June 5, 2017

All of the chain’s 14 stores will be rebranded and converted by the end of July, with CVS planning to keep as much of the stores’ current employees as possible, the companies said. 

June 5, 2017

The new Janesville, Wis. facility marks Dollar General’s 14th distribution center, and the retailer is already building its 15th warehouse, which will be in Georgia. 

June 5, 2017

At Walmart’s 47th Annual Shareholders Meeting, CEO Doug McMillon discussed how the company is using technology to empower its associates and improve the customer experience. 

June 5, 2017

Susan G. Komen Chicago is collaborating with Walgreens on a new effort to enourage patients to get mammograms by offering 1,000 Balance Rewards points to patients presenting vouchers proving they had a mammogram done at a participating healthcare facility. 

June 2, 2017

Amazon this week announced plans for two new distribution centers — one in Georgia and another in California. 

June 2, 2017

Burnett is being remembered for his work as a pharmacy pioneer who helped build and grow Costco’s pharmacy business. 

June 2, 2017

Walmart’s latest delivery initiative leverages its own store employees to drop online orders off at customers’ front doors. 

June 1, 2017

The InspiraChamber is designed to minimize the time it takes to administer asthma medications, Lupin said.

June 1, 2017

Costco’s first monthly sales report since it beat Wall Street expectations with its Q3 results shows it continuing to right its ship after a difficult Q1 and Q2.

June 1, 2017

Dollar General’s Q1 saw an increase in net sales, and though net income fell $279.5 million, the retailer still managed to exceed analysts’ expectations. 

June 1, 2017

Comparable store sales for May included a negative 1% impact as a result of the sale of low productive discontinued inventory versus May of last year.

May 31, 2017

Under the acquisition, MedCart will continue to operate as it did before, but as a new business unit under Albertsons’ pharmacy team structure, with the leadership team reporting directly to Albertsons group VP pharmacy operations, Dain Rusik.

May 31, 2017

Though CVS Pharmacy saw the launch of 39 locations within Target stores in Colorado in 2016, the new Parker, Colo. location is the first retail location for the chain, and the first of three planned openings in the Denver area this year. 

May 31, 2017

Health Dialog’s Nurse Line provides guidance and information to help people make informed decisions about their medical care.

May 31, 2017

Effective immediately, Nielsen will begin work on creating exclusive trading areas and a retail defined hierarchy on behalf of Family Dollar.

May 31, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance is likely to litigate should the Federal Trade Commission sue to block its proposed merger of Rite Aid, Cowen analyst Charles Rhyee opined according to a StreetInsider.com report published Wednesday. Rite Aid's value "remains significant" Rhyee noted. "This leads us to believe if the FTC were to block, WBA would litigate to win Rite Aid," he said. A deadlocked FTC is also a possibility, according to Rhyee. "The FTC Chairman, Maureen Ohlhausen, who is likely more favorable to the transaction, could use the 1-1 vote as leverage to build consensus and arrive at a consent decree." (StreetInsider.com)

May 30, 2017

With AmazonFresh Pickup, which allows Amazon Prime members to order groceries online and pick them up in as little as 15 minutes, has moved out of the pilot stages and is now available to a wider range of Amazon Prime customers.

May 30, 2017

CVS Health highlighted its efforts to help curb the opioid abuse epidemic, from offering prescription free naloxone to providing unused drug disposal kiosks and having its pharmacists teach students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and misuse. 

May 26, 2017

After missing Street estimates for earnings and revenue in its second quarter, Costco returned to form in its third quarter.

May 26, 2017

The CVS Health Baseball Camp marked its seventh year Thursday, bringing 20 veterans from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to Fenway Park in Boston to work with Red Sox hitting coaches one-on-one.

May 26, 2017

In honor of Memorial Day, Food Lion will offer a 10% discount to all retired and active military and their families. 

May 26, 2017

 With flu season winding down, Walgreens on Friday released its final Flu Index of the 2016-17 season, noting which markets saw the most activity based on aggregate prescription data between October 2016 and April.

May 25, 2017

Grocery and household, apparel and home categories were also cited as the primary reasons why Kmart’s comparable-store sales decreased 11.2% during 2017 Q1, stated parent company Sears Holdings.

May 25, 2017
Walmart’s share of the $800 billion grocery market has grown to 21.5%, according to a report from CNBC that highlights Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf’s assessment of the retailer’s recent first-quarter results. Wolf notes that in Q1, Walmart outperformed U.S. supermarkets by 2.9%, which is up from the 1.6% outperformance it showed in Q4 2016. (CNBC)