March 13, 2017

Retailer to launch the second year of Be The First, its five-year, $50 million commitment in an effort to help deliver the country’s first tobacco-free generation. 

March 10, 2017

Albertsons, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart all saw significant rises in year-over-year satisfaction, with all advancing at least 3% year over year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

March 10, 2017

Both Adam Holyk and Joe Hartsig will assume their new roles, effective April 1, and report to Alex Gourlay, co-COO for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

March 10, 2017

WestLab is committed to offering affordable prices with salts products ranging from $3.99 to$8.99, the company added.

March 9, 2017

Through April 30, there will be free, guided tours at 400 of the company’s stores with in-store pharmacies under the Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, ACME, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Pavilions, Star Market and Carrs banners.

March 9, 2017

CVS Pharmacy added Arizona, Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina to the list, and now 41 states are able to increase access to the medication. 

March 8, 2017

Kroger is developing a $60 million distribution center in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported Tuesday. “More than 8.5 million customers shop in our stores every day and our goal is to always have our shelves stocked with the variety and selection our shoppers want,” stated Frank Bruni, VP supply chain and logistics, Kroger. “The new facility will help our logistics team to improve lead times and drive efficiencies for our stores and ultimately our customers.” (Cincinnati Business Courier)

March 8, 2017
Wall Street investors have faith that the Federal Trade Commission will approve Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid — and that’s having a positive influence on Walgreens’ stock, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. WBA’s shares have been up 6% this year and up 19% over March 2016, which Morningstar analyst Vishnu Lekraj says is due to “investor optimism that they’re going to be able to close the Rite Aid transaction.” (Crain’s Chicago Business)
 
March 8, 2017

Target and Walmart were among the retailers named to the 2017 National Association for Female Executives list.

March 8, 2017

Texas continues to see signs of flu activity, with four markets in the Lone Star State making this week’s list. 

March 7, 2017

The appointments of Bloom, as well as Christopher W. Bodine and Peter J. Bocian, are effective immediately. 

March 7, 2017

The Glucose Health “Only at Walmart” television ad campaign is airing across primetime and daytime rotations on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, Game Show Network, Lifetime and TV Land.

March 7, 2017

Walgreens reportedly is weighing whether or not to declare that its FTC application has "certified compliance," which would force the Federal Trade Commission to vote on its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid quickly.

March 6, 2017

Quri recently shared the results of its study examining the importance of continuous in-store merchandising execution data in helping health and beauty brands drive increased return on investment during awards season. 

March 6, 2017

Costco is returning a much-coveted own-brand golf ball, the Costco Kirland Signature Performance One, to the shelves following approval by the U.S. Golf Association as of March 1, according to a report published by MyGolfSpy. The new ball replaces a previous Kirkland Performance ball that absolutely shook up the golf  ball industry, Forbes reported Friday. Not only did those balls retail for just $15 per dozen, the balls performed well on the course, too. And when word got out to golf enthusiasts, Costco allegedly sold out. "With the excitement that this ball generated in its previous incarnation, it's almost a given that the demand will be similar when it does return," Forbes suggested. (Forbes)

 

March 3, 2017

Industry retailers and vendors gathered on Dec. 1, 2016, for the Front-End Roundtable, part of the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.

March 3, 2017

Seven new supercenters will be constructed, while 22 more locations will be remodeled. 

March 3, 2017

Walgreens’ latest CIO — who joined the company in 2009 — has previously held posts at Orbitz and Intuit, as well as the Department of Defense.

March 2, 2017

By adopting an online platform from RangeMe, buyers will gain an efficient way to discover innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. 

March 2, 2017

MigraineX addresses one of the leading triggers of migraine headaches —weather barometric change.

March 2, 2017

Goldstar individual and business members will pay $60 per year, a $5 rise, while Executive members will pay $120 per year compared to $110, effective June 1.

March 2, 2017

Roberts, who currently serves as president of CVS Caremark, will work in his new role to deliver differentiated products and services to help people on their path to better health, the company said. 

March 2, 2017

Epic will help integrate and improve clinical processes for CVS Specialty, including Accordant, which provides care management program services for patients with rare, chronic diseases.

March 2, 2017

The discounter’s solid quarterly performance — which included a 5% sales increase from the year-ago period — capped a year in which it opened 584 new stores and exceeded $20 billion in sales.