November 18, 2013

A bill that would implement federal tracking and tracing of drugs and strengthen federal regulations on pharmacy compounding has passed in the Senate and will go to President Barack Obama for his signature.

November 15, 2013

Walmart managed to achieve its third-quarter profit target despite reporting weaker than expected U.S. sales, which prompted the company to issue a tepid outlook for fourth-quarter sales at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Club units.

November 11, 2013

Opportunity Village announced the arrival of PopShoppe Gourmet Chocolate Covered Popcorn in regional Sam's Club locations from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30.

October 25, 2013

Albertsons has placed an order for what is being called the "first true food bar" for dogs.

October 7, 2013

Sam's Club is offering free shopping passes to members of the U.S. military in response to the government shutdown, which has also resulted in the shutdown of commissaries on military bases.

October 3, 2013

Sam’s Club maintains its emphasis on health care this month with a health event tied in with breast cancer awareness.

September 10, 2013

Walmart announced today that starting Sept. 21 consumers will be able to receive immediate credit toward the purchase of a new smartphone when they trade in their current smartphone at more than 3,600 participating Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Club locations across the United States.

September 9, 2013

Kiosk maker SoloHealth will promote the new Health Insurance Marketplace and the website HealthCare.gov under an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, the company said Monday.

September 6, 2013

Sam's Club has donated more than $1 million to the YMCA to expand a program designed to address health issues among residents of underserved neighborhoods, as well as a diabetes-prevention program, the club retailer said Friday, also announcing that it would offer diabetes screenings at its pharmacies next week.

August 15, 2013

Starting in August, licensed pharmacists at more than 560 U.S. Sam's Club pharmacy locations will administer flu shots and nine immunizations recommended to help protect against diseases, such as pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. All Sam's Club pharmacies are open to the public.

August 15, 2013

Walmart reported weaker than expected second-quarter same-store sales at its U.S. division and lowered its full-year profit forecast, suggesting global economic conditions remain challenging.

August 9, 2013

Red Diamond, one of the three oldest coffee, tea and foodservice companies in the United States continuously operated by the same family, today announced it would be offering its tea products in a six-carton, 24-quart tea bag case to Sam’s Club members throughout the southern United States.

July 15, 2013

Family Dollar Stores on Wednesday named Jason Reiser to the position of SVP merchandising where he will have executive responsibility for the company’s health, beauty, personal care and household teams. Reiser comes to Family Dollar from Sam’s Club, where he spent more than 17 years in a variety of roles, most recently serving as VP merchandising, health and family care.

Jason Reiser is one of the brightest young merchandising executives in this industry and has proven a knack for making health and wellness relevant and exciting to shoppers in alternative channels — Reiser was instrumental in developing and implementing Sam's Club's three-pillar strategy around Awareness, Prevention and Solutions. Expect Reiser to bring some innovation in the way health and wellness is sold in a dollar store environment.

June 28, 2013

Beginning August 1, more than 2.4 million Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia members will have access to SoloHealth Stations, located in more than 125 select Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Georgia, the companies announced on Friday.

June 26, 2013

Health kiosks made by SoloHealth and placed in Sam's Club stores will have a new feature installed to allow users to assess their needs for vitamins and supplements.

May 31, 2013

Sam's Club will host free health screenings for men's health next month, the club retailer said.

May 30, 2013

A former employee of health insurer Aetna has been hired to direct business strategies for a maker of health kiosks.

May 16, 2013

Walmart Stores reported profit and sales lower than Wall Street expectations as the retail giant struggled against the payroll tax increase, delayed tax returns and an unseasonably cold spring impacting its U.S. sales.

May 6, 2013

Sam's Club is offering free skin and weight screenings during the weekend, the club retailer said Monday.

April 16, 2013

Sam's Club offered free oral care and health screening events at all 564 of its stores that have pharmacies, the club retailer said.

March 19, 2013

Based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers, Sam's Club and Amazon earned the top spots in the retail sector of the "2013 Temkin Experience Ratings," the Temkin Group announced Tuesday.

March 5, 2013

Sam's Club will offer free allergy and health screenings at all of its stores that operate pharmacies, the club retailer said.

February 26, 2013

Several pharmacy retailers got top place in a recent consumer satisfaction survey.

February 20, 2013

GNC is ramping up its reach beyond its 6,100 retail outlets, Joe Fortunato, the company's chairman, president and CEO, told analysts last week.