Issue 08-11-2014

Macroeconomic forces buffet the mass market

Midsummer is usually a period when the frequency of newsworthy developments in the retailing business dwindles, but the last several weeks have brought with them a spate of significant events. CVS Caremark agreed to buy Navarro Discount Pharmacy, at once strengthening its position in Florida and raising its level of expertise in reaching Hispanics, the

Telemedicine and the future of retail health clinics

It’s Monday morning and you wake up with a throbbing headache, stuffy and dizzy, recognizing that the next thing you absolutely positively need to hear is, “The doctor will see you now.” You roll over in bed, pick up your tablet, open your accountable care organization’s (ACO’s) telemedicine app, and in a few minutes you