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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Drug Channels' Adam Fein projects another slow-growth year for retail clinics in his latest blog. "While clinics sound like an exciting strategy, revenues from in-store clinics are - and will likely remain - a very small share of pharmacy chains' prescription revenues," he wrote. "While 2016 may see little growth, I still expect the number of retail clinics to reach 2,300 to 2,500 locations by 2018." (Drug Channels)
Many larger employers, including Walmart for example, are contracting health analytic firms to proactively identify and alert employees who are projected to have health concerns, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.