February 10, 2011

Whole Foods Market’s first-quarter net income surged 79% to $88.7 million, on an increase in customer visits and a rise in average transactions. The natural and organic foods grocer raised 2011 profit outlook on its strong results, which beat expectations.

February 9, 2011

Drugstore.com posted a 23% increase in adjusted net sales during its fourth quarter ended Jan. 2.

February 9, 2011

One month after announcing the expansion of its Eatwell line to meet customers' demand for affordable and nutritious meal options, Fresh & Easy has rolled out its gourmet line.

February 9, 2011

JCPenney on Monday rolled out its “Findmore” smart fixture — a kiosk that bridges the gap between in-store and online shopping — to more than 120 select stores across the country. Additionally, in conjunction with the launch of its Modern Bride concept, JCPenney will begin rolling out a Findmore experience using the Apple iPad to 50 jewelry departments.

February 9, 2011

Jewel-Osco is commemorating Black History Month by kicking off its annual “A Taste of Black History” celebration to honor its African-American vendors.

February 9, 2011

Supervalu on Wednesday announced the supermarket chain had plenty of shingles vaccinations on hand, despite current reports about a shortage of the vaccinations.

February 9, 2011

Customers facing economic challenges caused a decline in Stater Bros.' first-quarter sales, the Southern California supermarket chain said Wednesday.

February 8, 2011

CVS/pharmacy is positioning itself as a go-to shopping destination this Valentine's Day.

February 8, 2011

Jewel-Osco announced that it is partnering with the American Heart Association to raise awareness and funds for the AHA's Go Red For Women campaign against heart disease, the leading cause of death among American women.

February 8, 2011

While many consumers tend to choose less expensive products when times are tough, lower-income Hispanics that predominantly speak Spanish tend to buy brand-name personal care products at a higher rate than their English-dominant counterparts, according to recent research by Mintel.

February 8, 2011

With many businesses implementing customers reward programs to drive sales, it seems that the ones that promise everyday value and rewards fare better than their counterparts, according to new research.

February 8, 2011

In the wake of Walgreens' Big Flats 1901 entry, Supervalu recently introduced its “high quality, low price” private-label American lager, Buck Range Light.

February 7, 2011

Pharmacy's role in the U.S. healthcare system has expanded dramatically over the past two years, thanks to several victories gained through pharmacy care and services.

February 7, 2011

Two pharmacy trade groups already have given their blessings to legislation that would support medication therapy management, and a retail pharmacy chain that has made MTM part of its mission is following suit.

February 7, 2011

Shortly after Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius reached out to state governors about extending their Medicaid programs, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores sent a letter to Sebelius emphasizing the importance of expanding patient access to prescription drugs and pharmacy services to cut healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes.

February 7, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacies announced that its wholesale and export subsidiary, Magellan Distribution Solutions, has acquired the assets of Buxco Inc. and will be providing fulfillment solution services for the network of 150 independently owned retail pharmacies.

February 7, 2011

It seems that Wegmans is sprucing up its in-store cafés throughout Pennsylvania with a new pilot program that lets customers have their wine and drink it too.

February 7, 2011

According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend more than $116 on Valentine’s Day, and shoppers will spend 11% more at flower shops, candy stores and retailers this year than last year.

February 7, 2011

Super Bowl viewers got a surprise while watching the Big Game on Sunday: A commercial featuring an exclusive song about retailer H-E-B, performed by country star Jack Ingram.

February 7, 2011

Wegmans last week announced that its customers boosted hunger relief donations by 12% during the company's 2010 checkout campaign.

February 4, 2011

"The Colbert Report" on Wednesday hosted a segment “Tip of the Hat; Wag of the Finger” that featured — and poked a little fun at — Walgreens’ private-label beer Big Flats 1901.

February 4, 2011

According to a PriceGrabber survey on consumer purchasing decisions for Valentine's Day, 52% of Valentine’s Day shoppers indicated that the economy will not have any effect on their purchasing decisions for Valentine’s Day 2011.

February 4, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Friday reported revenue of $19.9 billion, up 2.9%, for the first quarter ended Dec. 31.

February 4, 2011

Bankrupt grocer A&P has announced the election of Greg Rayburn to its board of directors, replacing Dr. Jens-Jürgen Böckel, who has resigned from the board.