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Foulkes rises on ‘Most Powerful Women’ list

Foulkes rises on ‘Most Powerful Women’ list

NEW YORK — Helena Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS/pharmacy, has climbed higher on the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Time Inc.’s Fortune magazine. Foulkes came in at No. 14 on the annual list this year after finishing at No. 26 in 2014. “After CVS Health’s 2014 decision

CVS makes strides in cutting tobacco use

CVS makes strides in cutting tobacco use

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy’s removal of tobacco products from its stores is showing its impact a year later. A study by the CVS Health Research Institute revealed a reduction in cigarette purchases over the past year, CVS Health said Thursday. Evaluating cigarette pack purchases at drug, food, big-box, dollar, convenience and gas station retailers in the

CVS Health affiliates with Pa., Ohio health systems

CVS Health affiliates with Pa., Ohio health systems

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has formed new clinical affiliations with St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa., and TriHealth in Cincinnati. CVS said Thursday that through these clinical collaborations, it will provide prescription and visit information to the health care organizations by enabling communication between their electronic health record (EHR) systems, enhancing patient

With elevated offerings, drug chains can own beauty

With elevated offerings, drug chains can own beauty

National drug chains are working hard to drive more sales in the beauty care category. The merged Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., for starters, is revamping its stores with a swankier cosmetics offering centered on the Boots No7 skin care line, which already drives traffic across Europe. For its part, Rite Aid Corp. is rolling out

CVS-Target: More than just store within a store

CVS-Target: More than just store within a store

The CVS-Target partnership represents the next generation of retail, for both the industry and the shopper. Naturally, the agreement — under which CVS plans to buy Target’s pharmacies and clinics — is geared to accelerate business for both companies. CVS/pharmacy has been flat, or losing, on front-end sales. Conversely, Target Stores has been flat, or

CVS survey spotlights the impact of the flu

CVS survey spotlights the impact of the flu

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Almost two in five U.S. adults have missed a life event because of flu-like symptoms, according to a survey from CVS/pharmacy. CVS said Monday that the online survey of over 2,000 adults, conducted by Harris Poll, found that 37% of respondents missed out on a social or work occasion because they felt

ScriptSync introduced at CVS

ScriptSync introduced at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is launching a new pharmacy service, ScriptSync, enabling patients with multiple medications to pick up eligible maintenance prescriptions in a monthly visit to a CVS/pharmacy store. Patients or caregivers can manage ScriptSync prescriptions with what the company calls innovative online support tools. By aligning prescription fill schedules for customers, CVS

Jouviance skin care to make U.S. debut at CVS

Jouviance skin care to make U.S. debut at CVS

MONTREAL — Canadian brand Jouviance plans to enter the U.S. market with the launch of its dermatological skin care line exclusively at CVS/pharmacy stores. The company said Tuesday that it will begin rolling out a range of its products this month at nearly 2,000 CVS drug stores, with the line eventually slated to be available

CVS affiliates with Kansas, Pennsylvania health providers

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has formed new clinical affiliations with Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania. CVS said Thursday that through the clinical collaborations, it will provide prescription and visit information to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Lehigh Valley Health Network by enabling communication between their electronic health record

Competition escalates in retail clinic arena

Competition escalates in retail clinic arena

NEW YORK — The retail health clinic market is seeing competition intensify as the leading players expand their reach with new locations. Market leader MinuteClinic, part of CVS Health, got a big boost last month with CVS’ $1.9 billion deal to buy the pharmacy and clinic business of Target Corp. With the move, the approximately

CVS to gain more clout by acquiring Target Rx business

CVS to gain more clout by acquiring Target Rx business

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Continuing its aggressive growth and diversification, CVS Health has purchased Target Corp.’s pharmacy and clinic businesses for some $1.9 billion. The acquisition propels CVS past Walgreens as the nation’s No. 1 pharmacy operator by market share and store count. CVS will have close to 9,500 prescription counters. Walgreens had 8,232 as of

Front end re-energized at CVS

Front end re-energized at CVS

NEW YORK — CVS Health has unveiled an enhanced front end with a focus on health, beauty and ­consumables. The upgrade, being rolled out at selected stores starting with 150 high-volume urban outlets, is “the next step in the company’s evolution to better support customers’ health in its retail stores” following its cigarette ban, CVS

CVS names de Greve chief marketing officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has hired Norman de Greve as its chief marketing officer, effective July 15. De Greve joins CVS from DigitasLBi, where for the past year he served as head of the company’s Boston-Detroit region. DigitasLBi bills itself as “a global marketing and technology agency that transforms businesses for the digital age.”

CVS refuses to be satisfied with status quo

CVS refuses to be satisfied with status quo

It was a very productive spring for CVS Health. Already performing at a level that made it the envy of most other retailers and health care providers, the company took a series of steps in May and June that will increase its chances of success in several burgeoning sectors of the marketplace. The biggest news