April 20, 2015

Kmart is trying to increase pharmacy traffic with a new Shop Your Way rewards program that gives members $10 back in points (10,000 points) for every five qualifying prescriptions filled in a rolling 12-month period.

April 2, 2015

Sam’s Club is expanding its prescription savings program to allow Plus and Business Plus members to save even more money through new benefits. 

March 5, 2015

Strong traffic in the pharmacy department helped Rite Aid post a lift in same-store sales for the 52 weeks ended Feb. 28.

February 10, 2015

Discontinuing tobacco sales a year ago may have been the right thing to do for CVS Health, but the company’s fourth quarter results offer other retailers contemplating a similar move a glimpse of the short term impact on sales.

February 3, 2015

As more retailers embrace the growing opportunities in mobile technology, CVS has just announced an overhaul of its already top-rated app. 

January 29, 2015

A stronger than average flu season helped Rite Aid post an increase in same store sales for January.

January 26, 2015

NJOY, an independent e-cigarette and vaping company, on Monday announced the appointment of Paul Sturman as its new CEO and president.

December 23, 2014

Walgreens said stronger sales from established stores helped it trump analyst expectations for the first quarter, even as the company's acquisition of European retailer Alliance Boots remains on track to close this month. 

December 3, 2014

Despite revenue losses from the introduction of new generic drugs, Walgreens announced that same store sales grew 4.5% in November, with total sales, including stores open less than a year, also increasing 4.9% from last year.

October 21, 2014

CVS Health has confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that it is working to establish a tobacco-free pharmacy network and is looking for tobacco-free pharmacies to participate in the new offering.

As widely reported, CVS Health’s pharmacy locations are now officially tobacco-free as the company forges ahead on its mission to help shape the future of health care.

October 15, 2014

Tea drinkers longing for a stronger wake-up brew and coffee drinkers wanting to add variety to their repertoire of caffeinated beverages now have options.

October 3, 2014

Walgreens had September sales of $6.5 billion, an increase of 9.4% as compared to the same month in fiscal 2014.

May 22, 2014

Walmart has enhanced its mobile pharmacy app to help customers make better saving decisions and allow quick access to its list of $4 prescriptions.

February 6, 2014

In response to CVS Caremark's announcement to pull tobacco products out of its stores, Walgreens stated that the category has been under review at its stores, too.

February 5, 2014

CVS Caremark claimed the healthcare high ground by discontinuing the sales of tobacco products but the move comes with a steep price as the company said it will lose $2 billion in revenue and experienced a 17 cents a share profits impact.

January 29, 2014

Lands' End is looking to further its position as a lifestyle brand by entering the body care category with the launch of its Coastal Living Body Care Collection.

January 22, 2014

Mobile is changing the way in which customers manage their drug store needs whether it be filling a prescription, accessing health resources or buying products, and CVS is aiming to take the lead in today’s digital space with a slew of innovative offerings that are yielding some significant results.

January 15, 2014

With cases of influenza rising across the Midwest, Meijer is participating in a new study by offering free testing for flu and strep throat at its stores in Michigan and allowing its pharmacists to dispense prescription drugs as necessary under a protocol developed by a physician who's also involved.

January 6, 2014

Generic drug introductions at Walgreens had a negative impact on total comparable sales, but the company still reported net sales of $7.2 billion, an increase of 7.2%, and a comparable-store sales increase of 6.1% in December.

January 2, 2014

Walgreens, Walmart and Kroger were among major retailers quick to implement temporary new programs designed to help customers coping with one of the many glitches associated with the roll out of the Affordable Care Act.

December 12, 2013

So far 20 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws permitting and regulating the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Colorado and Washington have gone further and legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Moreover, Americans’ tolerance for the legalization of marijuana is increasing. An October 2013 Gallup poll showed that 58% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana.

October 1, 2013

Walgreens filled a record 821 million prescriptions which helped boost the company’s retail pharmacy market share for the fiscal year to 19.1%.

June 17, 2013

Bowing to pressure from the Partnership at Drugfree.org, fashion retailer Urban Outfitters has agreed to pull merchandise made to look like prescription pull bottles, including prescription label flasks and pint and shot glasses, from its shelves.

May 2, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales decreased 4% in April compared with April 2012 due to an earlier Easter and introductions of new generic drugs, the retail pharmacy chain said.