June 16, 2017

With Amazon poised to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, here are five important things keep an eye on as the deal moves forward. 

June 16, 2017

The all-cash transaction is valued at $13.7 billion, and will see Whole Foods CEO and co-founder staying at the head of the grocer when the deal closes. 

June 16, 2017

Kaiser Permanente said it plans to add two more clinics by the end of the year at Bartell Drugs stores in Snoqualmie Ridge and Redmond Town Center.

June 16, 2017
The move makes Oregon the 14th state to pass a law banning dextromethorphan sales to patients younger than 18 years old, joining states across the country in recognizing that limiting teen access to DXM is a proven way to prevent abuse, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association said.
June 16, 2017

Kroger has acquired 11 Marsh Supermarket locations at a pricetag of $16 million, winning a bid to buy those stores in Indiana through federal bankruptcy court, Cincinnati Business Courier reported Wednesday. The deal is scheduled to close between July 11 and July 21, according to the sale agreement filed in bankruptcy court, the Courier reported. Fresh Encounter won a bid to buy the 15 other Marsh stores that were auctioned Tuesday at a total cost of $8 million. (Cincinnati Buisness Courier)

June 15, 2017

In addition to two-hour delivery on items from Amazon, Prime members also can order fresh grocery products through Amazon’s partnership with from Sprouts Farmers Market.

June 15, 2017

CVS Health’s April survey found that 88% of respondents are somewhat or very concerned about the high cost of prescription drugs.

June 15, 2017

In January of this year, Florida Hospital and Walgreens announced a retail health clinic and pharmacy collaboration focused on delivering more coordinated care and providing greater access to patients.

June 15, 2017

Instacart has seen significant expansion of late, announcing that it's same-day delivery now reaches customers in Boston and Philadelphia and through New-York based Wegmans.

June 15, 2017

Total sales, excluding fuel, increased 2.9% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year.  The recent merger with ModernHEALTH contributed to sales growth, Kroger noted.

June 15, 2017

Probiotics are one of the better-selling categories within the VMS space, with more consumers researching probiotics online and coming to the store with a specific brand in mind, according to i-Health market intelligence.

June 15, 2017

The Vitamin Shoppe for the past year has been steadily redefining the brick-and-mortar experience for natural health shoppers via its latest store prototype, the Brand Defining Store, attracting three times the number of first-time customers through its doors.

June 14, 2017

As Amazon seems to be preparing for the wide launch of its Amazon Go service, Forbes is highlighting a similar concept in Shanghai, MobyMart,

June 14, 2017

At the POLITICO Pro Health Care Briefing on Medicaid as a Driver of Care Innovation in the States, CVS Health chief policy and external affairs officer Tom Moriarty highlighted the role that pharmacists can play in helping reach patients with chronic conditions and improve their adherence through personalized interactions and how accessible care through retail clinics can reduce healthcare costs.

June 14, 2017

See highlights from the Drug Store News/Mack Elevation third annual New General Market Summit. 

June 14, 2017

The new service is currently available at select Northern Virginia and Maryland Wegmans stores. 

June 14, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the weight management, sports nutrition and vitamin market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

 

June 13, 2017

The full-day event, held June 13 in Providence, R.I., brought together leaders from such companies as Facebook, Under Armour, Google and IBM, among others, to discuss emerging trends shaping the healthcare industry.

June 13, 2017

The new RediClinic.com offers a highly responsive online platform that allows one-click appointments from a mobile or desktop device.

June 13, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M. Mayor Richard Berry was recognized earlier this month by Walgreens Boots Alliance for promoting wellness in Albuquerque, KRQE reported. This is the first year Walgreens is giving out the “Happy and Healthy Community Champion” award for civic leaders who promote healthy lifestyles. “Mayor Berry is truly changing the course of these residents’ lives, not only in Albuquerque, but across the country as other mayors and cities adopt the program that he started in Albuquerque,” Kimberly Waltz, Walgreens government affairs, told KRQE. (KRQE)

June 13, 2017

This transition is a critical step in the company's plans to use technology smartly in order to compete in a demanding and competitive grocery environment.

June 13, 2017
The Supreme Court has overturned an appeals court decision which said Sandoz had to wait 180 days under federal law after receiving Food and Drug Administration approval to launch its biosimilar of Amgen’s Neupogen (filgrastim), Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz). 
June 12, 2017

Retailers and suppliers need to focus their negotiations on larger issues, such as growing overall category sales and finding opportunities for collaboration.

June 12, 2017

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Supplement OWL is an online product registry that serves as resource for regulators, retailers and the industry, and can be accessed by anyone.