August 20, 2012

Supervalu on Monday announced Robert Bly will join the company as president of Shoppers, a 56-store division in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., market.

August 17, 2012

A former CVS executive has been appointed to a top position at a company that provides pharmacy services to the long-term care industry.

August 16, 2012

A new company formed by leading U.S. retailers is looking to offer consumers a mobile commerce experience that will combine the convenience of paying at the register with customizable offers.

August 16, 2012

Members of Rite Aid's loyalty card program will have special reward points added to their cards automatically starting next month, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

August 16, 2012

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Kmart, posted a 3.7% decline in same-store sales and a $132 million loss for second quarter 2012, according to financial results announced Thursday.

August 16, 2012

A fourth consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth at Walmart's U.S. business helped the company achieve a slightly better than expected profit performance.

August 15, 2012

Target's second-quarter sales increased 3.5% to $16.5 billion and the company’s profits grew 2.9% to $1.06 per share, 5 cents higher than analysts expected.

August 15, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced partnerships with several pharmacies to help customers learn about new Medicare benefits available to them under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

August 15, 2012

Kroger on Tuesday announced it will place self-use health screening kiosks at all of its 1,950 locations to help their pharmacy patients "know their numbers."

August 15, 2012

The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a "Food Rx" initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability, the groups announced Wednesday.

August 14, 2012

Shopkick, a shopping application that rewards shoppers for walking into stores and interacting with products, has teamed up with CVS/pharmacy to roll out a first-ever offering of walk-in and other rewards at a retail pharmacy, Shopkick announced on Tuesday.

August 14, 2012

A delivery truck driver for Rite Aid has won the retail pharmacy chain's annual driving competition, the company said.

August 14, 2012

Nobody likes getting a shot, but a new survey indicates that fear of needles also may prompt people to avoid getting flu vaccinations.

August 14, 2012

Walmart is helping teachers purchase much-needed classroom supplies through the retailer's Teacher Rewards program.

August 13, 2012

A new Walgreens campaign to the tune of John Fogerty's "Down on the Corner" from GSD&M is hitting a 30-second primetime spot near you, and highlights Walgreens' long history of innovation.

August 10, 2012

Sam's Club has extended its relationship with GE Capital Retail Bank, a consumer lending unit of General Electric.

August 10, 2012

Walgreens on Saturday will be hosting its first Mobile Photo Hack Day — a contest among mobile photo application developers in creating a "groundbreaking" application using Walgreens' QuickPrints SDK.

August 9, 2012

CVS Caremark paid tribute to disabled veterans from New England with a batting camp and full-day experience at Fenway Park in Boston on Aug. 7.

August 8, 2012

Kmart said it has adjusted its approach to back to school by increasing the number of stores that sell uniforms and aligning its back-to-school sales periods by region to match that of the local school districts.

August 7, 2012

The stalemate between Walgreens and Express Scripts may have come to an end, but CVS Caremark remains optimistic and has developed a multifaceted plan to help it retain a significant number of the prescriptions gained from the impasse, CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo told analysts during Tuesday morning’s second-quarter conference call.

August 7, 2012

Food Lion customers can support their favorite schools when they participate in the MVP Classroom Rewards program.

August 7, 2012

Beginning this month, South Carolina is allowing retail-based health clinics to enroll as providers in Medicaid, a move that will enable Medicaid patients to use clinics for wellness visits, preventive services and to treat acute ailments, according to a local news report.

August 7, 2012

The Walmart Foundation, alongside six women's foundations — The Washington Area Women's Foundation, The New York Women's Foundation, Women's Fund of Mississippi, Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis and the Women's Funding Network — has launched the Partnership for Women's Prosperity.

August 6, 2012

MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy, has become the first retail clinic provider to achieve three consecutive accreditation awards from The Joint Commission.