October 1, 2013

Publix on Tuesday announced its board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend of 35 cents per share on its common stock.

September 10, 2013

Members of Kmart's loyalty card program can use low-cost check cashing services at stores, the retail chain said.

September 10, 2013

This year's spring allergy season has been characterized by a late start. "The allergy season was very weak in February and March, and even the beginning of April [was] very weak," William Peters, CFO and VP finance for Hi-Tech Pharmacal, told analysts in July.

August 22, 2013

Elizabeth Arden, whose portfolio includes such celebrity fragrance brands as Britney Spears, Elizabeth Taylor and Justin Bieber, has announced the resignation of its EVP and CFO Stephen Smith, effective Sept. 1. Smith is leaving the company to serve as EVP and CFO of the Hain Celestial Group.

August 20, 2013

Cardinal Health hosted a full-day pharmacy ownership “boot camp” to support Women in Pharmacy in Seattle, Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Cardinal Health 2013 Retail Business Conference, helping to pave the way to independent ownership for a key demographic across pharmacy schools and pharmacy operations — female pharmacists.

August 19, 2013

In a segment of CNBC's "Mad Money" program, host Jim Cramer proclaimed "Rite Aid is back" when a caller asked for the former hedge fund manager's opinion about the Camp Hill, Pa.-based retail pharmacy chain. "Rite Aid is good. … It is an okay situation. The group is strong," Cramer said.

Cramer's proclamation only confirmed what Drug Store News has been saying for a while now, ever since it became clear that Rite Aid had hit pay dirt with its Wellness+ loyalty card program, growing sales and reversing several years of annual and quarterly losses. In April 2013, the company posted its first profitable fiscal year since 2007.

August 19, 2013

Global losses from credit, debit and prepaid card fraud reached $11.27 billion, an increase of 14.6% over the year before, according to a new report.

August 15, 2013

"Rite Aid is back!” That’s what Jim Cramer told viewers during the “Lightening Round” portion of his “Mad Money” investment advice program on Wednesday on CNBC.

August 8, 2013

The board of directors of AmerisourceBergen has authorized a new $750 million share repurchase program.

August 8, 2013

Despite a slowdown in U.S. retail and consumer merger and acquisition activity in second quarter 2013, there are signs that M&A activity could experience an uptick for the remainder of 2013, according to PwC's U.S. retail and consumer deals insights Q2 2013 report released on Thursday.

August 5, 2013

Revlon is looking to acquire from CVC Capital Partners the beauty company Colomer Group for $660 million, a move that will enable Revlon to expand into the professional salon market.

August 1, 2013

Procter & Gamble announced on Thursday that net sales for the fiscal year inched up 1% as net earnings per share from continuing operations rose 24%.

July 31, 2013

McKesson on Wednesday announced preliminary voting results from its annual meeting of stockholders.

July 26, 2013

A company in Finland is about to launch a payment system that allows customers to use their face, according to published reports.

July 24, 2013

Supervalu named Bruce Besanko as the company’s EVP and CFO, effective Aug. 7.

July 17, 2013

Corning, a provider of specialty glass and ceramics, has appointed Procter & Gamble group president of global beauty, Deborah Henretta, to Corning's board of directors.

July 15, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association announced that Lisa Murphy Early will join the association as VP finance and administration and CFO.

July 10, 2013

Helen of Troy, a marketer of brand-name products, including Vidal Sassoon, Pro Beauty Tools, Bed Head and Brut, posted a boost in first-quarter sales and is off to a “solid start” for fiscal year 2014, the company announced.

July 2, 2013

Rite Aid has finished a buyback program for more than $800 million worth of debt using proceeds from a sale of notes that allow the company to borrow at a lower interest rate, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

July 1, 2013

Drug store chain Rite Aid has picked Payment Alliance International to provide ATM services at about 1,500 of its stores, the ATM network said.

June 21, 2013

McKesson has announced that Jeffrey C. Campbell, EVP and CFO, will leave the company at the end of June to become the CFO of American Express.

June 21, 2013

Rite Aid has completed an effort to refinance half a billion dollars in debt, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday, fresh off its announcement the day before of its third consecutive profitable quarter.

June 19, 2013

Rite Aid is offering to buy back $810 million worth of debt while increasing the amount of a new bond sale announced Tuesday, the retail pharmacy chain said.

June 17, 2013

Rite Aid announced a new debt-refinancing plan, the second such plan in two weeks.