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Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

NEW YORK — In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacy are giving consumers more reasons to come to their pharmacies for a flu shot. Rite Aid is offering customers $5 off the cash price of a flu vaccination through Dec. 17. The standard trivalent flu shot costs $27.99 and the

CVS Pharmacy partners with OptumRx

CVS Pharmacy partners with OptumRx

WOONSOCKET, R.I., and CHICAGO — UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx aims to bring more prescription drug and pharmacy care options to clients and members through a new partnership with CVS Pharmacy. The companies said Tuesday that they will offer employers a new pharmacy network solution enabling eligible OptumRx members to fill 90-day prescriptions at the more than

CVS Health sales, earnings up for third quarter

CVS Health sales, earnings up for third quarter

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health posted sales gains in both of its business units and adjusted earnings per share above Wall Street’s forecast for the third quarter. However, CVS said Tuesday that it lowered its outlook for full-year 2016 and, in preliminary guidance for fiscal 2017, expects to lose over 40 million retail prescriptions due

Mike McEnany, vice president of consumables and general merchandise, CVS Pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As vice president of consumables and general merchandise for CVS Pharmacy, Mike McEnany has helped oversee the chain’s expansion of healthier food and beverages. “Since CVS Pharmacy became the first and only national retail pharmacy chain to remove tobacco products from its shelves in 2014, the next natural step in this evolution

CVS curbside goes nationwide

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — After a successful test, CVS Pharmacy has rolled out its CVS Curbside Pickup service to more than 4,000 stores nationwide. The free service enables CVS Pharmacy shoppers to buy front-end products and over-the-counter items — including health, beauty and grocery offerings — via the retailer’s mobile app or on CVS.com. The orders

Survey: CVS, Walmart among most-trusted brands

Survey: CVS, Walmart among most-trusted brands

NEW YORK — CVS Pharmacy and Walmart are two of the nation’s most-trusted brands, according to a Reader’s Digest poll. The publisher’s second annual Trusted Brands Survey, in which Ipsos Connect conducted online interviews with more than 5,000 U.S. adults, named CVS as the most trusted national pharmacy/drug store and Walmart as the most trusted

Rivals make each other better

Rivals make each other better

Only days — or weeks — may remain until Walgreens Boots Alliance’s long-delayed acquisition of Rite Aid gets the go-ahead from the Federal Trade Commission. If and when that clearance comes, Rite Aid will officially become part of WBA, and the competition between the Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy drug chains will finally take form so

CVS Pharmacy unveils CVS Health store brand

CVS Pharmacy unveils CVS Health store brand

NEW YORK — CVS Pharmacy has begun rolling out a CVS Health-labeled line of over-the-counter health products that will replace its current OTC store brand. The drug chain said Wednesday that the more than 2,500 health and wellness products hitting stores nationwide span 19 categories, including allergy, cough/cold/flu remedies, digestive health, first aid, vitamins, diet

CVS launches curbside pickup via mobile app

CVS launches curbside pickup via mobile app

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has launched CVS Express, a curbside and in-store pickup service for nonprescription items that’s accessed via the CVS Pharmacy app. CVS said Tuesday that the service is one of fruits of the CVS Digital Innovation Lab and was developed in partnership with Palo Alto, Calif.-based Curbside, the maker of the

Retailer of the Year honorees receive awards

Retailer of the Year honorees receive awards

NEW YORK — Racher Press Inc., the publisher of  Mass Market Retailers and Chain Drug Review, presented its 2015 Retailer of the Year awards last evening in New York City. The annual event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channel to a ballroom at the new headquarters of Time