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

Dollar General to sell CBD products in select states

Dollar General announced the availability of approximately 20 CBD product SKUs in 1,100 of its stores across Tennessee and Kentucky.

Walgreens, Kroger partner to launch group purchasing organization

The joint-venture group purchasing organization called Retail Procurement Alliance, which Walgreens and Kroger said is aimed at driving purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources. 

Walgreens is highlighting what it really takes to get through stressful holiday moments with a campaign starring celebrity couple Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.

Walmart customers in Houston can receive their online grocery orders from Nuro’s self-driving vehicles.

BJ’s Wholesale Club made a $50,000 donation to The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Publix announced that its Super Markets Charities would be donating $2.5 million to support 121 Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

The company said the My H-E-B app is part of its efforts to focus on innovation and build out its digital services.

Publix, DSN’s 2019 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, takes an approach to cultivating and promoting talent in its organization that sets it apart.

CVS Health announced that, in connection with the previously announced merger of Centene and WellCare Health Plans, it will acquire IlliniCare Health Plan.

Walgreens is releasing the November report of its flu index with Louisiana reporting the most instances of the flu.

Giant Eagle is offering Amazon capabilities that allow customers to set medication reminders and request prescription refills by asking the Alexa voice assistant.

UnitedHealthcare and Walgreens will be opening 14 UnitedHealthcare Medicare service centers within Walgreens stores in five metropolitan areas.

David Orgel takes a look at what the coming year might hold for retail — from supercharged e-commerce to further emphasis on experiential retail.

Read about the contributions and achievements of the more than 140 women honored by DSN’s Top Women in Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards.

H-E-B is investing in growing its footprint in south Austin, announcing a $200 million investment that will bring three new stores to the area and remodel an existing location. The company said it’s expecting to create more than 1,000 jobs with the effort.

The following women working for retailers were recognized as part of DSN's Top Women in Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards.

Kroger delivered solid results from its fiscal third quarter and offered an update on its Restock Kroger efforts. 

Ulta Beauty reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter even as its sales fell short of estimates.

Publix opened its fourth GreenWise Market banner in Lexington, S.C.

Walgreens storefront.

Private equity firm KKR has reportedly been preparing a proposal to take Walgreens Boots Alliance private.

Dollar General reported its best quarterly same-store sales in nearly five years, along with increases on its top and bottom lines.

The Rite Aid Foundation is marking “Giving Tuesday” by awarding more than $2 million to partner charities through its Full of Thanks Holiday Program.

CVS storefront.

In an SEC filing on Nov. 6, CVS signaled its intention to close 22 underperforming retail pharmacy stores in the first quarter of 2020.

BJ’s Wholesale Club launched Wellsley Farms spirits, which include vodka, Canadian whisky and Irish whiskey, at select clubs.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is looking into whether or not it should take the company private, holding preliminary talks with private equity firms, according to a report from Reuters.

Publix announced that it would be pledging an additional $2 billion in food donations over the next 10 years.

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