Club reported net income of $33.7 million, or 62 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter ended April 30.

May 18, 2011

A newly launched prescription card offers discounts at more than 2,000 pharmacies in New York.

May 18, 2011

First-quarter sales at Target increased 2.8% to $15.6 billion, and same-store sales increased 2%, the company reported.

May 17, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores delivered on Tuesday testimony on the safe usage of pediatric acetaminophen products before a joint meeting of the Food and Drug Administration Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee.

May 17, 2011

Royal Ahold banner Giant-Carlisle sponsored its first Childhood Obesity Summit Tuesday, according to an announcement by the chain.

May 17, 2011

CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic is looking to make it easier and more affordable for campers to get the physicals they need in order to participate in activities by offering discounts on camp and sports physicals through July 31.

May 17, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday endorsed the Community Pharmacy Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1839), legislation recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.

May 17, 2011

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Own bio-activating skin care and GoodGuide.

May 17, 2011

Supermarket chain Publix has confirmed the termination of the lease arrangements with The Little Clinic within select store locations in Florida and Georgia.

May 17, 2011

Walgreens is test-marketing healthier-for-you foods similar to the “food desert” pilot in Chicago across 30 area stores in San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

May 17, 2011

Walmart reported first-quarter earnings that were above the company's guidance, reflecting stability and strength in global operations, according to company president and CEO Mike Duke.

May 17, 2011

Winn-Dixie president, chairman and CEO Peter Lynch expressed confidence in the grocer as it heads into its fourth quarter, maintaining that the grocer's estimated adjusted EBITDA will come in at the lower end of the $100 million to $130 million range for fiscal 2011, a 52-week period ending June 29, in light of relatively flat third-quarter results.

May 16, 2011

CVS Caremark announced on Monday that it will be launching a pilot of a real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability, available to its PBM clients, to help speed access to prescription medications.

May 16, 2011

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index, which tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending, fell to 3.16% from an upwardly revised gain of 3.78% a month ago.

May 16, 2011

State lawmakers in New York have introduced legislation that would require simplifying and translating medication labels and providing oral interpretation services.

May 16, 2011

A segment on NBC's "Today Show" that emphasized the importance of properly storing and disposing medication has received praise from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

May 16, 2011

U.S. Preventive Medicine's new version of a health management solution for small businesses now is available at Sam's Club.

May 13, 2011

The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is making its way to Philadelphia next week.

May 13, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that it sent a letter to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in support of the administration's strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion and misuse. Last month, the administration released its report, "Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis," detailing its policy recommendations.

May 13, 2011

New York-based Duane Reade announced on Friday that the Duane Reade Charitable Foundation has set a new fundraising record for the 26th annual AIDS Walk New York as a presenting sponsor of the event.

May 13, 2011

In the wake of the turbulent economy, the cosmetic and skin care market, while not yet thriving, is showing signs of improvement. And drug stores and mass merchandisers prove to be the most popular channels for cosmetic purchasing, according to a recent Mintel survey.

May 13, 2011

Pharmacies play a critical role in emergency preparedness. That was the key message in a statement issued this week by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.

May 13, 2011

Walgreens is 10 stores into transforming the popular Happy Harry’s Delaware pharmacy brand into Walgreens stores both inside and out, the News Journal, a Delaware daily, reported earlier this week.

May 13, 2011

Safeway’s store in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 71,067-sq.-ft. store is the grocer’s second LEED-certified store and the first LEED-certified store in D.C.