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  • Apr 17, 2012

    Dollar Stores and Pharmacies

    Dollar Tree recently contracted with a third-party pharmacy to open inside one of Dollar Tree’s Deals-format variety store in West Park, Fla....More
  • Apr 5, 2012

    Q&A: Pharmacist Sounds Off on PBMs

    When the Federal Trade Commission in a 3-1 vote approved the controversial merger of two of the largest pharmacy benefit managers this week, critics cried foul. Express Scripts’ acquisition of Medco Health Solutions creates a duopoly, they said, with the combined entity and its largest competitor, CVS/Caremark, covering a whopping 240 million lives. I had a conversation with Scott Wink, director of pharmacy for the Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. about how mega-PBMs affect healthcare and the way community pharmacies do business....More
  • Apr 3, 2012

    VIDEO: The Rise of Online Wellness Retailers 1

    A video chat with David Zucker, chief marketing officer at, one of the nation's largest online retailers of natural/organic foods and dietary supplements....More
  • Mar 15, 2012

    Avoiding the Parent Trap

    What I find interesting is the various trend reports and news commentary that claims neither men nor women want to become “their parents.”...More
  • Mar 12, 2012

    Pharmacist Controversy Holds Big Retail Lessons 1

    Many supermarket operators are big proponents of the role pharmacists play in stores. So it’s surprising that a contentious debate is now raging about how much value retail pharmacists bring....More
  • Mar 2, 2012

    United's Million-Dollar Wellness Plan

    They say you can’t put a price on your health, but investing in it is another matter. That’s the attitude adopted by United Supermarkets, which is putting more than $1 million into an updated and expanded wellness platform....More
  • Feb 27, 2012

    SN Whole Health's Number Crunch: Supplemental Sales

    More than half of all Americans take at least one dietary supplement every day, and it should be no surprise that vitamins and minerals are the most popular. Overall, supplement sales remain strong and favor supermarkets and drug stores, despite lingering concerns some consumers have over side effects and efficacy....More
  • Feb 6, 2012

    The Vitamin D Dilemma 2

    It seems as if we hear more and more these days about vitamin D deficiency in women in the U.S. Turns out, it’s a problem worldwide....More

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