November 1, 2016

Mars is expanding the distribution of its popular cocoa extract supplement.

November 1, 2016

Walgreens begins servicing TriCare members Dec. 1, but will extend a 20% discount to all military active-duty and veterans, and their families, in honor of Veterans Day.

October 31, 2016

The survey of 1,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries was conducted Sept. 14 through Sept. 25 by Market Insights Group in advance of Medicare’s annual enrollment period.

October 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kroger may not be the only retail pharmacy in the hunt for divested Rite Aid stores following the proposed merger between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite aid, BNL Finance reported in a blog posted Thursday. In fact, they may not even be a good fit - Walmart in its move toward smaller retail footprints may be a better suitor. "However, I think the sleeping giants that no one is talking about ... are competing pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts Holding and Catamaran," wrote Brian Nichols, BNL Finance editor-in-chief. "All of Express Scripts and Catamaran’s competitors are getting stronger in the PBM space, with a combination of retail pharmacies, wholesale and PBM. [So] don’t be surprised if Express Scripts and Catamaran ... make a move to form a retail pharmacy business with 700 Rite Aid stores." (BNL Finance)

October 26, 2016

Trubrand was exclusively launched through Kroger, and distribution is now being expanded to include Target, Walgreens, Giant Eagle and HEB.

October 21, 2016

Walgreens and several other Chicago-area health care entities have formed a new group called the Health Care Council of Chicago, according to a Crain's report published Friday. “The biggest challenge that the Chicago-area health care community has is a lack of connectivity,” Steven Collens, CEO Matter, a healthcare incubator that helped found the organization, told Crain's. “A lot of the work we do at Matter is bringing health care executives and leaders and entrepreneurs and others who are passionate about innovation together, because that's how you create better ideas. That's how you foster innovation.” The group's inaugural meeting is Nov. 7. (Crain's)

October 21, 2016

This year's winners accepted their awards on stage at CGT Business Technology Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 19 before the Tech Trend study session.

October 20, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid now expect the transaction will close in early calendar 2017.

October 20, 2016

With year-end earnings, Walgreens Boots Alliances provides some color on beauty makeover and Rite Aid acquisition.

October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

October 19, 2016

The New York Post late Tuesday reported Kroger may be close to passing on acquiring some 650 stores that Walgreens and Rite Aid would have to sell to gain regulatory approval of their $17 billion merger, placing the deal in jeopardy. “The FTC is trying to preserve the stand-alone stores,” a source told The Post. “But Kroger might want to integrate. What happens to Rite Aids it buys that are near Krogers?” (The New York Post)

October 19, 2016

Drug Store News recently spoke with Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy group VP Gerry Gleeson about the company’s approach to specialty and the importance of a focus on patient care and pharmacist education in that space.

October 19, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance is being recognized for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through programs like the Get a Shot. Give a Shot initiative.

October 19, 2016

Walgreens and Vitamin Angels reached the milestone of helping100 million children and mothers more than a year ahead of its original goal to achieve it by the end of 2017.   

October 18, 2016

Walgreens' safe medication disposal program, first announced in February, is the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer to combat drug abuse and will expand to two additional states, Nevada and Maryland, by early November.

October 17, 2016

The drug store industry said goodbye to two icons of the business in September. Charles R. “Cork” Walgreen III, 80, former president, CEO, chairman of the board and chairman emeritus of the company that bears his family’s name, and David Bloom, 76, the former, long-time CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart, passed away last month.

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back, and where sales are up a healthy 10.6% for the 52-week period ended Sept. 4, 2016, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets.

October 17, 2016

With the new Ship to Store program, customers who order items to a local Walgreens or Duane Reade store for pick up will receive free shipping with no minimum order requirement.

October 13, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance declares a regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, an increase of 4.2% over the year-ago period.

October 13, 2016

According to reports, Hurricane Matthew may result is as much as $10 billion in damages.

October 10, 2016

Retail employees of Walgreens and Kroger are among the winners of the National Retail Federation's fourth annual Dream BIG Scholarship for 2016.

October 6, 2016

CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens both offered advice to patients in the path of Hurricane Matthew, while grocer Publix is already mobilizing relief efforts to help residents in the aftermath of the category 4 storm.

October 6, 2016

Under new leadership, Theranos is working toward obtaining FDA clearances, building commercial partnerships and pursuing publications in scientific journals in pursuit of miniaturized, automated labs.

October 4, 2016

The new AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP) plan, insured through UnitedHealthcare, is designed to appeal to cost-conscious consumers looking for Part D prescription drug coverage.