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August 17, 2012

Walgreens. CVS. Rite Aid. Walmart. Costco. Health Mart. Sam’s Club. Ahold. H-E-B. Winn-Dixie. McKesson. Good Neighbor Pharmacy. Kerr Drug. Rexall Canada. Family Dollar. Shoppers Drug Mart. Giant Eagle. The list of participating companies in the 14th Annual Drug Store News Group Industry Issues conference reads like a “who’s who” of retailing.


Walgreens. CVS. Rite Aid. Walmart. Costco. Health Mart. Sam’s Club. Ahold. H-E-B. Winn-Dixie. McKesson. Good Neighbor Pharmacy. Kerr Drug. Rexall Canada. Family Dollar. Shoppers Drug Mart. Giant Eagle. The list of participating companies in the 14th Annual Drug Store News Group Industry Issues conference reads like a “who’s who” of retailing.


August 16, 2012

A new company formed by leading U.S. retailers is looking to offer consumers a mobile commerce experience that will combine the convenience of paying at the register with customizable offers.

DALLAS — A new company formed by leading U.S. retailers is looking to offer consumers a mobile commerce experience that will combine the convenience of paying at the register with customizable offers.

August 16, 2012

A fourth consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth at Walmart's U.S. business helped the company achieve a slightly better than expected profit performance.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A fourth consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth at Walmart's U.S. business helped the company achieve a slightly better than expected profit performance.

August 15, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced partnerships with several pharmacies to help customers learn about new Medicare benefits available to them under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced partnerships with several pharmacies to help customers learn about new Medicare benefits available to them under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

These partnerships — with CVS Caremark, Sam's Club, Thrifty White, Walgreens and Walmart — will provide Medicare beneficiaries with a range of educational materials on newly available preventive services, as well as savings on prescription drug spending in the "doughnut hole" coverage gap.

August 14, 2012

Walmart is helping teachers purchase much-needed classroom supplies through the retailer's Teacher Rewards program.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is helping teachers purchase much-needed classroom supplies through the retailer's Teacher Rewards program.

August 7, 2012

The Walmart Foundation, alongside six women's foundations — The Washington Area Women's Foundation, The New York Women's Foundation, Women's Fund of Mississippi, Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis and the Women's Funding Network — has launched the Partnership for Women's Prosperity.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Walmart Foundation, alongside six women's foundations — The Washington Area Women's Foundation, The New York Women's Foundation, Women's Fund of Mississippi, Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis and the Women's Funding Network — has launched the Partnership for Women's Prosperity.

August 6, 2012

Sam's Club is set to host free children's health screenings on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations with a pharmacy.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club is set to host free children's health screenings on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations with a pharmacy.

The following health and safety tools will be distributed at Sam's Clubs nationwide free of charge and while supplies last:

  • DNA and fingerprint kits;

August 1, 2012

In honor of American athletes competing in this summer’s Olympic Games, Procter & Gamble, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has teamed up with Walmart to bring the “Tour of London” to the United States via a recreation of London.

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif. — In honor of American athletes competing in this summer’s Olympic Games, Procter & Gamble, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has teamed up with Walmart to bring the “Tour of London” to the United States via a recreation of London.

July 31, 2012

Walmart has unveiled its 100th solar-powered store in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO — Walmart has unveiled its 100th solar-powered store in San Diego. By working with California-based SolarCity, the company’s focus on solar power has generated more than 3,000 contract construction jobs in California. In turn, SolarCity has hired 1,213 employees since announcing its first Walmart projects in September 2010. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company will install, manage and maintain 70-of-the-100 new solar power systems.

July 30, 2012

The Kessler Foundation and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development last week released a research brief on disability employment titled “Strategies to Support Employer-Driven Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Employees with Disabilities” that explores the growing trend among employers in accommodating workers with disabilities.

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — The Kessler Foundation and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development last week released a research brief on disability employment titled “Strategies to Support Employer-Driven Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Employees with Disabilities” that explores the growing trend among employers in accommodating workers with disabilities.

July 30, 2012

Retired KPMG International chairman Timothy Flynn was named to the Walmart board of directors on Monday amid ongoing investigations into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Retired KPMG International chairman Timothy Flynn was named to the Walmart board of directors on Monday amid ongoing investigations into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

July 24, 2012

Walmart has launched an effort to help diabetes patients save on their disease management products.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has launched an effort to help diabetes patients save on their disease management products.

July 19, 2012

Beauty brand Wet 'n Wild — which is a division of Markwins North America — started the year by signing superstar Fergie as its very first global beauty ambassador, and now the brand has announced its expansion into an additional 500 Walmart stores beginning in late July.

LOS ANGELES — Beauty brand Wet 'n Wild — which is a division of Markwins North America — started the year by signing superstar Fergie as its very first global beauty ambassador, and now the brand has announced its expansion into an additional 500 Walmart stores beginning in late July.

