February 17, 2012

A member-owned cooperative serving the food industry has appointed a new leader.

February 17, 2012

According to IMS VP industry relations Doug Long, who spoke Feb. 6 at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Meeting on current trends and forecasts for the U.S. pharmaceutical market, specialty pharmacy dollars are growing more than 10% on a 12-month moving annual total basis. 


February 16, 2012

A provider of rich media mobile and social merchandising found that less than one-third of the top 100 Internet retailers tout websites that are optimal for tablet commerce.

February 16, 2012

Fred's on Thursday announced an increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend by 20% to 6 cents per share, and an increase in the company's stock repurchase program to an additional 3.6 million shares, or 10% of the currently outstanding shares.

February 16, 2012

One of the supermarket chains operated by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has installed rooftop solar panels at two of its stores.

February 16, 2012

Kroger last month installed its first remote "kiosk store" on the campus of Ohio Northern University, according to a report published Wednesday in the Toledo Blade.

February 16, 2012

Nebraska officials on Wednesday announced the state will switch health insurance carriers from Blue Cross/Blue Shield to United Healthcare, effective July 1, according to reports.

February 16, 2012

Walgreens and Greystone Healthcare Management on Thursday launched a collaborative therapy management pilot program at the Lady Lake Specialty Center in Lady Lake, Fla., aimed at enhancing medication adherence and reducing readmission rates for patients in post-acute care settings.

February 15, 2012

Retailers are set to build customer engagement by investing in information technology and e-commerce, as well as enhancing customer service initiatives and building on mobile platforms, a new report from the National Retail Federation and KPMG found.

February 15, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association are urging Congress to reject budget proposals that would limit pharmacy choice for Tricare beneficiaries.

February 15, 2012

A pharmacy benefit management organization has received accreditation for its specialty pharmacy program.

February 15, 2012

Safeway is launching a first-of-its kind competition that could land one chef a job with the Safeway Culinary Kitchens and his/her recipe included in the Open Nature Skillet Meal line.

February 15, 2012

Research results released Tuesday by Temkin Group, which rates the customer experience of 206 large companies across 18 industries, showed that only eight companies deliver excellent customer experience.

February 15, 2012

Organic food sales are continuing on an upward trend as more shoppers frequented mainstream stores for the products and younger consumers were the most loyal to purchasing such items, a TABS Group survey found.

February 14, 2012

Kerr Drug is launching a new campaign to get people to talk to their pharmacists, the chain announced.

February 14, 2012

Publix announced on Tuesday that it promoted Kelly Williams-Puccio to executive director of the Publix Super Markets Charities.

February 14, 2012

CVS Caremark on Tuesday released an economic impact study of its contribution to the economy of its headquarters state of Rhode Island.

February 14, 2012

Rite Aid is offering $481 million in eight-year senior notes to refinance debt that is scheduled to be due in three years, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

February 14, 2012

January retail sales are on solid ground, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

February 14, 2012

The National Consumers League, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy have recognized five pharmacy schools for their public education efforts to help patients adhere to their medication routines.

February 13, 2012

Walgreens on Friday launched @WAGSocialCare, a Twitter customer hotline that takes on complaints and praise from Walgreens customers via the social media site.

February 13, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Monday announced that Michael DiCandilo, the company's EVP and CFO, has left the company to pursue other interests, effective immediately.

February 13, 2012

More than 25,000 Texans, consisting of H-E-B customers and employees, broke out into an impromptu four-minute dance break in support of American Heart Month across H-E-B on Saturday, the grocer announced.

February 13, 2012

Supervalu on Monday announced that its new Essential Everyday private-label brand — to include more than 2,400 products by early 2013 — now is available in select independent retail locations.