April 29, 2016

Walmart will consider technology spanning all of retail, including capabilities around the store shopping experience, associate experience, logistics, big data, security and/or social media.

April 28, 2016

Former Walgreens beauty VP Shannon Curtin is joining Coty North America as senior vice president of its new Consumer Beauty division in May, the company announced Friday.

April 19, 2016

Walmart has joined the network of retailers accepting InComm Healthcare & Affinity's (IHA) Enhanced Payment Platform.

April 15, 2016

Retailers and technology vendors convened at the fifth annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2016 and some of the unmet technology needs.

April 14, 2016

Walmart has embraced the marketplace model as means to expand its online assortment and gain ground on Amazon where third party sellers already account for half of the company’s unit volume.

April 11, 2016

See photos from Drug Store News and Mack Elevation’s second annual New General Market Forum, which took place on April 6, as well as photos from the event’s reception.

April 6, 2016

NEW YORK -- Sam's Club is revamping its target market to include shoppers with higher incomes, as the retailer puts pressure on store managers to boost sales. According to a report in Northwest Arkansas blog The City Wire, Sam’s executives say the club’s membership has dwindled over the past year, according to CEO Rosalind Brewer’s presentation at the Sam’s Club Year Beginning Meetings held in Orlando last month. (The City Wire)

April 4, 2016

Longtime Walmart executive Tom Coughlin, an inspirational leader who played a key role in Walmart’s growth but left the company amid scandal in 2005, passed away on April 1.

March 29, 2016

A court ruling struck down a provision adopted by Puerto Rico last year that tripled the tax revenue the debt-laden island extracted from Walmart,Reuters reported. (Reuters)

March 27, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News hosted the Chronic Care and Retail Health Roundtable, expanding the program for the first time in its 15 year-existence beyond the diabetes management. 

March 23, 2016

Walmart hired former Disney public affairs executive Brian Besanceney to serve as SVP and chief communications officer beginning April 1, The Holmes Report reported Monday.

March 21, 2016

The Shopper Marketing Effie Awards honor work that showcases the best utilization of shopper insights that lead to effective engagements and activations with shoppers along their path to purchase.

March 17, 2016

An innovative makeup tool that has been featured on E! News, The Today Show and The Ellen Show is now available at Walmart.

March 15, 2016

In this special report, Drug Store News takes an in-depth look at community pharmacy and its growing role in helping to lower healthcare costs and expand patient access in the United States.

March 11, 2016

In December, DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit. A record crowd of some 300 supplier and retailer executives were on hand to see seven top merchants from leading chains and special guest moderator Dan Mack, managing director, Elevation Forum, discuss how retailers and suppliers could build better, higher-trusting partnerships, based on authenticity and creating deeper value. What follows is the complete transcript from the December 3rd event.

March 9, 2016

Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.

March 9, 2016

For years, community pharmacy has presented itself as one of the best solutions out there for the ills plaguing the nation’s overstretched and over-costly healthcare system. Few things drive that message home as effectively as the rapid growth of in-store health fairs and disease screening events at drug store, supermarket and mass merchandise pharmacies nationwide. In this special report, DSN examines the growth of in-store health fairs.

March 8, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.

March 8, 2016

Walmart vet Marcus Osborne will focus on driving the strategic vision, business development and key initiatives for the transformation of the health and wellness business.

March 4, 2016

Retail pharmacies play an important role in disaster and emergency situations, often acting to provide first response aid for people needing food, water, medical supplies and healthcare services.

March 3, 2016

A CNBC report on Wednesday noted that a software coding error may be behind making the prescription history and other basic information for a few thousand online U.S. pharmacy customers of Wal-Mart Stores visible to other users.

March 3, 2016

Following a strong showing on Super Tuesday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has caught the attention of former Walmart CEO Bill Simon, Fox Business reported Wednesday. "While Simon says Trump needs to earn his support before he commits to backing the nominee, he believes the billionaire businessman has the opportunity to unite the Repubican party," the report noted. "I think he's got some work to do ... I think it's time for him now to demonstrate that he supports the party and if he does, I think that many people will rally behind him," Simon told Fox Business. (Fox Business)

March 1, 2016

More than half of the companies on the 2016 NAFE Top 60 have at least four women on their boards of directors.

February 18, 2016

A modest increase in fourth quarter same store sales at Walmart’s U.S. stores marked a sixth consecutive period of growth and helped the company exceed analysts’ profit targets, but a reduced 2016 sales outlooks caught some investors by surprise.