December 23, 2011

Rather than take off for Christmas, the editors of Drug Store News took a look at the year ahead and the stories, issues and trends that will make headlines in retail pharmacy in 2012.

December 22, 2011

Dec. 26 could be a big savings day for Target shoppers, the retailer said.

December 6, 2011

Target may have a chance to bounce back from its anemic 1.8% November comps increase during a period that included strong Black Friday performances for most retailers with its "Almost Last Minute Sale," a new savings event that will offer discounts on items from the most popular gift categories.

December 5, 2011

Optimism, skepticism, confidence and concern were among the range of emotions shared by Walmart suppliers who participated in the second annual Walmart Supplier Survey conducted by Drug Store News’ sister publication Connecting Northwest Arkansas.


December 2, 2011

Target reported November same-store sales increased 1.8%, which was toward the low end of the company’s guidance that called for an increase in the low to mid single-digit range.

November 28, 2011

Target will donate $5 million to local schools nationwide as part of the company's commitment to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.

November 23, 2011

Hair care brand Not Your Mother’s has announced that it is adding more than 7,500 new retail outlets to its distribution in January.

November 23, 2011

Target merchandising executive Casey Carl was given added responsibilities for the retailer’s online businesses, following a series of snafus related to an August relaunch that resulted in the departure of former online president Steve Eastman.

November 18, 2011

Target is selling off the pharmacy business of the Zellers stores it bought as part of an effort to expand into Canada and start over, according to published reports.

November 16, 2011

Profits at Target grew 10.2% to 82 cents in the third quarter, compared with 74 cents the prior year, thanks to healthy sales growth and ongoing improvement in the company’s credit card business.

November 15, 2011

American Express has announced the launch of the American Express for Target card, a reloadable prepaid card with no monthly or maintenance fees, available exclusively at more than 1,000 U.S. Target stores.

November 15, 2011

Target is bringing its smaller-format store to the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

November 14, 2011

Valoramas on Monday announced the launch of an online bilingual membership club for Latinos in the United States at Valoramas.com.

November 10, 2011

Hain Celestial Group’s Avalon Organics skin care brand, which is sold at such retailers as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drug stores, has transitioned its line of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. With this transition, Avalon Organics also has revamped its Vitamin C Renewal, Lavender Luminosity, CoQ10 Repair and Essential Lift skin care lines.

November 8, 2011

Target shoppers have a new incentive for joining the retailer's REDcard Rewards loyalty program: free shipping on Target.com.

November 3, 2011

Target reported October sales growth that fell short of analysts' expectations, while uncertainty remains following the recent departure of the company's CFO.

November 1, 2011

The unexpected announcement that Target EVP and CFO Doug Scovanner will retire on March 31, 2012, has investors speculating about the reasons for his departure following the recent exit of other key executives.

October 31, 2011

Target is getting an early jump on Black Friday this year, announcing that it will open its stores at midnight on Nov. 25.

October 27, 2011

Target has partnered with U.K. beauty expert Maria Hatzistefanis and now is carrying her Nip + Fab beauty brand in Target stores and online at Target.com.

October 14, 2011

Target announced that Steve Eastman, president of Target.com, left the retailer to pursue other opportunities. Eastman’s departure follows a late August relaunch of Target.com.

October 11, 2011

The blood-pressure monitor for the tech-savvy, early-adopter baby boomer generation has arrived. Health Lab recently started distributing its iHealth BP3 blood-pressure monitoring system through Walgreens, Target and Best Buy, among other retailers.

October 6, 2011

Target is the latest in a line of retailers to put out a list of what it thinks will be the top toys of the holiday season.

October 6, 2011

Target reported a moderately better-than-expected 5.3% same-store sales increase for September that was driven by broad-based gains in all categories and geographic regions, the company reported Thursday.

October 3, 2011

Coventry Health Care on Saturday announced that it has partnered with Walgreens, Walmart and Target for 2012 to offer a Medicare prescription drug plan known as First Health Value Plus.