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Industry mourns Costco pharmacy pioneer Charles Burnett

Industry mourns Costco pharmacy pioneer Charles Burnett

ARLINGTON, Va. — Veteran Costco Wholesale Corp. pharmacy executive Charles Burnett has died, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores reported. NACDS said Friday that Burnett passed away in the early morning on June 1. Funeral arrangements are pending. Burnett was a pioneer in the retail pharmacy arena and held a unique honor with NACDS

Health Mart leads drug chains in Rx customer satisfaction

Health Mart leads drug chains in Rx customer satisfaction

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Health Mart came in first among chain drug retailers in a pharmacy customer satisfaction survey by market research firm J.D. Power. Still, chain drug stores as a group trailed supermarket pharmacies and mail order pharmacies in terms of patient satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Pharmacy Study, released on

Retailers to feel impact of minimum wage hikes

Retailers to feel impact of minimum wage hikes

NEW YORK — Within hours of each other, the governors of California and New York recently signed bills that will eventually raise the minimum wage in their states to $15. The moves have intensified debate over the possible implications for the retail industry, which relies heavily on workers with low skills who typically receive comparatively

Study: Mass retail chains driving vitamin sales

Study: Mass retail chains driving vitamin sales

SHELTON, Conn. — Sales in the Vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS) market rose 3% to about $11.8 billion in 2014, fueled mainly by mass retail chains, particularly Walmart, Costco and Rite Aid, according to the TABS Group. Also, 2014 marked the first time in eight years that Amazon and other online retailers saw a share drop in VMS category sales,