Content about CVS Pharmacy

April 17, 2014

Rob Price, senior VP marketing and advertising and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy, has left the company to pursue a new role.

Woonsocket, R.I. — Rob Price, senior VP marketing and advertising and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy, has left the company to pursue a new role.   

“Rob led the retail marketing team during a period of tremendous growth and strong financial performance and brought numerous positive changes to the business. We thank Rob for his important contributions and wish him the best of luck in the next phase of his career,” the company stated.

April 8, 2014

Walmart is the most valuable retail brand in North America, with a brand value estimated at $131.8 billion, according to Interbrand's "Best Retail Brands" report.

Dayton, Ohio – Walmart is the most valuable retail brand in North America, with a brand value estimated at $131.8 billion, according to Interbrand's "Best Retail Brands" report. The retail powerhouse maintains its number one spot and, even with a 6% decline in brand value, it retains an enormous margin over its closest competitor Target, whose brand value is put at $27.1 billion, an 8% increase over 2013.

March 18, 2014

CVS/pharmacy now provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescriptions ordered for home delivery through its online pharmacy, CVS.com.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS/pharmacy now provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescriptions ordered for home delivery through its online pharmacy, CVS.com. The ScripTalk labels provide a way to access information on prescription labels for individuals who cannot read standard print.

The ScripTalk labels are free to CVS.com pharmacy customers who are blind or visually impaired. Customers can also obtain a free ScripTalk reader from Envision America that will enable them to listen to the information on the ScripTalk label.

March 17, 2014

A CVS Pharmacy and The Boulevard, a new family restaurant, have leased space in the Francis Lewis Boulevard Shopping Center in the Whitestone section of Queens, N.Y.

Queens, N.Y. — A CVS Pharmacy and The Boulevard, a new family restaurant, have leased space in the Francis Lewis Boulevard Shopping Center in the Whitestone section of Queens, N.Y.

The CVS transaction is a lease renewal for an existing 13,500-sq.-ft. pharmacy. The Boulevard has taken 4,000 sq. ft. and plans to open by the end of March.

The Francis Lewis Boulevard tenant lineup also includes McDonalds, First Savings Bank, Kumon and Aphrodite Sweets.

March 12, 2014

The digital marketing initiative known as “My Weekly Ad” is helping CVS Caremark grow sales and deepen engagement with loyal customers by providing them with personalized versions of the retailer’s weekly ad.

Orlando, Fla. -- The digital marketing initiative known as “My Weekly Ad” is helping CVS Caremark grow sales and deepen engagement with loyal customers by providing them with personalized versions of the retailer’s weekly ad.

The My Weekly Ad program was launched last fall, and Wednesday morning during a presentation at the IRI Summit CVS Caremark senior VP of merchandising and retail pricing Judy Sansone shared additional details regarding the program.

March 5, 2014

MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark and Main Line Health have signed a clinical collaboration to enhance access to healthcare services at MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Woonsocket, R.I. - MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark and Main Line Health have signed a clinical collaboration to enhance access to healthcare services at MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

February 5, 2014

CVS will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014. CVS/pharmacy will be the first national pharmacy chain to take this step.

January 16, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has kicked off its annual Project Health wellness campaign.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS/pharmacy has kicked off its annual Project Health wellness campaign. Project Health will deliver more than $15 million worth of free health services to multicultural communities across the U.S. in 2014.

January 7, 2014

CVS’ pharmacy has launched the Family Vitamin Center, a new health hub on CVS.com that empowers customers to learn more about the vitamins and supplements that can support their personal health goals.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS’ pharmacy has launched the Family Vitamin Center, a new health hub on CVS.com that empowers customers to learn more about the vitamins and supplements that can support their personal health goals. The Center features an interactive questionnaire and guidance tools that provide personalized supplement recommendations identifying which options are best suited to address personal wellness goals or health condition.

December 10, 2013

CVS Caremark and Cardinal Health have entered into an agreement to form the largest generic sourcing entity in the United States.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS Caremark and Cardinal Health have entered into an agreement to form the largest generic sourcing entity in the United States.

Both companies are contributing their sourcing and supply chain expertise to this 50/50 joint venture and are committing to source generic drugs through it. The companies separately announced a three-year extension through June 2019 of Cardinal Health's existing pharmaceutical distribution agreements with CVS Caremark.

December 3, 2013

MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, has expanded to its 28th state with the opening of clinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in New Hampshire.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, has expanded to its 28th state with the opening of clinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in New Hampshire. Clinics are now open in Concord and West Lebanon.  

November 25, 2013

CVS Caremark named Helena Foulkes as president of CVS/pharmacy, effective Jan. 1.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS Caremark named Helena Foulkes as president of CVS/pharmacy, effective Jan. 1. She succeeds Mark Cosby, who is stepping down on Dec. 31.

Cosby has led the company’s retail business since October 2011, including its more than 7,600 retail stores, 19 distribution centers and retail merchandising, supply chain, marketing, real estate, front store and pharmacy operations.

October 17, 2013

CVS/pharmacy is launching myWeekly Ad, a digital circular powered by the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS/pharmacy is launching myWeekly Ad, a digital circular powered by the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program. The new circular serves up a personalized version of the sales ad for each customer.

Upon signing up, each user will immediately see which of their favorite items are on sale that week, including frequently-bought items or deals in categories that might be of interest to that specific shopper. Personalized ExtraCare savings and rewards can also be found all in one place.

