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

Walmart reportedly tests upping pay for some store associates

Bloomberg is reporting that Walmart is increasing the hourly pay for certain front-end workers in 500 stores using its new "Great Workplace" operating model.

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Hy-Vee promotes company veteran to vice chairman role

Hy-Vee executive Jay Marshall has been elevated to vice chairman for the grocery chain.

Free heart screenings will be available on select Thursdays in February at MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

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Hy-Vee is set to rebrand six acquired Shopko stores under its Dollar Fresh banner.

CVS Health is bringing its HealthHub concept to Philadelphia and southern New Jersey as it expands the format nationally.

BJ’s Wholesale Club made a $30,000 donation to fund classroom projects listed by teachers on DonorsChoose.

As the president of its central division is set to retire, Kroger has named a new president of the division and a president of its Dillons division

Publix and Halifax Health are partnering on the construction of a full-service pharmacy at the medical center in Daytona Beach, Fl.

The New York City Council approved legislation that prohibits stores, restaurants and other retail outlets from refusing to accept hard cash.

Walmart is changing some of the faces at the top of its U.S. operations.

David Glass, who served as president and CEO of Walmart from 1988 to 2000, died Jan. 9 of complications associated with pneumonia, according to the family.

Columnist David Orgel discusses how partnering in the current retail environment, from omnichannel to procurement, now is imperative for retailers who want to succeed.

Sixteen HealthHub locations in Atlanta will offer chronic disease management and other health-and-wellness services.

Sales and marketing agency Acosta, fresh off its recapitalization, has named a new board of directors.

Jon Roberts, CVS Health COO, will lead CVS Pharmacy in an interim capacity, while the company conducts a search for Kevin Hourican's successor.

DSN asked a range of experts to prognosticate about the year ahead, as well as on developments expected to unfurl over the course of the next decade.

Walgreens is deploying a digital merchandising platform from Cooler Screens to 50 stores in Chicago ahead of a planned expansion to 2,500 stores.

Publix has been named one of “The World's Most Admired Companies” in the food and drug store industry category by Fortune magazine, the company said.

Walgreens Boots Alliance affirmed its guidance of roughly flat earnings per share as headwinds mitigated solid performance in the retail pharmacy USA division, including strong specialty growth and increasing prescription volume.

The Wall Street Journal, citing sources close to the discussions, reported that Albertsons is set to decide in the coming weeks on whether to proceed with an initial public offering that might value the company at roughly $19 billion.

Hy-Vee storefront.

Hy-Vee is opening its sixth Wahlburgers franchise location in Maple Grove, Minn.

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Publix Pharmacy recently filled its 100 millionth free prescription as part of its free medication program.

Following a pilot program that sliced food waste at test stores by more than 10%, Meijer is expanding the sustainability effort to its 246 stores by the end of 2020.

Fifteen HealthHub locations in Houston will offer expanded healthcare services, chronic disease management and overall health and wellness advice and personalized care.

According to a new study from Button, there was a 68% increase in mobile spending per shopper during the 2019 holiday season compared to the same period in 2018.

Rite Aid storefront.

The Rite Aid Foundation is providing more than $2.4 million in grant funding to 481 nonprofits.

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