October 15, 2013

The research firm IHS predicts that 1.8 million people will access health and wellness care via electronic and video links by 2017, and the Department of Health and Human Services showed its commitment to telehealth in September by donating $5.3 million to set it up in rural areas. Meanwhile, drug store chains like Rite Aid and Thrifty White have been making investments of their own. On Oct. 9, services provider MDLive announced that it appointed Travis Stork, co-host of the Emmy award-winning CBS series "The Doctors," to its medical advisory board. Stork recently took the time to talk to DSN about telehealth and what it means for pharmacy retailers.

August 5, 2013

As drug store chains like Walgreens, Duane Reade, Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs — not to mention a few independents as well — go upscale, one of the noticeable changes they make is to the beauty department. But a key element, beauty futurist Jeanine Recckio told DSN, is "retailtainment." In other words, beauty should be fun, and as more pharmacy retailers understand that, the line that divides their beauty departments from those of specialty and department stores will become increasingly thin.

December 15, 2012

In an exclusive video store tour, Rite Aid COO Ken Martindale walks Drug Store News editor Rob Eder and the DSN.TV cameras through its newest Wellness store, which features several important new elements and a vastly updated look throughout the store.

May 20, 2015

The National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy named Rite Aid's Mike Podgurski honorary president.

May 20, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman’s gavel officially traded hands last month, here, at NACDS Annual Meeting, as Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley wrapped up his one-year term, and incoming chairman Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee embarked on his.

May 20, 2015

LED Technologies has teamed up with kathy ireland Worldwide to develop reVive Light Therapy. The products, launched at Walgreens.com and Rite Aid this spring, offer the latest technology in four key areas: anti-aging, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, acne and skin healing.

May 20, 2015

The TABS Group is tracking a channel shift in VMS sales from online back to brick-and-mortar. 

May 18, 2015

Rite Aid launches wellness+ with Plenti ad campaign showcasing how consumers can earn more Plenti points by shopping multiple retailers. 

May 15, 2015

AB Acquisition LLC — parent company of Albertson's, New Albertson's and Safeway (collectively Albertsons) — has named industry veteran Mark Panzer as SVP of pharmacy, health and wellness, overseeing the company's 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states across the country.

May 12, 2015

Rite Aid will rebuild its one Baltimore location destroyed by last month's riots. 

May 7, 2015

With more than $225 billion in pharmacy sales and more than 67,000 stores, the 2015 PoweRx list represents more than 80% of the total retail pharmacy business.

May 7, 2015

Hart of Dixie" star Jaime King was on hand for the Plenti loyalty program introduction celebration.

 

May 7, 2015

John Learish, SVP marketing for Rite Aid, explains Rite Aid's participation in what is a first for the U.S. retail industry: A coalition loyalty card program called Plenti that represents a partnership among several national iconic retail brands

 

May 7, 2015

“You’re going to need a bigger boat,” Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, told attendees of the NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program Sunday morning.

May 6, 2015

Rite Aid on Wednesday announced a joint venture with clinic partner MultiCare Health System. 

May 5, 2015

GNC Holdings on Tuesday partnered with Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. 

May 4, 2015

Rite Aid on Monday announced it will transition its existing loyalty program to the new wellness+ with Plenti.

April 30, 2015

Pharmacy helps lift Rite Aid same-store sales 3% for month of April. 

April 28, 2015

Randy Edeker delivered his first remarks as the newly elected chairman of NACDS during Tuesday morning’s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program.

April 27, 2015

In an effort to highlight the achievements of Enactus, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action, several Enactus retail partners, members and others gathered for an intimate networking reception Sunday evening at The Breakers.

April 27, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced during its Annual Meeting, the election of new officers, four new executive committee members and five new board of directors member for the coming year.

April 22, 2015

Weis Markets earlier this year named longtime pharmacy veteran Rick Bhandari — who has helped manage pharmacy for Bi-Lo Holdings, CVS Health and Rite Aid over the course of his career — as director pharmacy operations.

April 22, 2015

Fruth Pharmacy focused on improvements to its core pharmacy business in 2014.

April 22, 2015

When news of Rite Aid’s acquisition of the $5 billion-large PBM EnvisionRx broke on Feb. 11, the company’s shares closed 6.6% higher that day at $8.08. That’s because Wall Street knows a good deal when it sees one, and the acquisition of EnvisionRx is a good deal.