January 13, 2011

Food Lion family of stores and Bottom Dollar Food donated a record 1.5 million lbs. of food to local food banks.

January 13, 2011

Fresh & Easy is slated to open new stores in Northern California in March.

January 13, 2011

Hy-Vee has opened its latest store, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the grocery and retail pharmacy chain said.

January 13, 2011

NCPA has created a new advisory board to help the organization’s push to expand long-term care pharmacy programming for its members.

January 13, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday announced the expansion of its exclusive in-store nutritional navigation program, "nutrition iQ," to include the fresh food departments and more robust nutrition information for the center store.

January 13, 2011

Just days after announcing 2011 U.S. expansion plans, Target announced an acquisition in Canada that will enable it to open between 100 and 150 stores during the next four years.

January 13, 2011

Start spreading the news: Walmart wants to be a part of it — New York, N.Y. Though the retailer's desire to enter the city is nothing new, its latest push shows that attitudes toward the retailer opening stores in New York City are changing — in Walmart's favor.

January 12, 2011

CVS Caremark's retail-based clinic operator, MinuteClinic, is experiencing exponential gains in utilization and posted a 22% increase in acute visits during the past year, Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark president and COO, told investors Wednesday during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

January 12, 2011

Classified Cosmetics, a developer of aerosol airbrush makeup, is looking to bring the technology to the mass market with the introduction of Aero Minerale mineral makeup mist at select Walmart stores.

January 12, 2011

Katz Group Canada is withholding comment on a report in the Edmonton Journal Wednesday that speculated on the potential sale of the Canadian drug store giant.

January 12, 2011

Walgreens’ massive Customer Centric Retailing initiative is transforming the way the company’s stores are merchandised and designed as it rolls into an ever-larger proportion of its more than 7,600 stores across the United States. But it’s only the opening drive in a campaign to “reinvent the customer experience in our stores,” president and CEO Greg Wasson told shareholders Wednesday.

January 12, 2011

Organic product purchases among consumers have been fairly consistent over the past three years, but more shoppers are looking to mass retailers to purchase such items.

January 12, 2011

Supermarket wine kiosks are being reintroduced into the Pennsylvania market in the coming week after being taken offline in the days before Christmas, according to a report published Monday in the Beaver County Times, a newspaper based in Beaver County and northwest of Pittsburgh.

January 12, 2011

It seems that many mail-order pharmacy patients are unaware that they can receive their 90-day supply of prescription medications at community pharmacies.

January 12, 2011

With the explosion in such mobile devices as smart phones, Walgreens is expanding its access across an ever-wider array of options for health consumers, president and CEO Greg Wasson told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday.

January 12, 2011

Bolstered by a strong recent uptrend in sales and earnings and by clear signs that its massive realignment is beginning to bear real fruit, Walgreens’ top executives delivered an upbeat assessment of the company’s progress and its potential as a multichannel retail and healthcare powerhouse at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting Wednesday.

January 11, 2011

The nation’s top independent pharmacy group is hailing a recent decision by a major corporation to maintain freedom of choice of where its employees fill their maintenance prescription medicines.

January 11, 2011

Marking its eighth consecutive year of dividend increases, CVS Caremark on Tuesday said its board of directors approved a near 43% increase of its quarterly dividend to 12.5 cents per share of common stock.

January 11, 2011

Front-of-pack labels may not sway customers from purchasing certain items in stores.

January 11, 2011

A 2.3% same-store sales gain at Kmart was not enough to offset a 6% decline at Sears, resulting in an overall 1.7% decline for the combined companies' domestic operations during the five-week December reporting period ended Jan. 1.

January 11, 2011

Despite an increase in flu activity, a recent CVS/pharmacy survey showed that 56% of respondents still had not received their flu shot, although 93% were aware that there already have been reported cases of the flu this season, the pharmacy retailer stated.

January 11, 2011

According to the latest “Mobile POS Survey,” commissioned by Honeywell and conducted by Harris Interactive online in December, consumers are accepting of a mobile checkout offering at retail.

January 11, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacies has signed a lease for a new 14,000-sq.-ft. store in north Miami. With a store opening planned for the summer of 2011, the newest store will be the company's 29th location and its first new store opening since its airport location opened in 2007.

January 11, 2011

Supermarket chain Price Chopper will buy out an independent pharmacy in Malta, N.Y., according to media reports.