CVS Aetna, an acquisition that actually makes sense

CVS Aetna, an acquisition that actually makes sense

CVS Aetna Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 December 2017 CVS Aetna, an acquisition that actually makes sense The CVS Aetna acquisition culminates a long transformation of CVS, starting with eliminating sales of cigarettes. (Unlike its main competitor,...
Walgreens buys Rite Aid. Why should I care?

Walgreens buys Rite Aid. Why should I care?

Pharmacy Merger. So what? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 October 2015 Walgreens buys Rite Aid. Why should I care?  Rite Aid as Walgreens It was officially announced today that Walgreens has agreed to buy rival Rite Aid, pending approval that this...
Target CVS deal lessens Target

Target CVS deal lessens Target

Target CVS deal lessens Target Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 Target CVS deal lessens Target In news that was labeled as a shock to the retailing industry, Target is selling its pharmacy business to CVS Health in what I find as no surprise...
CVS banning tobacco. Shouldn’t CVS Get Completely Pregnant?

CVS banning tobacco. Shouldn’t CVS Get Completely Pregnant?

CVS banning of tobacco sales is a BIG move. Don’t blow this. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 September 2014 CVS banning tobacco. Shouldn’t CVS Get Completely Pregnant? I read a story today about a follow up plan from CVS banning tobacco sales in its...
Rebranding Pharmacies. Big Brand Issues

Rebranding Pharmacies. Big Brand Issues

Drug Store Chain Problems Rebranding Pharmacies. Big Brand Issues Is there a branding strategy? Rebranding pharmacies is a must. The pharmacy business is one of the most troubled in a troubled retail category. If ever there was a group of stores looking for an...
CVS Tobacco. Drop the cigs. Why it’s happening now.

CVS Tobacco. Drop the cigs. Why it’s happening now.

The CVS Tobacco Ban Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 CVS Tobacco. Drop the cigs. Why it’s happening now CVS Tobacco part ways The most interesting part for me about the CVS tobacco ban. And, no longer selling cigarettes at its 7,600...