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Do Brands Need a 'Sombrero' to Reach Hispanics?

Julissa Bonfante | Posted 06.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Julissa Bonfante

While I think there is no magic bullet in terms of how to market to Hispanics, there are cultural nuisances that brands need to take into consideration when developing their strategies. The Hispanic community does not want to be sold to, we want to be courted, and brands should understand the culture and design effective campaigns.

Former CVS Employees Say Company Told Them To Monitor Black, Hispanic Shoppers

AP | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Four former CVS theft investigators say their supervisors ordered them to target minority shoppers in some New York City stores, acco...

Kelly Price Accuses L.A. Pharmacy Of Racism

BET.com | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices

Doesn't corporate America know by now not to mess with Kelly Price? In 2012, the Grammy-nominated singer read United Airlines — in particular an...

The 10 Most Popular Stores in America

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business

Half of the most-visited retailers are fast-food chains.

New Video Shows Robert Durst Peeing On Candy Counter At CVS

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.07.2015 | Crime

Newly released security video shows accused killer Robert Durst urinating on a candy counter at a Houston CVS last year. In the video, the eccentr...

Deja News on Race, Gays, Hebdo... And the 'Error' of Mass Incarceration

Mark Green | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Lamarche and Christie agree on Marriage Equality and Charlie Hebdo but, like the country, divide on why it's the fire this time in Baltimore. Will we have recurring police-triggered violence -- from Harlem in 1930s to Ferguson and Baltimore today -- or can government reduce both police violence and urban pathologies?

Meet the New Snake Oil, Same as the Old Snake Oil

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Like Mr. Stanley's miracle cure, most herbal supplements don't deliver the advertised miracles even if the industry is able to prove that the herb is actually in the pills. Americans would be better off spending their billions somewhere else -- like in the fruit and vegetable aisle.

Here's Proof Banning Cigarette Sales Hasn't Hurt CVS

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business

CVS Health reported a better-than-expected quarterly net revenue, boosted by growth in its Medicaid business and strength in specialty drug sales.

Is "Upskilling" Just a State of the Union Pipedream?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 03.24.2015 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

President Obama may only have named two example of business upping its game in educating its workforce, but that hardly means he is wanting for examples. They're out there.

Jeffrey Young

Why We're Picking Walmart And CVS Over Doctors' Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

How big retailers hope to fix one of the most annoying things about the American health care system.

10 Cheap Generic Brands That Are Exactly Like the Brand Name

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Keep this in mind the next time you go shopping, and consider some of the following store products versus their competing name brands. You'll be surprised how well they measure up, and how much money you'll save.

Hunter Stuart

CVS's Cigarette Ban Appears To Have Boosted Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

CVS's move to ban cigarette sales earlier this year seems to be paying off. Revenue jumped 9.7 percent in CVS' latest quarter from the same period ...

Guy Dresses Up As A CVS Receipt, Wins Halloween

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business

Is your CVS receipt as tall as you are? Reddit user Lord_Nugget's practically was, and it inspired a brilliant Halloween costume. "Dear CVS, t...

CVS To Charge Some Customers More For Using Pharmacies That Sell Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business

It may soon be cheaper to fill your prescriptions at CVS than at Walgreens. That's because Caremark, a subsidiary of CVS Health that manages prescr...

Hunter Stuart

CVS Considered Banning Candy And Soda On Top Of Cigarettes

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- When CVS made the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in February, it was a pretty radical move. But the compan...

CVS Will Pay $225,000 Penalty For Mislabeling Packages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business

CVS has agreed to pay a $225,000 penalty for mislabeling store-brand beauty products. The health and retail giant settled allegations by four Calif...

CVS Caught Illegally Charging Women For Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

CVS has been illegally charging women for birth control, violating an Obamacare provision that forces insurers to cover generic contraceptives at no c...

Every Company Can and Should Replicate CVS' Social Good

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

We encourage more companies to consider making "doing good" both an input and an output of their missions, values, products, and employees. Every company can have its CVS moment.

Thank You, CVS Health and Walgreens

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

Although national news has reported on CVS's decision to discontinue selling cigarettes, the national news should also be highlighting CVS and Walgreens in their efforts to save a life and reduce overdose deaths.

CVS Makes Awesome Pro-Gay Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices

CVS is rebranding -- and they want you to know that your family is welcome, no matter what that family may look like. Ever since CVS stopped sellin...

Jeffrey Young

Why Is CVS Walking Away From $2 BILLION A Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

The company formerly known as CVS Caremark made a big splash Wednesday by yanking whatever tobacco products it had left on the shelves a month earlier...

Delivering on a Promise: CVS Steps Up in the Fight Against Tobacco

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and illness in the U.S. Every year, almost half a million people die from tobacco-caused disease. Reducing access to tobacco is an important first step.

CVS Changes Name And Stops Selling Tobacco Products

AP | Tom Murphy | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco n...

'Smoke and Mirrors': Eliminating Tobacco from Pharmacies

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Saud Anwar

I urge every smoker to talk with his/her doctor about various methods to stop smoking. Please consider adding your voice to those who hold individuals and corporations accountable for their choices. With the right mirror, we just might make the smoke disappear.

CVS Quits Tobacco for Good

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's not just good for health, it's good for business. As the CEO of a non-profit health organization, this is what one would expect me to say. Yet fo...