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October 31, 2014

TOP STORY

October same-store sales climb at Rite Aid

Increased prescription business lifted Rite Aid Corp.'s same-store sales to another strong gain in October.

The growth topped Rite Aid's comparable-store sales gain in September, which had been the drug chain's largest monthly comp-store sales increase of the calendar year.

Overall sales also advanced in October, exceeding the previous month's gain.

 

RETAIL NEWS BREAKS

Fred's ushers in new chief executive

As it shifts toward a convenience/pharmacy-centric model, discount retailer Fred's Inc. also is now transitioning to a new chief executive officer.

Rexall chief executive Scorpiniti resigns

Frank Scorpiniti has resigned as chief executive officer of Rexall Pharma Plus, Chain Drug Review has learned.

Independent pharmacies boost adherence, health services

Independent pharmacies are stepping up services to foster patient medication adherence and have set a new record high in the share of prescriptions filled with generic drugs, according to the 2014 National Community Pharmacists Association Digest.

Walgreens tabbed as partner for pharmacy tech program

Penn Foster, a career-focused online and hybrid learning institution, has partnered with Walgreen Co. to improve its U.S. pharmacy technician program.

Rx Response offers Ebola resources to pharmacies

Rx Response, the pharmaceutical supply chain disaster response initiative, has gone to alert status in response to concerns about Ebola in the United States.

New MinuteClinics planned in R.I. health system affiliation

MinuteClinic has formed a clinical affiliation with Lifespan, Rhode Island's largest health system, and plans to add seven new clinics in the state.

Bartell Drugs unveils plans for new store

Bartell Drugs plans to open a new store in 2016 at Ballard Commons, a mixed-use development in northwestern Seattle.

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SUPPLIER NEWS BREAKS

Topical BioMedics mourns passing of founding partner

Stephen Duricko, a founding partner of topical pain relief manufacturer Topical BioMedics Inc., passed away at age 74.

TheraPearl expands retail distribution

TheraPearl has landed retail distribution at select Safeway food and drug stores, with all 1,200 of the supermarket chain's stores slated to carry its hot/cold therapy offerings by December.

Dermatologists enthused by Ermis medicated skin care bars

Ermis Labs reports that its new medicated skin care bars are being applauded by dermatologists.

Carmex skin care packaging gets new look

Carma Laboratories Inc. is bringing a fresh look to its Carmex skin care brand on shelves at chain drug stores and other retail outlets.

Procter & Gamble aims to spin off Duracell

As part of its strategy to sharpen its focus on core brands, Procter & Gamble Co. plans to spin off the Duracell battery business.

GoGargle! sore throat remedy grows retail distribution

O'Connor Companies LLC has expanded retail distribution for GoGargle!, an effervescent salt gargle designed to provide a more refreshing option to relieve dry, irritated throats.

Lay's announces 'next great potato chip flavor' winner

Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips emerged as the winner of this year's Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest by Frito-Lay.

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