June 10, 2011

Activist investor Bill Ackman, and his Pershing Square Capital Management investment fund, has become the largest owner of Family Dollar stock, according to a regulatory filing.

June 10, 2011

Health 2.0 and Walgreens on Thursday announced the launch of the Walgreens 2011 Challenge: A New Approach to Patient Information Navigation, which invites teams of developers to create an application that presents aggregated U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data on specific health topics.

June 10, 2011

MinuteClinic has entered a clinical affiliation with OhioHealth, a not-for-profit, charitable healthcare organization based in Columbus, Ohio. MinuteClinic has seven walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores throughout the region.

June 10, 2011

Total U.S. beauty sales in both the food/drug/mass and prestige channels experienced similar trends in first quarter 2011, according to market research providers NPD and SymphonyIRI, although makeup sales fared slightly better within the food/drug/mass channel.

June 10, 2011

Sales for Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold increased 5.9% to $13.3 billion in first quarter 2011, the company said.

June 9, 2011

MinuteClinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida, a multispecialty academic medical center that is part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance the healthcare services they provide and offer patients greater access to care.

June 9, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched its 2011 Marketplace Web-based mobile application, which is designed to enhance attendees' efficiency and experience at the NACDS Marketplace Conference from June 25 to 28 in Boston.

June 9, 2011

Whole Foods has expanded its board of directors.

June 9, 2011

Safeway is bringing Coinstar's self-service coin-counting kiosks to its U.S. and Canadian stores, the supermarket retailer announced Thursday.

June 9, 2011

Winn-Dixie is looking to raise funds for a nonprofit organization that helps veterans injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

June 8, 2011

Delhaize America banners are getting the kiosk treatment.

June 8, 2011

CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS Caremark, and VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, are showcasing their commitment to supporting inclusive arts education with the announcement of the 2011 All Kids Can Create student artists.

June 8, 2011

Moody's Investors Service compared the three largest pharmacy benefit managers — CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions — in a report issued Tuesday. While it maintained a positive view of all three, it gave CVS Caremark the highest credit rating.

June 8, 2011

Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., have offered an amendment to legislation that is designed to delay swipe-fee reforms.

June 8, 2011

The retail industry won a big victory in Washington, D.C., as the Senate defeated an amendment that proposed to delay swipe-fee reform for another 12 months.

June 8, 2011

Target’s board has finalized the decision to locate the company’s Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, said president, chairman and CEO Gregg Steinhafel at a shareholders meeting in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

June 8, 2011

Beauty retailer Ulta had a "terrific start to the year," as it posted strong double-digit gains in both net sales and same-store sales during the first quarter.

June 8, 2011

Walgreens and Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group of Chicago on Wednesday announced a new coordinated healthcare program in which Walgreens will share the results of appropriately timed pharmacist clinical interventions with primary care physicians of selected patients.

June 7, 2011

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, the research foundation of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association, and Genentech on Tuesday honored AmerisourceBergen CEO David Yost with the 2011 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

June 7, 2011

Through a partnership with Incentive Targeting and HaloEffect, Big Y Foods will become the first grocery retailer to offer Groupon deals digitally loaded to shoppers’ loyalty cards, the companies announced.

June 7, 2011

An annual charity event hosted by retailer H-E-B this week raised more than $5.3 million to benefit 200 Texas nonprofit organizations.

June 7, 2011

As evidenced by the 10% upswing in Better Business Bureau complaints over 2009, Consumer Reports will be sharing its survey around a consumer outcry of poor customer service in its July 2011 issue.

June 7, 2011

The total prestige lip segment rose 7% to $185.2 million in U.S. department stores, with the shining star being lip color, according to beauty market research conducted by NPD.

June 7, 2011

The Private Label Manufacturers Association is highlighting brands that speak to Hispanic shoppers through a new pavilion that will be displayed at the group's 2011 Private Label Trade Show in November.