09/12/2014 - 2:58pm

Direct response marketing and branding company International Commercial Television, which exhibited at the recent NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston, has big plans for its at-home, anti-aging beauty tool called DermaWand. With international demand and growth opportunities showing little signs of slowing, the company is looking to take the U.S. retail market by storm. To learn more about the company, its U.S. expansion plans, and how it can partner with retailers and drive consumer education, DSN recently spoke with Richard King, VP, director - retail sales, International Commercial Television.

09/12/2014 - 2:12pm

The University of Missouri Health Care and grocer Hy-Vee have officially opened new clinics inside two Hy-Vee stores this week.

09/12/2014 - 2:10pm

August retail sales increased 0.5% seasonally adjusted month-to-month and 2.7% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. 

 

09/12/2014 - 2:05pm

Close to 100 million wearable, remote patient-monitoring devices will ship over the next five years, according to ABI Research, boosted by growing interest and awareness about the benefits of supporting healthcare away from the hospital and into patients’ homes.

09/12/2014 - 2:00pm

Diplomat on Wednesday announced that it is partnering with area leaders to provide the necessary funding to expand Dr. Phil Zimbardo's Hero Imagination Project to the Flint, Mich., area.

09/12/2014 - 1:57pm

Justin's, a maker of nut butters and organic peanut butter cups, announced the launch of White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

09/12/2014 - 1:32pm

Waldman Naturals announced the launch of Kickers powered-food enhancers, a fruit-based, gluten-free product designed to provide variety to an assortment of foods.

09/12/2014 - 1:28pm

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
09/12/2014 - 11:49am

L'Oréal USA's seventh annual "Fore the Children" charity event to benefit Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation attracted more than 850 people and raised $625,000, bringing the total amount raised by L'Oréal USA since 2008 to $3.2 million.