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Walmart, Express Scripts to extend Rx network

Walmart, Express Scripts to extend Rx network

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Today, Walmart and Express Scripts announced an extension to the companies’ existing network agreement to provide access to Walmart’s prescription services for Express Scripts clients’ covered members.  The companies also made a commitment to deliver additional affordable prescription solutions to millions of underinsured and uninsured Americans. As part of the ongoing relationship, Walmart is

Walgreens, FedEx roll out Rx delivery service

Walgreens, FedEx roll out Rx delivery service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and FedEx Corp. on Thursday announced a nationwide rollout of next-day prescription delivery service, bringing together Walgreens extensive network of neighborhood pharmacy locations with the FedEx air-and-ground delivery network to enhance convenience for patients to fill prescriptions. Walgreens is now the fastest choice for next-day prescription delivery across the nation. Patients

Kroger, Walgreens expand pilot program

Kroger, Walgreens expand pilot program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Kroger Co. and Walgreens on Tuesday announced two major initiatives, building on the exploratory pilot the companies announced in October, combining America’s food and grocery authority with Walgreens global expertise in pharmacy, health and beauty. “We are redefining the customer experience in a variety of ways through Restock Kroger, including innovative partnerships

Southeastern Grocers adds new Fresco y Más

Southeastern Grocers adds new Fresco y Más

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. is set to unveil its 27th grocery store under the Fresco y Más banner with a grand opening of a store in Lauderhill, Fla., on December 5. The company, which also operates the BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie chains, opened its first six Fresco y Más stores in 2016 to cater

MMR honors ‘Six Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘Six Who Made a Difference’

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Six Who Made a Difference in 2018. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Staci Cochran, Senior Buying Manager for O-T-Cs at Walmart. Patrick Dennis, Group Vice President of General Merchandise and Health and

Dollar Tree reports sales, net earnings gain in Q3

Dollar Tree reports sales, net earnings gain in Q3

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. reported a 4.2% increase in consolidated net sales, to $5.54 billion, for its fiscal 2018 third quarter. Same-store sales for the company increased 1%, and net income increased 5.1% to $281.8 million. “We delivered earnings within the range of our expectations despite continued cost pressures related to domestic freight

CVS Health completes acquisition of Aetna

CVS Health completes acquisition of Aetna

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS Health on Wednesday announced that it completed its acquisition of Aetna establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. “Today marks the start of a new day in health care and a transformative moment for our company and our industry,” said CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo.

Black Friday generated big crowds at retail stores

Black Friday generated big crowds at retail stores

NEW YORK —Black Friday lived up to its reputation as the busiest shopping day of the year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, which estimates that about 151 million people visited a mall or shopping center over the weekend. “Black Friday kicked the holiday shopping season into high gear, driven by positive consumer

Target posts strong sales gains in third quarter

Target posts strong sales gains in third quarter

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Tuesday reported strong third quarter results that included a 5.1% increase in comparable sales, a 49% in digital channel sales and a 5.3% increase in customer traffic. Total revenue for the three months ended November 3 were $17.8 billion, an increase of 5.6% over the comparable prior year period. Operating

Kroger, Ocado pick site for automated warehouse

Kroger, Ocado pick site for automated warehouse

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has chosen a suburb of its hometown as the site for its first automated customer fulfillment center (CFC). The facility, which is planned for the Cincinnati suburb of Monroe, Ohio, will be the first of 20 that Kroger and partner Ocado plan to build to support the retailer’s online grocery business. “Kroger

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