July 5, 2017

There is a potential white space opportunity for retail clinics in advancing point-of-care diagnostic offerings on site. In 2015, combined sales of POC tests, clinical chemistry and immunoassay laboratory tests and vaccines to retail clinics reached $240 million.

July 5, 2017
Walmart also is testing a self-service kiosk for pickup of groceries ordered online, with the installation of a 20-ft.-by-80-ft. kiosk, or small building, in the parking lot of its supercenter in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.
 
July 5, 2017

New parents undergo lasting changes in terms of what they look for from their personal care products once they have children, according to new insights from pregnancy and parenting resource BabyCenter’s “2017 Skincare and Bathtime Study,” which was shared exclusively with Drug Store News.

June 26, 2017

The co-branded sites are set to launch at select stores in Florida and Texas, initially offering lab testing services with the expectation that they will expand to include other basic healthcare services.

June 20, 2017

In the Goldman Sachs/Condé Nast 2017 Love List: Food, among places people shop for food, Wal-Mart topped the list for millennial food enthusiasts surveyed, and Target came in second place among millennials. The top drug chain was CVS, which came in eighth among millennial food enthusiasts, followed by Walgreens at 10.

June 8, 2017

Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company said it has delivered more than 1.1 million screenings across the country.

June 5, 2017

At Walmart’s 47th Annual Shareholders Meeting, CEO Doug McMillon discussed how the company is using technology to empower its associates and improve the customer experience. 

June 2, 2017

Walmart’s latest delivery initiative leverages its own store employees to drop online orders off at customers’ front doors. 

May 25, 2017
Walmart’s share of the $800 billion grocery market has grown to 21.5%, according to a report from CNBC that highlights Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf’s assessment of the retailer’s recent first-quarter results. Wolf notes that in Q1, Walmart outperformed U.S. supermarkets by 2.9%, which is up from the 1.6% outperformance it showed in Q4 2016. (CNBC)
May 23, 2017

The retailer will open nine new stores across Florida in its current fiscal year, creating more than 800 jobs, and also execute a multi-million-dollar capital investment plan by remodeling more than 40 locations across the state

May 23, 2017

The changes, which go into effect June 24, mean that if an associate’s military salary is less than what they were making at their job at Walmart, the company will pay them the difference while they are on a military leave of absence.

May 22, 2017

Changes set to roll out to roughly 400-640 stores include a focus on the in-store pickup experience, as well as an expansion of organic and fresh offerings and grocery pickup. 

May 19, 2017

McKesson's year-old generics sourcing partnership with Walmart, ClarusONE, has made significant progress, the wholesaler reported.

May 18, 2017

The chain’s U.S. same-store sales grew for the 11th consecutive quarter, rising 1.4% in the period ended April 30, just beating analysts’ estimates. 

May 17, 2017

Sales of artificial eyelashes packaged with adhesives rose 31% to $157 million, according to IRI data for multi-outlet retailers for the 52-week period ended March 19. Eyelash adhesives kicked in another $30 million and showed growth of 24%.

May 17, 2017

Drug and discount stores have managed to lure customers away from specialty and department stores to their doors for color cosmetics, where brows and lashes are leading the charge to attract shoppers, skin care and bubble bath products.

May 11, 2017

On May 10, Story unveiled its latest iteration, “Fresh,” which is being done in collaboration with Walmart’s Jet.com division. 

May 5, 2017
A patent filing by Walmart reveals that the retail giant could be developing an Internet of Things-based device that tracks how shoppers use products in their homes and then electronically reorders merchandise.
May 4, 2017

A new national survey from Always Discreet found that more than half (57%) of women who are 45 and older and experience bladder leaks are embarrassed to talk about it.

April 27, 2017

Holding company Ecoark on Thursday announced the addition of two members to its board of directors. 

April 26, 2017

The retailer is adding new “rollback” fees to its Walmart2Walmart money transfer program. 

April 25, 2017

Jennifer Fleiss is a co-founder of Rent the Runway and will lead Code Eight at Walmart.

April 19, 2017

Walgreens and Walmart will be among the leading pharmacy retailers participating in the Dallas-area event.

April 19, 2017

“Project Gigaton” will provide an emissions reduction toolkit to a broad network of suppliers seeking to eliminate one gigaton of emissions, focusing on areas such as manufacturing, materials and use of products by 2030.