January 12, 2017

GNC and Walmart are joining Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods on the development of a retailer driven and consumer focused Industry Leadership Group, the Natural Products Association reported.
 

January 12, 2017

NCPA recommended Congprescription drug coverage as an essential benefit to help reduce overall health costs and maintain a pharmacy network that includes meaningful access to retail pharmacies.

January 12, 2017

The Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents program, which now includes more than 430 charities, has offered nonprofits located in communities served by Rite Aid a unique way to fundraise in support of those they serve.

January 12, 2017

The weekly Flu Index shows which populations are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology and does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity, Walgreens noted.

January 12, 2017
Walmart, which did not say where Terrell is headed, expects to announce new leadership in technology “shortly,” according to theWall Street Journal.
January 11, 2017

Following a letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting that the flu is widespread in Idaho, Washington, Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania, Albertsons announced this week that its pharmacies have stocked the standard and high-dose flu vaccines.

January 11, 2017

Retailer offer vaccination at 65 locations in western Washington seven days a week. 

January 11, 2017

After an initial, small-scale rollout this spring, Walgreens and FedEx expect to have the program available at thousands of Walgreens locations later this calendar year and chainwide by the fall of 2018.

January 11, 2017

By this time next week, the FTC is expected to have approved the Walgreens Boots Alliance/Rite Aid merger, including the divestiture of 865 stores to Fred's, The New York Post reported late Tuesday, citing sources close to the case. "[T]he FTC will likely ask Fred’s — which will more than double in size after it buys the Rite Aid stores — to raise additional equity to help stabilize its financing after closing," The Post reported. The deal approval is being expedited prior to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, The Post added. (The New York Post)

January 11, 2017

Same-store retail sales suffer decrease 5.7% year over year decrease.

January 10, 2017

Grocery retailer inks deal with RangeMe, an online platform that streamlines new product discovery between retailers and product suppliers.

January 10, 2017

All of the sites will be named Sacred Heart Clinic at Walgreens. In addition, Sacred Heart plans to open two new retail clinics in other area Walgreens stores in the spring.

January 9, 2017

Initiative part of company’s Better Together strategy.

January 9, 2017

The sales increase is a possible sign that consumers bypassed getting a flu shot this holiday season.

January 9, 2017

The vaccine is available at 30 locations inside Target stores.

January 6, 2017

A total of seven companies were selected for testing of online ordering in pilot states.

January 6, 2017

The proof a category is hot can be measured not only by the number of players looking to participate in that category, but also by the heft of new entrants. Such is the case with aromatherapy.

January 6, 2017

From the hot color segments and new product launches to apps and the Canadian beauty scene, DSN highlights what you need to know about the beauty business in 2017 in this multi-page special report.

January 6, 2017

Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser has two seasoned value retail executives at the helm with the addition of Wal-Mart U.S. chief merchant and the promotion of Dollar Tree COO to enterprise president of the company.

January 6, 2017

Sales of diet aids are rocketing across retail right now thanks in no small part to the 38% of Americans who made weight-related resolutions for 2017.

January 6, 2017

For the quarter ended Nov. 26, 2016, on a same-store basis, the PJC network's retail sales increased by 3.6%, pharmacy sales increased by 4.4% and front-end sales increased by 2.8%.

January 6, 2017

Launched in 2006, the program has filled nearly 40M free prescriptions.

January 6, 2017

Overall, sales of multivitamins are relatively flat — 0.2% annual growth toward a $1.8 billion base. So, have sales of multivitamins plateaued, or are there pockets of opportunity out there?

January 6, 2017

Nature’s Bounty launched a line of aromatherapy products under the Nature’s Origin banner that includes an essential oils kit.