November 9, 2015

Meijer is once again donating a portion of customer purchases made in the toy department, up to $400,000, to children's gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest.

November 9, 2015

As part of the “10 Days of Deals,” the retailer announced it will offer daily discounts on electronics, kitchenware, toys and more from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1.

November 6, 2015

CVS Health is a likely buyer for as many as 85% of any stores that will be required to be sold by Walgreens Boots Alliance/Rite Aid by the Federal Trade Commission. 

November 6, 2015

Pharmacy and retail NACDS members members were able to discuss issues surrounding Medicaid, prescription drug monitoring program funding, opioid abuse, plastic bag preemptions and back-to-school sales tax holidays. 

November 6, 2015

A CBS star and the producer of the People’s Choice Awards — which will be held Jan. 6 — got flu shots at a press conference to promote Walgreens’ vaccination campaign. 

November 6, 2015

A Kroger in Columbus, Ohio is taking refugees who fled ethnic cleansing in Bhutan on a classroom tour of the pharmacy, educating them on the healthcare products and information available to them, according to a report Wednesday from PRI. Helen Kim, a pharmacy fellow at Ohio State who helped start the program and herself an immigrant to the U.S., can relate. "We as immigrants, or somebody who is newly resettled, just do not know how to navigate [the pharmacy]," she said. (PRI)

 

November 5, 2015

Though Costco’s U.S. sales saw a 1% increase over both the four weeks and nine weeks ended Nov. 1 compared to last year, its Canadian stores saw an 8% decrease in comparable sales. 

November 5, 2015

CVS Health plans to establish a support operation in the southeastern U.S. employing more than 100 pharmacists and 350 pharmacy technicians, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday. "I, for one, am excited about getting 500 jobs in the pharmaceutical industry," reported Orlando Mayor Teresa Jacobs. (Orlando Sentinel

 

November 5, 2015

Walgreens may have to shutter as many as 3,000 stores in its bid to buy Rite Aid, or 65% of Rite Aid's store base, according to one real estate analyst in a Fortune story published Thursday, including 1,000 locations Walgreens is willing to jettison as part of any FTC negotiation and another 2,000 locations after the merger is complete. "The post-merger Walgreens real estate imperative will be to minimize cannibalization," noted Garrick Brown, VP research at Cushman for the West Region, adding that there are countless Rite Aid and Walgreens locations opposite one another across the country. (Fortune)

November 5, 2015
Both retailers and manufacturers expect change, complexity and competition to continue in full force, which means winning organizations will be those that can anticipate important shifts and quickly pivot to capitalize on them.
 
November 5, 2015

While Apple Pay has been available for a little more than a year, usage rates are still low. Walgreens is the first retailer to integrating its loyalty program with the mobile payment service.

November 5, 2015

The move to the new EHR, EpicCare, will begin in early calendar year 2016.

November 4, 2015

CNBC reported Tuesday that former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon crash-landed his small airplane in Fayettevill, Ark. on a trip between Bentonville and Waco, Texas. He and his two passengers escaped with minor injuries after he parachute landed the plane. (CNBC)

November 4, 2015

Target is taking steps to right-size its portfolio by closing 13 money-losing stores on Jan. 30, according to a report from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.

November 4, 2015

There are nearly 100 MinuteClinic locations in five New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

November 4, 2015

Sam’s Club has named found a new SVP and general merchandise manager of grocery and beverage with experience in the industry. 

November 3, 2015

First introduced in 1965, along with such classics as the "Sound of Music" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the Bluelight Special was the original flash sale that “made shopping fun,” a spokesperson for Kmart said.

November 3, 2015

Dollar Tree finalizes divestiture of 330 former Family Dollar locations to Sycamore Partners. 

November 3, 2015

After a successful Minneapolis pilot, Target is now offering delivery through Instacart in San Francisco.

November 3, 2015

Michelle Gloeckler will continue to lead Walmart's Health  and Wellness business as EVP of consumables and health and wellness.

November 2, 2015

As CVS Health continues to develop and expand its Registered Apprenticeship program, the company will explore how it can offer apprenticeship opportunities in additional fields, including logistics and digital as well.

November 2, 2015

Now through Nov. 28, CVS/pharmacy customers can support SU2C in stores nationwide by making a $1 or $3 donation at the register or by donating online at www.CVS.com/SU2C.

November 2, 2015

According to Grand Rapids, Mich. Fox affiliate Fox17, Meijer has opened a full retail pharmacy on the ground floor of the city’s Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. “This new pharmacy will make it more convenient in so many ways for our patients, visitors and employees,” the hospital group’s president, Christina Freese-Decker, said. “Meijer has been an exceptional community partner to Spectrum Health and their retail expertise is beneficial.” (Fox17)

November 2, 2015

Pharmacist interventions generated nearly 2% in lower hospital admissions and nearly 3% in lower emergency room visits, according to the Walgreens Health Services study.