March 2, 2017

Epic will help integrate and improve clinical processes for CVS Specialty, including Accordant, which provides care management program services for patients with rare, chronic diseases.

March 2, 2017

The discounter’s solid quarterly performance — which included a 5% sales increase from the year-ago period — capped a year in which it opened 584 new stores and exceeded $20 billion in sales. 

March 2, 2017

Underlying operating margins improved, driven by the “Easy, Fresh and Affordable” strategic initiative and synergies, the company said. 

March 2, 2017

Memphis-based company is seeing continued improvement in its retail and specialty pharmacy divisions. 

March 2, 2017

Looking to 2017, Kroger anticipates identical supermarket sales, excluding fuel, to range from flat to 1% growth.

March 2, 2017

In the weeks leading up to the Consumer Health Products Annual Executive Conference, Drug Store News assembled a virtual panel of leading consumer healthcare executives. Find out why top OTC marketers are so bullish on the business in 2017 and beyond.

March 1, 2017

Even as national flu incidence is trending down, according to the CDC, the Walgreens Flu Index heat map indicates flu incidence is still trending high throughout North Carolina and across the East Coast.

February 28, 2017

The retailer on Tuesday unveiled a $7B-plus, five-step strategic plan.

February 28, 2017

The sale to CVS Health, along with a 1.5% comparable store sales decrease, led fourth-quarter sales to decline 4.3% year over year to $20.7 billion.

February 28, 2017

Retailer to provide easy prescription refills and allow consumers to “skip the line.”

February 27, 2017

Greensboro is the fifth market to be remodeled by the banner in the past several years, with the stores expected to be completed on a rolling basis between March and August.

February 27, 2017

Patient feedback at the convenient care clinics in New Jersey has been excellent, RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin told Drug Store News.

February 27, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance made significant strides in CSR accountability in 2016, reporting metrics that will serve as the baseline for evaluating future progress.

February 24, 2017

Pharmacists at Albertsons banner stores in 13 states can dispense Adapt Pharma’s Narcan Nasal Spray and counsel patients on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug. 

February 24, 2017

Larry Arnold joined the retailer in 1953, just prior to his 16th birthday.

February 23, 2017

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Supervalu executive Eric Hymas, who has overseen the company’s Cub Foods Banner since January 2016, is stepping down from his position. As the company seeks a replacement, Supervalu SVP marketing and consumer insights Chad Ferguson has taken over on an interim basis. “Chad is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience and I’m very pleased he will be stepping in to lead Cub,”Supervalu SVP retail, merchandising and marketing Anne Dament told the Star Tribune. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
 

February 23, 2017

"This new retail offering complements our virtual care, urgent care and same-day primary care offerings to give consumers more choice for non-emergency services,” Piedmont CEO Kevin Brown said.

February 22, 2017

Retailer now offers more than 600 exclusive snack and grocery options that are free from artificial trans fats, which are believed to lead to rising heart disease occurrences.

February 22, 2017

Some 275 retail and CPG executives descended on the New York Athletic Club in December to talk about the future role the industry can play in chronic care management, how companies can embrace technology to better serve customers and patients and where the industry is headed at the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.

February 22, 2017

The pharmacy staff at cancer-specialized specialty pharmacies have completed a cancer-focused curriculum of advanced education courses, focused on colorectal, lung, prostate and breast cancer, as well as various blood cancers.

February 22, 2017

Significant flu activity gains are being reported across North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, Walgreens noted.

February 21, 2017

Walmart now boasts more than 35 million SKUs online and recently announced free two-day shipping with a minimum $35 order.

February 21, 2017

According to Forbes contributor Bruce Japsen, a Walgreens and WebMD merger would make sense as it would couple the 2 million daily visits Walgreens generates online and the 117 million unique monthly visitors that WebMD captures.

February 21, 2017

Kroger is minimizing wait times at the pharmacy counter through an advanced  video-management system, Chris Hjelm, Kroger’s chief information officer, told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday. "We’re running a pilot to do service queuing for the pharmacy," he told The Journal. "It isn’t like everybody stands in a nice line, like they do at checkout. People come from the left side, they come from the right side. We can use video to not only detect how many are there but how long they’ve been waiting. If you’re a pharmacist, your head is down at the computer, working. We can alert you right on your display that you’ve got a customer who’s been waiting for 60 seconds and no one’s talked to them yet." (The Wall Street Journal)