January 11, 2011

There were three takeaways to come out of Supervalu’s third-quarter analyst call Tuesday morning: The deep discount banner Save-A-Lot will be the most significant catalyst for growth going forward; Supervalu aggressively is addressing pricing issues that have had consumers who are more accustomed to the “hi” in the grocer’s "hi-lo" pricing strategy shopping elsewhere; and while traditional Supervalu banners Acme, Shaw’s and even Jewel-Osco do not have a “For Sale” sign on their respective front lawns, at least not yet, they can be had for the right price.

January 5, 2011

As announced at CVS Caremark's 2010 analyst meeting in October and reported by Drug Store News, the company's retail division is extending its successful ExtraCare loyalty program by officially launching the new ExtraCare Beauty Club, the first-ever beauty club program for the retail pharmacy industry.

January 4, 2011

Rite Aid brought the New Year in with a bang, recording monthly same-store sales increases across both the front end and back bench for the first time in almost two years.

January 3, 2011

Credit Suisse analysts on Monday projected strong front-end sales and improved pharmacy comparisons for December.

December 29, 2010

More than half of beer drinkers want to try more craft brews, according to research from Mintel.

November 18, 2010

Health experts have addressed the benefits of drinking wine to boost overall health, and it...

November 14, 2010

The healthcare landscape is changing. There’s a new value-driven consumer who has emerged and, in...

November 3, 2010

The healthcare landscape is changing. There’s a new value-driven consumer who has emerged and, in...

November 1, 2010

Strong generic sales helped Endo edge analyst expectations for the third quarter, the company noted....

October 24, 2010

CVS Caremark has been heavily focused on the healthcare arena, leveraging its various points of...

October 7, 2010

The theme of CVS Caremark’s 2010 analyst meeting held Friday morning here in New York...

October 7, 2010

CVS Caremark has no doubt been a trailblazer in the healthcare arena, positioning itself along...

September 22, 2010

There may be a silver lining within Rite Aid's second-quarter results that were released Thursday,...

September 12, 2010

Rite Aid’s road back to black still is long and pocked with challenges, but it’s...

September 12, 2010

Rite Aid’s wellness+, one of the few loyalty cards that proffers an actual healthcare component...

September 6, 2010

Back-to-school shopping caused a surprise turnaround for retailers, which beat analyst expectations, according to published...

September 1, 2010

Retailers operating outside of the dollar channel are beginning to experience some night terrors. Because...

August 30, 2010

Dr Pepper has teamed up with ESPN college football analyst and Hall of Fame head...

August 22, 2010

Americans staggered by recession, loss of income and job worries have been making fewer trips...

August 11, 2010

Despite a surge of sales among energy drink products, the industry may have trouble attracting...

August 2, 2010

Rite Aid on Tuesday announced that the New York Stock Exchange has notified the company...

July 18, 2010

Latinas tend to over-index on beauty products as, in their opinion, beauty means power and...

June 6, 2010

The online beauty market is poised to explode, and it’s likely that the techsavvy teen...

May 20, 2010

Emergency room visits have been -- and continue to be -- on the rise, and...