July 17, 2013

Retailer promotion activity continued to grow with a 21.6% increase to more than 11.3 billion pages in the first half of 2013, with Walmart leading in retailer activity followed by Walgreens, Target and Family Dollar, reported Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

July 17, 2013

Salon quality Hot Legs hair removal system, imported from Australia, is now available exclusively at Walgreens nationwide and Duane Reade locations in the New York metropolitan area through an exclusive drug store channel deal to promote the celebrity- and stylist-touted line to American consumers.

July 16, 2013

The Loblaw Co. may have pulled the trigger on its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart upon learning of Walgreens' interest in the Canadian pharmacy operation, according to a report in Toronto's National Post published Tuesday.

July 16, 2013

Walgreens on Tuesday named Mark Lelinski as its new corporate VP, market access. Lelinski will be responsible for contracting and pricing strategies; the integration efforts across Walgreens pharmacy, health and wellness division; overseeing sales and account management; and managing the continued evolution of the company’s managed market strategies.

July 16, 2013

True Drinks, a healthy beverage provider, announced a distribution agreement to bring its Aquaball kids drink to thousands of Walgreens stores beginning this month.

July 12, 2013

LifePics on Friday announced its integration with Walgreens QuickPrints technology, which will provide its customers greater access to order one-hour photo prints online, through mobile devices or from LifePics-integrated partners, for pick up at any Walgreens location.

July 12, 2013

Stephen LaFrance, former owner of USA Drug, passed away unexpectedly last month. LaFrance was 71.

July 12, 2013

More than $8.5 million raised by customers from Walgreens will help pay for treatment support and screenings for breast cancer patients in communities across the country the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced Thursday.

July 11, 2013

OK, it's all a matter of opinion, but an endorsement in a major media outlet is still something to crow about.

July 11, 2013

Take Care Clinics, which is owned by Walgreens, has introduced a new concussion education component as part of its annual camp, back-to-school and sports physicals, the clinic operator announced.

July 11, 2013

The board of directors of Walgreens increased the quarterly dividend by 14.5% to 31.5 cents per share from the previous rate of 27.5 cents per share, the company announced.

July 10, 2013

Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association launched a national campaign to educate consumers about the new healthcare reform law and provide them with key information on how to access coverage and understand other changes they may experience as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

July 9, 2013

A nonprofit pharmacy advocacy group has launched a new project that it said was aimed at ensuring fair audit standards for prescription drug claims paid under the Medicare Part D program and protecting pharmacies and patients from what it called unfair audit and conduct practices by pharmacy benefit managers.

July 3, 2013

Walgreens posted June sales of $5.8 billion, an increase of 2.5% from the same month in fiscal 2012, and saw increased pharmacy sales of 2.9%.

July 1, 2013

Though Walgreens reported an earnings gain of 85 cents per share, that fell short of Wall Street expectations of 91 cents per share. Subsequently, Walgreens' stock dropped from $48.05 before the earnings release to $44.17 at week's end.

But that's a story for day traders. Outside of the numbers, Walgreens outlined a three-point plan to boost front-end performance going forward. Meanwhile, several industry trends across pharmacy is helping to drive business higher behind the bench. So what happens if Walgreens not only continues its earnings growth trajectory, but actually beat Wall Street expectations next time?

July 1, 2013

A drug for treating obesity has become available through a network of about 8,000 retail pharmacies around the country, the drug's manufacturer said.

July 1, 2013

Walgreens on Monday received the third annual UnitedHealthcare “Shining Light: Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility” award for excellence in social responsibility.

July 1, 2013

As new state legislation takes effect Monday to help bring greater patient access to vaccines, Walgreens has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 204 locations across Indiana, the retailer announced.

June 28, 2013

Walgreens announced its app is available for download on mobile phone devices across the Windows Phone 8 platform. A Windows 8 version for desktops and tablets is expected to become available at a later date.

June 27, 2013

Walgreens is building a new store on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore medical campus, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

June 26, 2013

Drug supply company ScripsAmerica has entered a marketing and distribution deal for a line of OTC pain relievers and fever reducers.

June 25, 2013

Walgreens on Tuesday initiated a three-point plan to boost front-end performance as the company shifts its Balance Rewards customer-acquisition focus into second gear with a greater emphasis on redemption and rewards.

June 24, 2013

Rite Aid reported its third consecutive profitable quarter Thursday, with profits of nearly $90 million, following the introduction of the largest expansion of its Wellness+ loyalty card program, dubbed Wellness65+, and days before the promotion of COO Ken Martindale to president of the company.

The 4,615-store drug chain has been on a roll lately, continuing to benefit from the switch from branded to generic drugs and the retention of last year's dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts.

June 21, 2013

No7 Men skin care products, part of the U.K.’s skin care brand No7 created by Boots, is now available chainwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores.