November 5, 2012

Rite Aid is renewing its diabetes extension for Wellness+ and offering free screenings at all of its Wellness stores to mark American Diabetes Month, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

November 5, 2012

Rite Aid was the first to fold in a health-driven component to its loyalty program; as participants move up the Wellness+ ladder, they earn health-related perks, like free healthcare assessments.

November 1, 2012

Walgreens on Thursday announced the launch of Happy And Healthy, Your Guide To Living Well With Walgreens, a biannual magazine that debuts Nov 4.

October 19, 2012

Stop & Shop is opening a new store that will include new features that emphasize customer experience, the company said.

October 18, 2012

SoloHealth on Thursday announced it has plans in place to expand its FDA-approved SoloHealth Station health-and-wellness digital kiosks to more than 2,500 store locations by mid-2013, scaling to more than 4,000 by 2014.

October 16, 2012

The Detroit Lions and Walgreens on Friday entered into an agreement naming Walgreens as the Official Pharmacy of the Detroit Lions.

October 11, 2012

Safeway's approach to multi-channel retailing — a shopping app fielding personalized, targeted promotions to members of its growing Just for U loyalty program — represents the foundation for future growth, executives noted during a conference call with analysts Thursday morning.

October 5, 2012

Family Dollar has inked a partnership with a national leader in health-and-wellness solutions to further drive the retailer's commitment to proactively engage in activities that encourage healthy living.

October 1, 2012

A Midwestern supermarket-pharmacy chain is taking part in an event that's part of a program whose stated goal is to make Iowa the healthiest state in the country.

September 21, 2012

The general consensus seems to be that the turnaround that the country's third-largest retail pharmacy chain has engineered over the past few years is working.

September 19, 2012

Walmart is hoping to blaze a bold new trail down the path toward wellness in its healthy food discount partnership with HumanaVitality announced this morning, and the global retailer has challenged others to follow.

September 17, 2012

The University of Colorado Health Partners, The Little Clinic and King Soopers have announced an affiliation that will provide consumers with more options to improve their health through improved healthcare services, access to professionals in a variety of fields, such as nutrition and wellness programs.

September 12, 2012

Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

September 6, 2012

Safeway will package $150 million in real healthcare savings into an overall wellness strategy to be implemented over the course of 2013, the grocer's chairman and CEO Steve Burd told analysts Thursday morning at the Goldman Sachs 19th Annual Global Retailing Conference.

August 22, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition's “Life…supplemented” campaign on Wednesday launched its first mobile application, WannaBeWell.

August 17, 2012

SoloHealth recently announced a new relationship with WellPoint to help provide consumers with convenient access to information about their health and wellness through the next-
generation SoloHealth Station consumer kiosks.


August 16, 2012

Members of Rite Aid's loyalty card program will have special reward points added to their cards automatically starting next month, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

August 3, 2012

SoloHealth on Friday announced a new relationship with WellPoint to help provide consumers with convenient access to information about their health and wellness through the next-generation SoloHealth Station consumer kiosks.

July 31, 2012

Max-Wellness, a health-and-wellness concept store, has incorporated proactive employees armed with health information as part of its DNA since the company’s inception in 2010.

July 31, 2012

As part of Rite Aid’s new Wellness store formats, Rite Aid has positioned its Wellness Ambassador in front of the OTC aisles armed with an iPad that has access to vetted health information.

July 30, 2012

Incorporated into the new store formats currently being rolled out by both Walgreens and Rite Aid is a new store associate position with the primary function of proactively engaging customers in the OTC aisle. Walgreens calls them Health Guides; Rite Aid calls them Wellness Ambassadors.

July 30, 2012

Everybody loves a comeback story, and it looks as though the pharmacy retail industry has one of its own in the making as Rite Aid’s latest earnings report showed another strong quarter for the Camp Hill, Pa.-based chain, which has been steadily growing its sales and narrowing its losses for several quarters already.


July 30, 2012

One of the most visible representations of Rite Aid’s efforts to make a comeback is its Wellness store format. The company first unveiled the format in several test markets in the Northeast last year, gradually expanding it to other states.

July 20, 2012

In March, The Drug Store News Group in partnership with the Food Marketing Institute co-hosted a special retailer-supplier panel discussion at FMI’s annual Health & Wellness Conference in Orlando, Fla. DSN editor Rob Eder moderated a lively roundtable discussion that examined key opportunities to align retailer and supplier strategies to better match the needs of today’s consumers — and the moving target that is their definition of health and wellness.