December 15, 2015

"Partnering with key brands like trusource is allowing Kroger to build and provide a full product regimen to meet the needs of our customers," stated Travis Riepenhoff, Kroger drug/GM category manager.

December 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance may be in position to acquire PBM Express Scripts by 2018, according to a Bidness ETC report published Tuesday. "[Jeffries analysts] stated that due to antitrust issues, the Walgreens-Rite Aid acquisition deal may not go forward," Bidness ETC reported. "After the merger is cleared, a deal for a pharmacy benefit manager can be expected next." (Bidness ETC)

 

December 15, 2015

In conjunction with the fulfillment agreement, Valeant will reduce prices of its branded prescription-based dermatological and ophthalmological products by 10%.

December 14, 2015

It’s no secret Amazon.com counts Google and Apple as two of its biggest competitors for general online domination. According to Motley Fool, Amazon is expanding a specific benefit of its Prime paid loyalty service intended to both boost membership and stay current with Google and Apple’s consumer offerings. [Motley Fool]

December 14, 2015

The end of Target Pharmacy Rewards is one of the first steps the company has taken to prepare for changes coming to its stores as a result of selling its pharmacy business to CVS Health earlier this year. 

December 11, 2015

The second request will extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid have substantially complied with the request. 

December 11, 2015

Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll for health coverage beginning on Jan. 1. 

December 11, 2015

MGA Entertainment is a privately-held developer, manufacturer and marketer of toy and entertainment products for children. 

December 11, 2015
Target merges physical and digital retailing in its holiday pop-up, Target Wonderland, in Manhattan.
 
December 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday shared a Wolfe Research analyst's concerns that the Walgreens Boots Alliance proposed deal to acquire Rite Aid may not pass regulatory scrutiny. "[T]he merger seems to go against the spirt of the antitrust laws in the U.S.," noted Scott Muskin, Wolfe Research analyst. (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

December 10, 2015

For the week of Dec. 6, the top 10 markets with flu activity are predominantly in Texas. 

December 10, 2015

By adding payment functionality to its app, Walmart said it is the only retailer to offer its own payment solution that works with any iOS or Android device at any checkout lane, and with any major credit, debit, pre-paid or Walmart gift card.

December 9, 2015

Costco’s first quarter of FY16 saw an increase of 2% in U.S. sales and an overall dip of 1% for the company's entire operation.

December 9, 2015

Drug Store News hosted an invitation-only reception on Nov. 17, in Harrisburg, Pa., in honor of recently retired Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson, recipient of the 2015 DSN Pharmacy Innovator Award. The award was created to honor a pharmacy executive whose work has helped to advance the profession of pharmacy and elevate the role of the community pharmacist.

December 9, 2015

Walgreens has partnered with Verve Chicago on an online research community to get better insights into its customer base. 

December 8, 2015

DSN examines emerging trends in the beauty category in this multi-page report.

December 8, 2015

More than 30 major companies have committed to taking part in the SmarLabel transparency initiative with a few products trickling onto shelves in late 2015 and early 2016. 

December 7, 2015

Snails made big beauty headlines in 2015.

December 7, 2015

Recent entries in the prescription delivery business have upped the ante, promising patients quicker service that fits their schedule.

December 7, 2015

BusinessDen on Monday reported that CVS Health has acquired real estate in the Denver area, though CVS Health spokesman Michael DeAngelis stated there were no announcements forthcoming on a Denver entry for CVS Health. "Right now CVS does not have any locations in Colorado," BusinessDen reported. "Walgreens lists five stores in Denver alone [and] Rite Aid has a handful of locations in the Denver area." (BusinessDen)

 

December 7, 2015

Every day retailers leverage their strong neighborhood bonds to feed some mighty and noble causes. Here are some — but not all — of our current favorites.

December 7, 2015

Target has just launched a specially designed collection of boxes called Wonderpacks, which the retailer says are “meant to inspire and capture family fun.”

December 7, 2015

Vitamins have made a comeback.

December 7, 2015

Residents in the area surrounding downtown Bentonville have a new Walmart Neighborhood Market that puts a major emphasis on fresh