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. 

February 2, 2017

U.S. comp-store sales enjoy 6% rise in four-week period ended Jan. 29.

February 2, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

February 2, 2017

The company stated that it “is not profiting from this program.”

February 2, 2017

In this report, DSN highlights what you need to know about natural and organic beauty trends in 2017, as well as new product launches that are shaking up the beauty aisle.

February 2, 2017

Target is scaling back on some parts of its innovation agenda in order to concentrate on its core business.

February 2, 2017

Three markets in Texas, including the Corpus Christi area, led the nation in influenza-like activity gains for the week of Jan. 29, Walgreens reported.

February 1, 2017

CVS Pharmacy President Helena Foulkes named inaugural national chair for Go Red For Women movement.

February 1, 2017

John Furner, who began with Walmart as an hourly associate in 1993, will focus on people, product and digital.

February 1, 2017

Rite Aid shelves are lined with a large assortment of classic chocolate hearts, among other seasonal delights, for Valentine's Day.

January 31, 2017

Evercore ISI’s Ross Muken has reiterated his “buy” rating on Walgreens stock.

January 31, 2017

In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, Bartell’s contribution will be matched by Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, while Crest/Oral B will provide free toothbrushes. 

January 31, 2017

The FTC may now require that more than 1,000 stores be sold to clear the path for the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger.

January 31, 2017

‘Team WBA’, the bespoke WPP team, will provide services including traditional and digital advertising, media investment management, promotion and relationship marketing, public affairs, media relations and communications.

January 30, 2017

Since the merger closed in January 2015, Albertsons said it has grown its workforce by 10%, adding 26,000 jobs, building 23 locations and acquiring 151 more stores.

January 30, 2017

Kroger pharmacists received specialized training and education as part of the program.  

January 30, 2017

Under the terms of the amendment, Walgreens Boots Alliance will pay a maximum of $7 per share, down from $9 per share, and the end date is extended from Jan. 27 to July 31.

January 30, 2017

Trainees in the Pathways course can earn a $1 per-hour increase in pay to $10 per hour after 90 days instead of six months.

January 27, 2017

Citing sources close to the negotiations, The New York Post on Friday reported that private-equity giant Cerberus Capital may emerge as a possible white knight for Walgreens and Rite Aid by acquiring the 865 stores being divested. "Cerberus had participated in Walgreen’s December auction of the stores in question, losing to a winning bid of $950 million from regional drug chain Fred’s, according to two sources close to the situation," The Post reported. "Walgreens had rejected Cerberus’ bid partly because it was concerned the Federal Trade Commission would not approve a private-equity buyer, according to the sources." Either way, the deal is "not in danger of collapsing" even though the deal technically expires Friday, The Post added. (The New York Post)