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News and information on retail pharmacy chains, including chain drug stores, mass merchants, supermarkets and independent pharmacies.

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Walmart U.S. names Furner CEO

John Furner will take the reins of Walmart U.S. effective Nov. 1 from his current position as president and CEO of Sam's Club.

The Vitamin Shoppe unveils innovative New Jersey store

The Vitamin Shoppe is opening a new store in Edgewater, N.J., with such interactive elements as on-demand digital product guides, enhanced mobile checkout, and an area to take a personalized health assessment

HEB Houston Buffalo Heights exterior

H-E-B’s newest Houston location is growing the retailer’s footprint in the city’s inner loop.

MinuteClinic video visit on a cell phone

MinuteClinic video visits are now available in 32 states.

Giant Food Stores is expanding its Giant Choice Rewards loyalty program to all stores.

Publix Super Markets is naming a new Atlanta division president as Joe DiBenedetto, who has been with Publix for 44 years, plans his retirement at the end of the year

Rite Aid Exterior

The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer has named a new COO, with Bryan Everett stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

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Following a product alert from the Food and Drug Administration, CVS Pharmacy has halted sales of Zantac and its store-brand ranitidine products.

Walgreens pharmacist with patient

As American Pharmacists Month kicks off, Walgreens is recognizing the roughly 75,000 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians it employs for their work in health and patient care.

grocery store

Amazon is reportedly preparing to open more than 12 grocery stores in greater Los Angeles.

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Starting in November, Walgreens will partner with FedEx to accept returns at its stores of purchases made from any e-tailer that has implemented FedEx returns technology.

Rite Aid reported a net loss of $78.7 million, or $1.48 per share, and adjusted net income of $6.3 million, or 12 cents per share.

Meijer exterior

The Midwest discounter is implementing the Dematic microfulfillment solution, which is designed to help retailers address consumer demand for rapid online order fulfillment in a small footprint.

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Walgreens is acquiring nine of Novant Health’s retail pharmacies and the North Carolina-based health system will be opening clinics inside Walgreens stores. 

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