Each new Walmart location will feature a two-foot fixture of Wet 'n Wild products. These new fixtures also will be the debut of Fergie, marking her first appearance in-store as the face of the brand.

July 18, 2012

Classrooms by Walmart is the name of a new social media initiative the retailer launched Tuesday to simplify back-to-school shopping for millions of moms who view the season as an opportunity for a fresh start.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Classrooms by Walmart is the name of a new social media initiative the retailer launched Tuesday to simplify back-to-school shopping for millions of moms who view the season as an opportunity for a fresh start.

July 10, 2012

Free Standing Insert coupon activity decreased 1.2% over the first six months of 2012 versus the same time period a year ago, Kantar Media reported Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Free Standing Insert coupon activity decreased 1.2% over the first six months of 2012 versus the same time period a year ago, Kantar Media reported Tuesday.

June 25, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores said in an emailed statement that the co-heads of its technology unit, @WalmartLabs, are leaving the company.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores said in an emailed statement that the co-heads of its technology unit, @WalmartLabs, are leaving the company.

Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, who ran the 200-person unit in San Bruno, Calif., are taking some time off from the industry, according to the statement. The pair took the helm of @WalmartLabs when the retailer bought their company Kosmix last year.

Wal-Mart said the rest of the technology team will remain intact.

June 23, 2012

“Show me white spaces and create [value] that I don’t already have.” That’s what one retailer polled by the Mack Elevation Forum said regarding what suppliers need to do to score a win. And that may be both the challenge and the opportunity for suppliers today as they prepared for NACDS Marketplace meetings.

DENVER — “Show me white spaces and create [value] that I don’t already have.” That’s what one retailer polled by the Mack Elevation Forum said regarding what suppliers need to do to score a win. And that may be both the challenge and the opportunity for suppliers today as they prepared for NACDS Marketplace meetings.

(For pictures from the Elevation Forum, click here.)

June 21, 2012

A recent study by market research company the NPD Group on the men’s grooming market found that more than 9-in-10 men are using some sort of grooming product today, whether it is a skin care, shave or hair care product.

A recent study by market research company the NPD Group on the men’s grooming market found that more than 9-in-10 men are using some sort of grooming product today, whether it is a skin care, shave or hair care product. In looking at recent sales data from SymphonyIRI Group, the grooming/
shaving scissors segment undoubtedly is a shining star among guys.


Sales of grooming/shaving scissors at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) soared nearly 24% to almost $360 million during the 52 weeks ended April 15, according to SymphonyIRI Group.


June 21, 2012

Walgreens in May named Alan London chief medical officer of Take Care Health Systems Consumer Solutions Group.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens in May named Alan London chief medical officer of Take Care Health Systems Consumer Solutions Group. In the newly created position, London will have leadership responsibility in building and maintaining external physician and health system relationships for Take Care Clinics while also providing strategic direction and leadership for the group’s service expansion, quality, clinical education and training, and collaborative practice agreement functions.

June 21, 2012

Biolife in May launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners. While hemostat products have been introduced into the first aid set before, this is the first one targeting patients on a specific therapy.


SUPPLIER NEWS — Biolife in May launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners. While hemostat products have been introduced into the first aid set before, this is the first one targeting patients on a specific therapy.


June 19, 2012

A packaging and packaging solutions leader has introduced a new package designed to meet patient and pharmacist needs.

RICHMOND, Va. — A packaging and packaging solutions leader has introduced a new package designed to meet patient and pharmacist needs.

June 18, 2012

Top-level executives from more than a dozen major U.S. companies on Monday joined with government officials to launch a nationwide public-private sector initiative to advance employment of people with disabilities.

WINDSOR, Conn. — Top-level executives from more than a dozen major U.S. companies on Monday joined with government officials to launch a nationwide public-private sector initiative to advance employment of people with disabilities. The companies and officials plan to work together to achieve common goals, including to identify and resolve employment barriers facing people with disabilities, share experience and best practices, raise visibility around the effort and awareness of the significant benefits, and expand participation.

June 8, 2012

Walmart has partnered with En-Vision America to launch a pilot program that provides those who cannot read standard print a safe and easy way to access the information on their prescriptions.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has partnered with En-Vision America to launch a pilot program that provides those who cannot read standard print a safe and easy way to access the information on their prescriptions.

June 7, 2012

A worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services has partnered with Telemed Ventures to deliver a managed visual collaboration solution to Walmart's retail medical clinics.

LONDON — A worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services has partnered with Telemed Ventures to deliver a managed visual collaboration solution to Walmart's retail medical clinics.

June 1, 2012

Walmart held its annual shareholders’ meeting Friday morning against the backdrop of the company’s 50th anniversary and allegations of corruption in Mexico.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart held its annual shareholders’ meeting Friday morning against the backdrop of the company’s 50th anniversary and allegations of corruption in Mexico.

The seemingly diametrically opposed situations presented senior executives with the opportunity to underscore how the company’s unique culture and such enduring values as integrity would power future growth.