November 19, 2014

Emdeon announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare.

November 6, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported sales of $145.3 million for the four weeks ended Nov. 1, up 1.3% as compared with the same year-ago period.

October 28, 2014

The Retail Orphan Initiative on Tuesday hosted a webinar detailing a major charitable campaign to fight Ebola in Liberia.

October 27, 2014

Responding to the Ebola virus epidemic, the Retail Orphan Initiative on Monday announced a major campaign to help fight Ebola in Liberia. 

October 17, 2014

Procter & Gamble's Metamucil enters a year-long wellness partnership with the City of Memphis. 

October 15, 2014

If any U.S. retail company understands the importance of selling not just its product, but also the experience of consuming that product in its stores, that company is Starbucks. The Seattle-based king of coffee excels at hiring friendly, motivated and upbeat sales people to help create the relaxed, refuge-from-the-world atmosphere that sets Starbucks apart and keeps customers coming back.

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

October 10, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It¹s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business. Download this exclusive report.

October 1, 2014

Mars Petcare has opened a state-of-the-art, Gold-LEED certified $110 million global innovation center in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. The new campus is the third Mars Petcare innovation center and first in the United States.

September 19, 2014

Five MinuteClinic locations are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Memphis metropolitan area, the company has announced.

September 18, 2014

Oral care company DenTek is giving college students nationwide the opportunity to walk down memory lane when they receive a visit from the tooth fairy this fall. In support of its third annual Tooth Fairy Tour, DenTek is sending out a team of Tooth Fairies to continue to promote good oral hygiene amongst college students.

September 18, 2014

Dollar General on Thursday stated that it remains committed to acquiring Family Dollar.

 

September 1, 2014

In the wake of a disappointing second quarter, Fred's Super Dollar last week announced a series of initiatives, including the shuttering of 60 non-pharmacy stores and a stepped up focus on pharmacy.

August 28, 2014

Dollar General reported it is still committed to its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar as the company reported $4.7 billion in sales for its second quarter ended Aug. 1.

August 22, 2014

Dollar General released a statement regarding its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar, following the news of Family Dollar's rejection of the proposal.

August 1, 2014

Cardinal Health this year named three winners of its prestigious Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Competition, in place of just one, during the company’s Retail Business Conference in late July.

June 27, 2014

Dollar General on Friday announced that its chairman and CEO, Rick Dreiling has informed the board of directors of his intent to retire as CEO effective May 30, 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor.

June 5, 2014

Fred's reported on Thursday that sales for the month of May were essentially flat, totaling $151.9 million.

June 3, 2014

Dollar General on Tuesday announced it will be bringing its brand of EDLP discounting to three new states next year — Oregon, Maine and Rhode Island.

June 2, 2014

Nearly 1,000 Dollar General employees and their families, company executives and government officials celebrated on Saturday the grand opening of the discount retailer’s 12th distribution center in Bethel, Pa.

May 29, 2014

The secret to Dollar General's success is keeping it simple, Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of the 75-year-old discounter, told shareholders Thursday morning.

May 29, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported total sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $498.3 million, a 0.6% decline.

May 28, 2014

As a key Congressional committee is set to consider legislation to help identify solutions for prescription drug abuse while preserving patients’ legitimate access to needed medications, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the House Energy and Commerce committees’ Health subcommittee affirming support for this effort, NACDS has announced.