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

Rite Aid beats expectations in Q2

With revenue of $5.98 billion and a significantly narrowed net loss compared with the prior year's second quarter, Rite Aid posted solid fiscal Q2 results driven by strong growth in retail pharmacy and pharmacy services.

Sephora, Instacart make same-day beauty must-have delivery possible

Sephora and Instacart have partnered on the same-day delivery of makeup, skin care, hair care, wellness, beauty tools and fragrances at in-store pricing.

The new sites in eight states bring the retailer’s total sites — which offer free testing in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services — to 303. 

Omer Gajial, a former executive at Amazon and PepsiCo, has been named Albertsons' senior vice president of pharmacy and health.

Publix Pharmacy has opened a full-serve pharmacy in Halifax Health Medical Center, providing patients with access to prescription and over-the-counter medications.

The World Mental Health Day Summit & Concert will feature artists, business leaders and mental health experts to highlight mental wellness and practices for fighting depression and anxiety. 

Sam’s Club’s latest partnership is focused on making virtual primary care more accessible for its members.

Walmart is expanding its burgeoning drone delivery efforts to offer at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits via drone through a partnership with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp.

Giant Food’s mobile clinics will be available throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware through October.

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More than 80% of AllianceRx Walgreens Prime’s specialty patients are eligible to complete clinical assessments online.

Kroger is rolling out artificial intelligence solutions designed to alert customers of self-checkout errors.

Schnucks is making a $100,000 donation to be used to supply students in St. Louis with iPads and laptops, as well as to provide wireless hotspots.

A new shopper survey from Mercatus and Incisiv expects sales of groceries online to account for 21.5% of total grocery sales by 2025, an estimate of $250 billion.

Publix has begun a register donation program, benefitting the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sally relief efforts, that allows shoppers to donate any amount by adding it to their grocery total when checking out in select stores.

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