November 17, 2016

Ralphs Grocery Company is offering free blood glucose tests at its 80 in-store pharmacies now through Nov. 20.

November 16, 2016

Each of the new stores is tailored to the needs of the communities it serves, with a focus on value, food quality and serving with personality, the company said.

November 14, 2016

Health Care Service Corporation has launched a multi-phase program called Pharmacists Adding Value and Expertise in collaboration with Jewel-Osco, Safeway and Albertsons Pharmacies in Illinois, Montana and New Mexico, as well as with the Texas Pharmacist Association.

November 14, 2016

A Trump administration increases the likelihood that Walgreens Boots Alliance will successfully close its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid, though the deal's acual closing date may be extended further into the first quarter of 2017, suggested a Seeking Alpha opinion piece published Sunday.  "A new administration will be more open to the Kroger solution [buying Rite Aid prescription files and moving them in-house] than the previous administration," Seeking Alpha wrote. "Given the current hostile environment for consumer mergers, it is hard not to believe that the new regime increases the odds of regulatory approval at least modestly." (Seeking Alpha)

November 11, 2016

Wall Street has rewarded the company’s stock price in anticipation.

November 11, 2016

Kroger's family of stores has donated nearly $18 million since 2010 to help support USO programs, which represents the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its 75-year history.

November 11, 2016

Picture a train that's left the station and is picking up speed. That's David Orgel's analogy for how the health and wellness trend is impacting supermarkets.

November 9, 2016

Voters in San Francisco, Oakland and nearby Albany, Calif., on Tuesday approved a penny-per-ounce levy on non-alcoholic drinks with caloric sweeteners, affecting everything from cola to sports drinks and ice tea to energy drinks. 

November 7, 2016

After 43 years in the industry, Southeastern Grocers VP pharmacy John Fegan will be retiring, bringing to a close a career that included a focus on expanding pharmacy services to improve patient health. 

November 7, 2016

ShopRite has launched a campaign to raise funds to benefit Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

November 4, 2016

In the past week, Hy-Vee kicked off its Hy-Vee Homefront initiative to honor veterans, and the company pledged $25,000 to each of the families of two officers killed in the line of duty. 

November 4, 2016

Safeway and Andronico’s Community Markets have entered into an agreement for Safeway to purchase the five Andronico’s stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.

November 3, 2016

Wegmans has introduced a full-service beauty bar at one location in New York, according to reports.

November 2, 2016

Christine Wilcox, an Idaho native, has been at Albertsons for 18 years, working in both internal communications and public relations roles at the company for the last 10 years.

November 2, 2016

In 2014, GM Pharmaceuticals partnered with H-E-B to bring a full line of more than a dozen multi-symptom relief liquid OTC formulas to market.

November 2, 2016

Southeastern Grocers has begun its community donation program, Veterans Day Wall of Honor, in partnership with the Southeastern Grocers Foundation in all of its stores.

November 1, 2016

Net costs related to acquisition and conversion of 5 former Mars Super Markets in the Baltimore market and 10 former Food Lion units in Maryland credited for Weis' net income decline.

November 1, 2016

Publix on Tuesday reported a boost in same store sales and an increase in profit for the third quarter.

November 1, 2016

Raley’s Supermarkets is building a new concept in along downtown Sacramento’s R Street arts corridor.

October 28, 2016

The Des Moines Register is reporting that Hy-Vee's group VP Peter Hosch has written a letter to the Iowa Economic Development Authority seeking approval for a 130,000-sq. ft. space in Grimes, Iowa, whose goal is to "attract and retain creative staff." The board has approved the request to split its $7.5 million in tax credits for the company between its recently remodeled West Des Moines, Iowa HQ and the new space in Grimes, according to the report. A Hy-Vee spokesperson told Drug Store News that the company can't disclose any more information about the project, as details are still being finalized. (Des Moine Register)

October 27, 2016

The company pledged that by 2018, it would have all fresh and frozen farm-raised seafood be four-star certified by Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) as adhering to the Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP). 

October 26, 2016

Trubrand was exclusively launched through Kroger, and distribution is now being expanded to include Target, Walgreens, Giant Eagle and HEB.

October 26, 2016

ShopRite is joining forces with prescription benefits manager Paramount Rx this November for National Diabetes Awareness Month, hosting free blood glucose screenings at select ShopRite locations.

October 21, 2016

This year's winners accepted their awards on stage at CGT Business Technology Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 19 before the Tech Trend study session.