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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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%.
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.
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.
“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.