July 16, 2015

Rite Aid recently deployed an internal social media app called Applause that gives the entire team an easy way to quickly praise their colleagues. “Recognition and celebration is an important part of our culture,” Bob Thompson, EVP of operations at Rite Aid, told DSN.

July 16, 2015

After three fiscal years of profitability and an impressive transformation, it’s obvious that there is strength in Rite Aid.

July 16, 2015

Brush Buddies has added Shopkins, a collectible line of grocery-themed characters from Moose Toys, to its line of character-based oral care products for kids. 

July 16, 2015

Americans are snacking more than ever.

According to a recent consumer survey, nearly half of people across the country skip at least three traditional meals every week in favor of so-called “munchies.”

July 16, 2015

Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, issued a statement last month criticizing the FDA at the organization’s public meeting on the Generic Drug User Free Act.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid has its merchandising strategy down to a fine science. Even as the merchant team reporting to Tony Montini, Rite Aid EVP of merchandising, delivers a standardized shopping experience to Rite Aid customers, the company’s merchants are constantly experimenting with new ideas that help differentiate that shopping experience from the store across the street.

July 16, 2015

The combination of sweet and savory flavors has become one of the hottest trends in snacking in recent years. And nowhere has this been more evident than in the pretzel segment.

July 16, 2015

How serious are Rite Aid’s leaders when they proclaim their determination to make the company a full-service, full-spectrum retail healthcare provider? Serious enough to buy RediClinic — which has operated walk-in healthcare clinics in roughly 30 H-E-B stores in Texas for much of the past decade — and serious enough to embark on an aggressive growth campaign that includes the clinic healthcare provider as a new Rite Aid subsidiary.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is back — and in a very big way. After years of toiling in the shadows of its fast-growing and better-capitalized rivals, the company has regained its footing and market momentum with a renewed vitality and a sharply defined focus on its mission as a community-driven health-and-wellness retailer.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid in late June announced that Bryan Everett will join the company as EVP of store operations, effective Aug. 3. Everett will be responsible for all operations at the company’s nearly 4,600 chainwide stores and will report to Rite Aid’s president and COO Ken Martindale.

July 16, 2015

More and more, the success of any healthcare delivery model in the United States will depend on the ability of all members of a patient-care team — physicians, pharmacists, hospital systems and health plan payers included — to collaborate effectively on a longterm plan of care that’s focused on successful outcomes and disease prevention.

July 15, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

July 15, 2015

Rite Aid Health Alliance is currently in seven markets, but 11 additional providers have expressed interest in the model. 

July 15, 2015

Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens create mutual value for their respective 7 Minute Workout and Walgreens Balance Rewards program. 

July 15, 2015

Rather than a focus on getting new products to the shelf, necessarily, the OTC business is more and more becomnig about building the best platform that delivers outcomes-improving health information to the end consumer. 

July 15, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is exploring extending PDUFA through 2022. 

July 15, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the intimacy health and sleep categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

July 15, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports Walgreens veteran Jeff Berkowitz has resigned. 

July 15, 2015

Product reviews, social media posts and videos are having more of an impact on shoppers than ever before, according to a new survey from Bazaarvoice.

July 15, 2015

The new guidelines have been expected to increase the number of statin-eligible adults by almost 13 million.

July 14, 2015

A&D's new WellnessConnected app designed to capture overall health data points into an easy-to-read graph for consumers. 

July 14, 2015

There are more than 100 million people over the age of 50 who are responsible for at least $7.1 trillion in annual economic activity – a figure that is expected to reach well over $13.5 trillion in real terms by 2032, according to Oxford Economics.

July 14, 2015

Pager is looking to become the “Amazon of healthcare.” That’s what co-founder Oscar Salazar told CNBC during a recent interview to discuss telehealth, as well as Hillary Clinton’s statements on the economy and jobs.