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09/16/2013 - 9:11am

DSN visited with Mike Greene, VP government relations for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, to talk about the role one of the leading VMS associations plays on Capitol Hill. "[Right now], the new dietary ingredients issue is one of the core issues that needs to be addressed," Greene said. "When I'm on Capitol Hill and talking about NDIs, I typically talk about it as the last piece of the puzzle that is the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act."

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09/11/2013 - 12:57pm

Drug Store News sat down with Duffy MacKay, VP scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, recently to discuss the science behind the supplements. "One of the big challenges in nutrition research, is the fact that the standard is a drug research model," MacKay noted. "There are several realities within nutrition science that don't lend themselves to be studied in the classic drug model."

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09/09/2013 - 3:11pm

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez joined Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley on Monday as he announced the retail pharmacy chain's plan to place insurance agents at stores around the country to educate customers about Obamacare and help them enroll in plans.

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09/09/2013 - 2:37pm

The Drug Store News Group recently spoke with Judy Blatman, SVP communications for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, to discuss the communication and advocacy roles CRN conducts on behalf of the industry. "It's important that whatever we do defines a responsible industry," Blatman said. "And so we work on initiatives that put us front and center with the media, [making] us a respected voice in the scientific community, on Capitol Hill and in the international arena."

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09/05/2013 - 2:10pm

NEW YORK — Peapod has lately made a significant push in the Northeast, recently opening 12 new pickup spots.

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09/05/2013 - 12:18pm

KIRKLAND, Quebec — Provigo, a division of Canada’s Loblaw Cos., has opened its second location under its new Provigo Le Marché banner, a flagship in the Montreal suburb of Kirkland. The 82,000-sq.-ft. store combines the convenience and variety of a full-service supermarket with a food market-styled layout. It offers an expanded range of fresh products, and gives center stage to local and regional items. 

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09/03/2013 - 2:34pm

CLEVELAND — Vitamix, a privately held, family-owned and -operated company that makes blending equipment for home and commercial use, has opened a one-of-a-kind factory store to give northeast Ohioans a unique, hands-on experience with the brand.

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08/27/2013 - 3:05pm

How can retail pharmacy play a greater role in battling the nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic? Data. To shed light on how CVS Caremark tapped its extensive prescribing database to identify signs of potential inappropriate prescribing, CVS Caremark¹s Troy Brennan talked with DSN about the program and the ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug abuse.

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08/20/2013 - 1:40pm

A pair of pharmacists from Whitsett, N.C., were the winners of a special text-to-vote competition to highlight independent pharmacy best practices at the Cardinal Health 2013 Retail Business Conference.

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08/20/2013 - 11:52am

SEATTLE — Images from the Cardinal Health 2013 Retail Business Conference held here from Aug. 7 to 10, 2013.

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08/19/2013 - 1:49pm

SEATTLE  — As the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference continued on Friday, DSN talked to six different vendors about what they hoped to get out of the conference, why independent pharmacies are important to them and what kind of message they hoped to send to attendees.

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08/14/2013 - 12:12pm

LAS VEGAS — At NACDS Total Store Expo on Monday night, attendees gathered at Lavo in The Palazzo for an Upsher-Smith wine tasting event. 

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08/13/2013 - 1:00pm

LAS VEGAS — At NACDS Total Store Expo on Monday night, attendees gathered in the Venetian Ballroom for the Vegas Extravaganza.

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08/12/2013 - 9:07pm

LAS VEGAS — Drug Store News took to the show floor Monday afternoon at NACDS TSE 2013.

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08/12/2013 - 3:45pm

LAS VEGAS — At the NACDS Total Store Expo Sunday night, attendees gathered at Zeffirino in the Venetian Hotel complex for the National Sales Solutions 11th annual Customer Appreciation Dinner.

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08/12/2013 - 3:28pm

LAS VEGAS — At the NACDS Total Store Expo 2013 on Sunday, Emerson continued hosting evening entertainment with "Tryst" at the Wynn Hotel.

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08/12/2013 - 1:08pm

LAS VEGAS — NACDS Total Store Expo showed no signs of slowing down on Sunday as attendees gathered Sunday night for a reception in the Venetian Ballroom.

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08/11/2013 - 9:51pm

LAS VEGAS — Drug Store News took to the show floor Sunday afternoon at NACDS TSE 2013.

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08/11/2013 - 4:19pm

LAS VEGAS — The Drug Store News Group and Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy drew a packed room full of retail executives and pharmacy leaders from many of the nation’s top drug, supermarket and mass merchandise chains to a breakfast pow-wow Sunday morning in Las Vegas.

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08/11/2013 - 3:51pm

LAS VEGAS — On Saturday night, NACDS Total Store Expo 2013 attendees were welcomed to Tao Restaurant for the P2B reception.

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08/11/2013 - 3:37pm

LAS VEGAS — Attendees gathered for the Welcome Reception Saturday evening in the Venetian Ballroom for 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo.

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08/11/2013 - 3:20pm

LAS VEGAS — At the NACDS Total Store Expo 2013, Emerson hosted parties Friday and Saturday night — the Taqueria Canonita and the Thriller Villa — complete with a musical performance featuring a cover band performing songs by the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson.

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08/11/2013 - 11:56am

LAS VEGAS — Saturday afternoon, suppliers and retailers met at the annual Meet the Market at NACDS Total Store Expo.

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08/11/2013 - 11:37am

LAS VEGAS — Suppliers gathered Saturday morning to attend an intimate breakfast with Ulta Beauty’s Barbara Zamudio to learn how to succeed in doing business with Ulta and what the beauty retailer looks for from suppliers.