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11/22/2013 - 3:42pm

BALTIMORE — Officials from Walgreens and Johns Hopkins Medicine on Friday celebrated the expansion of a unique collaboration between the two parties, with the grand opening of a new Walgreens store adjacent to the JHM campus. The store project is a joint effort to bring new health and wellness programs and other health care services to the surrounding community, furthering the partnership between Johns Hopkins and Walgreens to explore the development of new models for improving overall patient care.

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11/18/2013 - 5:02pm

In part 3 of this three-part exclusive interview series with Target, Steve Lafferty, senior director of Health Care Partnerships, discusses with DSNTV how Target is fueling innovation in health care with its Simplicity Challenge.

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11/18/2013 - 12:04pm

Bob Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy and chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, clearly believes the benefits of medication synchronization far outweigh any possible reduction in customer store visits.

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11/12/2013 - 4:54pm

In part 2 of this three-part exclusive interview series with Target, Kevin Ronneberg, associate medical director, talks with DSNTV about Target’s growing retail clinic business, how it is simplifying the pharmacy experience and transforming the delivery of health care to its guests.

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11/12/2013 - 12:58pm

NEW YORK — A Rite Aid Genuine Well Being store in New York's West Village is testing a revamped beauty section. Dubbed Beauty Vision, the section features a wider assortment of brands, a spruced up look and a Beauty Vision adviser who can help customers learn about various brands and products.

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11/12/2013 - 12:52pm

NEW YORK — A Rite Aid Genuine Well Being store in New York's West Village is testing a revamped beauty section. Dubbed Beauty Vision, the section features a wider assortment of brands, a spruced up look and a Beauty Vision adviser who can help customers learn about various brands and products.

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11/10/2013 - 2:12pm

If your brand was delisted tomorrow, would anybody care?” That’s the cold, hard question retailers and manufacturers need to confront. That was a key message Shannon Curtin, Walgreens group VP beauty, personal care and seasonal, had for attendees of a special one-day summit co-hosted by The Drug Store News Group and the Mack Elevation Forum in August called “Seven Ideas to Create the Future.” In the first part of this DSN Executive Viewpoints video series, Curtin discusses the art of “Co-creation Innovation.”

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11/06/2013 - 11:30am

In part 1 of this three-part exclusive interview series with Target, Marc Baer, senior director health care, shares with DSNTV how engagement is driving Target’s overall approach to health and wellness, and how its consumer-centric style is helping to simplify the complex healthcare landscape for its guests.

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11/05/2013 - 5:23pm

It has been estimated that specialty accounts for about 20% of the total drug spend, representing tremendous opportunities for industry players including Target. To learn more about the Target Specialty Pharmacy business and how it is helping support patients and manage rising specialty pharmacy costs, DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander spoke with Kevin Ronneberg, associate medical director at Target.

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10/30/2013 - 10:53am

LOS ANGELES — Hammer & Nails launched on Nov. 9 its flagship shop on Melrose Avenue — marking the opening of Los Angeles’ first exclusively male nail salon.

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10/22/2013 - 10:57am

DSN recently sat down with Kerr Drug's Tony Civello to talk about how, like Walgreens — which announced last month that it would acquire the Carolina regional chain — Kerr Drug has really helped to transform the role of the pharmacist in the markets it serves.

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10/15/2013 - 2:07pm

The research firm IHS predicts that 1.8 million people will access health and wellness care via electronic and video links by 2017, and the Department of Health and Human Services showed its commitment to telehealth in September by donating $5.3 million to set it up in rural areas. Meanwhile, drug store chains like Rite Aid and Thrifty White have been making investments of their own. On Oct. 9, services provider MDLive announced that it appointed Travis Stork, co-host of the Emmy award-winning CBS series "The Doctors," to its medical advisory board. Stork recently took the time to talk to DSN about telehealth and what it means for pharmacy retailers.

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10/15/2013 - 11:15am

CHICAGO — Drug Store News editors talked to vendors at the Shopper Marketing Expo about the buzz from the show floor, the biggest challenges in shopper marketing today and what their companies are doing to help retailers and CPG companies meet those challenges.

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10/15/2013 - 10:52am

CHICAGO — As this year’s Shopper Marketing Expo came to a close on Oct. 10, attendees winded down and mingled during a casual cocktail reception held at the Path to Purchase Institute booth in the exhibit hall.

 

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10/09/2013 - 5:31pm

CHICAGO — In advance of the Design of the Times awards here at the 2013 Shoppers Marketing Expo, DSN took a look at the finalists in the drug store category. Check them out here in this slideshow.

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10/04/2013 - 12:49pm

TORONTO — Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart celebrated in late August the opening of its second enhanced BeautyBoutique at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Continuing its effort to further elevate the beauty experience within its stores, the 4,000-sq.-ft. BeautyBoutique features 21 prestige brands, as well as new fixtures, digital signage and enhanced fragrance and derm areas.

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10/01/2013 - 1:09pm

With the Shopper Marketing Expo quickly approaching, taking place Oct. 8 to 10 in Chicago, the Path to Purchase Institute is offering a preview of some key educational seminars for attendees.

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09/23/2013 - 3:14pm

PHILADELPHIA — Walgreens opened its latest flagship here on July 31 in the City of Brotherly Love only one block away from Philadelphia City Hall, featuring 26,000 sq. ft. across three floors — the second floor is an extension of Walgreens' "Fresh" concept and houses the FroYo bar and a Philadelphia pretzel stand.

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09/23/2013 - 2:34pm

PHILADELPHIA — Walgreens opened its latest flagship here on July 31 in the City of Brotherly Love only one block away from Philadelphia City Hall, featuring 26,000 sq. ft. across three floors — the second floor is an extension of Walgreens' "Fresh" concept and houses the FroYo bar and a Philadelphia pretzel stand.

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09/23/2013 - 2:15pm

PHILADELPHIA — Walgreens opened its latest flagship here on July 31 in the City of Brotherly Love only one block away from Philadelphia City Hall, featuring 26,000 sq. ft. across three floors — the second floor is an extension of Walgreens' "Fresh" concept and houses the FroYo bar and a Philadelphia pretzel stand.

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09/23/2013 - 1:33pm

With the Shopper Marketing Expo quickly approaching, taking place Oct. 8 to 10 in Chicago, the Path to Purchase Institute is offering a preview of some key educational seminars for attendees.

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09/23/2013 - 1:00pm

PHILADELPHIA — Walgreens opened its latest flagship here on July 31 in the City of Brotherly Love only one block away from Philadelphia City Hall, featuring 26,000 sq. ft. across three floors — the second floor is an extension of Walgreens' "Fresh" concept and houses the FroYo bar and a Philadelphia pretzel stand.

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09/18/2013 - 1:53pm

DSN sat down with Jim Griffiths, VP scientific and international affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, to talk about what CRN is doing to support supplementation across the globe. "Every single CRN/CRN International member is either a multinational or wants to be a multinational," Griffiths said, explaining the importance in having a worldwide perspective. "[And many local] manufacturers rely on ingredients, many of which are coming from global sources."

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09/18/2013 - 11:25am

NEW YORK — Duane Reade marked its milestone of surpassing 1 million Twitter followers Tuesday night at an invitation-only event in its store on Wall Street.