August 2, 2011

CVS/pharmacy once again has boosted its rewards program with a new digital savings option that allows customers to send coupons directly to their loyalty card.

August 2, 2011

A multifaceted campaign that advocates for increased awareness and preventive screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms once again is hitting the road with an annual screening tour.

August 2, 2011

Kinney Drugs will provide flu immunizations to patients by appointment during the 2011-2012 flu season.

August 2, 2011

Teams of pharmacy students from three universities have been named finalists in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association's Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, NCPA announced Tuesday.

August 2, 2011

In line with National Immunization Awareness Month, a new report has highlighted the role pharmacists play in administering flu vaccinations.

August 2, 2011

Pacific Northwest retailer Bartell Drugs recently used social networking to attract attention to its photo department, according to published reports.

August 2, 2011

Rite Aid is putting an emphasis on oral health with a new campaign that will run through Sept. 27.

August 2, 2011

Safeway announced its 10th annual campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association's efforts to develop treatments and assist people coping with neuromuscular diseases.

August 2, 2011

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday became the 11th senator to sign on as a co-sponsor for the Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2011. The legislation was first introduced in February by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

August 2, 2011

Winn-Dixie on Monday announced that net sales for the fiscal year ended June 29 are expected to be approximately $6.9 billion, reflecting a 0.1% decrease in same-store sales.

August 1, 2011

The Exchange's Camp Liberty, Iraq, location marked the 116th birthday of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service retailer with U.S. Iraq forces leadership in attendance.

August 1, 2011

Discount stores will continue to dominate as the destination for the majority of consumers’ back-to-school dollars this year, according to a survey by Accenture on parents’ back-to-school shopping plans.

August 1, 2011

Delhaize America announced that it is expanding its Food Lion distribution center in Dunn, N.C.

August 1, 2011

This year’s fourth annual Retail Clinician Education Congress kicked off on Monday, bringing together hundreds of retail healthcare professionals to network, receive exclusive accreditation and honor those providers and key executive leaders whose work throughout the year has distinguished them among their peers in retail health care.

August 1, 2011

MinuteClinic has surpassed 10 million patient visits since opening its doors in 2000.

August 1, 2011

In a report issued last week, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 96% of rogue websites analyzed continue to operate out of compliance with U.S. pharmacy laws, fuel prescription drug abuse and misuse, and provide an outlet for counterfeit medicines to enter the U.S. drug supply.

August 1, 2011

Publix on Monday reported sales of $6.6 billion for the second quarter, a 5.8% increase. Comparable-store sales for second quarter 2011 increased 4.2%.

July 29, 2011

CVS Caremark is gearing up for flu season and will leverage both its CVS/pharmacy locations and MinuteClinic sites to provide flu shots for patients every day, including evenings and weekends, and will offer direct medical billing to many national and regional health plans that will cover all or part of the cost of a flu shot.

July 29, 2011

A little less than a month following the company's IdeaShare 2011 conference held in San Francisco, McKesson reported a strong first-quarter headwind that will help support many of the initiatives announced at the show, particularly for its Health Mart independent pharmacy group.

July 29, 2011

Lowering the maximum corporate tax rate could allow CVS Caremark to accelerate investments in U.S. jobs, technology and infrastructure — all of which could ultimately help lower healthcare costs and bolster the economy. That was a key message that CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo had for the Senate Finance Committee during a recent hearing.

July 29, 2011

Vitamin Shoppe said during its second-quarter earnings release that it is on track to open 48 stores in the fiscal year.

July 28, 2011

AARP magazine last week identified the top 10 retirement destinations, which potentially could be growth opportunities for pharmacy, that offer comfortably affordable lifestyles for seniors.

July 28, 2011

Bause’s Super Drug Store is anticipating filling it’s 1-millionth new prescription in the coming months and is preparing to celebrate the event in grand manner, the Philadelphia-area independent pharmacy announced Tuesday.

July 28, 2011

CVS Caremark, through its All Kids Can program, has partnered with Easter Seals over the past six years to support children at risk of autism, developmental delays or disabilities. CVS Caremark is continuing its support by investing in Easter Seals' Make the First Five Count initiative to help assure children receive critical early intervention services.