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.

August 6, 2012

Rite Aid is offering flu shots at all of its stores, the retail pharmacy chain said.

August 6, 2012

Sam's Club is set to host free children's health screenings on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations with a pharmacy.

August 6, 2012

Walgreens is looking to make getting a flu shot as easy as walking into any Walgreens, Duane Reade and Take Care Clinic by offering flu shots without an appointment.

August 3, 2012

Walgreens on Friday reported July sales of $5.6 billion, a decrease of 3.7% as compared with the same month in fiscal 2011.

August 3, 2012

Kmart announced it is providing its customers with back-to-school offers.

August 3, 2012

Over the next three years, Walgreens plans to create 500 new jobs in the Chicago area and invest $75 million to expand and renovate its Deerfield, Ill., offices in a deal that will cede Walgreens $47 million in state tax credits for retaining 1,500 existing jobs, according to an early morning report published by the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday.

August 2, 2012

Rite Aid reported a 0.5% increase in same-store sales for July, including a 1.2% increase in front-end comps and a 0.2% increase in pharmacy comps. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 4.5%.

August 2, 2012

Safeway has commenced its annual fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

August 2, 2012

Target's net retail sales and comparable-store sales both realized gains of more than 3% during July, the retailer said.

August 2, 2012

Walgreens' e-commerce president Sona Chawla has been appointed to serve on the board of directors at specialty retail apparel chain Express.

August 2, 2012

Walgreens and Alliance Boots on Thursday announced the completion of Walgreens' initial investment in the strategic partnership following receipt of all required regulatory approvals.

August 1, 2012

Costco posted a 5% increase in same-store sales in July, helped by strong sales at its U.S. stores.