October 1, 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation for the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, drug stores and select other retail outlets.

October 1, 2014

Stand Up To Cancer, the Safeway Foundation and actress and comedienne Wanda Sykes on Tuesday collaborated on a campaign to raise money and public awareness for breast cancer and treatment.

October 1, 2014

Diplomat on Tuesday announced that Stephen Brown has been named chief information officer.

October 1, 2014

Express Scripts on Wednesday announced that its two nationally available 2015 Express Scripts Medicare Prescription Drug Plans will offer a preferred retail pharmacy network featuring Walgreens.

October 1, 2014

Hy-Vee is looking to improve operations and reduce shrink, and to that end, will be deploying Agilence’s Retail 20/20 exception reporting tool.  

October 1, 2014

"We're moving to a personal relationship with our customers, which in retail has never been seen before," said Tim Theriault, Walgreens SVP and chief information, innovation and improvement officer. 

 

October 1, 2014

Rite Aid is bringing back its nationwide Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest with a new video voting feature.

October 1, 2014

Walgreens last month posted an aspirational video to its YouTube channel that really captures the signficance of its "Get a Shot. Give a Shot." campaign conducted in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

September 30, 2014

DHL Parcel will soon launch a unique pilot project on the North Sea island of Juist, Germany, the company announced last week. 

September 30, 2014

Wholesaler H.D. Smith last week promoted Dmitrey Kuznetsov to VP generic pharmaceuticals. 

September 30, 2014

Texas Health Physicians Group will reportedly affiliate with eight Target Clinics in the Dallas area, according to a report by the Dallas Business Journal.

September 30, 2014

Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix is recalling the Halloween Squish Ball Novelty Toy, product number 057800879657, because the product may burst when squeezed and has small parts, which could detach posing a potential choking hazard, the company has announced.

September 30, 2014

Just a little more than a month after Supervalu announced a data breach, the company has confirmed a second malware attack on its payment systems.

September 30, 2014

Shares of Walgreens were up about $1.50 to more than $61 per share as the market opened Tuesday morning following the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. 

 

September 30, 2014

Walgreens Tuesday morning posted fourth-quarter sales of $19.1 billion, representing an increase of 6.2% compared to the year-ago period, while sales for the fiscal 2014 ended Aug. 31 increased 5.8% to a record $76.4 billion. 

 

September 30, 2014

Walmart on Monday morning officially unveiled its Walmart Pickup Grocery pilot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, according to local CBS affiliate KFSM-TV 5News.

 

September 29, 2014

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions and KEW Group agree to make KEW's diagnostic services available to Specialty Solutions' community oncology customers.

September 29, 2014

CARE Pharmacies last week announced that they have selected PDX’s Enterprise Pharmacy System as the regional drug chain’s pharmacy system of choice. 

September 29, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced that China Securities Regulatory Commission has approved the group's investment in Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

September 29, 2014

Diplomat Pharmacy on Monday announced that it has commenced its initial public offering of 13.3 million shares of its common stock.

 

September 29, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Monday announced the launch of the “Ad Match Promise” program.

September 29, 2014

"Successful retailers are credited with being innovative. And I think innovation means stretching beyond traditional boundaries," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

September 29, 2014

Peapod and Giant Food Stores on Monday announced that they have introduced the Peapod home and business delivery service area to communities in Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania.

September 29, 2014

Only 9% of retailers are leveraging customer data in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory, a retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global.