May 20, 2015

Which U.S. company fits more Americans with glasses and contact lenses than any other? That would be Walmart, which also happens to operate the largest chain of vision centers in the country.

May 20, 2015

Walmart means health and wellness. Increasingly, that’s the message that Wal-Mart Stores is working to convey to the 140 million Americans who walk through its store aisles each week.

May 20, 2015

A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale. Now firmly established as one of the top retailers of prescription drugs in the United States, Walmart may soon lay claim to an even bigger share of the pharmacy and OTC market as its leaders learn to align pharmacy operations and in-store marketing efforts more closely with other departments within Walmart’s Supercenters, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.

May 20, 2015

The retail behemoth that is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fixing its sights on a new target: the nation’s overstretched and overly costly primary healthcare system. The result could be a major disruption of that system and the acceleration of health reform in America.

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 15, 2015

Weis Markets named Richard Gunn SVP merchandising and marketing. 

 

May 7, 2015

The energy is just getting started for the upcoming NACDS Total Store Expo. To learn more about this year’s Total Store Expo, Drug Store News recently spoke with Jim Whitman, NACDS SVP member programs and services.

May 1, 2015

Operational changes keep coming at Walmart with another round of senior executive moves.

April 30, 2015

For the second year in a row, CVS Health is teaming up with the American Lung Association to help beat lung cancer with a national in-store fundraising campaign to support Lung Force.

April 22, 2015

Beauty. It’s a $48 billion mega category that is battling only moderate growth — especially within the mass channel — because of a shift in consumer attitudes, increased competition and a lack of effective advertising. The question then becomes, “How can suppliers overcome such challenges and break through the clutter?”

April 22, 2015

Now in its 110th year, H-E-B is a pioneer in food-store pharmacy retailing.

April 20, 2015

Veteran business-development executive Alan Butcher on Monday joined Purdue Pharma. 

April 14, 2015

IBM creates new business unit to manage a HIPAA-enabled cloud offering that will help augment big data analysis of chronic disease states. 

April 14, 2015

According to TheStreet, there are four key challenges that grocery veteran Anne Dament will likely have to tackle over the next 12 months as she works to reposition Target’s food business.

March 11, 2015

CVS Health has confirmed a series of organizational changes to further drive enterprise alignment and fuel its growth strategy.

March 11, 2015

McKesson Canada has named an SVP, retail banner management services in charge of overseeing McKesson Canada's growing pharmacy banner business.

March 11, 2015

James Russo, SVP, Global Consumer Insights, Nielsen, talks about the three opportunities mass beauty has to drive growth in 2015, and also discusses the importance of ad effectiveness and product packaging to break through the clutter.

March 9, 2015

Apple on Monday better enabled medical research with the launch of open source software framework ResearchKit. 

February 20, 2015

Ahold USA on Friday named a new SVP non-perishable merchandising.

January 7, 2015

Oral care brand hello Products has named Kim Sines as its new SVP of sales. Sines brings to the company a range of experience at such companies as Warner-Lambert, Pfizer, L'Oréal and Unilever. 

December 22, 2014

Maesa — which designs, develops and manufactures private label and exclusive brands for retailers, as well as packaging and turnkey products for beauty brands — has appointed industry vet Shawn Haynes to the newly created position of SVP of sales, mass and drugstore retailers.

December 18, 2014

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, who took the helm earlier this year, is making a string of executive changes to help fuel the retailer's digital transformation and enhance the guest experience.

November 21, 2014

When former Staples executive Brian Tilzer joined CVS Health early last year as SVP chief digital officer he was charged with spearheading the company’s digital innovation efforts and connecting current and future digital initiatives. Tilzer hit the ground running and the momentum remains strong as the company is now preparing to open a Digital Innovation Lab in Boston and connect with start-ups to enable the retailiization of healthcare in an area of Boston that has emerged as hot bed of technology and healthcare innovation.

November 20, 2014

More specialty drug innovation, greater patient access to medicines and reduced impact from patent expiries will be the primary drivers of an increase in global medicine spending of up to 30% by 2018.