January 12, 2016

Healthy checklane items are coming to nearly all Aldi stores by year end — and that’s just the beginning of the retailer’s stepped up commitment to offering healthier options at its expanding network of 1,500 stores.

January 12, 2016

Lynn Gust, retiring, started his career with Kroger in 1970 as a parcel clerk at Fred Meyer's Fourth Plain store in Vancouver, Wash. and has served in a number of senior-level positions becoming president of Fred Meyer in 2012.

January 12, 2016

Strong sales of fragrances and bath and body products helped Burlington Stores achieve its holiday season sales targets and have CEO Tom Kingsbury feeling good about where the company is headed in 2016 (Retailing Today).

January 12, 2016

A CVS store is expected to open on the Las Vegas strip in May, according to a report by Vegas Inc. published Tuesday. It will be CVS' fourth location to Walgreens' five, the report noted. "They've really been popping up quickly," Ray Germain, associate VP investments with Marcus & Millichap told Vegas Inc. "It's crazy what you'll pay for a little packet of Advil. (Vegas Inc.)

 

 

January 11, 2016

McKesson narrowed its fiscal 2016 outlook to reflect the expectation that operating profit derived as a result of generic pharmaceutical pricing trends will be weaker in the second half of the fiscal year compared to previous expectations.

January 11, 2016

For Walgreens, the agreement aligns with a two-pronged growth strategy for its retail clinics: investing in its core business while also developing deeper, more innovative approaches with health systems.

January 8, 2016

To help support the campaign, hip-hop duo Kalin and Myles on Thursday recorded a public service announcement to encourage their fan base, the KAMFAM, and young people across the country to join CVS Health's stop-smoking campaign. 

January 8, 2016

Gary Philbin, who was named Family Dollar's president and COO in July 2015, will continue leading Family Dollar and will continue reporting to CEO Bob Sasser. 

January 8, 2016

KMart is making efforts to engage members of its Shop Your Way loyalty program while promoting fitness. 

January 8, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index data continues to suggest slight increases in flu activity in a number of markets, including Las Vegas and several markets in the deep South. 

January 7, 2016

Comparable results were best among the company's hearing aid, optical and pharmacy categories, Jeff Elliott, AVP financial planning and investor relations, shared in a pre-recorded call for investors. 

January 7, 2016

Sam's Club kicks off this year's commitment to health and wellness with free health screenings on Jan. 9. 

January 7, 2016

This month, Target and SoulCycle will launch a 10-city tour featuring special three-day weekend events — with complimentary classes taught by certified SoulCycle instructors. 

January 7, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation is progressing as planned following a first quarter of fiscal 2016 that saw a 48.5% increase in net sales over last year. 

January 6, 2016

Consumers are blurring the lines between meals and snacks, and are increasingly choosing healthier options.

January 6, 2016

The collaboration will provide consumers with improved access to healthcare services with VCU Health’s MCV physicians and specialists supporting The Little Clinic locations.

January 6, 2016

Meijer's free prescription program has saved customers more than $422 million since its inception in 2006. 

January 6, 2016

HealthSpot abruptly shut down its 25 telehealth kiosks located within Rite Aid stores - providing three days notice to the retailer that it would "cease operations" as of Dec. 31, Columbus Business First reported Wednesday. "On Monday, Dec. 28, Rite Aid was notified by HealthSpot of its intention to cease operations effective Dec. 31," Rite Aid released in a statement. "[Rite Aid] believes very  much in the value of telehealth and will continue to explore options to offer suce services in the future." (Columbus Business First)

January 5, 2016

MinuteClinic at Navarro is staffed by bilingual nurse practitioners who specialize in family health care.

January 5, 2016

All was not quiet on New Year’s Day for online retailers and their customers. According to Verizon Retail Index data, broadband traffic attributed to e-commerce shopping activity reached new heights over the New Year’s holiday weekend.

January 4, 2016

Walgreens, the official retail sponsor of People's Choice Awards 2016, is once again presenting the award for Favorite Humanitarian in conjunction with the company’s purpose to champion everyone’s right to be happy and healthy. 

January 4, 2016

Forbes on Monday reported the formation of a coalition known as "The Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition," which is advocating Medicare reimbursement for senior immunizations. "Our immunization program continues to demonstrate the important role our 27,000 pharmacists are playing in healthcare delivery today, providing greater access than ever before to a wide range of CDC-recommended vaccines, as well as other important, preventive healthcare services," Walgreens said in a statement. (Forbes

January 4, 2016

Health insurer WellCare Health Plans changed its pharmacy benefit manager to CVS Health as of Jan. 1, allowing 3.8 million WellCare members to access CVS' pharmacy network. (Reuters)

January 4, 2016

Despite the report of relatively flat sales, Rite Aid stocks were up on Dec. 31, reaching a peak of $7.89 for the day.