Retail News Breaks Archives
Walmart has opened its first Neighborhood Market in New York state, settling in a location that shows the competitive challenge faced by drug chains and other retailers as the discount store giant rolls out smaller formats with pharmacies.
McKesson Canada said it's restructuring its Ontario distribution network to better serve its customers and and position itself for future growth.
Japan-based convenience store operator Lawson Inc. reportedly is angling to invest in or buy drug stores in the United States and Europe.
Take Care Clinics have added concussion education as part of their annual camp, back-to-school and sports physicals.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has applauded a bill introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) that would create a federal commission to address abuse of prescription drugs.
CVS/pharmacy and Veterans Advantage Inc. have unveiled a new in-store savings program for Veterans Advantage's VetRewards Card members.
Walgreen Co. has teamed up with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) in a campaign to educate consumers about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care reform law, in particular how to buy health coverage via the new health insurance exchanges.
Generic drugs launched before patent expiration because of a patent settlement reached the market an average of 81 months sooner than patent expiry, saving the U.S. health system billions of dollars, according to an analysis by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics for the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA).
Key pharmacy industry players have joined a coalition that has launched a project to ensure "fair and reasonable" pharmacy audit standards for Medicare Part D prescription drug claims.
Hawaii has enacted two new measures that will give the state's residents more choice of where to fill their prescriptions and additional medical privacy protections, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association.
Despite the deflationary impact of new generic drugs, Jean Coutu Group posted a slight revenue and same-store sales gains for its fiscal 2014 first quarter, while adjusted earnings were in line with analysts' forecast.
The Kroger Co. has lifted its pharmacy count over the 2,000 mark with its $2.5 billion deal to acquire Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is spotlighting new research that ties medication adherence to avoidable medical expenses.
AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. is getting set to kick off ThoughSpot 2013, its annual community pharmacy trade show, later this month in Las Vegas.
Convenience remains a linchpin of pharmacy customer satisfaction, and chain drug stores appear to be gaining ground by that metric, a study by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. reveals.
Rexall Pharma Plus is donating $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund to support the relief and recovery effort in the wake of the province's devastating flooding last month.