October 28, 2016

Each of the more than 360 KidCents charities, located in communities served by Rite Aid, will receive a $5,000 grant to support programs that improve the health and well-being of children in their communities.

October 28, 2016

By the end of the year, GNC plans to deconstruct its pricing strategy, streamline its supply chain and digitize its marketing outreach, all in hopes of recapturing a supplement consumer who's migrated to other channels.

October 28, 2016

The Des Moines Register is reporting that Hy-Vee's group VP Peter Hosch has written a letter to the Iowa Economic Development Authority seeking approval for a 130,000-sq. ft. space in Grimes, Iowa, whose goal is to "attract and retain creative staff." The board has approved the request to split its $7.5 million in tax credits for the company between its recently remodeled West Des Moines, Iowa HQ and the new space in Grimes, according to the report. A Hy-Vee spokesperson told Drug Store News that the company can't disclose any more information about the project, as details are still being finalized. (Des Moine Register)

October 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kroger may not be the only retail pharmacy in the hunt for divested Rite Aid stores following the proposed merger between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite aid, BNL Finance reported in a blog posted Thursday. In fact, they may not even be a good fit - Walmart in its move toward smaller retail footprints may be a better suitor. "However, I think the sleeping giants that no one is talking about ... are competing pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts Holding and Catamaran," wrote Brian Nichols, BNL Finance editor-in-chief. "All of Express Scripts and Catamaran’s competitors are getting stronger in the PBM space, with a combination of retail pharmacies, wholesale and PBM. [So] don’t be surprised if Express Scripts and Catamaran ... make a move to form a retail pharmacy business with 700 Rite Aid stores." (BNL Finance)

October 27, 2016

Costco is rolling out its second annual event designed to give moms an extra hour to shop.

October 27, 2016

Boxed.com's new chief merchant will lead the development and execution of all merchandising strategies and initiatives, and will be responsible for delivering the optimal product assortment.

October 27, 2016

The company pledged that by 2018, it would have all fresh and frozen farm-raised seafood be four-star certified by Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) as adhering to the Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP). 

October 26, 2016
Fred’s said that its pharmacists would work with patients to figure out which version of the flu vaccine is best for them
October 26, 2016

Trubrand was exclusively launched through Kroger, and distribution is now being expanded to include Target, Walgreens, Giant Eagle and HEB.

October 26, 2016

Starting Nov. 1, more than 5 million Sears MasterCard holders whose cards are linked to the Shop Your Way program will earn more Shop Your Way points at Kmart and many of their favorite retailers. 

October 26, 2016

Value and promotions will take center stage in Target Corp.’s holiday plans, along with a televised “musical” starring a 10-time Grammy-winning recording artist.

October 26, 2016

Walmart, Ria and MoneyGram on Tuesday announced a series of changes to their money transfer services that deliver lower prices, greater convenience and a simplified fee structure for customers.

October 24, 2016

Rite Aid pharmacies last week made available a number of free resources to senior customers in an effort to help them select the right prescription drug plan or update their existing coverage during the annual Medicare Part D enrollment period.

October 21, 2016

Walgreens and several other Chicago-area health care entities have formed a new group called the Health Care Council of Chicago, according to a Crain's report published Friday. “The biggest challenge that the Chicago-area health care community has is a lack of connectivity,” Steven Collens, CEO Matter, a healthcare incubator that helped found the organization, told Crain's. “A lot of the work we do at Matter is bringing health care executives and leaders and entrepreneurs and others who are passionate about innovation together, because that's how you create better ideas. That's how you foster innovation.” The group's inaugural meeting is Nov. 7. (Crain's)

October 21, 2016

The grant is part of the Walmart Foundation's ongoing commitment to strengthen communities by committing to provide nutrition education to four million people by 2020.

October 21, 2016

This year's winners accepted their awards on stage at CGT Business Technology Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 19 before the Tech Trend study session.

October 20, 2016

CVS Health works with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to provide the drug collection units that help rid communities of unwanted medications.

October 20, 2016

The Meijer Simply Give program set a fall record with $2.5 million for food pantries throughout the Midwest, making it the most successful fall campaign in the program's history.

October 20, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid now expect the transaction will close in early calendar 2017.

October 20, 2016

With year-end earnings, Walgreens Boots Alliances provides some color on beauty makeover and Rite Aid acquisition.

October 19, 2016

CVS Pay first launched as a pilot program this August in the New York City metro area and the adoption of the program as well as feedback from customers has exceeded expectations.

October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

October 19, 2016

Ron Loveless, the first CEO of Sam's Club who grew the retailer for several years before retiring in 1986, has died.