The retail giant isn't committing yet. Wal-Mart has a big investment in its pharmacies but has been cautious on where it takes the business.
The industry recognized this trend early on. Beverage makers have been adding sports drinks and fruit juices to their product lineups for years.
Flu season is peaking, but it's not too late for a vaccination.
John Mackey originally called the health care mandate socialist. Both declarations bum out his liberal buyer base.
A hospital survey finds the amount of emergency treatment related to the caffeinated beverages has doubled.
The new norovirus, set to spread in a 'severe' epidemic this winter, may especially hit the $40 billion cruise industry.
The tobacco industry objects to the move, saying they have a right to serve their millions of customers.
Shoppers are scooping up everything from hand sanitizer to disinfecting spray along with cough syrup and other cold remedies.
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