May 6, 2014

Alliance Boots on Tuesday announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farmacias Ahumada.

May 6, 2014

URAC, a national accreditation company, has launched a new accreditation program, Community Pharmacy, and CVS/pharmacy has stepped forward to be the first applicant organization to seek community pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

May 5, 2014

Savings.com found a 10% increase in coupon redemptions for April 2014, leading the way for a robust May shopping season.

May 5, 2014

"With advertising and other forms of traditional media playing a less dominant role in how consumers interact with brands, breaking through with packaging is more significant than ever," writes Crystal Bennett, partner at Little Big Brands, in her latest blog post.

May 2, 2014

"NACDS helps to protect the value we currently deliver and sets the stage to provide an even higher level of care, all while sending a powerful message that chain pharmacies are doing far more than filling prescriptions and selling merchandise." That's the message incoming National Association of Chain Drug Stores John Standley had for NACDS Annual attendees. It's a critical juncture in the healthcare industry, he said, and everyone who participates in NACDS plays a substantial role.

NACDS is getting a seasoned performer at the helm. Standley has shown exemplary leadership and remarkable clarity of vision in leading the turnaround at Rite Aid — today the retail health care company is in the best shape it has been in financially in more than a decade, and introduced several very innovative new programs and initiatives from the wellness ambassadors to wellness+ to the Rite Aid Health Aliance, and most recently its acquisition of RediClinic.

May 2, 2014

National Geographic is partnering with Live Prepared, a division of Blue Chip Group and a leader in emergency preparedness, to bring consumers a line of high-quality preparedness products for natural disasters and unexpected events.

May 2, 2014

Walgreens and the National Urban League on Thursday announced the launch of the 2014 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour.

May 1, 2014

M&M's added two new mega-sized confections to its product mix, officially introducing what the company is heralding as "the world's biggest M&M's."

April 30, 2014

Canadian pharmacy retailer Jean Coutu Group posted a lift in fourth-quarter revenues and net profits, demonstrating a “solid performance” in a highly competitive retail environment, the company stated on Wednesday.

April 29, 2014

Taking the stage as the newly elected National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman during Tuesday morning’s business program at NACDS Annual in Scottsdale, Ariz., Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley stressed the value NACDS provides its members and emphasized the importance of partnership throughout the industry.

April 29, 2014

The makers of Flipeez and Stompeez have announced the introduction of Snackeez, an all-in-one drinking and snacking cup.

April 28, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance on Monday announced that Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder), a once-daily that combines two long-acting bronchodilators in a single inhaler, is now available in retail pharmacies in the United States.

April 28, 2014

Johnson & Johnson on Monday hosted a 30-minute walk-through of the Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Experience. Over the course of the presentation, J&J executives showcased a number of consumer and corporate wellness initiatives implemented by J&J, including its Corporate Athlete Program, the 7-Minute Workout app, the Digital Health Scorecard app and the Care4today app.

April 28, 2014

Looking to “break the myths” about millennials, and help marketers and brands effectively engage with them, Nielsen has released a new report, dubbed “Millennials: Breaking the Myths of this No Strings Attached Generation.”

April 25, 2014

CVS Caremark has long stressed its commitment to reinventing pharmacy, and news of a bill pay service for health insurance premiums is in line with that mission and is yet another first that the trailblazer can add to its ever-growing list.

As the article states, customers can now visit their local CVS/pharmacy to pay their health insurance premiums at no additional cost. CVS/pharmacy is the first national retail pharmacy to offer this service.

April 24, 2014

Now in over 100,000 retail locations nationwide, blu eCigs has innovated the electronic cigarette industry in the United States. As an alternative to traditional cigarettes, blu e-cigarettes have no tobacco smoke, smell, or ash. The best-selling e-cigarette brand in the country, blu has distinguished itself by becoming THE standard by which both consumers and retailers measure product quality, innovation, and value.

April 24, 2014

CVS/pharmacy is teaming up with The Partnership at Drugfree.org to create a community donation program through which local police departments can apply to receive a drug collection unit to help their communities safely dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances, the pharmacy retailer announced on Thursday.

April 24, 2014

Dr. Smith's® Diaper Rash Ointment Now Available Nationwide at Leading Drug Stores, Grocers and Supercenters

April 24, 2014

Nielsen has teamed up with the NPD Group, a global information company, to jointly produce the quarterly U.S. Beauty Cross Channel Monitor.

April 24, 2014

Bringing together an omnichannel experience just isn’t good enough anymore.

April 23, 2014

Diplomat on Tuesday announced it is holding a ‘Keep Kids Safe and Healthy’ event on April 26. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Diplomat’s retail store in Flint.

April 23, 2014

The eight-day run up to Easter 2014 fell shy of the previous year’s comparable period by 9.3% in traffic and 8.9% in sales.

April 23, 2014

Last weekend marked the in-store retail debut of the Prettie Girls!, a line of multicultural dolls, at H-E-B stores.

April 23, 2014

Supervalu on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 net sales of $4 billion, up 1.4%, and net earnings of $26 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.