June 28, 2011

The Obama administration recently called on the public for ideas to streamline federal regulations. In response, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent its suggestion to the Food and Drug Administration.

June 28, 2011

It seems that some Americans look for such claims as "natural," "organic" and "grown in the USA" on food labels.

June 28, 2011

Looming gas prices are taking a toll on consumers' shopping habits, according to a special report by SymphonyIRI Group.

June 27, 2011

There’s a tremendous upside for retailers and suppliers, but that upside will come from doing things differently than in years past, as well as grappling with fragmentation. Those were a few of the key messages Bryan Gildenberg, chief knowledge officer of Kantar Retail, had for attendees of Monday morning’s business session at NACDS Marketplace in Boston.

June 27, 2011

Ingles Markets' board of directors declared a cash dividend of 16.5 cents per share on all of its Class A common stock and 15 cents per share on all of its Class B common stock.

June 27, 2011

Prices for the top 10 most prescribed branded diabetes drugs have risen faster at Walmart and Kmart than at other retailers, according to a published report.

June 27, 2011

Walgreens is making online shopping more convenient for its customers with its new Web pickup service.

June 27, 2011

Walmart Canada has agreed to assume leasehold interests from Target Canada in up to 39 sites that currently are operated by Zellers.

June 26, 2011

More and more success at retail is contingent upon delivering what the consumer wants, when she wants it, where she wants it and at the price she wants it.

June 26, 2011

Permanently changing consumer perception of what can and cannot be found in any particular channel can be done, and convenience and gas retailer Sheetz is proof of it.

June 26, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Meet the Market program on Saturday afforded the more than 250 retail buyers in attendance a bit of a preview of what new product ideas and launches will be showcased at the conference.

June 24, 2011

Kroger CEO David Dillon said the company will continue to focus on customer loyalty, after reporting last week that it saw identical-store sales increase for 30 consecutive quarters.

June 24, 2011

George Riedl has been named president of Advanced Marketing & Sales, AMS announced Thursday.

June 24, 2011

Stop & Shop opened a new store in Andover, Mass., on Friday, the company said.

June 24, 2011

Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb told investors at a Jefferies Global Consumer Conference that the 300-store chain is expected to grow to 1,000 stores in the United States.

June 23, 2011

Walmart announced that it has launched a $25 million giving campaign aimed at filling the gaps created when schools close for the summer through its charitable arm, the Walmart Foundation.

June 23, 2011

Fresh & Easy officially opened its doors to San Francisco shoppers on Wednesday, marking the retailer's first store in the city.

June 23, 2011

Walgreens CFO Wade Miquelon said that the chain's decision to break its ties with pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts was the best decision, according to a Reuters report.

June 23, 2011

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced that the leaders of Sears Holdings and 7-Eleven have been named to its board of directors.

June 23, 2011

Sales may have been flat overall, but a closer look revealed there was a lot to be positive about in Rite Aid’s fiscal first quarter 2012 earnings, as the company managed significant expense improvement and stronger same-store sales growth. Bottom line: Rite Aid narrowed its losses considerably, and that ain’t all expense control.

June 23, 2011

Locating retail health clinics and urgent care centers just got easier for patients seeking nonemergency care when their regular doctors are not available, thanks to an emergency room program and education campaign that incorporates Google Maps launched by WellPoint's affiliated health plans.

June 22, 2011

CVS/pharmacy is further expanding the benefits for its more than 8 million ExtraCare Beauty Club members with the introduction of the "Beauty Board," a panel of beauty and style experts who will provide interactive content and advice for the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.

June 22, 2011

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., on Monday propositioned a bill that would allow independent drug stores to band together in an effort to increase their collective pharmaceutical buying power.

June 22, 2011

Publix announced that it will make its Knoxville, Tenn., debut in the Northshore Town Center at Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway.