April 5, 2011

An overwhelming majority of Consumer Reports readers are highly satisfied with their independent pharmacy experiences, as compared with experiences at some of the national chains, a report to be published in the May issue found.

April 5, 2011

The philanthropic arm of Sam's Club has committed funds to organizations that promote healthy living.

April 5, 2011

The U.S. Senate Tuesday voted to repeal a law that posed a burdensome tax reporting requirement for businesses.

April 5, 2011

Mall owner Simon Property Group announced Tuesday that it has completed its first installation of an electric vehicle charging station at one of its shopping centers.

April 5, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday reported March sales of $6.3 billion, an increase of 7.6%. Duane Reade stores, acquired in April 2010, contributed 280 basis points to the total sales increase for the month.

April 4, 2011

Grocer A&P has kicked off a new initiative to expand its Kosher product offerings in time for the Passover holiday season.

April 4, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Monday promoted David Neu, 53, to president of AmerisourceBergen Drug, the company's largest operating unit, effective immediately. Neu, a 29-year veteran of the company, most recently was SVP operations.

April 4, 2011

GNC Holdings on Monday announced, in connection with its previously announced initial public offering, the underwriters have exercised in full their option to purchase from the selling stockholders an additional 3.375 million shares of Class A common stock.

April 4, 2011

Kmart has named the top eight toys for the summer.

April 4, 2011

A database that held the names and email addresses of Kroger customers has been breached, the retailer announced.

April 4, 2011

Following the release of U.S. Pharmacopeia's Proposed General Chapter Prescription Container Labeling recommendations, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued a letter to USP urging flexibility and an open dialogue with pharmacy and prescriber communities as review of the recommendations continues.

April 4, 2011

Cardinal Health on Monday released the independent pharmacist’s social media toolkit, available exclusively to its independent retail pharmacy customers in recognition of the fundamental change in how independent pharmacies interact today with their patients and market their businesses.

April 4, 2011

Retailers rank among the highest for their customer service, according to a new report by the Temkin Group.

April 4, 2011

The wife of former National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Robert Begley has died, according to published reports.

April 4, 2011

Representatives from leading employers and payers met Monday to discuss the evolving role of employers in health care at the first Walgreens Employer Health and Wellness Executive Client Forum.

April 4, 2011

Walgreens this weekend reported that its customer email database, which is hosted by a third-party vendor, was accessed without permission.

April 1, 2011

GNC Thursday evening announced its initial public offering of 22.5 million shares of its Class A common stock at an opening price of $16 per share.

April 1, 2011

One week after Food Lion announced its grocery giveaway, another Delhaize America banner has kicked off a similar program.

April 1, 2011

Some of the nation's most popular retailers earned a spot on Interbrand's annual ranking of the 50 most valuable U.S. retail brands.

April 1, 2011

Just four months after being appointed EVP and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Kathleen Jaeger is making an exit.

April 1, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired Julie Philp as director of federal affairs to bring additional pharmacy and legislative expertise to the government affairs team. She joins NACDS on April 11.

April 1, 2011

Safeway on Friday announced the start of its companywide fundraising campaign for Easter Seals, Special Olympics, Rebuilding Together and a range of job training programs that help people with disabilities live fuller lives.

April 1, 2011

Sundial has announced that Walgreens has become the exclusive national drug store retail partner for its SheaMoisture hair care line and will carry the products on shelf and online, beginning April 1.

April 1, 2011

Proving that natural food stores have a sense of humor, Whole Foods hosted a faux website home page to celebrate April Fools' Day.