August 20, 2014

At the conclusion of this year’s Wegmans LPGA Championship, Wegmans VP Bill Strassburg presented United Way’s Children’s Success Fund with a check for $1 million, more than double the amount donated to the charity for previous tournaments and an amount likely to exceed the final tally of proceeds from this year’s tournament.

August 20, 2014

It is no secret that oral care is a highly saturated market that benefits from consumers’ regular usage of oral care products as part of their daily grooming routine, but those products that promise to whiten smiles continue to stand out from the pack.

August 20, 2014

While diagnostics may be a $1.1 billion business at retail, the value inherent in that business, especially within the sale of blood-pressure monitors and blood-glucose meters, can be so much more.

August 20, 2014

Zapzyt skin care, which is distributed by Waltman Pharmaceuticals, has expanded its portfolio with the new Pore Treatment Gel and has created a new packaging design to communicate the effectiveness of its line in an easy-to-understand format.

August 20, 2014

“We have a system that needs fixing.” That comment on the state of the nation’s healthcare system, shared by physician and New York Times correspondent and senior writer Elisabeth Rosenthal, served as the springboard for a high-level summit on the future of health care in the United States. The event drew a who’s who of nationally known health experts, scientists and government officials.

August 20, 2014

“Leading change.” That was theme for this year’s Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference, held in Washington, D.C., last month at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, from July 23 to 26.

August 19, 2014

"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a tsunami-like effect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.

August 19, 2014

The lip cosmetics segment experienced a rise of almost 9% between 2012 and 2014, with sales slated to reach the $1.4 billion mark this year, according to new research from Mintel.

August 19, 2014

CVS Caremark on Monday announced that its Accordant Health Services division has received full NCQA Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management accreditation.

 

August 19, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that flu shots are now available at all locations, including pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.

 

August 19, 2014

A new collection of festive products from Hallmark proves it's never too early to get into the Holiday spirit.

August 19, 2014

Pharmacy Advantage on Tuesday launched its mobile device application, Pharm Adv, powered by mscripts.

 

August 19, 2014

A coalition of retail groups on Monday filed a joint-merchant petition with the Supreme Court seeking its review of the March 2014 swipe fee decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

August 19, 2014

Beginning Aug. 19, the taxi app company Uber will offer a drug store shopping service for a limited time in a limited area to Washington, D.C., residents. 

 

August 19, 2014

Walgreens gifted $350,000 to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

 

August 18, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced it has acquired full ownership of UniDrug Distribution Group, its pre-wholesale and contract logistics joint venture in the United Kingdom, from UDG Healthcare for a consideration of around £66 million ($110.4 million) for the 50% shareholding it did not already own. 

August 18, 2014

Beauty brand bareMinerals is exuding its California heritage in the heart of New York City’s Soho neighborhood with the opening of its first-ever bareMinerals Shade Shop earlier in August.

August 18, 2014

Bartell Drugs on Monday announced the launch of a seasonal flu vaccination program, which offers in-store vaccinations at 63 Bartell Drug locations, as well as an off-site flu clinic program that serves area businesses and retirement communities.

August 18, 2014

Dollar General bid $78.50 for Family Dollar in a $9.7 billion deal that exceeds the $74.50 a share Dollar Tree offered for Family Dollar on July 28.

August 18, 2014

About 36% of shoppers don’t plan to do back-to-school shopping this year, up from 31% in 2013 and 28% in 2012, according to a new study by the Integer Group and M/A/R/C research.

August 18, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Monday announced the successful completion of Kroger's tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash.  

 

August 18, 2014

Community Health Systems on Monday announced that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to a CNN report. 

August 15, 2014

Three-in-five U.S. adults are not aware of the importance of the high-dose flu vaccine in flu prevention for adults ages 65 years and older.

August 15, 2014

Supervalu announced that it experienced an intrusion into the part of its computer network responsible for processing payment card transactions. The company's retail food stores and some of its associated stand-alone liquor stores were affected by the breach.