March 14, 2011

Beginning in mid-March, the AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour will embark on another 10-month tour to provide an expected $14 million worth of free health tests.

March 14, 2011

Family Dollar reported Monday a comparable-store sales increase of 5.1% for the second quarter ended Feb. 26. Net sales for the quarter increased 8.3% to $2.26 billion, from $2.09 billion last year. According to the retailer, warmer weather earlier in the year, as well as strong performance in its consumables and seasonal categories, helped drive sales.

March 14, 2011

A Midwest retailer announced it would invest $75 million in a major remodel project that would benefit stores in two states.

March 14, 2011

Rite Aid is working with Sharps Compliance to help customers dispose of unused medications, the retailer said Monday.

March 14, 2011

AmerisourceBergen Monday afternoon announced that CEO David Yost will retire from the wholesaler, effective July 1, after 37 years with the company and the last 14 as CEO.

March 11, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip had sales of $450.4 million in fourth quarter 2010 and $1.6 billion for the year as a whole, according to financial results released Friday.

March 11, 2011

U.S. retail sales rose 1% in February to $387.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday.

March 11, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline said it is establishing a dedicated team to support community pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

March 11, 2011

Kroger's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share, the same payout amount as January.

March 11, 2011

Walgreens has expanded Joseph Magnacca's role at the drug store chain by appointing him president of daily living products and solutions.

March 11, 2011

First it was Family Dollar; now 99 Cents Only Stores finds itself in buyout talks, as investors are seeing the value in discount store chains.

March 11, 2011

An online order and same-day pickup service will be expanded to all Walmart stores beginning this month, the company announced.

March 10, 2011

Delhaize America is emphasizing its private-brand assortments, the supermarket conglomerate reported in its earnings release.

March 10, 2011

Fresh & Easy is expanding its exclusive wine game.

March 10, 2011

Advocacy on behalf of pharmacy at the state level has won recognition from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for a pharmacy school in West Virginia.

March 10, 2011

Pop singer Lady Gaga has dissolved her partnership with mass merchandiser Target, according to published reports.

March 10, 2011

This weekend, Sam's Club is offering free allergy health screenings in select locations across the country.

March 10, 2011

Through March 13, Sam's Club is offering an eValues trial to its advantage and business members.

March 10, 2011

Shopko announced that it has renovated its e-commerce site to provide a better shopping experience for its customers.

March 9, 2011

CVS Caremark's board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents per share.

March 9, 2011

Giant Food Stores plans to open a new store near Philadelphia on March 16, the Carlisle, Pa.-based Royal Ahold banner said.

March 9, 2011

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday honored Neil Warren of Cardinal Health with its Distribution Management Award for Career Achievement.

March 9, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has resumed its paid advertising campaign promoting the role of pharmacy in the healthcare delivery system.

March 9, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday urged Congress to permit the Federal Reserve Board to expedite the implementation of an amendment to the financial-reform legislation.