February 15, 2017

Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn reportedly initiates position with 1.5 million Fred’s Pharmacy shares and ups Rite Aid stake to nearly 20.5 million shares in the fourth quarter.

February 15, 2017

Naloxone is also available for purchase without patient specific prescriptions at Rite Aid pharmacies in 17 additional states.

February 15, 2017

Walgreens' chief merchant 'has agreed to act in a strategic advisory capacity' as the company explores future leadership opportunites for the department.

February 15, 2017

Walgreens community development efforts focus on a variety of areas including allowing young people the opportunity to reach their full potential wherever they are in the world.

February 15, 2017

PeopleForBikes, the nation’s leading bike advocacy organization, will manage all aspects of the Walgreens Red Nose Day ride experience in support of programs dedicated to children and young people.

February 14, 2017

Based on information from Walmart, the chain is not merging the stores and walmart.com buying teams, as Reuters reported Tuesday. The two will continue to operate as two separate teams.  

February 13, 2017

Company honored in recognition of its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.

February 13, 2017

“Know Your Numbers” screenings are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and test for total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index.

February 13, 2017

Gregory Froton was named SVP merchandising, general merchandise; Kimberley Felice-Dooley was promoted to SVP merchandising, consumables; and Steve Wuebker was appointed SVP supply chain

February 10, 2017
“Target Takeoff” supports health- and wellness-related start-ups through a “mini-accelerator” effort that will help young companies develop and connect with the major retailers in town.
 
February 9, 2017

CVS is working hard to change an erroneous perception that PBMs cause drug prices to rise.

February 9, 2017

The extreme-value discounter said it plans to open 1,000 stores and two distribution centers in 2017, resulting in the creation of approximately 10,000 new jobs.

February 9, 2017

All are eligible for its Ralph W. Ketner Store Manager of the Year Award to be presented on Feb. 16.

February 9, 2017

The Walgreens Flu Index is compiled using weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide.

February 8, 2017

Wilson HCG’s 2017 Top 100 Employment Brands Report is an annual evaluation and ranking of Fortune 500 companies based on how well they brand themselves to potential employees. 

February 7, 2017

The chief information officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Abhi Dhar, is leaving to start his own company, CIO.com reported Tuesday. "At this point in my life, if I don’t pursue the entrepreneurship path, I fear I never will and will live to regret it,” Dhar told CIO.com via email. It isn’t clear who will replace Dhar and a Walgreens spokesman told CIO.com that the company has no comment on that at this time. (CIO.com)
 

February 7, 2017

Screening stations are able to assess a user’s blood pressure, pulse, weight and body mass index.

February 6, 2017

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

February 3, 2017

A report in Crain's Chicago Business published Friday attempted to ascertain just how changes to the Affordable Care Act might impact one of the nation's largest retail pharmacy operations in Walgreens. The truth is, Walgreens executives have said, it's too early to tell. "Probably the outcome will be quite rational and at the time we will be able to organize our affairs and prepare our business to respond to the new environment," Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina told investors in January. The Crain's report takes a look at everything from prescription gains since the ACA went into effect to the potential impact on specialty medicine margins. (Crain's Chicago Business)

February 3, 2017

Memphis-based retailer obtains $75M increase in revolving loan commitment from $150M to $225M.

February 3, 2017

As part of the month-long promotion, Kroger Pharmacies will offer personalized blood-pressure and cholesterol screenings at no cost.

February 3, 2017

Highlighting their personal experiences, several Walgreens VIP influencers have set out to create a series of timely, audience-relevant narratives illustrating the power and convenience of the Walgreens mobile app.

February 3, 2017

The National Retail Federation estimates the proposed tax on imports could cost American families as much $1,700 per year.

February 2, 2017

Albertsons’s Anthony Provenzano and Cardinal Health's Michael Moné were among a group of executives named to leadership posts for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.