September 22, 2015

The campaign includes an ambassador program where Rite Aid coordinators will plan and implement onsite workplace flu clinics staffed by certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacists. 

September 9, 2015

Early and optimistic are two words that sum up retailers’ attitudes toward the 2015 holiday season, according to new retailer survey conducted by ChannelAdvisor.

September 4, 2015

Retail analytic company RetailNext on Friday announced its monthly Retail Performance Pulse, showing a 7.3% year-over-year decrease in sales and a 9.9% decline in traffic at physical stores for August.

August 26, 2015

Although 94% of consumers say that some people are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu, about 41% typically do not get a flu shot, according to a new online survey of Kmart shoppers.

August 13, 2015

According to the Walgreens' Flu Index, the states with the highest rates of influenza last year were Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee.  Portland, Ore., Hartford, Conn. and Boston were the markets with the least amount of flu activity.  

March 17, 2015

Walgreens has announced the top markets and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending flu index examining aggregate prescription data.

January 27, 2015

A survey conducted in eight world markets during the latter half of January 2015 revealed insights on online purchasing habits of consumers in winter.

January 9, 2015

For the month of December, brick-and-mortar retailers realized a 6.5% decline in year-over-year sales

January 8, 2015

Bartell Drugs continues its extensive seasonal flu vaccination program at all of its 63 locations and currently has supplies of physician-prescribed antiviral medications to treat flu illness, the company has announced.

December 29, 2014

The day after Christmas posted the highest traffic for online shopping, with 125 points, since the 2014 holiday shopping season began. According to Verizon Retail Index data, year-over-year, traffic attributed to online shopping was on par (125) with the same day in 2013.


December 22, 2014

Stop & Shop is reminding shoppers that it is not too late to get a flu shot.

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around. 

November 4, 2014

U.S. retailers have emerged with an optimistic outlook for the upcoming holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey.


October 17, 2014

Healthentic, an analytics company that identifies health savings for employers, found the overall vaccination rate of employees was only 10%.

September 24, 2014

As the nation continues to move slowly toward economic improvement, stores and online retail outlets should expect to see an uptick in holiday sales this year, according to Deloitte's annual retail holiday sales forecast. 

September 19, 2014

Nearly one-quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season, according to a survey by global management consultancy Hay Group.


September 18, 2014

Kmart Pharmacy has announced that it is offering flu shots in stores for as low as $24.99. In addition, Shop Your Way members who receive their vaccination can get a $5 Kmart gift card with coupon available in select circulars and online.

September 3, 2014

To help prepare for the upcoming flu season, vaccinations are now available at all Giant Food in-store pharmacies.

August 12, 2014

Rite Aid is getting a head start on the 2014-15 cold and flu season with the announcement Tuesday that seasonal flu shots are now available at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. 


December 10, 2013

More than 11 million Americans had vacation plans disrupted by the flu in 2012, according to Walgreens' recent Impact Survey, the company announced Tuesday.

November 27, 2013

U.S. retailers are approaching the holiday shopping season with prudence. According to a July 2013 survey, conducted by e-commerce technology provider Baynote, 38% of retailers project a year-over-year increase in online sales of just 11% to 20%.

November 26, 2013

Moody's on Tuesday cut against the grain with its holiday forecasts by suggesting pent-up demand will help give retailers a reason to celebrate Black Friday despite concerns of another government shutdown in January.

November 4, 2013

Underwhelming fall sales and continued economic and federal budgetary concerns have U.S. retailers in a “wait and see” mode this holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey released Monday.

October 24, 2013

Shoppers Drug Mart has announced that Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, received her flu shot on Thursday from a local Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist to kick-off the flu immunization season and encourage others to get the flu shot.