Inside This Issue - News
With the economic recovery well under way, chain drug retailers can expect a year of growth in 2011, industry analysts say.
Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Caremark Corp. and current chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, made a dramatic announcement at this year’s NACDS Annual Meeting regarding the association’s meetings and conferences agenda.
Tony Montini has been promoted to executive vice president of merchandising at Rite Aid Corp. He had been senior vice president of category management.
The store co-branding concept that began late last year between Rite Aid Corp. and Save-A-Lot Food Stores has met and in some cases exceeded expectations at the 10 outlets that are involved.
Former Duane Reade and Longs Drug Stores executive Frank Scorpiniti has been named chief operating officer at Katz Group Canada Ltd.
Walgreen Co. has launched a national health initiative encouraging Americans to walk more and rewarding participants with in-store discounts.
London Drugs is nearing the completion of a redesign of two stores that could be precursors to the way the pharmacy chain’s stores will look going forward.
Navarro Discount Pharmacy plans to introduce its own private brand of products geared to Hispanic shoppers.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has made a pair of new appointments to its government affairs team.
Former Duane Reade executive Lee Colarco has been named vice president of general merchandise and consumables at the Chain Drug Consortium.
U.S. prescription drug spending rose in 2010 but grew at less than half the rate in 2009, according to a new report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
Health Mart and Medicine Shoppe International Inc. (MSI) have tied for second in Consumer Reports’ latest ranking of the best pharmacies.