June 27, 2014

The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers, on Wednesday honored five retail pharmacy operations for their company wellness programs, including CVS Caremark, McKesson, Target, Kroger and Walgreens.

June 26, 2014

The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease on Thursday hosted a briefing to examine the impact of chronic, non-communicable disease and look beyond just medical costs to more holistically consider total productivity, particularly among the federal workforce.

June 25, 2014

CVS Caremark was honored on Wednesday by the National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers, for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging colleagues and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles, the retailer stated.

June 23, 2014

There has been a lot of good news generating out of Rite Aid headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa., in the past week. Not the least of which was the 2.7% lift in first-quarter sales and the 3.1% gain in same-store sales for the period. Rite Aid delivered its seventh consecutive quarter of profitability, noted John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, during a conference call with analysts last week. And Motley Fool’s consumer goods analyst Sean O’Reilly raved about Rite Aid's Health Alliance program, what he described as the company's "ace up its sleeve." O'Reilly noted that the Health Alliance program is designed to drive traffic into Rite Aid's stores through doctor recommendations in the markets where Health Alliance is active. But there's a deeper dive here, because Rite Aid is driving the right customers into its stores — customers with poly-chronic or chronic conditions that represent more frequent trips and bigger market baskets. What's more, Rite Aid's Health Alliance program aims to make those acquired patients more sticky by coordinating a comprehensive care program that will help those patients reach their health goals.

June 23, 2014

Rite Aid president and COO Ken Martindale officially marked the grand re-opening of the company's Beverly Hills store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning.

June 19, 2014

More than 1-in-4 Rite Aid locations now reflect the latest in healthcare retailing — the company's Wellness store format, the concept that serves as a cornerstone to Rite Aid's overall health-and-wellness solution, John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

June 18, 2014

The Global Marketing Development Center hosted the 2014 Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference in Orlando in late May.

June 18, 2014

The Consumer Goods Forum’s Board of Directors has reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of its Health & Wellness Resolutions published in June 2011, which set out the Forum’s belief that manufacturers and retailers have a key role to play in improving the health and wellness of consumers, employees, their families and the communities they serve.

May 28, 2014

Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for ways to live healthier lives, and often their desire for wellness overrides the desire for lower prices, prompting them to shop a specific store or buy a particular brand. It’s a mega-trend that shows no signs of slowing, and those retailers that can successfully leverage the new wellness urgency stand to reap the benefits, according to the new GMDC whitepaper, “Selling Wellness Across the Entire Store: Opportunities to Monetize Better-For-You HBW and GM.”

May 27, 2014

As grocers place an increased emphasis on health and wellness, Hannaford is taking it a step further by implementing a gym inside an Albany location, according to a news report.

May 22, 2014

More than 10 million Hispanics are eligible to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, representing unparalleled opportunity for businesses aiming to succeed in the emerging health economy focused on delivering consumer-centered care, according to "Hispanics: A growing force in the New Health Economy," a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute.

May 16, 2014

A soft cough-cold season has given way to a robust allergy season, Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and EVP, told analysts Thursday, which was one contributing factor to improving overall health and wellness by more than 150 basis points.

May 14, 2014

WellPet — a premium pet food company whose portfolio of brands includes Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Eagle Pack and Holistic Select — announced the launch of Wellness Divin Duos, a dual-layered, natural wet cat food.

May 2, 2014

"NACDS helps to protect the value we currently deliver and sets the stage to provide an even higher level of care, all while sending a powerful message that chain pharmacies are doing far more than filling prescriptions and selling merchandise." That's the message incoming National Association of Chain Drug Stores John Standley had for NACDS Annual attendees. It's a critical juncture in the healthcare industry, he said, and everyone who participates in NACDS plays a substantial role.

NACDS is getting a seasoned performer at the helm. Standley has shown exemplary leadership and remarkable clarity of vision in leading the turnaround at Rite Aid — today the retail health care company is in the best shape it has been in financially in more than a decade, and introduced several very innovative new programs and initiatives from the wellness ambassadors to wellness+ to the Rite Aid Health Aliance, and most recently its acquisition of RediClinic.

May 2, 2014

Walgreens and the National Urban League on Thursday announced the launch of the 2014 Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour.

April 28, 2014

Debbie Allen, an Emmy-award winning actress and choreographer is teaming up with dancers from the television dance competition "So You Think You Can Dance" and Janssen Pharmaceuticals to launch T2 Dance Crew, a national education and wellness program that encourages people with Type 2 diabetes to increase physical activity as part of managing their condition.

April 28, 2014

Johnson & Johnson on Monday hosted a 30-minute walk-through of the Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Experience. Over the course of the presentation, J&J executives showcased a number of consumer and corporate wellness initiatives implemented by J&J, including its Corporate Athlete Program, the 7-Minute Workout app, the Digital Health Scorecard app and the Care4today app.

April 25, 2014

GNC Holdings is launching a new national brand campaign: "Beat Average." The campaign is designed to open a conversation with health-and-wellness consumers about their daily personal wellness goals and how GNC can be their ongoing partner and ally in beating average.

April 10, 2014

QuadMed, a provider of onsite, near site and shared site employer-sponsored health-and-wellness solutions, has appointed Sue Buettner as president, succeeding Tim Dickman, who is leaving the company.

April 9, 2014

To reinforce the basics of a good oral routine and general wellness, Sam’s Club on Tuesday announced it is hosting free oral care and vital health screenings on Sat., April 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 7, 2014

As part of a realignment to "focus on wellness plans for major employers," SoloHealth founder Bart Foster has stepped down as CEO of the company to assume a new role as chief strategy officer, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle published Thursday.

February 10, 2014

Regional player Kinney Drugs has teamed up with Pulmonary Health Physicians, PC and Franciscan Companies (an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Hospital) to open the Healthy You Wellness Center at a Kinney Drugs location in Syracuse. 


February 10, 2014

Wellness Layers, a provider of health-and-wellness engagement portals, and RediClinic, an operator of retail-based convenient care clinics, has announced the launch of RediClinic’s redesigned Weigh Forward portal.