October 17, 2013

The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in coastal Southeastern North Carolina has opened inside a CVS/pharmacy store in Wilmington.

Woonsocket, R.I. - The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in coastal Southeastern North Carolina has opened inside a CVS/pharmacy store in Wilmington. Additional clinics in Carolina Beach and Leland are expected to open in late October.  

The Wilmington clinic is MinuteClinic's 54th in North Carolina. The clinics are open seven days a week. No appointments are required at MinuteClinic and most health insurance is accepted.

October 16, 2013

The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Northern California and the Bay Area have opened inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Woonsocket, R.I. - The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Northern California and the Bay Area have opened inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Three MinuteClinic locations are now operating in Foster City, San Jose, and Sunnyvale CVS/pharmacy stores.  

September 18, 2013

Publix Pharmacy is North America’s favorite based on customer satisfaction, according to a new study of 3,600 consumers conducted by customer intelligence solutions provider Market Force Information.

Boulder, Col. -- Publix Pharmacy is North America’s favorite based on customer satisfaction, according to a new study of 3,600 consumers conducted by customer intelligence solutions provider Market Force Information. Target was a close second and Kroger ranked third. All three received high marks in operational attributes such as service, cleanliness, atmosphere and checkout times.

Walgreens and CVS/pharmacy ranked the highest when those consumers were asked to name their pharmacy chain, with 18% identifying Walgreens and 17% CVS.  

September 6, 2013

CVS/pharmacy is offering members of its ExtraCare loyalty program double their ExtraBucks quarterly reward earnings between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS/pharmacy is offering members of its ExtraCare loyalty program double their ExtraBucks quarterly reward earnings between Sept. 16 and Dec. 15. Members can sign up for double earnings in-store or online and receive 4% instead of the usual 2% back on all eligible front-store purchases in the form of “ExtraBucks” that can be spent like cash in the store.

August 26, 2013

CVS Caremark is evaluating data on prescriptions filled at CVS/pharmacy to identify providers with extreme patterns of prescribing high-risk drugs.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS Caremark is evaluating data on prescriptions filled at CVS/pharmacy to identify providers with extreme patterns of prescribing high-risk drugs. Providers who cannot offer a reasonable explanation for these patterns have their controlled substance dispensing operations suspended.

August 21, 2013

CVS Caremark has opened a 150,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Mt. Prospect, Ill. It will support the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management book of business.

Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Caremark has opened a 150,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Mt. Prospect, Ill. It will support the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management book of business. The $67 million facility can fill 50 million prescriptions annually. Proprietary technology at the facility automates 90% of the dispensed prescriptions and 80% of the prescriptions packaged for mailing. On-site pharmacists visually check all of the prescriptions.

August 8, 2013

CVS is launching a new online Drug Information Center on CVS.com.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS is launching a new online Drug Information Center on CVS.com. This new resource was developed to help consumers take control of their health by providing them with best-in-class drug information and a variety of innovative resources.

August 6, 2013

CVS Caremark is reportedly planning to re-enter the metro Toledo, Ohio, market by snapping up parcels of property, according to a local news report.

Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Caremark is reportedly planning to re-enter the metro Toledo, Ohio, market by snapping up parcels of property, according to a local news report. The Blade is reporting that the pharmacy retailer bought land on Monroe Street near Douglas Road, where it plans to open its first drug store since exiting the market in 2001.

Citing Lucas County real estate records, the newspaper reports that the company bought eight parcels of property totaling 1.5 acres. The total price for the property was $2.2 million.

 

August 2, 2013

CVS/Pharmacy recently opened a 7,940-sq.-ft. store at the Parkesburg Shopping Center in Parkesburg, Pa.

Parkesburg, Pa. — CVS/Pharmacy recently opened a 7,940-sq.-ft. store at the Parkesburg Shopping Center in Parkesburg, Pa. CVS purchased the business of the location’s previous occupant, Longenecker Pharmacy, an independent, family-owned chain.

July 10, 2013

CVS is offering holders of the Veterans Advantage VetRewards card $2 off every $10 purchase of CVS/pharmacy brand merchandise in stores.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS is offering holders of the Veterans Advantage VetRewards card $2 off every $10 purchase of CVS/pharmacy brand merchandise in stores. To take advantage of the offer, members are verified at VeteransAdvantage.com for access to a special downloadable coupon good every day at CVS/pharmacy. This coupon offer complements the existing 10% online-only discount for purchases made on CVS.com for Veterans Advantage members that was launched in 2012.

July 1, 2013

CVS is adding a feature to its mobile app that allows customers to check for potential drug interactions by comparing over-the-counter medications they buy with existing over-the-counter and prescription medications they already take.

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS is adding a feature to its mobile app that allows customers to check for potential drug interactions by comparing over-the-counter medications they buy with existing over-the-counter and prescription medications they already take. Customers can enter the name or scan the UPC barcode of drugs and have the app’s drug interaction checker automatically compare available product details against medications in their secure personal pharmacy histories.

March 25, 2013

CVS/pharmacy announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind interactive iPad app, delivering a virtual 3-D digital drugstore experience for Apple iPad users.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- CVS/pharmacy announced Monday the launch of a first-of-its-kind interactive iPad app, delivering a virtual 3-D digital drugstore experience for Apple iPad users.

With the new app, CVS customers can explore a virtual 3-D CVS/pharmacy and access services from the pharmacy, ExtraCare, photo center and MinuteClinic, as well as browse departments to shop.