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04/04/2014 - 10:53am

NEW YORK — Walgreens executives, beauty suppliers, bloggers and fashion media gathered at the posh The Fourth in New York City Thursday evening for a VIP reception to celebrate the launch of the Discover Beauty Within beauty publication, which recently debuted at Walgreens and Duane Reade.

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04/03/2014 - 9:40am

NEW YORK — To raise awareness for the quarterly beauty publication Discover Beauty Within, the publication launched its Suite on the Street weeklong initiative on April 2. The Suite is a Walgreens and Discover Beauty Within branded tour bus that will serve as a mobile beauty studio to demonstrate select products and techniques to customers and passers-by. Suite on the Street will stop at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations throughout New York City and the tri-state area with planned stops at stores in Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami throughout the year.

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03/28/2014 - 11:53am

MINNEAPOLIS — Looking to better compete with higher end beauty retailers, Target has staffed hundreds of its stores with beauty advisers and revamped the look and feel of its beauty department, and now the retailer is stepping up its beauty offerings by adding premium skin care products to more than 700 locations.

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03/21/2014 - 2:33pm

WASHINGTON — Looking to shine a spotlight on pharmacists’ increasingly vital role in the delivery of healthcare services, hundreds of pharmacy advocates once again convened on Capitol Hill to participate in the 6th Annual NACDS RxImpact Day. This year’s event, held March 12 to 13, brought together more than 400 community pharmacists, pharmacy executives, pharmacy students and other pharmacy leaders from 40 states to educate elected leaders about issues facing pharmacy today. Meetings were conducted with more than 80% of the entire U.S.

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03/20/2014 - 12:38pm

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03/14/2014 - 9:29am

In advance of CHPA’s 2014 Annual Executive Conference, DSN sat down with Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, and Jim Mackey, CHPA chairman, to discuss what’s in store for the OTC industry.

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03/11/2014 - 4:43pm

BUFFALO, NY — Top Rite Aid executives gathered at a local store, Monday morning, to unveil a pioneering, new health management collaboration — the Rite Aid Health Alliance.

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03/06/2014 - 3:23pm

EVANSTON, Ill. — Walgreens broke new ground with its store here, which stands as the first net-zero energy retail store in the United States. The 14,000-sq.-ft. space combines a variety of renewable energy technologies, including two wind turbines and 850 solar panels, to generate as much energy as possible. Eight geothermal wells burrowed deep into the ground help heat and cool the building, whose roof was oriented to maximize the amount of solar energy generated on site.

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02/25/2014 - 4:39pm

DSN recently caught up with Dick Domann, VP pharmacy services for TrialCard, to talk about adherence and abandonment solutions. Capturing otherwise lost scripts is a significant opportunity for retail pharmacy, and TrialCard has a tool to help reclaim those prescriptions.

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02/10/2014 - 5:51pm

DSN recently sat down with Martie Moore, chief nursing officer at Medline, to discuss this year's virulent flu season and what efforts caretakers can take to help stop the spread of the flu.

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02/07/2014 - 11:07am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Despite a massive snow and ice storm, a large group of suppliers and CVS Caremark executives gathered here Feb. 5, for an exclusive reception to celebrate the Dec. 16 issue of DSN, which featured an exclusive 60-page report on the company.

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01/30/2014 - 2:14pm

“You have got to get real and get back to the customer.” That’s critical advice Family Dollar EVP and chief merchandising officer Jason Reiser had for vendors looking to bring value to the dollar store channel, in a special video interview with DSNTV.

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01/29/2014 - 6:16pm

Ken Martindale, president and COO of Rite Aid, discussed the challenges involved and the careful process behind the reinvention of a brand, and shared the story of Rite Aid’s own reinvention as a company — and the decisions and strategies its leaders put in place to drive that transformation — at a special one-day summit co-hosted by The Drug Store News Group and the Mack Elevation Forum in August.

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01/23/2014 - 6:23pm

NEW YORK — Despite the frigid temps, spirits were high as Walgreens celebrated on Thursday the official grand re-opening of its newest flagship store in New York City’s Union Square.

Walgreens opened in the historic Union Square area in 2001, and the store has now been renovated to feature the company’s new Well Experience format.

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01/23/2014 - 5:19pm

NEW YORK — Despite the frigid temps, spirits were high as Walgreens celebrated on Thursday the official grand re-opening of its newest flagship store in New York City’s Union Square.

Walgreens opened in the historic Union Square area in 2001, and the store has now been renovated to feature the company’s new Well Experience format.

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01/23/2014 - 3:19pm

In a recent report, 59News explored how DEA regulations on pain medications can limit a pharmacy's supply, preventing patients from obtaining their medications.

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01/13/2014 - 5:36pm

NEW YORK — CVS Caremark’s store clustering initiative remains a key focus of its retail business and, to date, there are about 560 Urban Cluster stores in place.

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01/06/2014 - 1:25pm

The last few months of 2013 proved to be quite busy for ShopRite. On Nov. 10, 2013, ShopRite’s Parsippany, N.J.-based location celebrated a reopening, which featured more than 24,000 sq. ft of improvements. On the same day, ShopRite celebrated the opening of a new store in Greater Morristown, N.J.   

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01/02/2014 - 4:49pm

McMURRAY, Pa. — Giant Eagle’s introduction of its new Market District Express brought the best of Giant Eagle’s gourmet Market District food stores into the smaller footprint of its GetGo convenience stores, combining fresh, chef-created meals with traditional and specialty groceries. The 15,500-sq.-ft. Market District Express includes an in-store pharmacy with drive-through access and such promotions as seasonal free antibiotics and free prenatal vitamins.

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12/23/2013 - 4:54pm

The 15th annual Industry Issues Summit, presented by The Drug Store News Group on Dec. 3, proved to be a powerful, all-star lineup as some of the top minds in pharmacy retailing gathered for a candid discussion of the top issues and trends impacting the industry. On top of that, brand-building genius and TV celebrity Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank” delivered an exclusive lunchtime keynote.

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12/19/2013 - 7:46pm

On Friday, Dec. 13, Rite Aid celebrated the grand re-opening of its Waldwick, N.J., store, which now features the company’s Genuine Well-Being format. The latest iteration of Rite Aid’s wellness store format, which first debuted in 2011, helps Rite Aid deliver on its commitment to providing services, products and resources to help customers and their families live healthy lives.
 

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12/10/2013 - 12:11pm

DSN connected with GMDC’s president and CEO Dave McConnell to discuss the versatility of a relatively new offering — GMDC Connect powered by Telepresence. It’s a platform that supports education, collaboration and real-time decision making no matter where the participants are, including on their smartphones or tablets.

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12/05/2013 - 12:08pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With the current spotlight on health care and associated costs, entrepreneurs are beginning to redefine what health services are being offered at retail. Case in point: The Drip Room, which may be the first retailer to hinge its business model on delivering healthcare prevention and supplementation intravenously.

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11/27/2013 - 4:00pm

Like its nonprescription powders, UrgentRx is on the go with a number of new points of distribution. DSN caught up with UrgentRx CEO Jordan Eisenberg to talk about how the brand has succeeded as a “disruptor to the category.”