December 27, 2010

In an effort to help people in local underserved communities and students in need stay well this flu season, Bartell Drugs will give 4,000 flu vaccines to the University of Washington and Washington State University for use in pharmacy programs at both universities.

December 27, 2010

The IRS issued new guidance Dec. 23 that enables consumers to continue to use flexible spending and health reimbursement account debit cards to purchase prescribed OTC products.

December 27, 2010

Between Oct. 31 and Dec. 24, consumers spent more than $36.4 billion online — a 15.4% increase over 2009, according to SpendingPulse estimates.

December 23, 2010

ComScore on Wednesday tabulated $28.4 billion in holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 49 days of the November/December 2010 holiday season. That marks a 12% increase versus the year-ago period.

December 23, 2010

Marsh Supermarkets recently implemented a $3.99/$9.99 generic drug pricing offer for 30-day and 90-day prescriptions, respectively.

December 23, 2010

Rite Aid stock is expected to make the biggest stock-price recovery in 2011, according to a poll of TheStreet readers.

December 22, 2010

Pharmacists at a retail pharmacy are the most influential healthcare "voice" in getting patients to take their medications as prescribed, followed by nurses talking with patients as they are discharged from a hospital, according to research sponsored by CVS Caremark.

December 22, 2010

Same-store sales for specialty pharmacy group Assured Pharmacy rose 31.2% in November, compared with the year-ago period.

December 22, 2010

Food Lion has unveiled a new mobile app that puts its stores right at customers' fingertips.

December 22, 2010

Store directors at Hy-Vee said they noticed customers delay to purchase certain items until Christmas Eve.

December 22, 2010

The buying power held by Hispanic-Americans is expected to reach $1.3 billion by 2015, an approximate 25% increase, according to a new report by Packaged Facts.

December 22, 2010

British singer Marina Diamondis of Marina and the Diamonds has been selected as the new face of Max Factor, according to published reports.

December 22, 2010

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Tuesday announced it temporarily will close Pronto wine kiosks statewide to address mechanical and technological issues.

December 22, 2010

Stop & Shop announced Tuesday that its annual campaign that donates funds for hunger relief to local food pantries and regional food banks realized a 40% increase from last year.

December 22, 2010

In a resounding declaration that its massive revitalization efforts have been the right strategy at the right time, Walgreens on Wednesday reported its net earnings jumped to a record $580 million in first quarter fiscal 2011, rising nearly 19% over prior-year levels. Sales for the period ended Nov. 30 also rose 6% to $17.3 billion, another record for the nation’s top drug retailer.

December 21, 2010

Boosted by a very weak comparison period, ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate reported that total GAFO retail sales for the last Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 18), or "Super Saturday," increased a sharp 15.1%, compared with last year.

December 21, 2010

The work of 62 nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts received a boost with support from funds generated by the 2010 CVS Caremark Charity Classic.

December 21, 2010

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced on Tuesday that $3.3 million in grants has been awarded to 72 nonprofit organizations across the country.

December 21, 2010

Supervalu is having difficulty divesting its New-England-based Shaw’s chain for more than $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, and the Minnesota grocery conglomerate may be ready to take down its "for sale" sign.

December 21, 2010

A healthcare accrediting organization is revising three products in its Pharmacy Quality Management suite of programs.

December 21, 2010

Walmart had high Web traffic numbers for the week ended Nov. 27, which included Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to data released from Experian Hitwise.

December 20, 2010

CVS/pharmacy, the New York State Fraternal Order of Police and dozens of volunteers came together on Dec. 19 at Easter Seals New York's child development center, Project Discovery, to distribute toys, food and coats to families in need.

December 20, 2010

Just a few months after launching its free delivery program, Kerr Drug on Monday said it will continue the service into the New Year.

December 20, 2010

Kroger recalled select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical byproduct from the growth of a certain fungus.