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10/01/2013 - 3:04pm

With a week to go before the start of the Shopper Marketing Expo at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Oct. 8 to 10, DSN caught up with industry veteran Steve Frenda, managing director for the Path to Purchase Institute, to get a better sense of what executives can expect from this year’s conference.

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09/23/2013 - 4:29pm

CHICAGO — The Path to Purchase Institute’s annual Design of the Times merchandising display competition will once again take center stage at the Shopper Marketing Expo, next month, in Chicago. More than 100 finalists were prescreened to compete for gold, silver and bronze awards across eight different channels of retailing, including drug, food, mass, consumer electronics, convenience, home center/hardware, sporting goods and specialty stores.

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09/23/2013 - 12:56pm

The Path to Purchase Institute's Shopper Marketing Expo is just around the corner — Oct. 8-10 at Chicago's Navy Pier — and is hailed as the world's largest gathering of shopper marketing professionals. DSN caught up with Peter Hoyt, CEO and executive director of the Path to Purchase Institute, to talk about why this is a must-attend event, the Expo's evolution in recent years and how attendees can best prepare for the show to ensure maximum success.

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08/19/2013 - 1:12pm

SEATTLE — Cardinal Health RBC 2013 attendees and family members visited Century Link Field for the Seattle Mariners game on Friday, Aug. 9. Drug Store News followed the excitement to the stadium.

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08/15/2013 - 8:59am

SEATTLE — Photos from the final night of Cardinal Health's Retail Business Conference 2013.

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08/15/2013 - 8:21am

SEATTLE — Drug Store News visited with several independent pharmacy attendees on the opening night of Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference 2013.

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11/29/2012 - 3:03pm

For Rite Aid, 50 is the magic number this year.


In September, the drug chain marked its 50 years in business with a six-month campaign to promote its focus on health and wellness, kicking off a nationwide tour near its Camp Hill, Pa., headquarters. From there, the tour visited Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., and other cities.

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07/05/2012 - 3:57pm

In late June, DSN editor Rob Eder traveled to Las Vegas for McKesson ideaShare 2012. DSN.TV caught up on the show floor with Health Mart VP operations Chuck Wilson to recap the big highlights from this year’s conference, including the launch of a new direct-to-patient mobile application called ScriptAlert, the updated new look for Health Mart and what’s next for its 3,000-plus franchise group, an exciting new strategic plan it calls “Health Mart 2.0.”

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06/25/2012 - 10:30pm

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06/25/2012 - 9:12pm

Named Pharmacy of the Year with the Overall Excellence Award was Gateway Pharmacy South in Bismarck, N.D., which has won the passionate loyalty of local consumers with a highly personalized brand of patient care and services like compounding and clinical care.

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06/22/2012 - 2:05pm

Though small in store count and geographic reach compared with its competitors, privately owned regional mass merchandise chain Meijer has shown through its stores — like this one in the Chicago area — and its health-related programs that when it comes to innovation, size is only a detail.

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06/20/2012 - 10:03am

Coming off a multi-year overhaul of its merchandising strategy and discount store format, Family Dollar is making good on its commitment to be “a compelling place to shop for our customers.” The big discount chain — which now numbers more than 7,200 stores in 45 states — is driving new business with an expanded and vastly more appealing product presentation, new and more attractive fixtures and in-line sets, broad and deep merchandise mix and improved department adjacencies.

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06/14/2012 - 2:37pm

Costco is an international chain of membership warehouses that present one of the largest product category selections to be found under one roof. This Costco, which is in New York City’s East Harlem, is a bit unique given its urban setting.

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06/13/2012 - 12:29pm

An aisle of OTC products in a California 99 Cents Only Stores location complements departments with party products, fresh produce, deli and frozen foods, as well as other general merchandise. The deep-discount retailer currently has 298 stores, primarily in California but with some locations in Texas, Arizona and Nevada.

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06/12/2012 - 9:46am

Giant Carlisle's pharmacy counter in Linglestown, Pa., is located near the right-hand side entrance, adjacent to the bakery. That positioning gives consumers looking to just utilize the pharmacy services an easy-in, easy-out convenience. And for shoppers coupling the grocery trip with the pharmacy trip, they can pick up their prescriptions just before checking out.

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12/15/2011 - 11:35am

Everybody talks about “Health & Wellness," but what do those words actually mean to the consumer? To make sure that retailer and supplier initiatives align with consumers’ definitions of these concepts, the DSN.TV cameras took to the streets for a series of man-on-the street interviews.

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12/15/2011 - 11:12am

Everybody talks about “Product Innovation,” but what do those words actually mean to the consumer? To make sure that retailer and supplier initiatives align with consumers’ definition of the concept, the DSN.TV cameras took to the streets of New York City in November for a series of man-on-the street interviews.

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11/17/2011 - 5:32pm

Help Remedies recently gained national distribution and is launching an ad campaign with a “less-is-less-but-that’s-better-for-you” proposition. DSN sat down with Help CEO Richard Fine to discuss who that pitch is supposed to reach.

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11/04/2011 - 11:36am

DSN talked with Larry Soler, president and CEO of the Partnership for a Healthier America, about its Building a Healthier Future Summit and what the organization can mean for retailers and suppliers.

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11/04/2011 - 10:40am

Uniqlo's new Fifth Avenue store, coming in at 89,000-sq.-ft., is the largest single retailer on Fifth Avenue, and the largest Uniqlo store in the world. Technology is fused with such raw materials as glass, oak and steel to create a chic, modern shopping experience. The store features the latest in technology with a combination of LED and LCD screens throughout, handheld inventory checking devices and custom-made spinning mannequins showcasing Uniqlo style. The flagship store opened on Oct. 14.

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10/10/2011 - 11:37am

Experts from two of NY’s hottest salons discuss current and future style trends.

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10/09/2011 - 11:28am

Regional chain Bartell Drugs recently opened its “next generation” store format, a remodel of an existing store in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. Developed in conjunction with Hartman Group,  the store includes a “Fresh Beauty” cosmetics section with natural and organic product lines; a “Wellness Courtyard” for supplements, vitamins and healthy beverages; a “Sweets & Snacks” section with new displays and lighting; and an “Urban Market” that showcases unique and locally produced products.

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10/05/2011 - 9:39am

New York City’s Meatpacking District is now the home of Sephora’s 16th Manhattan location — a stunning beauty destination that opened in mid-September and incorporates innovative design, state-of-the-art services and exclusive brands.