CVS earnings in 2nd quarter beat analysts’ estimates

     So once again CVS records record profits, making nearly $44 billion dollars in the 2nd quarter.  The acquisition of the Target pharmacies has boosted pharmacy sales, although front-end sales continue to decline across the board.    Perhaps some of the extra revenue came from their recent campaign to eliminate paper receipts, that’s a Read More…

CVS Knows Where You Are Now

  CVS has partnered up with Google on their Nearby program so now when you’re near a CVS, they KNOW and it will happily let you know that you can send your photos there.    So if you’ve avoided signing up for an ExtraCare card and dodged downloading their app, you still can’t avoid the Read More…

25 of the most generous companies in America

     So besides 3 giant drug companies, the most generous company on this list of Fortune 500 companies is Walmart, which comes as somewhat of a surprise considering their reputation for stinginess.  I did notice there are no drug-store chains on this list, even though at least 1 of them had more pre-tax profits Read More…

The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores

  Earlier this year I shared The Original Locations of 30 Fast Food Chains, and now here’s a companion list from Mental Floss  of some major retailers.     The GNC original building is certainly interesting, and the only comment I’ll make about #8 is that considering their reluctance to remodel and update their stores, the one Read More…

Staples/Office Depot Merger Fails, CEO Steps Down

          This could imply bad news for Walgreen’s acquisition of Rite-Aid, because the FTC put the halt on the proposed Staples/Office Depot merger saying it would impact pricing and competition for customers.  So there will still be 2 stationery stores to visit, unless Depot ends up going out of business. Sadly, Read More…

Curbside Ended at Target Already, is CVS next?

Last month I told you about a program coming to CVS for curbside pickup and mentioned several obstacles I saw that could impede it being a success.   Well, another major retailer has already given up on it after less than 2 years. Target is bailing out, and with the synergy between Target and CVS Read More…