September 1, 2011

Pharmaceutical services provider Omnicare celebrated its 30th anniversary as a public company by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 4 p.m. on Thursday, the company said.

September 1, 2011

Same-store sales at Rite Aid increased by 2.5% for the month of August compared with August 2010, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

September 1, 2011

Sears and Kmart stores announced that they are supporting emergency relief efforts in a dozen states to help residents recover from Hurricane Irene’s damaging winds and floodwaters.

September 1, 2011

Walmart and Sam's Club are offering flu shot clinics to customers through their partnership with Mollen Immunization Clinics.

August 31, 2011

A&P has selected DemandTec's Deal Management software service to help streamline its deal-and-allowance management capabilities.

August 31, 2011

Industry veteran and Bartell Drugs COO Ed Littleton was recognized for his dedication to pharmacy during this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference and was bestowed the association’s highest honor: the Harold W. Pratt Award.

August 31, 2011

The Mondays Campaigns — a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 in association with Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health and Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications — is bringing its Healthy Monday initiative to Piggly Wiggly Carolina in September.

August 31, 2011

Franklin Brown, the former vice chairman at Rite Aid, was freed from jail on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

August 31, 2011

Safeway announced that, through a new Facebook contest, it will donate $20,000 to "America's Most Natural City" to help maintain its park facilities.

August 31, 2011

Sam's Club is offering free diabetes health screenings for both adults and children on Sept. 10, the retailer announced.

August 31, 2011

Target has announced new beauty exclusives that are hitting shelves for fall 2011.

August 31, 2011

Retailer Whole Foods is continuing its foray into the health-and-wellness realm.

August 30, 2011

Regional retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs has launched its flu vaccination campaign, the Seattle-based company said Tuesday.

August 30, 2011

Dollar General results showed that low-end consumers have some spending power and a taste for its brand of discount retail.

August 30, 2011

Kroger on Tuesday reported the company will coordinate a moment of silence across all 2,449 stores in its network on Sept. 11 to remember the victims and honor the heroes of the 9/11 tragedy.

August 30, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday urged the federal government to reject Florida’s request to extend and expand its Medicaid managed care pilot program statewide from five to 67 counties.

August 30, 2011

Rx Response late Monday announced it has activated its Pharmacy Reporting Status Tool to aid storm managers and people in communities affected by Hurricane Irene.

August 30, 2011

According to Winn-Dixie's chief Peter Lynch, Winn-Dixie is riding a strong headwind into fiscal 2012 powered by a number of influencers, including a marketing program that better sustains margins, its loyalty program Fuelperks!, an improved stocking system and a significant focus on improving the customer experience.

August 29, 2011

Fresh & Easy has installed solar electric systems from REC Solar at stores in the Phoenix area.

August 29, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference opened Sunday with remarks by conference chairman and Walgreens divisional VP government and community relations Debbie Garza, who highlighted the value of community pharmacy and urged attendees to engage to ensure the vitality of pharmacy's future.

August 29, 2011

By the time sales figures for August are tallied, last week's Hurricane Irene may have flooded more than the East Coast seaboard; she may have flooded pharmacy registers, too.

August 29, 2011

In addressing attendees of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy and Technology Conference, NACDS chairman and H-E-B chief administrative officer Bob Loeffler called for even greater grassroots engagement within the industry and encouraged attendees to participate in NACDS RxImpact, the organization's grassroots campaign to reach political leaders, by attending the Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

August 29, 2011

National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson emphasized the value of pharmacy for payers and patients, and hailed the industry as one whose “future vision is nothing short of transformative,” during his remarks at Monday morning's business session at the NACDS Pharmacy and Technology Conference.

August 29, 2011

Safeway is helping customers prepare for the flu season by offering a new deal for those that get inoculated at its pharmacies.