November 4, 2013

Activate Drinks will expand distribution of its line of nutrient-enhanced waters to East Coast grocery retailers Stop & Shop and Shaw's.

October 28, 2013

Albertson's LLC, which operates Sav-On Pharmacies, opened last week a Sav-On Pharmacy by Albertsons inside Palomar Medical Center.

October 25, 2013

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

October 25, 2013

With is proposed acquisition of German wholesaler Celesio, McKesson creates a global distribution enterprise on the scale of Walgreens, Alliance Boots and AmerisourceBergen before them. In addition to wholesaling, Celesio operates about 2,200 pharmacies across six countries and is the No. 2 operator in the United Kingdom.

Retail pharmacy and drug sourcing both are more and more becoming a global business. Just last week, the head of the second-biggest drug chain in Brazil announced he would be open to a buyout. So expect more of these headlines in the months to come.

October 24, 2013

Safeway could fetch an asking price of more than $45 per share, estimated Credit Suisse in a research note issued Thursday.

October 22, 2013

Jewel-Osco will celebrate on Wednesday the official grand reopening of its Ohio & State location in Chicago.

October 17, 2013

Supervalu on Thursday reported a second quarter fiscal 2014 net sales increase of 0.2% to $4 billion and net earnings of $40 million, or $0.15 per diluted share.

October 11, 2013

Safeway on Thursday announced, as part of its plan to exit the Chicago market, it has sold four of its Dominick's stores in the greater Chicago area to New Albertsons, which operates Jewel-Osco grocery stores.

October 4, 2013

It was a big week for executive promotions, particularly the appointment of Mary Kelly as EVP and chief merchandising officer at Rexall Pharma Plus and Chris Dimos, who has joined McKesson as SVP corporate strategy and business development.

There’s no doubt that these two industry leaders bring much to the table in their new roles.

September 30, 2013

Pharmacy veteran Chris Dimos has joined McKesson as SVP corporate strategy and business development, reporting to Brian Tyler, McKesson EVP corporate strategy and business development, DSN has learned.

September 9, 2013

Albertson’s LLC announced that it intends to acquire Lubbock, Texas-based United Supermarkets, which operates 50 retail stores under the United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos banners.

August 29, 2013

NEW YORK — New Albertsons Inc. banners Shaw’s and Star Market, Acme and Jewel-Osco have announced the availability of flu shots at their pharmacies.

Specially trained pharmacists are available to administer the traditional flu vaccine, needle-free FluMist nasal spray and Fluzone Intradermal, as well as Fluzone HD for patients ages 65 years and older during regular pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary.

August 6, 2013

Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has named Jim Rice as VP of operations for Jewel-Osco.

August 1, 2013

Ahold USA has appointed Nick Bertram as its SVP store strategy and execution, the supermarket operator said.

July 24, 2013

Supervalu named Bruce Besanko as the company’s EVP and CFO, effective Aug. 7.

July 18, 2013

Supervalu announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted board: Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., and Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO.

July 18, 2013

Supervalu on Thursday reported first quarter fiscal 2014 net sales of $5.2 billion, down 1.5%, and net earnings of $85 million, or $0.34 per diluted share.

July 12, 2013

Supervalu on Friday announced a leadership change at the company’s Shoppers division, based in Bowie, Md., as current president Bob Bly has decided to leave the company to pursue new career opportunities.

July 9, 2013

Shaw’s and Star Market have confirmed that six underperforming stores will close in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

June 27, 2013

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported that Cerberus Capital Management has made a bid for Harris Teeter Supermarkets.

June 20, 2013

Still fresh from its sale to AB Acquisition LLC, Albertsons has started notifying shoppers that its Preferred Card loyalty program is no longer available.

May 28, 2013

Several months after acquiring Supervalu, Cerberus Capital Management is reportedly interested in about a half-dozen grocery chains for potential bids, including Harris Teeter, according to a Wall Street Journal article.

May 17, 2013

Supervalu successfully completed the refinancing of its existing $1.5 billion senior secured term loan agreement.

May 9, 2013

CVS/pharmacy announced the official launch of Total Home, a new home care product line built on performance, reliability and premium quality that is now available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.