October 10, 2013

Well-known sun care brand Coppertone has tackled a sun care need not often talked about — tattoos. For 2013, the brand launched its Tattoo Guard products to help protect against UVA and UVB rays that can fade or blur tattoos.

October 10, 2013

Fred's sales increased to $177.3 million in September, the discount store chain said Thursday.

October 7, 2013

Dollar General on Saturday opened its 11,000th store, further distinguishing the dollar-store operator as the retailer with the most stores in the United States, the company announced.

September 26, 2013

CVS Caremark’s board of directors has elected former White House adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle to serve on its board, the company stated in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

September 23, 2013

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is applauding the retailers that have joined and returned to its annual campaign to raise money for children's cancer research.

September 20, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy a participating provider in its network, BioPlus said.

September 18, 2013

Healthcare research firm KLAS has given Emdeon an 89.4-point score in its Enterprise Patient Access report for this year, the healthcare technology company said Wednesday.

September 5, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar posted sales of $140 million for the four weeks ended Aug. 31. Sales were $139.9 million in the year-ago period.

September 4, 2013

Dollar General on Wednesday posted net sales of $4.4 billion for the second quarter ended Aug. 2, up 11.3%.

September 4, 2013

A joint venture founded by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer focused on treatments for HIV has expanded its support of community organizations in the South.

August 29, 2013

Pharmacy and hardware/auto were two significant contributing factors behind Fred's Super Dollar second-quarter sales increase of 2%, the company reported.

August 26, 2013

Dollar General’s Every Day Heroes program recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds, and this September, Dollar General, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, will celebrate and honor the nation’s schools and teachers, the discount retailer announced.

August 23, 2013

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support youth literacy programs.

August 22, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday announced that its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.

August 12, 2013

Among the renewed services, Chain Drug Consortium participating pharmacies will be able to utilize the Emdeon Clinical Exchange eRx Network, which is designed to enhance interoperable information exchange and help improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.

August 12, 2013

Electronic prescribing network Surescripts has added 19 state health information exchanges and health information service providers to its network, the company said.

August 8, 2013

Fred's posted a boost in sales for both the month of July and the second quarter, and noted that pharmacy experienced both comparable sales and scripts increases for the second-consecutive month.

July 12, 2013

A developer of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange software is expanding its payment network.

July 11, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar posted $187.7 million in sales for the five weeks ended July 6, up 3% as compared to the year-ago period. Comparable-store sales for the month increased 4.5%.

July 10, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.

July 9, 2013

Game mechanics — including points, badges and leader boards — may be a key to controlling rising healthcare costs, executives leading a recently completed pilot program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota reported on Tuesday.

June 26, 2013

MinuteClinic has made a deal with a Tennessee healthcare system to expand clinics in three counties in the state, the CVS Caremark clinics division said Wednesday.

June 24, 2013

Kroger on Friday announced it has named Rick Going president of the company's new Nashville division, Calvin Kaufman president of the new Louisville division, Jayne Homco president of the Michigan division and Erin Sharp group VP of Kroger manufacturing.

June 21, 2013

Dollar General was recognized as Company of the Year in Retail with a Gold Stevie award at the 11th Annual American Business Awards in recognition of the company’s position in the retail sector.