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...
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 a Bank. Is Banking a Commodity?

Rebranding a Bank. Is Banking a Commodity?

Rebranding Banks Rebranding a Bank. Is Banking a Commodity? Rebranding a Bank. Paying Before The Pump.  It seems counter intuitive to believe rebranding a bank to be a vital element when creating value. At least, for what is commonly labeled a commodity product....
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...
What do Ford Motor Company and CVS Pharmacies have in common?

What do Ford Motor Company and CVS Pharmacies have in common?

What do Ford Motor Company and CVS Pharmacies have in common? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 February 2010 Ford knows so little about its target audience According to The associated press — Ford Jan. sales climb 25 pct; Subaru also rises DETROIT – Ford...