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Shoppers Drug Mart searches for CEO as Schreiber exits

The announcement, made late last month, that Jürgen Schreiber was resigning from his position as president and chief executive officer of Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) caught his colleagues, the pharmacy sector and the financial community by surprise.

CVS Caremark leadership team evolves

CVS Caremark Corp. has moved up Larry Merlo’s succession to chief executive officer to March 1.

NACDS ready for RxImpact Day

The centrality of pharmacists and pharmacies to the health and wellness of Americans — regardless of what happens with health care reform — will be highlighted in March at the third annual NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill.

Idea of 'well' guides Walgreens' business

As it moves deeper into its second century in business, Walgreen Co. will become less of a retail drug store and more of a health and daily living store, chief executive officer Greg Wasson said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting here.

Top merchant appointed at Walmart

Duncan Mac Naughton has been promoted to chief merchandising officer for Walmart’s U.S. stores.

Health care reform still being contested

Congress and the courts, like the American public, remain divided on the health care reform law.

Drugstore.com shop opens on Facebook

Drugstore.com is looking to turn its Facebook fans into shoppers.

Three-year store opening plan unveiled by Navarro

Navarro Discount Pharmacy plans to add as many as 20 stores over the next three years as the drug chain expands beyond Florida's Miami-Dade County.

Kinney slates Rx collection days

Kinney Drugs has scheduled medicine collection days this month and in March.

Winter Rewards offered by Rite Aid

Members of Rite Aid Corp.’s wellness+ program can earn a “$20 +UP Reward” and be automatically entered into a sweepstakes featuring over $100,000 in prizes as part of the retailer’s Winter Rewards program.

NACDS introduces a ‘guide on the go’

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched NACDS Mobile, a mobile web site that serves as a “guide on the go” to the organization’s meetings, advocacy and public relations.

Walgreens strengthens its leadership team

Walgreen Co. has promoted several executives and created a new position in its upper management ranks.

Walmart pushes healthy food

With a growing number of the industry’s largest drug chains putting more emphasis on food, last month’s announcement by Walmart that it will reduce salt and sugar in its processed products in the next five years and lower the price of its fruit and vegetables is likely to be a game changer.

Pharmaca goes green at new unit

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has become this city’s only pharmacy using solar power.

Home Health Care: Solutions approach will pay off for retailers

It is well known that the home health care category is poised for substantial growth over the next few decades. For years industry professionals have been pointing to the unprecedented number of Americans about to enter older adulthood.

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