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CVS enhances store experience

CVS enhances store experience

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has debuted its largest store in New York City, a Times Square outlet that showcases the retailer’s new health and beauty focus. “We’re excited to bring our enhanced customer experience to Times Square, one of the world’s most vibrant and visited neighborhoods,” said Judy Sansone, senior vice president of front

CVS Pharmacy makes Times Square debut

CVS Pharmacy makes Times Square debut

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has officially opened a new, 13,000-square-foot flagship store in Manhattan’s Times Square. Located at 1440 Broadway on the northeast corner of 40th Street, the two-floor store features CVS’ new front-end format that brings a deeper, expanded health and beauty focus across aisles, the company said Wednesday. Along with a full-service

CVS offers on-the-go convenience

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is introducing vending machines stocked with 70 or so items curated for their particular locations — airports, hotels, office parks, college campuses — giving shoppers an opportunity to grab something quickly from a machine and keep going. “We are always looking for new ways to combine convenience and innovation to

CVS to deploy health-and-wellness vending machines

CVS to deploy health-and-wellness vending machines

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Over the coming weeks, CVS Pharmacy plans to roll out automated vending machines selling “better-for-you” snacks, personal care items and over-the-counter health products in high-traffic public venues. CVS said Thursday that the first 25 CVS Pharmacy vending machines will be deployed in New England and New York through the end of October.

CVS Pharmacy sharpens focus on skin health

CVS Pharmacy sharpens focus on skin health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has kicked off Long Live Skin, an in-store and multimedia campaign to promote sun protection and skin health. CVS said Monday that Long Live Skin starts with a focus on sun safety during May, which is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and will continue through the summer. The campaign includes store

CVS moves to elevate shopping experience

CVS moves to elevate shopping experience

NEW YORK — CVS Pharmacy has reimagined its store design, highlighting an expanded offering of health and beauty products and “better for you” food products. The new layout’s “discovery zones” in key health categories take a holistic approach to care and product selections. Together with new health services and innovative digital programs, the changes represent

2017 NACDS Annual Meeting gets under way

2017 NACDS Annual Meeting gets under way

The 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting got going on Saturday at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. Headlining the day’s events were Meet the Retailer sessions with CVS Health, Walgreens, Fred’s Pharmacy, Sam’s Club, Cardinal Health and The Vitamin Shoppe. NACDS also held its board of directors meeting. “We’re very customer-first; we’re creating the very best customer

CVS showcases new front-of-store experience

CVS showcases new front-of-store experience

NEW YORK — As shown by the evolution of its front-end strategy, CVS didn’t change its name to CVS Health and remove tobacco products from its stores more than two years ago for nothing. Executives at the interactive brand showcase CVS held Wednesday in Manhattan noted that health and well-being underpins virtually all facets of

CVS Pharmacy pushes ahead with front-end plan

CVS Pharmacy pushes ahead with front-end plan

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has unveiled the next phase of its front-end strategy, including new store designs, more better-for-you food and health-focused products, expanded beauty offerings and informational signage storewide. CVS said more than 800 stores nationwide have been remodeled with the new front-end design and assortment, and over 3,400 locations now have expanded

CVS eliminates trans fats from store-brand food

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy said it has removed partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from its store-brand food offerings. Since January, the company has been selling more than 600 grocery and snack options without PHOs, the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed food. PHOs have been linked to rising rates of heart disease. The

CVS cuts trans fats from store-brand foods

CVS cuts trans fats from store-brand foods

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Artificial trans fats are now gone from a range of store-brand food products at CVS Pharmacy. CVS said Wednesday that it’s the first national retail drug chain to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) — the chief source of artificial trans fats in processed foods — from all of its exclusive store-brand food

Healthy food options emphasized at CVS

Healthy food options emphasized at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is deploying its expanded assortment of healthier food and beverages to more than 2,900 CVS Pharmacy stores across the nation. The assortment was piloted in an initial 500 locations last year. CVS is now implementing the expanded healthy food offerings in 100 stores each week through the end of the

CVS steps up rollout of better-for-you foods

CVS steps up rollout of better-for-you foods

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is ramping up its offering of healthier foods and beverages at more than 2,900 stores nationwide. CVS said Tuesday that this year it will roll out “a carefully curated selection of national and niche better-for-you brands” at 100 stores each week. The goal is to provide more healthful, convenient and

CVS teams up with ADA to combat diabetes

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in an exclusive partnership that is intended to raise awareness and funding to fight the condition, which afflicts more than 22 million Americans. “We are committed to making it easier for our customers living with diabetes to find the right products