Retail News Breaks Archives
Walgreen Co. plans to offer electric vehicle charging stations at about 800 locations nationwide by the end of this year, which the drug store chain reported would make it the country's largest retail host.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association gave a thumbs-down to the proposed merger of Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc., saying the deal would create an unlevel playing field.
Sales and earnings inched up in the second quarter at Shoppers Drug Mart Corp., whose chief executive noted that the company still generated growth despite government reforms that are squeezing pharmacy business.
Former Rite Aid Corp. executive Steve Parsons next week is slated to begin a new post as the top human resources officer at OfficeMax Inc.
Express Scripts Inc. plans to buy Medco Health Solutions Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at $29.1 billion.
In an event at the White House, Walgreen Co. announced a commitment to convert or open at least 1,000 "food oasis" drug stores nationwide over the next five years.
Adam Kmiec, director of social media at Walgreen Co., is slated to deliver a keynote address at the Digital World Expo this fall in Las Vegas.
Take Care Health Systems has formed a wide-ranging clinical and professional collaborative alliance with Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) and LSU Healthcare Network (LSUHN) in New Orleans.
Former CVS Caremark Corp. executive Douglas Ghertner has been named president at change:healthcare.
Katz Group's Rexall drug chain has implemented Visa payWave contactless payment technology at its checkout stations.
The 22,000-square-foot Duane Reade drug store that opened at 40 Wall Street for the first time in the days immediately following the Independence Day holiday has already received more news coverage and wider, more favorable exposure than any drug store that has yet opened its doors in America.
Walgreen Co. reported that its specialty pharmacy is realizing medication adherence rates as high as 96% through its hepatitis C therapy management programs.
The National Community Pharmacists Association and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association have endorsed a bipartisan bill to enable consumers to buy over-the-counter medications via flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) without needing a prescription.