October 8, 2015

Costco’s U.S. stores saw a slight lift in comparable sales as international stores — particularly in Canada — saw comps drop. 

October 7, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar adds another senior-level retail pharmacy executive to its C-suite.  

October 6, 2015

Walmart will provide free blood glucose, blood pressure, vision screenings and product samples —and more than 10,000 of the company’s pharmacists will offer immunizations in select stores. 

October 5, 2015
Kroger is completing the installation of its Digital Shelf Edge smart shelf technology to 2,200 shelves throughout the center of the supermarket, including most aisles with dry goods Cinicinnati.com is reporting. “It has the potential to reinvent brick-and-mortar retailing,” Kroger’s VP research and development Brett Bonner said. “It brings the info-richness of the Internet to the sight, sounds, smells and touching of in-store shopping.” (Cincinnati.com)
October 5, 2015

Seven stores in two markets will have Hearing Centers, and five stores in another market will have optical services starting later this fall. 

October 5, 2015

The seventh president in Meijer's 81-year history hails from Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio Northern University’s College of Pharmacy.

October 5, 2015

Sam’s Club made some expansive personnel and strategy changes focused on merchandising on the same day that Walmart announced job cuts at its home office in Bentonville, Ark.

October 2, 2015

The long-rumored cuts were detailed in an internal memo with the subject line “a company positioned for the future,” that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., President and CEO Doug McMillon distributed to the company’s home office employees on Friday. 

October 1, 2015

The contest is aimed at recognizing Rite Aid pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy managers, pharmacy cashiers and Wellness Ambassadors, for their commitment to providing excellent customer service.

October 1, 2015

Total drug store sales for the 30-week period increased 2.3% with sales of $15.3 billion. 

October 1, 2015

Supervalu’s non-executive chairman Jerry Storch credits Duncan with turning the company around since he took over, repositioning the company’s three core business segments since he took the reigns in 2013. 

September 30, 2015

Costco’s fourth quarter and annual results might not look impressive on paper, but adjusting for gas prices and a strong dollar,  the company had a good quarter and is planning to open 12 new stores by the year’s end. 

September 30, 2015

Target is upping its price matching game in time for hoilday shopping, announcing that it will be matching prices from an extensive list of major retailers. 

September 29, 2015

Walgreens began transitioning stores to the new technology more than three years ago when it installed new point-of-sale terminals.  

September 28, 2015
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Target has expanded its list of chemicals that it wants suppliers to remove from their products. The list includes almost 600 substances on Health Canada’s roster of prohibited cosmetic ingredients, such as coal tars and bisphenol A. It also adds triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient that is under review in hand soaps and sanitizers by the FDA.
 
September 28, 2015

Now in its fifth year, Walgreens and HHS have provided for $40 million in flu vouchers to date. 

September 28, 2015

Walmart has entered a long-term power purchase agreement to buy much of the electricity generated by a wind facility in Logan’s Gap, Texas. 

September 25, 2015

Albertsons expects to raise more than $1.8 billion through its proposed initial public offering, according to an SEC filing made Friday.

September 24, 2015

CVS Health has committed $10 million to SU2C over three years, supported by an annual in-store campaign. 

September 24, 2015

Kroger installs 34-year veteran to operate stores in Western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri.

September 24, 2015

The donations — $2,500 each from Sam’s Club, matched by $2,500 from the USCCF — opens doors for students across the country ages 11 to 18  to go through the process of starting and launching a real business.

September 24, 2015

Target’s leadership recently renewed its focus on improving operational fundamentals, particularly technology systems and platforms, supply chain and out-of-stocks and the guest experience.

September 23, 2015

CVS/pharmacy has also renewed its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.

September 22, 2015

Including local associates, their families, friends and other partners, Kroger expects nearly 7,000 to participate in this one-of-a-kind event.