February 23, 2015

The Drug Store News Group capped off 2014 with a bang as some of the top minds in pharmacy retailing gathered for the 16th annual Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 3 to take part in a candid discussion of the top issues and trends impacting the industry.

February 11, 2015

Sam's Club will be showing its love to its customers this Valentine's Day with the offering of a free heart health screening.

January 16, 2015

Dove Men+Care and Family First's national nonprofit fatherhood program All Pro Dad are celebrating the importance of fatherhood in America via interactive workshops at 60 Sam's Club locations throughout the country.

January 5, 2015

Sam’s Club Pharmacies will host 10 free monthly health screenings nationwide in 2015 for members and non-members, covering a wide range of tests to manage and discover potential health issues.

December 5, 2014
Walgreens' management team following the Alliance Boots merger is in place following the appointment of Linda Filler to the chief merchant position. Filler will be a strong addition to the team Alex Gourlay, currently Walgreens president of customer experience and daily living, and president-elect of Walgreens, is building.
Filler has a robust retail pedigree, most recently as president of Claire’s Stores, a fun retailer targeting the tween market with fashionable jewelry and accessories. Prior to Claire’s, Filler was EVP and chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club, where she led the owned-brand strategy. She also held EVP positions at Walmart and Kraft Foods Group, and leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Hanes Brands in the Sara Lee Corp.
December 1, 2014

Drug Store News will be tweeting key messages from retail pharmacy industry heavyweights.

November 13, 2014

In the November issue of Drug Store News, we take a closer look at some of the leading women in retail pharmacy.

November 7, 2014

Kantar Retail’s recent analysis of Amazon Prime Pantry confirms that its merchandising approach, unique business model and pricing strategy have little in common with clubs.

October 29, 2014

If you’re an employee of a microbusiness, you’re likely not relying on your boss to cover your healthcare benefits. 

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”


October 22, 2014

Sam's Club on Wednesday announced a number of first-of-its-kind services.

October 6, 2014

Sam’s Club is making vaccinations as affordable as possible by matching the price of any competitor with their low price promise.

October 2, 2014

Sam’s Club Pharmacies announced Thursday it will host free women’s health screenings to both members and non-members on Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

September 3, 2014

To help encourage early detection of diabetes in communities around the United States, Sam’s Club Pharmacy will host free diabetes screenings to both members and non-members on Sept. 13.

August 14, 2014

Walmart met low second-quarter sales and profit expectations it set for itself, but significantly lowered its full year outlook due to a tepid third-quarter sales forecast and increased e-commerce and healthcare costs.

July 30, 2014

Sam's Club on Wednesday announced that it is offering DNA testing and fingerprint kits as a part of their annual free children's health screenings, both standard tools for personal identification that can be useful for parents should they ever be needed, on Saturday, Aug. 9.

June 6, 2014

Sam’s Club recently announced a credit card cash back program that gives members the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 annually. Marking one of the biggest changes in membership in more than a decade, the club operator in one fell swoop boosted its appeal to loyal Sam's Club members and close the gap between Sam's Club and its chief rival, Costco. The news comes off of a first-quarter performance that Sam's Club president and CEO Rosalind Brewer characterized as “one of our more difficult quarters.” While the club operator was negatively impacted by weather and a reduction in public assistance, Costco emerged under the same conditions with a positive same-store sales comp figure.

June 4, 2014

In a major boost to member benefits, Sam’s Club on Tuesday announced a credit card cash back program that gives members the opportunity to earn 5% cash back on fuel, 3% cash back on dining and travel and 1% cash back on all other purchases, up to $5,000 annually.

June 4, 2014

Sam’s Club on Monday announced it is dedicating its free health screening event on Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to helping more men learn about risk factors and how to stay healthy.

May 30, 2014

Sam’s Club has announced the national rollout of Cash Rewards, a new program that provides $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 spent on qualifying pre-tax purchases.

May 16, 2014

A soft cough-cold season has given way to a robust allergy season, Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and EVP, told analysts Thursday, which was one contributing factor to improving overall health and wellness by more than 150 basis points.

May 15, 2014

Walmart continues to envision flat same-store sales at its U.S. stores after reporting weaker than expected profits on weak U.S. sales results that were negatively affected by a winter that wouldn’t end.

April 9, 2014

To reinforce the basics of a good oral routine and general wellness, Sam’s Club on Tuesday announced it is hosting free oral care and vital health screenings on Sat., April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 5, 2014

Based on a study of 10,000 U.S consumers, H-E-B, Trader Joe's, Chick-fil-A and Publix earned the highest scores in the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings, ranking 268 companies across 19 industries.