February 3, 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.

February 2, 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.

February 2, 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.

February 2, 2016

It makes sense that the nation’s top retailer would also play host to the largest one-day health fair. But for Walmart, the scale of its first-ever chainwide wellness and screening event — held last October and appropriately dubbed “America’s Biggest Health Fair” — is only part of the story: It’s backed by long-term commitment and big-scale thinking.

January 29, 2016

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

January 28, 2016

Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand is teaming up with Walmart for the 10th annual Pantene Beautiful Lengths event in Northwest Arkansas.

January 26, 2016

Jack Nathan Health centers are located inside Walmart Supercenters across Canada, including 57 full-service medical and dental clinics operating in six provinces.

January 26, 2016

Walmart is not associated with TRC and recommends that shareholders reject this unsolicited offer.

January 26, 2016

Walmart and three of the nation’s largest bottled water suppliers are coming to the aid of Flint, Michigan, residents who lack access to safe drinking water after the municipal water supply became tainted with lead.

January 15, 2016
The company said the stores it is closing — a move that was hinted at last fall during its annual investors conference — represent less than 1% of global square footage
January 13, 2016

Walgreens, along with a host of other retailers, on Tuesday opted into Visa's Visa Checkout to help facilitate an omnichannel shopping experience. Walmart.com also will be incorporating the option into its services within the year, Visa reported.

January 4, 2016

Launched in 2013, MasterPass by MasterCard is currently available in 24 countries and is accepted at 250,000 merchants globally.

December 18, 2015

Unconfirmed media reports indicate Target is in the early stages of developing its own mobile payment solution. If true, Target would join other major retailers like Walmart and Starbucks in making mobile payment a proprietary proposition.

December 18, 2015

Walmart has recalled marketing executive Tony Rogers from his post in China to lead the retailer’s domestic marketing efforts along with input from a former Target executive.

December 18, 2015

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation is out with its annual Giving Report which puts a monetary value on all the ways the retailer and its charitable arm sought to make a difference during the 2015 fiscal year.

December 17, 2015

"John [Standley's] done an incredible job and has an ubelievable pedigree across a whole number of positions at Rite Aid," Jonathan Aspatore, CEO ExecRank, shared with TheStreet in an interview.

December 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reported that Stephen Quinn will retire as executive vice president and chief marketing office in January, and Target’s former CMO will be a consultant for the company at that time. 

December 10, 2015

Although numerous players have entered the mobile payment arena in recent months, Walmart Pay is poised to be much more disruptive to the mobile payment landscape.

December 10, 2015

By adding payment functionality to its app, Walmart said it is the only retailer to offer its own payment solution that works with any iOS or Android device at any checkout lane, and with any major credit, debit, pre-paid or Walmart gift card.

December 7, 2015

A webinar from dLife Healthcare Solutions featuring Walmart's senior director of product development, growth and payer innovation looked at how proactive patients and the changes in where patients access care are impacting providers. 

December 7, 2015

Vitamins have made a comeback.

December 7, 2015

Residents in the area surrounding downtown Bentonville have a new Walmart Neighborhood Market that puts a major emphasis on fresh

December 3, 2015

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

December 1, 2015

Mobile is making up more than 70% of traffic to Walmart.com, and nearly half of the company's orders since Thanksgiving have been placed on a mobile device, the company said.