October 25, 2012

According to published reports, Alliance Boots earlier this week partnered with Jamie Oliver, British chef and media personality known worldwide, to launch a "deli-inspired" lunchtime range of food called Jamie Does Lunch.

October 25, 2012

McKesson and PSS World Medical on Thursday announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement under which McKesson will acquire all outstanding shares of PSS World Medical for $29 per share in cash in a deal valued at $2.1 billion.

October 25, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation on Thursday applauded a report illustrating the impact medication adherence can and should have on reducing hospital readmission rates, and the critical role community pharmacists play in coordinated care approaches to enhancing patient medication adherence.

October 25, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley received their seasonal flu vaccination Thursday morning at a Duane Reade pharmacy in New York City, demonstrating the importance of taking proactive steps to prevent the spread of influenza.

October 25, 2012

The Vons division of Safeway on Wednesday announced a new program with Chevron to offer a joint Reward Points loyalty program.

October 25, 2012

An event sponsored earlier this week by supermarket chain Stop & Shop provided information to kids designed to encourage them to live healthier lifestyles.

October 25, 2012

Social media engagement between a consumer and brand drives both immediate and long-term sales increases, according to a study released Thursday by LoyaltyOne.

October 25, 2012

Although 77% of general shoppers compare store brands to brand names, 90% of women compare both regularly, according to a shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research that was published Thursday in The Checkout.

October 25, 2012

Kroger on Wednesday announced a pair of executive appointments — Marnette Perry will assume the role of SVP strategic initiatives and operations, while Michael Ellis has been named SVP retail divisions.

October 25, 2012

Walgreens and the People’s Choice Awards on Thursday announced the drug store’s appointment as the official retail sponsor of the 39th annual People’s Choice Awards.

October 25, 2012

The jewel in the Supervalu crown — Save-A-Lot — may be up for bid by investment firm KKR, according to a Wall Street Journal blog published Thursday.

October 24, 2012

Several cities across the country will play host to a new program from one drug maker to recycle respiratory inhalers.

October 24, 2012

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has opened three walk-in clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in the Asheville, N.C. area, and three additional locations are expected to open by year-end.

October 24, 2012

Regional pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 locations in south Florida, is supplying pink prescription bottle caps on all prescriptions filled during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the company has announced.

October 24, 2012

Polaroid today announced the launch of the Polaroid Fotobar online store — PolaroidFotoBar.com — which offers an easy process to turn digital pictures into museum-quality art.

October 24, 2012

Consumers are planning ahead for the holidays, with 51% saying they have set aside the cash needed to complete their shopping lists, according to Accenture's annual consumer holiday shopping study.

October 24, 2012

Nearly one year after launching an initiative to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities in Connecticut, 62 participants have completed training under the Walgreens Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative program, the retailer announced on Wednesday.

October 23, 2012

Bartell is partnering with a Seattle-based online rewards program to encourage customers to make healthy lifestyle choices, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

October 23, 2012

The Network of Executive Women has elected Catherine Lindner, former VP retail marketing for Walgreens, to serve as board chair.

October 23, 2012

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has launched a mobile app for patients to manage their prescriptions, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

October 23, 2012

New York’s hip and edgy beauty retailer Ricky’s NYC has tapped Catherine Moellering, former EVP at the retail consultancy Tobe Report, to serve as its new president and CEO, according to a published report.

October 23, 2012

Cerberus Capital Management, which owns Albertsons LLC, may be looking to reunite the stores as it has reportedly emerged as a possible suitor to acquire all or part of Supervalu, according to published reports.

October 23, 2012

Sam's Club, via its Simply Right wellness brand, has donated $500,000 to Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing availability, access and use of micronutrients among at-risk populations in need.

October 23, 2012

StoreBoard Media — a company that places advertising billboards on the security pedestals at the entrance of chain stores nationwide — is launching its StoreBoard Wellness Program throughout New York's 259 Duane Reade stores.